Brenda Adelman Stars in Her Acclaimed One-Woman Show: MY BROOKLYN HAMLET

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Award Winning Actress Turns Family Tragedy Into Award Winning Show in San Diego

Brenda Adelman, is the writer and performer of My Brooklyn Hamlet, a one-woman show about the power of forgiveness.

She found the courage to tell her story of redemption and forgiveness after her father shot and killed her mom and soon took a new bride, her aunt (her mother’s sister). In sharing her story in person on stages in 4 countries and 10 states, for over 12,000 people, for audiences as diverse as women prisoners, youth-at-risk, for domestic violence trainings, at theatres and spiritual communities she now has the opportunity to reach people all over the world with this filmed version of her show.

Brenda’s found freedom by turning her life story into art using self-expression and storytelling and offers that same opportunity through her storytelling classes, and forgiveness workshops.

My Brooklyn Hamlet is a real life Shakespearean tragedy in a modern day Brooklyn setting. The show is part family comedy, part Greek tragedy about love, family, betrayal murder and the awesome power of forgiveness. In 1995, Brenda’s mother was shot and killed by her father. Within months he married her aunt. This story contains the height of love and hate along with passion, denial, a healthy dose of humor and finally acceptance of what is.

Scripps Ranch Theatre and Oceanside Theatre Company are co-producing and presenting her one-woman play, MY BROOKLYN HAMLET. The production will be streaming from April 23 - 25 and April 30 - May 2. The cost of tickets is $22.00 and can be purchased at

On Sunday, April 25 at 6pm PST the theatre is hosting a LIVE & VIRTUAL Q&A with Brenda that is open to everyone, not just ticket holders.

Brenda Adelman received a best actor award from Zaki Gordan Institute for “Daddy’s Girl,” a short film based on My Brooklyn Hamlet. She received a best actress nomination at The Orlando International Fringe Festival and a Critics Pick at The Orlando and San Diego International Fringe Festivals. My Brooklyn Hamlet was chosen as part of Best of the Fest by The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival.

She’s performed My Brooklyn Hamlet at The New End Theatre in London, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre in Michigan, Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, The Marsh, San Francisco, for Coalitions against Domestic Violence in NY, AZ and NM, for women prisoners in Los Angeles, spiritual communities (Church of Religious Science, Center for Spiritual Living, Unity Church and Jewish Communities) in HI, CA, AZ, and OK. She has also performed at theatres, women’s groups, for college students and faculty in NY, AZ, MI and HI, for the US Air Force and at International Theatre Festivals in England and Austria.

She is the recipient of the Hero of Forgiveness award from The Hawaii International Forgiveness Project and has been interviewed on over 200 media outlets including Fox TV morning news, CBS8, NPR and ReInvention Radio.

You can learn more about Brenda at her website and you can purchase your tickets to MY BROOKLYN HAMLET here:

Robert Garcia, SHIFT Magazine
Phone: 619-316-1856

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