Slings and Arrows: Oliver's Dream
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An 18-part award winning mini-series about a struggling theater company and the characters that inhabit it, both on and off stage. After the town of New Burbage loses its Shakespearean Festivalâs artistic director to a horrible accident, his former protÃ©gÃ© Geoffrey Tennant is asked to step into his shoes. Geoffrey unwittingly agrees, but what the cast doesnât know is that 7 years prior, Geoffrey suffered a nervous breakdown and was committed to a mental institution when his production of Hamlet turned into a disaster of epic proportions. Now, Geoffrey promises New Burbage a triumphant new version of Hamlet, but will the backstage jealousies, eccentric personalities and pressures of the stage threaten his sanity once again? This expertly crafted comedy works on levels both subtle and bombastic and has been lauded by critics. Stars Rachel McAdams.