This winter Hamlet, arguably the most famous play in William Shakespeare’s storied catalogue, comes to South Puget Sound Community College.
Shakespeare’s longest play, Hamlet is a tragedy set in the Kingdom of Denmark, following Prince Hamlet as he exacts revenge against his uncle Claudius, who murdered his father and married his mother to ascend to the throne. Hamlet explores many varying themes, from immeasurable grief and madness, to treachery and moral corruption. The play ranks among the most-performed Shakespeare plays, having topped the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance list since 1879. Now, the South Puget Sound Community College Drama Program puts their spin on the renowned classic.
The play begins Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. It will run Feb. 22-24, and again Feb. 28-March 3. The Feb. 24 and March 3 performances will start at 2 p.m.; all other performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at OlyTix.org. For additional information about the play, call (360) 596-5411.