South Puget Sound Community College’s Artist and Lecture Series is presenting The Acting Company’s national tour of “Hamlet,” arguably the most famous of William Shakespeare’s storied catalogue. The play will be staged in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts for one night only.
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.
Directed by Ian Belknap, “Hamlet” is produced by The Acting Company in association with the Guthrie Theater.
The performance takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Mainstage of the Minnaert Center. The event is $35 for the general public; $25 for non-South Puget Sound students, seniors, and military; $15 for kids 12 and under; $10 for student groups of ten or more; and is free to SPSCC faculty, staff and students. Tickets will be available online at OlyTix.org or by calling (360) 753-8586.
In addition to “Hamlet,” Mexican-American author Luis Urrea will visit on Nov. 5, and world-renowned poet, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni comes to campus Feb. 20. The South Puget Sound Community College Artist and Lecture Series brings a diverse group of distinguished scholars, activists and artists under a common theme: “Reflections.” This year, the series will look at reflections of our lives and experience, often with a diversity and equity component. For more information about the series, visit www.spscc.edu/alseries.