Theatre Department

Theatre Department presents
“Hamlet”
Directed by David Eppel

What is it about this play, so apparently simple in its premise, that makes it so endlessly engaging to anyone in any era, anywhere? Why have generations of theatre-makers and their audiences over four centuries been so obsessed with The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke by William Shakespeare? It seems to trigger, like the Greek tragedies of the ancient world, a profound sense of identification. In any event, it always presents an irresistible challenge. It has the most famous speeches in all of dramatic literature! It contains the most identifiable dilemmas – a grumpy step-son, an over-hasty marriage, and a government that wields much power and control over its citizens, to name just a few. Add to the mix a very angry ghost, a love affair that is on the rocks, a bunch of rebellious youth, and a territorial dispute…..well, one can be anywhere. Even that old ghost can seem to belong to the world of Hamlet. It has been a long while since the Theatre Department last tackled Hamlet. We are delighted to be doing it again. This time it is directed by David Eppel, with scenery designed by David Gürçay-Morris, costumes by Deborah Brothers, lights by Julie Seitel, sound design and fight choreography by Alexander Sovronsky. Amy Holzapfel is the dramaturg for the project.

Barnarda …………………………………………………………………. Madeline Seidman ’17

Marcellus …………………………………………………………………………… Joshua Torres ’15

Horatio ………………………………………………………………………………….. Justin Jones ’16

Ghosts / Players ………………………………………………………………. Scott Lipman ’18

Devyn Hébert ’17

Fatima Anaza ’18

Miranda Hanson ’17

Claudius ………………………………………………………………….. Benjamin Williams ’17

Voltemand ………………………………………………………………………… Fatima Anaza ’18

Laertes ……………………………………………………………………………………… Joseph Baca ’15

Polonius ………………………………………………………………………………. Qadir Forbes ’15

Hamlet …………………………………………………………………………. Connor Lawhorn ’16

Gertrude …………………………………………………………………….. Kimberly Golding ’16

Ophelia ……………………………………………………………………………………. Carina Zox ’16

Rosencrantz …………………………………………………………………………… Clyde Engle ’15

Guildenstern …………………………………………………………………. Apurva Tandon ’17

Fortinbras …………………………………………………………………………………….. Mia Hull ’17

Captain ………………………………………………………………………………. Scott Lipman ’18

Osric ………………………………………………………………………………….. Teague Morris ’17

Gravediggers ………………………………………………………………. Miranda Hanson ’17

                                                                                                 Devyn Hébert ’17

Norwegian Soldiers ……………………………………………….. Miranda Hanson ’17

                                                                                         Devyn Hébert ’17

                                                                                         Scott Lipman ’18