Penn State Altoona faculty to stage unique HAMLET
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 103 hits
ALTOONA — Penn State Altoona’s Division of Arts and Humanities will present a faculty- directed, dynamic four-person performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Performances are Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The performances are free and open to the public.
Directed by Penn State Altoona theatre faculty member Bryce Britton and featuring Penn State Altoona faculty member Caitlin Osborne, this version of Hamlet utilizes a creative and non-traditional edit and staging of the script by Seattle playwright, Lee Rushton Howard. Only four actors will portray all of the major characters in the play, making rapid costume changes and shifting their voices and bodies to convey the treacherous Denmark of Shakespeare’s classic. Britton discovered this version when it was first produced in Seattle and is excited for audiences “to get a fresh and exciting look at an old classic.”
Osborne, instructor of dance and integrative arts, adds, “Hamlet is a play filled with dream roles. This production is a unique opportunity for me to play four of them in the same show. In one scene, even at the same time.”
Information regarding Hamlet is available at the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday - Thursday and before and during all performances. For further information, call 814-949-5452.