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Hamlet, by
From the folks who brought you Bat Boy... Hamlet, updated!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
4.0
From the folks who brought you Bat Boy... Hamlet, updated! Both plays share cast members- indeed, Bat Boy is now Hamlet, and very convincingly, at that. Teen angst has much in common, then and now, it seems.

This North Springs production brings Hamlet to recent, more tech-oriented times, but is otherwise a traditional telling of The Bard's great work. The staging -from sets to sound effects- is on a professional level, with creative use of modern instrumental music and wall-mounted monitors (King Hamlet appears a la a Ghost in the Machine). Several student performances - from the play to the play-within-a-play - are remarkably strong.

This viewer attended, looking for local entertainment in the midst of a fuel shortage keeping us all close to home, and was more than pleasantly surprised. Occasionally a bit difficult to hear as voices blend with music, it's nonetheless a fine production. Highly recommended for those ready to enjoy a fresh perspective on a timeless tale.

The theater, by the way, offers comfortable viewing (and light concessions). Tickets are $5 students, $10 adults. The play continues this weekend on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 7PM. It resumes for three performances next weekend- Friday at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7.

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