Release Date: February 26, 2018
The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Guest Director Kate LoConti March 9-11, 2018 in the Center for the Arts Drama Theatre, North Campus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on March 9, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on March 10 and 2 p.m. on March 11. Tickets are $20, Students (any school) and Seniors $10.
In this story of treachery and revenge, Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, returns home from abroad to attend his father’s funeral and discovers his mother has already remarried his uncle. The young prince teeters on the edge of madness when a ghost reveals that his villainous uncle was responsible for his father’s death and demands Hamlet take vengeance.
Respectful of what Shakespeare has given us, we are excited to share with our young audiences what is so dynamic about this play: the ghost story, the love story and the trials these characters go through to take action act on what they believe is right. Our team has approached the play through story-telling and through story-telling, we invite you reflect on what you're drawn into and where you may see yourself, as these characters journey to the heart of what is honest and fair. Our process has been wonderfully collaborative and dynamic as well, a true testament to UBTHD disciplines and creativity.
This production features 17 student actors, including Sawyer Matheny in the title role and Michaela J. Pace as Ophelia. The cast also includes: Joe Isgar, Jill Anderson, Louie Visone, Jaimee Harmon, Emily Bassett, Justin Bowen, Jake Dawson, Devon Bath, Amanda Borowski, Jessie Miller, LeighErin Jass, Kyla Freeman, Carolyn Zobel, Emma English and Jessica Steinbach. Crew for Hamlet includes Stage Manager, Aliza Schneider; Asst. Stage Manager, Madison Sulivan; Asst. Stage Manager, Emory Redfearn; and Rehearsal ASM, Michaela Pascuzzi. This production will also be offered as part of the Center's On School Time performance series.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is inspired to seek connections between the UB Curriculum and our productions, and as such continues the tradition of seasonal programming shaped by the thematic goals of UB2020. This year we are proud to present the Season of Innovation.
Tickets can be purchased online and through ticketfly.com or by visiting the Center for the Arts Box Office in the main lobby of the CFA on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus. (Tues – Fri, 12-6 p.m.)