Hamlet- Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Sunday, March 3, 2019
|Under the cover of night, a ghost walks the ramparts of Elsinore Castle in Denmark. It is the recently deceased King Hamlet, and he has explicit instructions for his son, Prince Hamlet. He must avenge his father’s death by seeking revenge on the late King’s murderer, his brother and new ruler, Claudius.
Young Hamlet vows to take on the task to murder his uncle. The murderous plot doesn’t sit well with the thoughtful prince, and he descends into depression and apparent madness. When a group of travelling actors pass through Elsinore, Hamlet seizes the opportunity to play on his uncle’s guilt. He has the actors act out a scene closely resembling his father’s murder, and, in an act of apparent guilt, Claudius leaves the play abruptly.
As Hamlet descends into a bloody rage, innocent lives are at stake. Who will survive his vindictive furor? Join us for one of William Shakespeare’s most exciting tragedies and you’ll be whisked away to a supernatural world of specters, swordfights, and subterfuge.
For tickets and more information visit niu.edu
Location: 200 University Circle
Wednesday, February 27 7:30pm