Young People Perform Hamlet for Festival
The Young Shakespearians will present William Shakespeare's consummate tragedy "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on U.S. 1 in Aberdeen, Friday, March 22, at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
Young Shakespearians is a group of home-schooled youth ages 6-17 who enjoy acting and share a love for Shakespeare.
Directors Valerie Cox and her mother, Lillie Townsend, a retired English teacher, adapted the Shakespeare dramas and coached the young actors and actresses.
Lisa Burton joins the directors this season, bringing her acting experience to the group as acting and line coach and will portray of the ever-obsequious courtier Polonius.
Past performances of the Young Shakespearians include "Midsummer's Night's Dream," "King Lear," "Merchant of Venice" and "Julius Caesar."
"The adapted script closely follows the original in language and plot, and the ability of these talented youth to bring these age-old stories to life is remarkable," says a spokesman.
Tickets are $5 to $10 suggested donation and will be available at the door.
The production is part of the Palustris Festival, which is presented by the Arts Council of Moore County, Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and PineStraw magazine.
For more information, call (910) 684-0694.
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