The Malone University Department of Theatre will welcome the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to its stage when the visiting troupe presents two performances of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet , Thursday, February 3 at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall of Founders Hall, located on the Canton campus.
Tickets for both performances are $8 ($2 for Malone University students) and can be purchased through the Theatre’s box office at 330-471-8202.
Directed by CSC Production Associate Chris Guthrie, this classic tragedy features young company member Ian Bond as Hamlet and CSC young company member Lauren Shiveley as Ophelia.
Guthrie has created a dynamic setting for Hamlet, while maintaining Shakespeare’s original text. A classic tale of intrigue and suspense, Mr. Guthrie sees Hamlet as “a story about a young man who is not a king, but must become through a series of adventures worthy of being a king. Hamlet is the original anti-hero story – Hamlet is not a superhero and he knows it.” Simple contemporary costume designed by resident costume designer Heidi Jo Schiemer include cloaks and capes, adding drama to the staging and allowing the company of six actors to play multiple roles with simple changes of dress.
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to bringing Shakespeare and the classics to life for audiences of all ages. Located in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati, CSC produces eight main stage productions each season at its home on Race Street. The company’s outreach and education programs have been recognized for excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Shakespeare in American Communities program in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Ian Bond as Hamlet
John Scheller as Claudius/Ghost
Lauren Shiveley as Ophelia/Horatio/Rosencrantz
Jolin Polasek as Gertrude/Guildenstern
Cary Davenport as Laertes/Barnardo/Player King
Miranda McGee as Polonius/Gravedigger/Player Queen