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Hamlet

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Brian Vaughn
June 28 – October 12, 2019 Randall L. Jones Theatre

Prince Hamlet wants the truth—and retribution. Driven by his father’s ghost and the corrupt society all around him, he plots and withdraws, schemes and retreats. Written at the height of Shakespeare’s career, this powerful examination of the human psyche is the Bard’s most mature and chilling revenge tragedy.

Artistic Staff

DIRECTOR: Brian Vaughn
ARTISTIC COLLABORATOR: Jerry F. Murdock
SCENIC DESIGNER: Jason Lajka
COSTUME DESIGNER: Bill Black
LIGHTING DESIGNER: William C. Kirkham
SOUND DESIGNER/ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSER: Joe Payne
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Brandon Scott Grayson
DRAMATURG: Isabel Smith-Bernstein
VOICE AND TEXT COACH: Nathan C. Crocker
FIGHT DIRECTOR: Paul Dennhardt
NEW YORK CASTING DIRECTOR: Stephanie Klapper
STAGE MANAGER: Terence Orleans Alexander*
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: Caleb Thomas Cook*

Scene: Denmark

There will be one intermission.

Cast

BARNARDO, an officer: Chris Mansa
FRANCISCO, a soldier: Tyson Baker
HORATIO, friend of Hamlet: Jeremy Thompson
MARCELLUS, an officer: Alex Allred
GHOST of Hamlet’s father: John G. Preston*
CLAUDIUS, King of Denmark: Andrew May*
GERTRUDE, Queen of Denmark and mother of Hamlet: Jacqueline Antaramian*
HAMLET, son of the late King Hamlet and nephew of the present king: Quinn Mattfeld*
VOLTEMAND, a courtier: Michael A. Harding
CORNELIA, a courtier: Hilary Alexa Caldwell
POLONIUS, Lord Chamberlain: Armin Shimerman*
LAERTES, son of Polonius: Christopher Peltier*
OPHELIA, daughter of Polonius: Emma Geer*
REYNALDO, a servant of Polonius: Tyson Baker
ROSENCRANTZ, a student: Mitch Shira
GUILDENSTERN, a student: Kyle Bullock
PRAYER PROLOGUE: Michael A. Harding
PLAYER KING: John G. Preston*
PLAYER QUEEN: Hilary Alexa Caldwell
PLAYER LUCIANUS: Chris Mansa
PLAYERS: Alex Allred, Tyson Baker, Michael A. Harding
FORTINBRAS, Prince of Norway: Chris Mansa
NORWEGIAN CAPTAIN: Michael A. Harding
FORTINBRAS SOLDIERS: Alex Allred, Tyson Baker
OSRIC, a courtier: Michael A. Harding
GRAVEDIGGER: John G. Preston*
SECOND GRAVEDIGGER: Tyson Baker
PRIEST: Alex Allred
PALLBEARERS: Kyle Bullock, Luke Sidney Johnson, Quinn D. Osborne†, Mitch Shira
ENGLISH AMBASSADORS: Kyle Bullock, Mitch Shira
SOLDIERS: Luke Sidney Johnson, Quinn D. Osborne†
WAITING WOMAN: Kenna Funk†                  

Understudies               

Alex Allred—Horatio; Samae Allred— Ophelia/ Waiting Woman; Tyson Baker—Ghost/ Player King/ Gravedigger; Hilary Alexa Caldwell— Gertrude; Kenna Funk†—Cornelia/ Player Queen; Michael A. Harding—Polonius; Luke Sidney Johnson —Barnardo/ Marcellus/ Voltemand / Osric/ Player Prologue/ Lucianus/Fortinbras/ Norwegian Captain/ Fortinbras Soldier/ Priest/ Pallbearer; Chris Mansa—Claudius; Quinn D. Osborne†—Francisco/ Reynaldo/ Rosencrantz/ Guildenstern/ Player/ Fortinbras Soldier/ Second Gravedigger/ Pallbearer/ English Ambassador; Christopher Peltier*—Hamlet; Mitch Shira—Laertes

Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.

The fight director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

The scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

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Content Advisory
Hamlet, perhaps the world’s most well-known play, is a chilling revenge tragedy. It is a powerful play with some adult themes and bawdy Shakespearean language. It is suitable for all except some pre-teens who may not be prepared for the intensity of the storyline.

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