Baylor Theater Presents Hamlet Oct. 2-11

Oct. 1, 1998

Baylor Theater will present a contemporary staging of Shakespeare's masterpiece Hamlet as its second show for the 1998-1999 theater season. Curtain time will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3 and Oct. 6-10 with a matinee performance scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 11. All performances will take place in the Mabee Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus.

Directed by Dr. Steven Peters, lecturer in theater arts, the play will center around the theme of balancing understanding and willpower. "Hamlet has understanding without willpower, and the main action of the play is the painful process whereby the deficiency is made up and balance is achieved," said Peters.

Cast in the central role will be Derek Phillips, a senior from Miami, Fla. Other cast members include Jennifer Bassett as Gertrude, Phil Warren as the Ghost, Scott Baker as Claudius, Thomas Parr as Polonius and the Gravedigger, Amanda Archilla as Ophelia, Brad Thomason as Laertes and Bernado, Clint Biggerstaff as Horatio, Lance Currie as Marcellas and Rosencrantz, Joey Oglesby as Francisco and Liz VanWinkle as the Musician. Barb Bouman will serve as the stage manager.

Tickets for Hamlet are $8 and can be purchased at the theater box office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call the box office at 710-1865.

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