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Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte Double Feature at new Mars Theater

Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte Double Feature

The Sheridan College Theater Department is proud to present a theatrical double feature of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Gerry Hansen’s Commedia dell’Arte play “Ros & Guild” at the new Mars Theater in Sheridan, Aug. 15-24. Shows are at 7 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

“With lines such as ‘To be, or not to be,’ ‘Frailty, thy name is woman,’ and ‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be,’ Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ is the most quoted secular work in the Western world,” said DannyLee Hodnett, Sheridan College Fine Arts faculty. “Why is this play so influential? Come to our production and find out!”

The second feature of the evening is Gerry Hansen’s new farce “Ros and Guild,” which places Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in the topsy-turvy world of Commedia. Both plays are directed by Hansen, whose nimble staging sets the iconic “Hamlet” up so that it can be punched squarely in the funny bone by “Ros and Guild.”

Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office at 672-9084 or www.wyotheater.com. General Admission is $10. High school and college student admission is free with valid student ID.

This event is rated PG.

For more information about this double feature please contact DannyLee Hodnett at dhodnett @ sheridan.edu.