‘Hamlet’ to play in PAC


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“Hamlet,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will play at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

For all of the Benedict Cumberbatch fans out there, this weekend will be an exciting one.
On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center will be broadcasting a live production of “Hamlet,” presented once again by National Theatre Live.
Performing the famed role of Hamlet will be Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC’s “Sherlock,” “The Imitation Game” and “Frankenstein” which was also performed at the National Theatre.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner, who also worked as the director for productions such as “Posh” and “Chimerica,” and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas, including the Mary D’Angelo PAC.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart.
Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
The last production aired in the PAC by National Theatre Live was “Skylight,” performed by Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan.
Each live broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience in the theatre, and cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the “best seat in the house” for each production.
Tickets for “Hamlet” are $7.50 for students.