Public Invited to JJC Production of ‘Prince Hamlet’ Nov. 13-16

Joliet Junior College will present “Prince Hamlet” from Nov. 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

This production, written by Eberle Thomas and directed by JJC Associate Fine Arts Professor Tammy Perkins, is a shorter, 75-minute adaption of “Hamlet,” Shakespeare’s longest play. “Prince Hamlet,” suggested for audiences in junior high or older, will include fewer characters, but all the elements that make the classic version of the play so compelling: murder, rage, grief, treachery, incest, madness and moral corruption. This production also adds a more modern take on the story.

The cast includes: Jonathan O’Brien of Bolingbrook as Horatio; Evan Cook of Minooka as Claudius; Johnny Hopman of New Lenox as Polonius; Glen Soper of Wilmington as Hamlet; Genesis Loza of Joliet as Gertrude; Elizabeth Cronin of Custer Park as Ophelia; Ted Agbemaple of Joliet as Laertes; Jake Thomas of Frankfort as a gravedigger; Jeff Burke of Bolingbrook as a ghost, guard, and player; Triston Dircks of Joliet as a guard and player; and Hope Taylor of Channahon as a maid and player.

Ticket prices are $8 for the general public, $5 for senior citizens and $3 for students.

To purchase tickets, call the box office at 815-280-2200.

For more information about the JJC Fine Arts Department, visit www.jjc.edu/info/fine-arts or call 815-280-2223.

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