Theatre TJC will close its 2017-18 season with William Shakespeare’s searing story of murder and revenge, “Hamlet.”
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, April 25-28, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 28, in Jean Browne Theatre.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 18. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free with a valid TJC ID. Box office hours are noon-6 p.m. weekdays through the run on the show. For reservations, call 903-510-2212.
The production is under the direction of Denise Weatherly-Green.
Long considered one of The Bard’s best plays, “Hamlet” is the tale of a Danish prince tormented by despair, insanity and a drive for vengeance. The play has been inspiring the minds and exhausting the hearts of theater-goers and readers alike for centuries.
Cast includes: Hamlet - Sean-Riley Cunningham, Tyler; King Claudius - Bryce Neel, Troup; Queen Gertrude - Nicki Dempsey, Tyler; Old Hamlet’s Ghost - Stone French, Whitehouse; Polonius - J.W. McFarland, Bullard; Ophelia - Bailey Patton, Mansfield; Laertes - Gerardo Carreon, Matamoros, Mexico; Horatio - Walker Delk, Tyler; Rosencrantz - Bryson Chalk, Big Sandy; Guildenstern - Iliana Herrera, Tyler; Marcellus - Mar’Quise Johnson, Oceanside, California; Barnardo - Colin Thomas, Frisco; Francisco - William Clark, Whitehouse; First Player - King, Levi Hawkins, Hughes Springs; Second Player - Queen, Savannah Williams, Tyler; Third Player - Trey Frosch, Kaufman; Clown 1 - Joey Herrera, Katy; and Clown 2 - Rita Roman, Quitman.
Crew includes: stage manager - Tate Bivens, Paris; assistant stage manager - Grace Luttrell, New Diana; director’s assistant - Ellie Hudson, Tyler; and sound design - Katlyn Lamar – Canton.
The production is part of TJC’s fourth annual Arts Festival, a month-long celebration of exhibits and performances by TJC students, faculty and staff. For a complete list of events, go to www.tjc.edu/ArtsFestival.