The Acting Company will be performing the Shakespearean play Hamlet at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. Set in Denmark, Hamlet centers on Prince Hamlet and his thirst for revenge on his uncle Claudius. Claudius murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then succeeded to the throne and married Hamlet's mother.
Shakespeare wrote Hamlet between 1599 and 1601. Three different versions of the play were published in the early 1600s, making it unclear exactly when and what Shakespeare wrote. Hamlet is Shakespeare's longest play. It was one of his most popular plays during his lifetime and remains among his most performed works over four hundred years later.
The play will be performed by The Acting Company, a touring classical theater company based out of New York City. Founded in 1972, The Acting Company travels around the country performing for underserved audiences and students. It has produced over 40 Shakespeare productions as well as plays by Chekhov, Ibsen, Shaw and Marlowe. Alumni include Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone.
Tickets for Sunday's performance of Hamlet are available at the Alberta Bair Theater box office and website. Prices range from $31-36, with discount tickets available for students at $19.