“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare is a must-see theater production performed by The Bear Creek School students January 17 and 19 at The Bear Creek School Cornerstone Theater, 8905 208th Ave NE, Redmond (452) 898-1720, www.tbcs.org. All performances are open to the public.Tickets ($5 individual or $10 for the whole family) may be purchased at the door.
Thursday, January 17: matinee performance 4 p.m.; evening performance 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 19: matinee performance 2 p.m. evening performance 7:30 p.m.
Director is Dr. Ron Lynch, drama director at The Bear Creek School
Main characters in this production will be played by the following Bear Creek students: HAMLET, Jake Casale, senior, Redmond; GERTRUDE, Makena Schoene, senior, Sammamish; CLAUDIUS, Connor Thomas, senior, Woodinville; HORATIO and OPHELIA, Sydney Helton, senior, Sammamish (alternating performances) Katie Matthews, senior, Clyde Hill; LAERTES, Sam Stansell, senior, Redmond and Seth McBride (understudy), freshman, Carnation
Many of the roles in Bear Creek’s production of Hamlet are double-cast to allow more students to experience and stretch their dramatic muscle.
The dark set provides opportunity to invent several unique visual effects and props cleverly engineered to maximize the space while providing hands-on experience for the many students who work behind the scenes.