‘Something’s Rotten’ at Legacy for fall production

One of Shakespeare’s finest and most produced plays, “Hamlet” weaves a tale of intrigue, mystery and revenge – and it comes to life at Legacy Christian Academy, opening Nov. 15.

Legacy Christian Academy presents Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (subtitled, “Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark,”) featuring (left to right) Rozencrantz (Tia Hageman), Guildenstern (Cailey Nelson), Queen Gertrude (Anna Cleveland), King Claudius (Zachary Port), Hamlet (Dakotah Brown), Horatio (Nick Broden), Polonius (Christian Foy), Ophelia (Jillian Johnson) and Laertes (Nathan Colestock).

Legacy Christian Academy presents Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (subtitled, “Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark,”) featuring (left to right) Rozencrantz (Tia Hageman), Guildenstern (Cailey Nelson), Queen Gertrude (Anna Cleveland), King Claudius (Zachary Port), Hamlet (Dakotah Brown), Horatio (Nick Broden), Polonius (Christian Foy), Ophelia (Jillian Johnson) and Laertes (Nathan Colestock). Photo submitted

Subtitled, “Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark,” Legacy’s “Hamlet” is one that transcends time and speaks to all within hearing of the all-important universal theme that pervades Shakespeare’s work: finding truth and light in a duplicitous, deceitful, dark world, according to Kristy Winkes, director of “Hamlet.”

Legacy’s production of “Hamlet” features the work of several Legacy alumni, including original music by Mason Henderson, costuming and lighting design by Regan Jones, who also wrote the music for “Ophelia’s Song”, and hair and makeup by Melody Peterson.

“Legacy excels at giving students creative opportunities, especially in the fine arts,” Winkes said.

“As a result, students leave with confidence in their gifts and talents, and they see the importance of giving back to the school that helped them reach their potential.”

Another unique thing about this production is that it is set in modern times and the fight choreography was created and directed by Dave Potter of Reel Talent Academy (an academy for motion picture arts), according to Winkes.

“Hamlet” appears on stage at Legacy at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and 22 and Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“The play is fast-paced and exciting throughout,” Winkes said.

“Hamlet” is appropriate for ages 10 and up, she said.

Tickets (adults, $10; students/seniors, $5; preferred seating $15) are available at the school office or by calling 763-427-4595.

Tickets will also be sold at the door. Doors open one hour early.

Legacy Christian Academy is located at 3037 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW, Andover.

For more information visit www.lcamn.org.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

 
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