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Onstage: 2010-11

Hamlet

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Stephanie L. Sandberg

Location Calvin Lab Theatre

April 7-9, 14-16, 2011 7:30PM
April 9, 2011 3:00PM (in conjunction with the Festival of Faith and Music)
April 14, 2011 10:00AM (high school matinee)
April 15, 2011 12:00PM (high school matinee)


For the safety of the performers, latecomers will not be seated until intermission. Please arrive early.

Overview

Written between 1599 and 1601, Shakespeare's HAMLET has dominated the imaginations of theatre-makers and audiences for four centuries. In this two-hour production, director Stephanie Sandberg explores the contours of Hamlet's mind. Isolated in a depressive apathy, Hamlet turns to playing games to find the answers to the puzzle of his life. Twelve actors, performing in a highly stylized, contemporary setting lead the audience to experience the questions this play has asked generations of people. "Is it okay to seek revenge against the wrongs done to us?" "How do we navigate the suffering and chaos in the world?" Join us for an exploration of Shakespeare's classic text and Hamlet's enigmatic mind.

“O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.” –Shakespeare, Hamlet Act II, scene ii

 

Cast

Hamlet…………………………………………………………………………Dan Christmann
Claudius/Ghost……………………………………………………….……Andrew McClelland
Horatio/Player Queen…………………………………………………………Christina Binder
Rosencrantz/Gravedigger 2/Ambassador………………………………..…….Anne Huston
Laertes/Player King…………………………………………………...………..Kaile VanOene
Musician/Player 1………………………………………………………………...Hannah Chee
Bernardo/Sailor/Musician/Player 3………………………………….………Andrew Szobody
Guildenstern/Priest/Lucianus………………………………………...……..Christian Woolley
Polonius/Gravedigger 1…………………………………………………….…..….Brian Alford
Ophelia/Osric…………………………………………..…………………SarahJean DeRidder
Messenger/Sailor/Musician/Player 2………………………………………....Maggie Groene
Gertrude/Marcellus……………………………………………...…………..Leighanne Sturgis

The Calvin College Department of Communication Arts & Sciences presents Calvin Theater Company in this production of Hamlet
Communication Arts & Sciences Co-Chairs:
            Randall Bytwerk, Kathi Groenendyk
Director of Theater: David J. Leugs

Direction and Stage Managerment

Director: Stephanie L. Sandberg
Movement Director: Gulshirin Dubash
Fight Coordinator: Mike Empson
Vocal Coach: Elizabeth Terrel
Music Composition: David Fuentes
Assistant Director: Josh Boerman
Stage Manager: Jessie Leugs
Assistant Stage Managers: Emily Diener, Kit Graham
House Manager: Lauren Cook

Scenery

Scenic Design: David J. Leugs
Technical Director: Christian Poquette
Master Carpenter: Peter DeKievit
Scenic Carpenters: Emily Diener, Joshua Dreska, Anne Huston, and Danny Zoetewey
Scenic Crew: Katie Aguiar, David Groen, Abe Olson, Mark Sheahan, Buck Weglarz, Katie Westegren
Scenic Artists: Katie Burkholder, Richard Martin, Jasmine Riley
Stage Running Crew: Zach Becker

Costumes

Costume Designer: Amanda Ytzen
Costume Shop Manager: Heather Leigh Brown
Costume Shop Teaching Assistant: Katie Luyk
Costume Shop Assistants: Christina Binder, Ashley Gove, Megan Haan, Meagan McRae
Costume Construction Crew: Hayley Cox, Ashley Gove, Kelsey Vining, Kendra Wassink
Costume, Hair & Make-Up Running Crew: Emily Diener, Naomi Jackins

Lighting, Sound & Properties

Lighting Designer: Steve Hiben
Sound Designer: Julia Vander Molen
Pianist: Matthew Lomasney
Head Electrician: Steve Hiben
Lightboard Operator: Kit Graham
Electricians: Alex Cook, Schieffer Kwong, Jonathan Mason, Branden Rudie, Buck Weglarz
Property Master: Hannah Chee
Property Crew: Abby Beasley, Jess Koster
Property Running Crew: Lisa Koller

Publicity

Publicist: Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence
Publicity Assistant: Andrew J. McClelland
Publicity Crew: Andrew Acevedo, Lauren Cremean, Jerel Domer, Jennifer Kang
Dramaturgy & Lobby Display: Becca Boerman, Samuel McConnell
Photography: Jonathan Timothy Stoner, Leighanne Sturgis
Graphic Designers: Robert Alderink, Victoria Seaburg