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Cambridge University Actors to Present "Hamlet" at FSU
09/08/2000

The talented student actors from England's Cambridge University will return to Frostburg State University this month to present their new production of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre in FSU's Performing Arts Center.

Sponsored by the FSU Department of English, the play is presented as part of the Cambridge University American Stage Tour (CAST.)

Student troupes from Cambridge have been delighting audiences since 1855, and former members include such famed actors as Emma Thompson, John Cleese and David Frost. FSU has been fortunate to welcome the CAST troupe for several years. They have stopped here regularly on their annual U.S. tour since 1995 with other Shakespearean masterpieces like "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest" and "As You Like It."

Inspired by the 18th-century gothic movement and the imagery of the early circus, this new production of "Hamlet" brings to life a classic tale of dark desire, madness and revenge.

Against the shadowed backdrop of Elsinore, where whispers of intrigue echo down the halls, the romantic rebel prince Hamlet battles against a truth he cannot accept, cavorting with the macabre traveling players and questioning the validity of natural and unnatural relations.

Tickets are $7 for the general public and $3 for students. To purchase tickets, please call the FSU Box Office at (301) 687-4145.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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