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WC fine arts presents “Hamlet”

Hamlet artwork

“To be or not to be” at the Alkek Fine Arts Center this weekend, that is the question. And the answer is a resounding, “Yes!”

The Weatherford College Fine Arts Department will present William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” Nov. 15-18. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open a half-hour prior to showtime, and admission is free.

Director James Brownlee calls “Hamlet” the most iconic work of literature in the English language.

“It’s definitely Shakespeare’s masterwork,” he said. “The play talks about the human condition unlike any other, and for that reason, it has influenced so much playwriting and literature since then. Our summer production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” was very successful, and I’m hoping that “Hamlet” will be a bigger draw since it’s so well known.”

The cast of the WC production includes Andy Neatherlin as Francisco, Reudie Noe as Marcellus/Player/Sailor, Tye Gage as Bernardo/Player, Garrison Chipps as Horatio, Cody Henderson as Claudius, Julie Moeller as Gertrude, Patti Sue Noe as Hamlet, Donald Grannan as Ghost, Colleen Chipps as Voltimand/Player, Angel Sandlin as Cornelius/Player, William Franklin as Rosencranz, Michael Brooks as Guildenstern, Joe Nicikowski as Polonius/Gravedigger, Josh Allen as Laertes, Casie Holiman as Ophelia, DL Brokenshire as 1st Player, Cale Wallace as Osric and Zachary Crawford as Fortinbras.