local teenagers are excited to announce their rendition of William Shakespeare's Hamlet,
A group of local teenagers are excited to announce their rendition of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with performances on Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m., at Cité des Arts, 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for students. For additional ticket information or any other questions, call (337) 291-1122, or visit www.citedesarts.org to purchase tickets.
Hamlet is often studied in high school, an honor Shakespeare would have been proud of, but not something he would have intended. Jean Allemond, the cast's director, producer, and a senior in high school, wanted to have the opportunity to stage a production entirely in the Shakespearean language. This production was created and produced entirely by students who wanted to experience Shakespeare as he intended: on stage, not in class. With students from Lafayette High School, Ovey Comeaux High School, Ascension Episcopal School, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, their production boasts an entirely female cast. With aspiring actors and newcomers alike, this production of Hamlet is sure to be like no other.
Cité des Arts is a non-profit organization that was organized to support the artistic endeavors of other 501(c)(3) organizations including, but not limited to, educational organizations, religious organizations, performing arts organizations as determined by the Board of Directors. Cité des Arts began operation in 2001 and since that time has become Acadiana’s grass roots arts incubator, by supporting and hosting numerous theatre and dance groups, visual artist and French cultural programming.