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Stony Brook University Presents ‘Hamlet’ this April

Mar 20, 2013 - 10:00:00 AM

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Valerie Clayman Pye
STONY BROOK, NY, March 20, 2013 – The Stony Brook University Department of Theatre Arts is running a student production of “Hamlet” April 11-14 and April 18-21 (Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm) in Theater One at the Staller Center for the Arts.

Valerie Clayman Pye ’92, who has trained and worked with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company, has developed the adaptation and will be directing the work. She has also worked with Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe award nominees as a voice and speech coach.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to work with a talented professional and learn new techniques,” said John Lutterbie, Professor, Artistic Director and Department Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Stony Brook University. “The approach Valerie takes in her adaptation and direction makes it easy for the students to connect with Shakespeare’s work, and that’s invaluable.”
 
For tickets, which cost $20, please call the Staller Center box office at (631) 632-ARTS (2787). Tickets for current Stony Brook University students with a valid student identification are $10.

The Department of Theatre Arts at Stony Brook offers a minor in Media Arts, a BA in Theatre Arts, and an MA in Theatre. Graduate students also have an opportunity to take courses at the Southampton campus, including a Writer’s Conference every summer in which distinguished New York theatre artists and playwrights participate. Staller Center for the Arts, the home of the Department of Theatre Arts, is a state-of-the-art facility and hosts world renowned theatre, dance, and music groups, as well as the annual Stony Brook Film Festival. To make a contribution to the Theatre Department, visit www.stonybrook.edu/theatreartsgiving.

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