On December 14th 2010 I posted about an interesting new cultural project in Kent being organized by Hal DuBois called Our Hamlet. Our Hamlet defies simple explanation — yes, it’s a Shakespeare classic, and yes, it has real live actors — but its also equal parts collaborative study, discussion and cross-pollination experience between town and gownies that makes this brainchild of Hal particularly intriguing and uniquely Kent.
The DuBois family has a long history of service to Kent State University and the Kent community and Hal is genetically hardwired to add his personal touch to that legacy which he is exactly what he’s doing in this new cultural/social/educational journey that starts with Our Hamlet but is planned to continue as part of what he calls the Ingensia adventure.
Besides his business acumen Hal is loaded with high octane creative juices and the Ingensia series is certain to be the motherload of a unique cultural experience. Here’s an update on status of the Our Hamlet project from Hal himself:
I prepared the attached flyer to distribute at the Kent Rotary Club meeting this afternoon. It covers the details of the first major events in the “Our Hamlet” project schedule, so I’m sharing it with all of you. Please share it or post it for the benefit of your colleagues, co-workers, customers, clients, and friends!
I’m quite excited to be leaving for Boulder on Wednesday for the annual conference of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America. It should be quite an experience, and I promise full documentation in short order!
Appreciative of your interest and support,
One of the most stunning professional and critically acclaimed productions of Hamlet, streamed into Cleveland from the UK’s National Theatre with breathtaking digital clarity. Join the Kent State cast and crew for this special event!
Wednesday, January 12th
Cedar Lee Theater – Cleveland Heights
Bus leaves KSU Roe Green Center (Music & Speech) at 5:45 p.m.
Screening Time: 7:00 p.m.
Discounted Group Rate Tickets: $15
Bus fare at rider’s discretion
Tickets and transportation extremely limited!
The Riverside Reader’s Theatre
Audition for Readers – Sunday, January 16th
2:00 – 5:00 at the Water Street Gallery
(257 North Water Street, downtown Kent)
While polished actors will cover the major roles, there are several opportunities for community members to join in speaking “the speech, trippingly on the tongue!” An excellent opportunity to gain a quick understanding of the character, plot and language in just over an hour of creatively woven readings from the Bard’s masterpiece!
Inaugural Performance: February 2nd
7:00 p.m. – KSU Roe Green Center
Admission is free and no ticket is required.
Sponsored by The DuBois Family Foundation
Call Hal DuBois at 330.221. 4709 or e-mail DuBoisHalB@aol.com to join a pre-production reading or study group now!
…and don’t forget to mark these key dates on your calendar today!
Café Elsinore – Wednesday, April 13th
KSU presents “Hamlet” – April 15-23, 2011