Bloom Hamner

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 7:25pm

Spring Theater to Present 'Hamlet'

Spring Theater to Present 'Hamlet'

Technically speaking, theater is not a class at Christ School, but don't tell that to Kobi Selby '19. The senior is so devoted that he spends four days a week with director Joe Dalton, preparing lines for the upcoming spring production of "Hamlet."

"Hamlet" will be performed May 10-12 in Pingree Theater with a showtime of 7:30 p.m. each night. All shows are free and open to the public.

"When I was planning for which show to perform, having Kobi widened the array of what was possible," said Dalton, who is now in his second year of directing Christ School's spring play.

Kobi plays the title role in "Hamlet," but what Dalton is most impressed with is the broad range of talent from the entire cast. "I needed seven guys minimum, and I ended up with 12, plus two ladies from local high schools, and four technicians," he said. "As a collective, I've never seen this much talent in my five years here."

To handle such a large cast, Aly Bolton volunteered to join the production and has assisted the students with blocking and close reading of the text. The William Shakespeare play is set in the medieval period and uses a minimalist set, envisioned by technical director Antton Wilbanks. The set is meant to complement the richness of the text by not overshadowing the power of Shakespeare's words.

Additional members of the cast are Connor Booher '20, Eli Dowler '21, Max Field '20, Lux Haney-Jardine '20, George Janvier '19, Max Redic '20, Parker Stiles '22, Tom Tang '21, Tony Hao '22, Hance Zhang '19, Joseph Visconti '20, Alyi McLaughlin, and Savannah Stone. The technical crew consists of James Lopez '19, Triston Mowry '23, Max Brodeur '21, and Max Masiello '20.