United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA Youth to Perform “Hamlet”

January 11, 2016

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (UNC) Youth Department will host a production of “Hamlet” on Friday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m.

The group of teens have been working intensively with REV Theatre Company, which is based in New York and Philadelphia, to prepare for this exciting production, which will feature many non-traditional elements, such as a female Hamlet.  Shakespeare’s iconic and timeless play will be presented in a contemporary, vibrant, and visceral production.  The play and this production speak to individuals of all walks of life, especially young people, of things that they’re going through – love, grief, loss, betrayal, and joy – and the meaning of life.  The REV Theatre Company’s seventy-five minute version of the piece will be “revved up” and physically dynamic.  Gender-fluid casting ensures that all the characters are explored in a unique and exciting way.

 The performance is open to the public and will be held at UNC’s newly remodeled Oppenheim Center for the Arts at 1004 Jackson Street in Scranton.  There is no cost to attend.  For more information contact Angel Atell at 570-961-1592 ext. 105.