EMU professor Lee Stille’s new adaptation splits the title role in half, each played by a pair of scarily well-matched actors (Matt Andersen and Evan Mann). They shadow each other on stage, they trade lines back and forth (it’s like they are finishing each other’s sentences) and are often at odds. Unusual as it was to hear the “to be, or not to be” soliloquy broken down into two parts, it worked beautifully. It’s a powerful way to explore the conflicts that rage within Hamlet; there’s the face he shows to the world and then there’s the one raging inside that lusts to rebel.The theater is in the Quark Building at the intersection of Best Hall and East Circle Drive. Tickets are $15 available online, by phone at 734 487 2289, or at campus box offices.
An Oberon group may attend. Follow Oberon Shakespeare Study Group Meetup for more information, or contact Linda Theil.