ISSUED: 27 September 2023
MEDIA CONTACT: Cecelia Mason
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University will host the Rustic Mechancials performance of “Hamlet” on Tuesday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center Theater. Admission is $15 and free to Shepherd students with a valid Rambler ID.
Founded by Celi Oliveto in 2014, The Rustic Mechanicals is the only troupe of actors in West Virginia dedicated to touring the works of William Shakespeare and other classical playwrights. The Mechanicals now tour five shows annually. Productions include the summer West Virginia Shakespeare in the Park(s) outdoor tour and script-in-hand productions called “a Play, a Pie, and a Pint,” focusing on making Shakespeare’s plays accessible to modern audiences by utilizing dynamic and extreme casting techniques paired with Shakespeare’s staging conditions.
Tickets to the October 3 performance are available at the Rustic Mechanicals webpage.
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