MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The UP Shakespeare festival is bringing Hamlet to The Marquette Regional History Center. Opening this Friday, the Shakespeare classic will be a fundraiser event for both The History Center and the theater company.
Shakespeare Fest’s Artistic Director, Jamie Weeder, said they’re putting a modern twist to the show by bringing the setting into the 1970s, while staying true to the plays original dialogue. Weeder said they hope to stick to the show’s theme while telling the story in a way people can easily relate to.
“It’s not going to be ruffled collars and tights and pantaloons.” Weeder said. “There’s something about having like even just a simple subtle music change, costume change, that really creates something relatable.”
Tickets are available online for all five shows this and next weekend. Hamlet opens Friday, August 4th at 7:30 pm, with more shows on Saturday, August 5th, and again Thursday the 9th through Saturday the 12th. There are three options for seating, floor seat are $20, Risers are $30, and seating in the crows nest above is $10. You can purchase tickets at www.marquettehistory.org/hamlet-tickets or call the center at (906) 226-3571.