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April Is Drama Season on Campus

The month of April means drama season across campus, when most of the spring semester productions will be performed. Over Parents’ Weekend, Nate Silver ’10 will direct the rarely producedHamlet: The First Quarto along with music by Mark Van Hare ’10. The First Quarto, printed in 1603, is the earliest version of Shakespeare’s most famous play. It is a shorter, more fast-paced version of Hamletthat includes different character names, unusual stage directions, and more concise dialogue. Q1 Hamlet is sponsored by the Experimental Theater of Vassar College and will take place on April 8, 9, and 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the Martel Theater. The production is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, please contact the box office at or telephone 845.437.5584 or 5599.

Several student drama groups will also present plays. On April 2 and 3, Unbound will present All in the Timing, a collection of one-act plays by David Ives, in New England 104. Each selection is short, comedic, and full of wordplay about everything from chimpanzees writing Hamlet to the death of Leon Trotsky. Shows will take place on Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

On April 15, 16, and 17, the Future Waitstaff of America will present The Last Five Years, a one-act musical directed by J. Reed Gaines '13, which tells the story of a relationship between a rising novelist and a struggling actress. One point of view is told in chronological order and the other in reverse, briefly intersecting in the middle. There are 7:00 p.m. shows and one matinee at 2:00 p.m. on April 17, all in the Mug.

April 2010

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