2019 Camp Encore presents Hamlet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 10-11
“…hold, as twere, the mirror up to nature.”
by William Shakespeare
Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they tackle Shakespeare’s tragic masterpiece. Prince Hamlet, spurred on by his father’s vengeful ghost, takes a dark and winding path to discover whether the ghost’s shocking accusation of fratricide and usurpation is true. Hamlet’s stratagems roil the guilty conscience of his murderous uncle, confirming the ghost’s dreadful tale. Yet Hamlet hesitates to exact vengeance, as he grapples with the question of his own mortality and the price of truth. With a kingdom teetering in the balance, Hamlet’s quest overtakes him, ensnaring the innocent along with the guilty and, at the climax, bringing destruction to the royal house. At the end of the camp session, campers will present performances at the Greenbelt Arts Center. The performance schedule includes an evening performance on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00pm.
PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 11 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center
Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Reserve tickets here.
Register for Camp Encore with the Greenbelt Recreation Department
CAMP ENCORE Ages 13-17
Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders on a hilarious exploration of the raucous roots of western comedy. Commedia dell’ arte originated in the Italian Renaissance with stock comic characters and recognizable comic bits (called lazzi). It permeated European theatre for several hundred years and has inspired theatre artists from Shakespeare to Saturday Night Live. In this ensemble-based camp, students will take on stock characters and play with Lotsa Lazzi, as we explore what makes us laugh and learn to build a performance driven by physicality, music, dance, rollicking scenarios and slapstick comedy. So bring your funny, and let’s play.
At the end of the camp session, campers will present a live theater performance at the Greenbelt Arts Center. Students unable to attend the entire session may enroll, but their participation in the shows may be limited. If your camper has significant schedule conflicts with the camp schedule, please consult Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org before enrolling. Attendance in the final week and at both shows is mandatory to enroll.
A four-week pass to the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center is included with tuition.
Location: Greenbelt Arts Center
TIME: 9:30am-3:30pm (Note that camp will extend until 6:00 pm on July 11 for our late afternoon performance for parents.)
SESSION: DATES: FEES:
346200-1 June 16 – July 12 R: $539, NR: $646
(No camp on July 4)
To register click here.
PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 10 at 1:00 pm and Thursday, July 11 at 4:00 pm
As You Like It
by William Shakespeare with music by Chris Cherry and Kate Magill.
Produced by the City of Greenbelt’s Recreation Department summer camp program: Camp Encore, at the Greenbelt Arts Center.
July 11 at 4pm.
Directed by Kate Magill.
Performed by the teens who participated in Camp Encore, this version of Shakespeare’s comedy is enhanced by music, dancing and stage combat.
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