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Shakespearean Shenanigans

Variations on Hamlet: The Prince of Denmark
October 19, 20, 21, 2018
In HCC's Horowitz Center Smith Theatre

Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Howard Berkowitz
AC’s side-splitting event, Shakespeare-style, inspired by the frivolity of the Bard’s verbal and physical comedy. Some say that Hamlet is the greatest play ever written in the English language, and whether you agree with that or not, there is no lack of parodies on the prince’s tragedy. This event will draw on three of those.
Shakespearean Shenanigans Cast


Jamie Barrios, Ryan Cole, Emily Groves, Jim Hart, Gareth Kelly, Sarah Luckadoo,
Kathy Marshall, Will Mekelburg


Director: Howard Berkowitz
Set, Props, Sound Coordination/Design: Emma K. McDonnell
Costume Stylist: Jessica Welch
Stage Combat & Vocal Coach: Sierra Young
Stage Management: Kelli Jones
Co-Production Manager: Seth Schwartz
AC's Producing Artistic Director: S.G. Kramer
A & H Humanities Chair, Tara Hart
AC's Marketing Assoc.: Daniel Johnston

Tickets Options
General Admission/ All Tickets: $10
Parental Guidance Note: Recommended for ages 12 and up. No one under 10 years of age admitted.
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-Driving Directions: HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044
-Building Map: Everything Howorwitz Center!
-Parking: West Garage is recommended. (Free & easy!)

Meet the Director:

Howard BerkowitzHoward Berkowitz (director) taught English/Humanities for almost 40 years, the most recent 26 years at The Park School of Baltimore. In addition to directing theater for over a decade at Park, he has also been a theater director at Glenelg Country School, Laurel Mill Playhouse, Fells Point Corner Theater, and The Vagabond Players. His recent productions include The Normal Heart, The Complete History of America (abridged!), A Behanding in Spokane, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged!), “Art,” The Misanthrope, and An Evening of Chekhov One-Acts. He has been an actor in the Baltimore/Washington area, with some of his favorite roles being Matt Friedman (Talley’s Folly); Simon Stimson (Our Town); and Ricky Roma (Glengarry Glen Ross). He holds a B.A. from Dickinson College in English and Psychology, and an M.A. from Indiana University in Comparative Religions. He is delighted – again – to be a part of the lively and artistic world of HCC! He lives in Columbia with his cuddly cat, Karma, and his lovely wife, Jessica.

About HCC’s Arts Collective
Howard Community College's critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage; from the newly devised to the classics and all in between.  Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility. Ignite your imagination!

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