Thursday, March 21, 2013

Alum returns to direct rock adaptation of ‘Hamlet’

Guest director, Winona native and Saint Mary’s theatre alum Ann Keen ‘94 will direct SMU students in a modern adaptation of the familiar Shakespearean tragedy, “Hamlet” April 4-7 in Page Theatre.

The Department of Theatre & Dance production, based on Keen’s 2008 award-winning Chicago production with Polarity Ensemble Theatre, explores the idea of the broken family. Set in a modern, rock-star family, a live band with an original rock score punctuates the action.

Shows run 7:30 p.m. April 4-6 and 3 p.m. April 7.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available online at or by calling the box office Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at (507) 457-1715.