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Theatre Arts Presents Alum’s Adaptation of “Hamlet” This April

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Valerie Clayman Pye

The Stony Brook University Department of Theatre Arts is running a student production of “Hamlet,” April 11 through April 14 and April 18 through April 21 (Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm) in Theater One at the Staller Center.

Stony Brook alumna Valerie Clayman Pye ’92, who has trained and worked with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and the Royal Shakespeare Company, has developed the adaptation and will be directing the work. She has also worked with Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe award nominees as a voice and speech coach.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to work with a talented professional and learn new techniques,” said John Lutterbie, professor, artistic director and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts. “The approach Valerie takes in her adaptation and direction makes it easy for the students to connect with Shakespeare’s work, and that’s invaluable.”

For tickets, which cost $20, please call the Staller Center box office at (631) 632-ARTS.

The Department of Theatre Arts offers a minor in media arts, a BA in theatre arts and an MA in theatre. Graduate students also have an opportunity to take courses at the Southampton campus, including a Writer’s Conference every summer in which distinguished New York theatre artists and playwrights participate.

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