West theater brings drama to the school in their play Hamlet

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Katie Giebelstein

Hamlet confronting Leah before they fight. To try and settle what’s between them before they fence, Hamlet apologizes to Leah, who appreciates it but doesn’t accept

Katie Giebelstein, Reporter

 

West took the stage with Hamlet from Friday December 6th to Sunday December 8th. They used this show to present several forms of comedy, such as dark humor and a more mocking-style of modern references and language, as well as a plot driven story that ties up all ends which were given earlier on in the play- such as introducing Leah only for her to leave for Paris, though she ultimately come back to fight Hamlet for the finale.

 

A few clever parts were added to give the story a modern twist, like one of the actors mocking Scooby-Doo with their own version of Scooby and Shaggy being cowardly, complete with the famous “zoinks” line. The show allowed pictures to be taken and provided some visually pleasing shots that pulled the show together, like the famous “to be, or not to be” scene, where the lights hit on hamlet as she delves into her Soliloquy.