Wyoming Arts Council

Blue Man Group’s Pete Simpson, Jr., returns to UW for title role in "Hamlet"

William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” will be performed on the Fine Arts Main Stage at UW in Laramie April 20-24, 7:30 p.m., and April 25, 2 p.m. Directed by Leigh Selting.

A crown jewel of English literature and the most-produced and quoted of Shakespeare’s plays, “Hamlet” has captivated audiences for over 400 years with its explorations of life, love, duty, and vengeance. Returning to court to discover his father murdered, his mother hastily remarried to his abhorrent uncle, and an enigmatic ghost demanding retribution, young Prince Hamlet struggles with the costs of pursuing justice and his own humanity.

Our production of Shakespeare’s tour-de-force features professional actor Pete Simpson, Jr., UW alumnus and a long-time member of the widely acclaimed “Blue Man Group,” in the title role, and his real-life father, UW professor emeritus Pete Simpson, Sr., as the Ghost of Hamet’s father.

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