Nicholls Players to perform new play based on Shakespeare

(Misty Leigh McElroy/Nicholls State University)

 

THIBODAUX, La. — Take Shakespeare’s most famous characters and lines, throw them together in a plot blender, and you have “All the World’s a Grave,” a new tragedy the Nicholls State University Players will present March 8-11 at the Mary and Al Danos Theater.

The play was written by John Reed and selected by Nicholls Players Director and Speech and Theatre instructor Anna Broussard due to its likeness to the Bard’s actual works.

“This playwright took a bunch of Shakespeare’s words and created a whole new story out of it,” she said. “I love working with Shakespeare’s plays, and this is almost like a whole new play.”

In the shortened adaptation, Prince Hamlet of Bohemia goes to war for Princess Juliet of Aquitaine, the daughter of King Lear. Hamlet returns home to discover his mother has murdered his father and married her lover, Macbeth, who ascends to the throne. In the meantime, Iago persuades Hamlet that Romeo is having an affair with his new bride, Juliet. As Hamlet goes mad with jealousy and thoughts of revenge, King Lear mounts his army.

Cast and crew of the Nicholls Players are made up of Nicholls students from various majors and some community members.

Tickets are $7 for students who present their Colonel Cards and general admission is $15. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, through Saturday, March 10 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2018

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator,  985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@nicholls.edu