In this modern-day sequel to Hamlet, young Fortinbras enters during the last scene of Hamlet only to order the bodies of the royal family shuffled off while he devises the best possible media blitz to legitimize his ascension to the throne of Denmark. Meanwhile, Fortinbras is forced to balance a disastrous and mistaken invasion of Poland with a seductive and harrowing array of ghosts. It’s a funny, dramatic, dark and sometimes philosophical trip, leaving audience members many gems to ponder. As Polonius says, “To thine own self be true.”
Fortinbras, by Lee Blessing
Nov. 7-9, 14-16, 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
SLCC South City Campus
1575 S. State Street, Salt Lake City
Tickets: $10 General Admission, $5 with student ID, Free for High School students and teachers with ID. To purchase tickets, call 801-957-3322.