North Campus’ Pen Players presented I Hate Hamlet. Pen Players Put Comic Spin on Tragic Figure The Pen Players at North Campus brought laughs to one of Shakespeare’s most tragic heroes with its comic rendition of I Hate Hamlet. Playwright Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet made its debut on Broadway in 1991 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Rudnick’s play centers on Rally, a television actor who has to decide between taking on the theatrical role of Hamlet in the Broadway play or accepting a role on a new TV show. Theater Professor Andy Quiroga directed the MDC production, which ran for three days in February at North Campus’ William and Joan Lehman Theater. Quiroga also serves as faculty adviser and producing artistic director for The Pen Players theater club, which gives students valuable performance experience while bringing live theater to the local community. “This production highlights the outstanding talent of our theater students,” said North Campus President Dr. Malou C. Harrison. Taking their talents to other venues, the Pen Players recently staged Dangerous Passion, written and directed by Quiroga, at Micro Theatre Miami. The popular work had been selected as a viewer’s choice winner at the 2015 College and University Festival. Renovated in 2012, the Lehman Theater at Miami Dade College’s North Campus is truly a gem, serving as a modern arts space designed to accommodate a vast array of programming including plays, graduations, dance recitals and musical performances.
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