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MIAC presents National Theatre Live's 'Hamlet'

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture presents an encore screening of National Theatre Live’s Hamlet on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 12:55 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the original 2015 broadcast was experienced by over half a million people worldwide.

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. 

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

The production has received rave reviews from British critics:

“Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.”— Daily Telegraph

“One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.” — Time Out

“Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence.” — Evening Standard

Tickets are on sale now at, or by calling the box office at 814-824-3000. Prices are: Adult, $18; Senior/Student $15; and Youth, $10.