San Dieguito Academy presents ‘Hamlet’


The San Dieguito Academy Drama Production class will present Hamlet by William Shakespeare on May 27, 28, and June 2, 3, and 4.

Hamlet is a world-renowned tragedy written by William Shakespeare. This rendition will put a modern twist on the classic tale, showing what life is like for the child of a presidential candidate. Claudius and Hamlet Sr. are two brothers running for president when Hamlet Sr. is tragically and mysteriously murdered. Within a month, Claudius marries Hamlet Sr.’s widow, Gertrude. The combination of their strange and incestuous family life and the faces they put on for the public eye is explored by Gertrude’s tortured teenage son, Hamlet. Laden with intricate language and relationships, dramatic action, and suspenseful inaction, it’s a must-see for any person wanting to be immersed in the interesting world of William Shakespeare.

All shows start at 7 p.m. at the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the San Dieguito Academy Campus, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for adults and are available online at