The Hamilton College Theatre Department announces the Fall Theater Production, King Stag, written by Carlo Gozzi and directed by Professor of Theatre Craig Latrell.

Performances will run Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 7  to Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. There are two additional performances at 2 p.m. on  Saturday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 10. All performances will take place in the Romano Theatre at the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts.

King Stag, written in 1762, is a fairy tale about love, death, and transformation. The show centers around the human search for honesty in a fantastical world plagued by duplicity and greed. The characters must confront their attitudes towards physical and spiritual identity as they strive towards their respective ambitions.

Bunraku-style puppets are used to portray a range of figures, from the stag referenced in the title, to a towering bear, to an animated statue. Each one possesses a unique range of motion, and the various methods of handling bring to life nuances that illuminate the puppets with personality and lifelike movement.

Puppet designer is Sara Walsh, visiting assistant professor of theatre; costume designer is Isabelle Fields; sound designer, Tyler Kieffer; set designer, Jeff Larson; and Derek Van Heel, lighting designer. 

King Stag features a cast of 21 Hamilton students, including Emily Aviles ’19 as King Deramo, Jake Bolster ’19 as Clarice, Noelani Stevenson ’19 as Tartaglia, Lily Delle-Levine ’21 as Leandro,  Robbie Lane ’20 as Angela, Taylor Wallace ’19 as Brighella, Jack Clark ’21 as Smeraldina, and Jojo Reinhart-Jones ’20 as Truffaldino.

Tickets for the performance are $7 for the public and $4 for students. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.  For tickets or more information, call the Theatre Box Office at 315-859-4969. Suitable for all ages.

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