Bob Jones University to Present Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 11, 2016) – Bob Jones University will present one of William Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved tragedies, “Hamlet,” in Rodeheaver Auditorium on Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23, at 8 p.m. each evening.  Directed by Dr. Paul Radford, the production features David Schwingle as Hamlet and Erin Naler as Gertrude.

“Hamlet” is Shakespeare’s most popular play and lends itself to a broad range of adaptations and interpretations. This tragedy features Hamlet, the brilliant, eloquent son of the late king, in a series of plots, miscommunications, betrayals and deaths. This human portrait, both enigmatic and powerful, has intrigued readers and audiences for hundreds of years.

Last performed at BJU in 2005, “Hamlet” will be performed at the University for the twelfth time, dating back to its first performance in 1932 at the original BJU campus in College Point, Florida. Saturday’s performance (April 23) will fall on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The cast also features Philip Eoute as Claudius, Jeffrey Stegall as Polonius, and Ron Pyle as the Ghost, Player King, and Gravedigger.

Ticket prices are $30-$38 for adults and full time student tickets are $20. Tickets are available at or by calling (864) 770-1372.