Preview: XU ‘Hamlet’ jousts with gender

By: Riley Head ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Theatre is tackling Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet and features a unique twist on the timeless story: Hamlet is played by a girl. The show is co-directed by Craig Wesley Divino and Kathleen Wise, who are both professional directors and actors based in New York City. The two will also perform the roles of King Claudius, the antagonist, and Queen Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother. Divino was the original director of the project and wanted to approach it as a collaboration among everyone in the cast. “Kathleen and I are creating an environment where the students feel … Continue reading Preview: XU ‘Hamlet’ jousts with gender