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Stone Soup Shakespeare Present Hamlet @ Huntley Park

Friday September 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In Stone Soup Shakespeare’s tour of Hamlet, a decadent party swirls around the prince as he encounters ghosts, wrestles with his inner demons, and seeks revenge for the mistakes of the past generation.  Featuring new music by Chicago artists, Hamlet explores a young person finding his way in a dangerous world. Part campfire ghost story, and part murder mystery all set in a Gatsby-esque, neo-Jazz Era world. Music elements, a family-friendly invisible sword fight, a community created soundscape, and our typical energetic and physical style, are key to how we bring our Hamlet to audiences.

Stone Soup Shakespeare was founded in 2010 by theater artists/educators Julia Stemper and Jeffrey Golde as a touring company focused on underserviced communities in southern Illinois. In the past 11 years they have expanded their reach into northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Kentucky. Their public mission is to create shared spaces with communities in order to share experiences resulting in the appreciation of the arts and humanities. Using theatrical events they strive to be a catalyst for families and neighbors to deepen their understanding of themselves, their communities, the world, and the human condition.

This program is open to all, no registration required! It will be held at the Huntley Park on 2nd and Garden Street. Families are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and folding chairs to make themselves comfortable. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Yusunas Meeting Room at the DeKalb Public Library.

This program is held in conjunction with the DeKalb Park District. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. In memory of Dorothy Thorsen.

There will be a donation box out leading up to and during the event. If you’d like to see more programs of this nature held at the library, please consider making a contribution!

For additional information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


Friday September 17
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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