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Hamlet Thrill-Ma-Geddon

The cast on closing night. Photo provided by Braewyn Brown.

Lights, camera, action! Palisade’s theater department showcased their unwavering talents this past weekend in the production of Hamlet Thrill-Ma-Geddon. Opening night was on March 7th and ran through March 9th at Palisade’s Kamas Auditorium. 

Since January, students have been committing to their roles and perfecting each detail of the show. With two acts packed with strong monologues, wild jokes, and deep connections with the audience, Hamlet Thrill-Ma-Geddon was an unforgettable performance. 

Sophomore Braewyn Brown played multiple roles including ‘Villager’ and ‘Actor’. This allowed Brown to mold to whatever behavior or outlook best fit the character. “I was a different character for every scene I was in, so I got to make it my own. If they were doing a super dramatic scene, I could see what would be funniest,” Brown explained. 

The spring play has unique aspects that allows actors to experiment with their skills, new and old. Brown expressed, “We get a lot more room to improv, seeing what works best and just having fun. Being in the ensemble is so cool because we get to see them play around and create something new each night.”

This is Brown’s first time doing the play. “It was very different from doing the musical, especially the auditioning process. We prepared monologues instead of songs. We did chemistry tests with different characters and scenes. It gives everyone an idea of what they play well or need to improve on,” said Brown. “The acting and blocking aspects of the musical are my favorite part. So, getting to do a whole show of just that was really cool.”

The theater department is a tight knit group. Each individual has their own quirks and passions which makes the shows so enjoyable to watch. Brown feels more bonded within the theater community after completing the show. Brown concluded, “I got the opportunity to talk to even more people.” Engaging in new experiences can undoubtedly deepen relationships and assist individuals to discover new interests. 

The performances as a whole were successful. Brown and the entirety of Palisade’s theater department were shining under the spotlight.

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