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Video: Student Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Posted: March 23, 2020

After learning that they would need to depart campus early this year, members of the St. Genesius Players at Thomas Aquinas College, California, staged a performance of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. With most of the student body having already left for home, and those remaining  on campus practicing “social distancing” to the extent possible, the performance took place in a mostly empty St. Cecilia Hall. Yet hopeful that their efforts — the fruits of months of rehearsal — could be enjoyed by as many people as possible, the cast and crew arranged for the production to be recorded. The result is the above video, which will provide a welcome respite during this time of involuntary isolation!

The Tragedy of
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
brought to you by 

The St. Genesius Players  
 Jordan Raum (’22), Auxiliary Director 
Morgan Rachel Patrick Simms (’20), Directrix Supreme 

 

Cast

 

Barnardo  
Marcellus  
Horatio 
The Ghost 
King Claudius
Queen Gertrude
Polonius  
Ophelia 
Laertes 
Osric 
Reynaldo
Hamlet 
Guildenstern 
Rosencrantz 
Player King 
Player Queen 
Prologue/Lucianus 
Sailor 
Gravedigger’s Companion 
Gravedigger  
Doctor of Divinity

Luke Hernandez (’23)
Marcus Porto (’20)
Patrick Mazza (’23) 
John Nieto (’89)
Vincent Solis (’21)
Elizabeth Meany (’20)
Lauro Platas (’22)
Allana Donnelly (’23)
Gabriel Kopp (’22)
Richard Seeley (’22)
Garin Ballard (’21)
Michael Grumbine (’20)
Ian Cummings (’21)
Jacob Steineke (’22)
Dominic Morlino (’21)
Shelby Heaton (’21)
Jon Schaeffer (’21)
Aaron Allen (’20)
Connor Gray (’23)
Roland Ferrier (’19)
Joseph Sedler (’23)

 

Attendants to the Queen
Genevieve Urban (’22), Therese Knox (’23)

 

Crew

 

Audio & Visual Technician 
Camera Operator  
Lighting Operator
Set Design and Construction

Timothy Wassell (’22)
Andrew Seeley (’87)
Christiana Silva (’23)
James Lee Rea III (’22) 

 

Stage Hands
Juliana Silva (’22), Sophia Cummings (’23),
Therese Sauder (’22)

Cosmetic Artists
Marya Garneau (’21), Mary Tombelli (’21)

Costume Design and Construction
Cornelia Asjes (’20), Greta Vandamme (’22)

 

Original Score Composed by Jordan Raum (’22)

 

Soprano Recorder 
Violin 

John Gartonzavesky (’21)
Nathan O’Reilly (’22)

 

Mandolin
Sophia Ferri (’23), Jordan Raum (’22)

Cello 
Dominic Gardner (’22), Georgia Snethun (’23)

 

Special thanks to Our Generous Patrons:

Sharon Reiser
Debbie Kopp
Felicity Seeley
Suzan Buxton
Luma Simms
Barry Forbes
Paul Kulda
John Turrentine
Blair Chirdon
Susan Steineke
Josephine Spain
Susan Urban