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Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet, Dec. 13
Francisco (Christopher Patrick Mullen) and Bernardo (Jeremy Beck) go to great lengths to avoid performing Hamlet in Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet.

Quinnopolis, NY, the theater production company with a name that sounds like a place, but isn't, will perform Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet at the Lerner Hall, Black Box Theatre (115 th and Broadway) at Columbia University on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m .

Created by Jeremy Beck, David Dalton and Christopher Patrick Mullen and featuring text by William Shakespeare, Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet combines classical performance and physical theater in an unusual setting. Two buffoons get more than they bargained for in this production of Hamlet, where the spirit that haunts the stage is not the ghost of Hamlet's father, but the play itself.

Actors Jeremy Beck and Christopher Patrick Mullen are directed by David Dalton. Peter Ksander designed the set and lighting, Lisa Zinni designed the costumes, and Erin Hurley designed the puppets.

The piece was produced by Columbia's Arts Uptown program, which provides space to small theater companies for one-night performances in order to cultivate new work and develop audiences from the Columbia community. Since its inception two years ago, the program has brought 11 shows to Lerner's Black Box Theatre. Quinnopolis vs. Hamlet will be the last production of the group, however, which is being discontinued.

Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for general admission. Call (212) 854-4902 for reservations. Tickets also can be purchased on the day of the show between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Lerner Hall box office.

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Published: Dec 10, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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