Hamlet: The Prequel

Actors & Writers will present a staged reading of Gertrude and Claudius, a prequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK). Based on a novel by John Updike and adapted for the stage by Mark St. Germain, the play returns the Bard’s classic characters to the stage, as Claudius and Gertrude’s forbidden passion plays out behind the back of Prince Hamlet’s father, the soon-to-be murdered king.

Admission is by donation: $20 suggested, but any amount welcome. ASK is located at 97 Broadway in Kingston.