Will Hampton and Katrina Groff rehearse their scenes in the high school theater for their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Will Hampton and Katrina Groff rehearse their scenes in the high school theater for their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
(Garrett Estrada photo)

Kathy Tucker knows a thing or two about putting on a school play. The drama instructor has been the driving force behind all of White Pine High School’s stage productions for over 15 years, but in her career there is one production she has never done.

Until now.

The White Pine High School drama club will be performing a shortened version of Shakespeare’s classic drama, “Hamlet” starting on March 6 and running for two consecutive weekends.

“This is the play I’ve been wanting to do for years,” Tucker said.

“We have cut the play from four to under two hours but have kept the mystery, the beautiful language and the depth of the characters.”

Tucker began working on the script for the adaptation back in November of last year, right after the club finished their performances of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. But tackling what is considered to be one of the greatest plays ever written by history’s most famous and revered playwright is no small task.

Just ask Hamlet himself.

“There is a lot of pressure but it is so much fun,” Adam Costello said.

Costello plays the titular lead role as Hamlet, a man torn apart by tragedy and grief. Costello said that he has worked hard to capture the classic character’s depth of emotions and how they end up controlling everything he does.

“At first it was somewhat overwhelming. I always knew that I could do it but when I started I was like ‘wow, this is new for me,’” Costello said. “It’s been a really cool challenge and I am confident that I’ll be able to pull

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