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The tragic Prince of Denmark takes the stage this week with Screen Plays' production of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Directed by Lindsay Warren Baker, this production is set in the present day and features M.J. Savastano in the title role. With the news of his father's unexpected death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his mother marrying his throne-stealing uncle. When he encounters his father's ghost, he becomes consumed with thoughts of revenge.

"Hamlet" will be staged at the Lyric Theatre, 440 East Avenue, from Thursday, May 10, through Sunday, May 27. Thursday, May 10, all Fridays, and Saturdays, May 19 and 26, at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and Sundays. $20 general; $18 for seniors; $15 students (receive $5 off with the discount code "BUYEARLY" through May 10 at the-lyric-theatre.ticketleap.com. Tickets also sold at Wegmans and at the door one hour before curtain. Group discounts available: 256-0444.

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