Quirky Hamlet Production Adds Steampunk Tragedy to the Shakespeare Classic

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DAVID NOBLES
  • David Nobles
Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the tale of a Danish prince tormented by despair, insanity and a drive for vengeance, has been inspiring the minds and exhausting the hearts of theater-goers and readers alike for centuries. Really any chance to see a production of perhaps the Bard’s best play is a chance to see its psychological, philosophical and dramatic nuances in a new light. Certainly, when a troupe brings a new twist to bear on the classic, it’s worth checking out — whether you’ve seen a hundred adaptions or are seeking your first dance with the delirious tragedy. This weekend, the Vex continues its run of the revenge and madness-fueled play, giving it a quirky update via a steampunk theme.

$23, 7:30pm Thu, 8pm Sat, 2pm Sun, The Sheldon Vexler Theatre, 12500 NW Military Hwy., (210) 302-6835, vexler.org. Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.