Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Hamlet" Performance Update

Celebrated Twin Cities’ actor, Nick James, broke his leg Saturday, December 19, rehearsing for the Minnesota Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, in which he played the title role. While practicing the Act V fencing scene, Mr. James executed a maneuver that fractured an ankle bone and both lower leg bones. He will be on crutches for several weeks. Like many upcoming actors, he is uninsured.

Mr. James appeared as the shooter in MSC’s summer & fall production of Jane Martin’s Good Boys. The young actor comes from Kentucky, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris.The original run of MSC’s Hamlet slated to open January 8th at the Lowry Lab in downtown St. Paul, is cancelled. The fate of the production is under discussion.

There will be two variety show benefits for Nick James, featuring comical-tragical, historical-pastoral sketches, monologues, songs, storytelling and live music January 22 & 23, at 7:00 PM at the Lowry Lab, in St. Paul. By donation. For further information call 651-641-0906.