The Mended Wing Theatre Company performs Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ last May on the Ocracoke Preservation Society lawn. Photo: C. Leinbach

Ocracoke Alive will host the Mended Wing Theatre Company with a production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 and 28 in the Ocracoke Community Center.

Ocracoke’s own Emmet Temple formed the company with fellow students from the N.C. School of the Arts.

For their sixth season beginning this month, they will conduct two separate tours: first a winter tour of Eastern NC with “Hamlet,” guest directed by Beth Fletcher, and a spring tour of central N.C. with “The Tempest,” guest directed by Tyree Albert.

Their organization is founded on the belief that Shakespeare is for everyone, that theatre is an empathy-building tool, and that art should be easily accessible and financially viable, to people all across the country – not just to those who live near a “cultural hub.”

Tickets available at the door. Student admission free; adults $10 recommended donation.

Ocracoke Alive also will sponsor a free Mended Wing Workshop for community members: Shakespearean Speeches Acting and Writing from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. at the Ocracoke Community Center. No registration necessary.

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  1. I absolutely love reading about your island community and this is just another special example of what community means. So look forward to visiting you next fall. Barbara Craig

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