Lone Star College-CyFair is putting on a production of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” during the weeks of Nov. 10-19 as part of the drama department’s 2022-23 season of Shakespeare.

“Hamlet” is the tale of the Prince of Denmark who returns from university after his father, King Hamlet’s, death and finds his uncle hastily seated on the throne. The prince is confronted by the ghost of his father and faces a conflict between indecision and responsibility while he plans to avenge his father.

"Posthumously, ['Hamlet'] is Shakespeare’s most famous play,” director Joseph Urick, a drama professor at LSC-CyFair, said. “Even when he was alive, it was one of his most popular works during his lifetime and still ranks among his most performed.”

According to a release from the college, LSC-CyFair’s production of the play will feature a female lead, Trinity Dunn. Dunn was cast in the role after an open audition that invited actors of all gender identities.

“She is an incredible talent,” said Urick, “and [Dunn] brings a clarity and sincerity to the role which I feel will resonate with audiences.”

Performances of the play will start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online. For more information, visit the drama department website or call 281-290-3580.