ON STAGE: Reviving ‘Hamlet’ Lit Moon Theatre Company revamps its groundbreaking version of Shakespeare’s PLAY at Center Stage before taking the seminal work to China

In his more than two decades as founding artistic director of Lit Moon Theatre Company, John Blondell has made good use of his passport. The award-winning director and chair of Westmont College’s Theatre Arts Department has built Lit Moon into a respected and well-traveled troupe, bringing Shakespeare and other works — 60 in total — to 13 different countries. But even with such an impressive itinerary now in the rear window, Mr. Blondell admits that his next endeavor is more special still, as Lit Moon will take its singular rendition of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” to Beijing in October for the National Theatre of China’s International Festival. more


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