Poor Prince Hamlet! It’s the beginning of another fall semester at the University of Wittenberg and Hamlet (senior, class of 1518) is returning from a summer spent studying astronomy with Copernicus in Poland. The revelation that the sun does not rotate around the earth has left him shaken and he needs to make a choice. As the Prince ping-pongs between the contrary advice from his teachers Martin Luther (Professor, theology) and Doctor Faustus (Professor, philosophy), the two intellectuals go head to head in comic combat for the conflicted Dane’s allegiance. Will Faustus win the young man’s mind or can Luther win his soul? Josh Costello directs this Bay Area Premiere of David Davalos’ smarty-pants celebration of history, language, academia, and religion. “…a delightful romp that’s as accessible as it is thought-provoking. Tom Stoppard, eat your heart out.” – NEW YORK POST