Hamlet on the hill
A copy of the First Folio — the original edition of William Shakespeare’s “complete plays,” published in 1623 — is on display at the New Mexico Museum of Art through Feb. 28. Visitors will find it open to the famous soliloquy “To be, or not to be,” from Act 3 of Hamlet. This week, St. John’s College will host a pilingup of the corpses in a full staging of that masterwork in the Great Hall of Peterson Student Center (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, 505-984- 6000). The production is presented jointly by St. John’s and the New Mexico Shakespeare Project, a newly founded venture involving professional actors, directors, and designers. Martin Andrews portrays the melancholy Dane in this production, which is directed by St. John’s senior Billy Trabaudo. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21. Tickets ($20, cash only) can be purchased at the door and are not available in advance. — J.M.K.