by William Missouri Downs
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

JUNE 18TH & 19TH – 7PM
VFW, Lufkin, TX
Click for Tickets – $10
Tickets also available at the door.
Meet the Cast

Top Row, left to right: TaKisha Kegler, Rhonda Tripp, Hilary Walker, Samantha Johnson, Trinity Galloway, Jessie Licht, Melva Ecker, Tari Dean.  Bottom Row, left to right: Roz Couch, Natasha Braun, Morgan Mills

Hamlet is a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young for the role. Or that she's somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Not to mention the fact that she's a woman. How can Jessica figure out "to be or not to be," when she can't even figure out herself? Featuring an all-female cast performing multiple roles, Woman Playing Hamlet is rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike.

The Cast

Jessica- Samantha Johnson

Gwen- Melva Ecker

Humanities Professor/Starbucks Actress- Natasha Braun

Lord Derby- Jessie Licht

Priest- Cassidy Kelly-Smith

Minnesota Mom/Bartender- Rhonda Tripp

Psychiatrist/Gilda- Roz Couch

Bicycle Messenger/Ghost- Tari Dean

Emily Ostergaard/Rosy- Morgan Mills

Gravedigger/Barfly- TaKisha Kegler

Home Shopping Hostess- Hilary Walker

Home Shopping Model/Stage Manager- Trinity Galloway

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Your tax deductible donation will help bring new and exciting plays, musicals and performances to East Texas.

As well as our summer Kidz Camp!

Angelina Community Theatre is a registered 501c Non-Profit.

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Want to volunteer with us? Please drop us a message and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch!


Look for Camp News in 2022!

Unfortunately with the uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic brings, the 2021 Kidz Act Program has been cancelled. 


Please look forward to the 2022 camp dates of June 13-24, 2022!


Chairman: Erin Gentry
Vice Chairman: Jessie Licht

Secretary: Rhonda Tripp
Treasurer: Melva Ecker

Historian: Misty Deggs

Webmaster: Kyle Montes-Valdivia

Press Rep. Jessie Licht 

Social Media Manager: Samantha Johnson


Members at Large:

Joshua Gentry

Samatha Johnson

TaKisha Kegler

Kristine Mize


The Angelina Community Theatre’s purpose is to afford opportunities for cultural and artistic enrichment in East Texas by providing a venue for local talent to produce live theatre for the entertainment of diverse audiences. Our goal is to educate both youth and adults in all aspects of the theatre and to encourage volunteers to learn and showcase their skills, both on and off the stage. ACT’s mission is to provide a place for the citizens of Angelina County and outlying areas, regardless of economic status or ethnicity, to have a place to learn basic theatrical skills, as well as to have performances for the community.

Press Contact: Jessie Licht: 936 414-0353


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All performances are at our new home at the ACT Theatre at Lufkin VFW Post 1836.

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