Emily Buchanan, as Gertrude, sobs after the death of her daughter Ophelia during a production of "Hamlet" Saturday at the Putnam County Playhouse. Local high school and middle school students took part in a theater workshop last week, and performed two different versions of the Shakespeare tragedy.
Ophelia, as portrayed by Libby Brush, begins her descent into madness.
Elijah Brattain's Claudius kneels in prayer -- and avoids a slaying at the hands of Hamlet.
Jessica Watson portrayed Ophelia in the high school production.
Horatio, left, played by Nathan Grzesiek, studies skulls dug from a grave with Hamlet, played by Dylan Bodnarick.
Horatio, left, played by Michael Walters, promises the dying Hamlet, played by Aaron Hunter, that he will tell his story.