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    Todd Alcott, best known as a screenwriter for the film "Antz," premieres "Helsinor," retelling the story of Hamlet from a slightly skewed perspective. "Helsinor" is populated with all of Shakespeare's classic characters, but Alcott has imbued them with a more modern psychology. The language is modernized, filled with humor and anachronism while telling a time-honred story of destiny and youthful ignorance. At the opening of "Helsinor," the oafish king of Denmark is running the country into the ground. His noble, idealistic brother Claudius makes a last-ditch effort to save Denmark by killing the king and marrying Queen Gertrude. Problems arise when spoiled Prince Hamlet, depressed and paranoid over the death of his father, decides to take matters into his own immature hands.

    Dates:  Sept. 5, 2001 - Sept. 29, 2001
    Schedule:  Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.
    Venue:  Present Company Theatorium, 198 Stanton Street
    Price:  $15
    Tickets/info:  (212) 420-8877

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