Cedar Rapids - Horatio's Purgatory, Theatre Cedar Rapids' official entry at this weekend's Iowa ACTFest, was chosen to represent Iowa at the regional American Association of Community Theatre festival at the end of April. Horatio's Purgatory stars Kehry Anson Lane and Matthew James. Matthew James was also awarded for "Excellence in Acting" and Angie Toomsen was awarded for "Excellence in Directing." Nick Williams won for "Excellence in Lighting."
An original work written by Rachel Korach Howell, Horatio's Purgatory is a poetic and tragic reflection between the lines (literally) of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, told from the perspective of the ever-faithful friend, servant and "brother."