For more information about the program these prisoners were involved in, visit the Prison Performing Arts website.
- Jack Hitt begins his story about a group of prisoners at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center who are rehearsing and staging a production of Hamlet. The man who plays Hamlet gets in character by recalling times he's wanted to hurt people, like the crime that sent him to prison, in which he shot two people and left them for dead. Big Hutch, who plays Horatio, explains how it would work if you set Hamletin a prison, and why it would actually improve a flaw in the plot. You can see video clips of the Prison Performing Arts performances here. (30 minutes)