"Hamlet" is one of William Shakespeare's most famous and most tragic plays.
Yet for these cast members at CDS (Continuing Developmental Services) Monarch, everything about Hamlet is magical.
24-year-old David Brooker has always dreamed of playing Hamlet and is now getting his chance to perform for the first time, live on stage.
The performers are the only dance troup with disabilities who are part of this weekend's Fringe Fest.
The performance is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Blackfriars Theatre.
CDS Dance and Theatre Director Susan Ware choreographed the show. She tells us, "Tackling Shakespeare is really something. These guys have done it with their hearts and minds, and are fully engaged."
CDS Chief Operating Officer Sy Zielinksi says he is so proud of the work of cast members.
At the end of the show, they perform a special song called "One World."
One line in that song is "I am just like you." They hope to show the world and change the world, one dance and one play at a time.
CDS Monarch serves 1700 individuals with developmental disabilities in Rochester. Many of them like David Brooker, live in group homes and are employed at work sites throughout the agency.