This goes right into Act I Scene ii, thus skipping the first scene with the Ghost, where Bernardo and Marcellus take Horatio to witness its appearance. All talk of Fortinbras and Norway is cut. When Gertrude tells Hamlet to “let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark,” she indicates Claudius, which is a nice touch. Interestingly, on Hamlet’s “customary suits of solemn black,” the Ghost stands up and exits stage right, then moves behind the mirror, overlooking the scene (the Ghost plays a prominent part in this production). Ophelia (Olivia Delgado) exits last, having a brief moment with Hamlet before his “too too solid flesh” speech. By doing so, this production establishes Ophelia's love for Hamlet very early, and then strengthens it by having her clearly not happy to receive Laertes' advice. Because the first scene was cut, Horatio’s “Where, my lord?” (in response to Hamlet saying that he thinks he sees his father) doesn’t really carry much weight or impact. Also, because that first scene is cut, we don't really know whether to believe Horatio when he tells Hamlet that he saw his father.
The cast is quite good, and in particular Cylan Brown really gives an excellent performance as Hamlet, making strong choices throughout.