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Given that my father—a traditional Shakespearean professor and actor—once performed in Kiss Me, Kate and sang “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” (including the lyric “Just declaim a few lines from Othella and they’ll think you’re a helluva fella”), he would surely appreciate a version of Hamlet performed in the original Klingon. That’s right, it’s now possible to hear such well-known lines as taH pagh taHbe’ (“To be or not to be”)—and musings about Yorick—as they were meant to be performed. Stop by Shakespeare Speaks!, and you’ll see why the Klingon Language Institute firmly believes that “Hamlet truly is a Klingon story. It is about honor, revenge, and everyone is dead in the last scene.” Desserts (Klingon rokeg blood pie, perhaps?) and refreshments will follow the show, which begins at 8 p.m. at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. $20. (703) 751-5813. (Liz Eckstein)