Hamlet, Red Bull Theater

Presented in English and Farsi
Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, USA
May 2, 2016

“This provocative dual-language adaptation of Hamlet, featuring Tony Award-nominated actor Arian Moayed, is set in Persia circa 1916, on the eve of the first World War and the arrival of the British.

Prince Hamlet returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. With passages spoken in Farsi, this version of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy explores the resonance between Hamlet‘s central dilemma and the pressures of embracing or resisting Western influences – cultural, political and spiritual – both then and now. It is a searingly relevant and vibrantly fresh take on one of the most influential dramas in English literature.

The OBIE Award-Winning Revelation Readings series provides a unique opportunity to hear new classic plays performed by many of the finest actors in New York.” –description from the Red Bull website.

Red Bull Theater and Waterwell (co-presentation)
Directed by Tom Ridgely
Featuring Mohammad Aghebati, Amir Arison, Brendan Averett, Soraya Broukhim, Cary Donaldson, Abraham Makany, Arian Moayed, Seth Numrich, Debargo Sanyal, Babak Tafti, Faran Tahir, Sheila Vand, Bernard White, Janet Zarish, and more.

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