Ravi Jain's remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-flipped cast, challenging conventional ideas of who gets to tell this story. Struggling with the death of his royal father and his mother's hasty re-marriage to his uncle — and murderer of the king — Hamlet undertakes the harrowing task of avenging his father's untimely death. Combining spoken word and American Sign Language, this groundbreaking production creates a fully integrated retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences.
"This is no ordinary Hamlet ... remixed, reinvigorated avant bard for our times"
– TORONTO STAR
Best of 2017
– TORONTO STAR, NOW MAGAZINE
- Location: Berkeley Street Theatre
- Run Time: Approx. 2 hours 45 minutes (including one 15 minute intermission)
- Audience Advisory: Haze and strobe-like lighting effects, loud noises, sexual content.
WRITTEN BYWilliam Shakespeare
ADAPTED + DIRECTED BYRavi Jain
SET + COSTUME DESIGNERLorenzo Savoini
SOUND DESIGNERThomas Ryder Payne
LIGHTING DESIGNERAndre du Toit
STAGE MANAGERNeha Ross
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERTamara Protic
ASSISTANT DIRECTORPamela Feghali
PHOTOThe Ensemble by Bronwen Sharp
ROSENCRANTZ/PLAYER KING/GRAVEDIGGERMiriam Fernandes
GUILDENSTERN/PLAYER QUEENHannah Miller
HORATIODawn Jani Birley
Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
Thursday, April 13, 20177:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.