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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
 
A limited number of reserved ASL seats are available for each performance to provide the best view of ASL used in the show. To book these tickets online, select your date below and choose the "Preferred ASL Viewing" price type. You can also email our box office to book your tickets. ASL interpreters will be available on site for most performances, stationed either at the box office or alongside one of our volunteer ushers. Please email the box office if you have any accessibility questions.

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Creative Team

 
ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY
Ravi Jain
 
ASL & VISUAL TRANSLATION BY
Dawn Jani Birley
 
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Lorenzo Savoini
 
SOUND DESIGNER
Thomas Ryder Payne
 
LIGHTING DESIGNER
André du Toit
 
STAGE MANAGER
Neha Ross
 
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Tamara Protic
 
PRODUCTION MANAGER & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Andrew Pye
 
PRODUCER & COMPANY MANAGER
Kevin Matthew Wong
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Kelly Read

Cast

 
HAMLET
Christine Horne
 
HORATIO/ASL & VISUAL TRANSLATION
Dawn Jani Birley
 
ROSENCRANTZ, PLAYER KING, GRAVEDIGGER, GUARD
Miriam Fernandes
 
POLONIUS
Barbara Gordon
 
OPHELIA
Jeff Ho
 
GUILDENSTERN, PLAYER QUEEN, OSRIC, GUARD
Hannah Miller
 
CLAUDIUS
Rick Roberts
 
LAERTES
Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
 
GERTRUDE
Karen Robinson
WHY NOT THEATRE ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT OF THE PERFORMING ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY

ASL - ENGLISH INTERPRETING SERVICES FOR PRINCE HAMLET WERE PROVIDED BY GLORIA BRIFOGLIO, KELLY FERGUSON, SHEILA JOHNSTON, KATE LEWIS AND SEAN POWER AND FUNDED BY THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT (KELA).

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Pre-show Chats

Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.
A WHY NOT THEATRE PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY CANADIAN STAGE
BERKELEY STREET COMPANY-IN-RESIDENCE
BERKELEY STREET COMPANIES-IN-RESIDENCE SPONSOR

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