Opens Mar 25, 2015
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In the spring, the Wilma will stage back-to-back productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's now classic behind-the-scenes comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, both directed by Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and using essentially the same cast for both productions. Bringing freshness to all aspects of the play, the title character in Shakespeare's tragedy will be played by the transformational and powerful actress, Zainab Jah, who recently appeared as Prudence in The Convert at the Wilma. Believed by many to be the greatest play written by Shakespeare, and by many others to be the greatest play written in the English language, the Wilma is excited to throw our voices into the mix. The fight for the throne of Denmark, quest for moral righteousness, and the complexities of vengeance within a 21st century context will be reexamined on the Wilma stage.