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Krannert Center Events: 2022-2023 Season

About This Event

Adapted and directed by Ravi Jain

ASL and Visual Adaptation by Dawn Jani Birley

Ravi Jain’s remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast—challenging traditional ideas of who can tell this story. Interweaving Shakespeare’s spoken text with heightened and poetic American Sign Language, this groundbreaking production creates a visually stunning retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences. You’ve never experienced Hamlet like this before.

Featuring Dawn Jani Birley as Horatio (Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best Actress in a Play). “This is no ordinary Hamlet”- Toronto Star

This performances contains Shakespearean violence and is recommended for ages 12 and up.

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 5:30pm in the Tryon Festival Theatre.

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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