Hamlet, Prince of Grief
Leev Theater Group (Iran)
Directed by Mohammad Aghebati
Written by Mohammad Charmshir
Running Time: 30 minutes
The Public Theater: 425 Lafayette Street
$20 Tickets: publictheater.org or call 212-967-7555.
Using household objects and children's toys to play out a domestic and political history of betrayal and death, Shakepeare's tragic hero comes to terms with his violent fate through an obsessive retelling of the moments that preceded the tragedy.
Featuring acclaimed Iranian actor Afshin Hashemi, Hamlet, Prince of Grief was first presented in Iran by Leev Theater Group, which was chosen as Iran's "Best Theater Group" by the Critics and Writers Association of Iran's Theater House and was named Tehran's "Best Theater Group" by the Dramatic Arts Center.
In Farsi with English supertitles
"The play reorganizes the regulations of the text and provides a modern and contemporary view into the classic work." - Tehran Theatre Club
Supported by The Jim Henson Foundation
Photos by Reza Ghaziani and Ehsan Matoori