Hamlet

“A magnetic reminder of where Hamlet came from and what he has lost.”

– New York Times

Tony nominee Arian Moayed (The HumansBengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) offers a revelatory new reading of the “melancholy Dane”. Set in Persia a hundred years ago, on the eve of World War I, Waterwell’s Hamlet weaves passages of Farsi translation into the English of Shakespeare’s masterpiece of crisis and identity. In it, a traditional way of life is being threatened by an evolving world, the land is being threatened by encroaching foreign interests, and a young man finds himself uprooted and torn between opposing customs, values and codes. Featuring a vibrant score that seamlessly blends traditional Persian and modern western elements, this is a bold re-imagining of the most renowned play in any language.

Drama Desk nominee and Waterwell co-founder Tom Ridgely directs.

“Brilliant and insightful.”

– Manhattan Digest