A WORLD PREMIERE
BY 'RUSSIA'S DISSIDENT DETECTIVE NOVELIST' (The New Yorker)
Set in a crumbling hierarchical empire, HAMLET. A VERSION shifts the usual focus from the iconic philosophical title character to the intrigue, opportunism, and political scheming of a burgeoning police state.
This starkly realized new world order, insidiously ushered in by murderous and destabilizing tactics, provides a whole new meaning to the phrase
‘something is rotten in the state of Denmark.’
From a curiously flat-footed Hamlet and a self-aggrandizing ‘Polonius the First’, to the questionable death of the old king and a torrid affair between Gertrude and Claudius, Boris Akunin’s HAMLET. A VERSION provides a radically prescient perspective on a contemporary political issue: how to eradicate the old to make way for the new.
But who gets caught in the crossfire?
This WORLD PREMIERE of Boris Akunin's HAMLET. A VERSION
would not be possible without the generous financial support of the following donors:
Lali Japaridze and William Gregory Coleman
Anna and Robert Steinhouse
Mariam and Richard Charlton
Mzia and Revaz Gachechiladze
Marina and Stephen Jones
Jerry Goldman and Susan Kennedy