fbpx Why Not Theatre: Prince Hamlet | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

You are here

Why Not Theatre: Prince Hamlet

Adapted and directed by Ravi Jain

Please note that there is no late seating for this event.

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.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Krannert Center.

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Sa Oct 01, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 60 / Standard 25 / SC 20 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10