Iranian expatriates in Vancouver to perform “Hamletak”

February 13, 2018

TEHRAN – The Blue Light Theater Group will perform “Hamletak” (“Little Hamlet”), a Persian musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet, at the Centennial Theatre in Vancouver on February 18, the Canadian theater has announced.

The group established by a number of Iranian expatriates in the city will use some traditional Persian performance styles including siah-bazi, a type of Iranian folk dramatic performing art, and traditional Persian puppet show kheimeh shab-bazi to perform the musical directed by Jubin Ghaziani.

The play has been written by Mohsen and Ofoq Iraji. Composer Alborz Rahmani will collaborate in the project.

The play is due to open with the recorded voice message of the veteran Iranian stage and screen actor Ali Nasirian.

Arash and Kasra Azad, Elnaz Rezai, Fadin Zahedi and Soheila Rahimi are the main members of the cast.

The performance is staged in Persian with a scene-by-scene breakdown in an English brochure.

Photo: A poster for “Hamletak” from the Blue Light Theater Group

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