Clowning Around With Hamlet

GET: To see a bunch of clowns recreate and struggle to play Hamlet

IN: Prithvi Theatre, 20 Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Mumbai 400049 Box Office: 022 26149546

ON: From the 17th- 20th February 2011, at 9 pm on weekdays and at 6 and 9 pm on the weekends.

IT: Here’s a Brief Plot Summary – A bunch of Clowns are putting up a show of Hamlet – they sometimes misinterpret the text, sometimes find new meanings in it, sometimes try and understand it, very often make a mess of it.They chose to use some phrases from the play and mix it with gibberish. They even edited the text, threw out some important scenes, and made a mess of the order of things as if the pages got mixed up. But through all this, they were simply looking for the essence of Hamlet, and trying to find a context in our own times.

Cast: Atul Kumar, Kalki Koechlin, Sujay Saple, Neil Bhoopalam, Namit Das, Puja Sarup

Written by William Shakespeare, Directed by Rajat Kapoor this play should be a great start to the weekend!

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