William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia: Starring British Actress Zainab Jah as Hamlet
In the spring, the Wilma will stage back-to-back productions of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Tom Stoppard’s now classic behind-the-scenes comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, both directed by Wilma Artistic Director Blanka Zizka and using essentially the same cast for both productions. The title character in Shakespeare’s tragedy will be played by the powerful actress Zainab Jah, who appeared as Prudence in last season’s production of The Convert.
Prudence (Zainab Jah) enjoying a pipe and cup of tea at Chilford’s house
in the world premiere production of The Convert by Danai Gurira,
directed by Emily Mann
The Wilma is excited to produce what many believe to be the greatest
play written by Shakespeare, and many others consider the greatest play
written in the English language. The fight for the throne of Denmark,
quest for moral righteousness, and complexities of vengeance within a
21st century context will be reexamined on our stage.