St. Ann’s Warehouse has unveiled highlights from its upcoming 40th anniversary season, a lineup that includes the Gate Theatre Dublin’s production of Hamlet, starring Oscar nominee Ruth Negga and directed by Yaël Farber. Ruth Negga will make her American theatrical debut playing the title role of the Danish prince for a monthlong run, beginning performances Feb. 1, 2020.
The unconventional, gender-blurring take on a Shakespeare classic shifts the focus from the title character’s anguish and identity to the power of the prince’s resistance against treachery and the raw usurpation of power.
Reviewing the production in The Guardian, Michael Billington wrote: “The Irish-Ethiopian Negga is a fascinating mix of male and female: a dark-suited, swift-spoken, ferociously intelligent figure who sees both through Elsinore’s corruption and his/her inability to counter it.”
Tickets on sale to general public: Wed, July 31 – here