DOGG’S HAMLET, CAHOOT’S MACBETH
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Kevin Confoy
In Dogg’s Hamlet, a group of young actors are setting up for their production Hamlet, performed in its original language. The catch? These students speak “Dogg” – a language comprised of English words, but with different meanings. When an English-speaking delivery man arrives with their set components, both languages break down and new ways of communication must be devised. Capped off with a hilarious 15-minute Hamlet. This is Stoppard at his word-playing, gleeful best.
In Cahoot’s Macbeth, the second play in Tom Stoppard’s pairing, renegade actors stage a secret performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that becomes a stark and moving metaphor for resistance in a time of censorship.
Spring Rep – May 1, 2014 – May 25, 2014
At The Wild Project 195 E. 3rd Street (Ave. B)
Phoenix 10th Anniversary Season!
“The incorrigibly playful Stoppard has never been more serious than in this most playful of his works [Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth]. Like George Orwell, Stoppard knows that language and liberty are intertwined: when language is perverted, corrupted or forcibly repressed, so is liberty.”—Newsweek
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