Stage Play Othello Featuring Faran Tahir Receives Acclaim From American Press.
[Wednesday, March 9 ]: The opening night of The Shakespeare Theater Company’s play Othello, which stars Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir in the lead, took place at the Sidney Harman Hall (Washington DC) on February 29, 2016 The reviews from American theater critics are out and Faran’s performance, in particular, has left an indelible impression.
The Washington Post had this to say: “On the steel floor of designer Riccardo Hernandez’s industrial, post-World War I set, Tahir performs a convincing rendition of Othello’s epileptic fit, shaking as if 10,000 volts are coursing through his body. It’s a wholesale collapse of Othello’s nervous system we are witnessing. The virile leader of armies, racked by suspicion, is made to feel powerful the one sensation more devastating to him even than love: helplessness”.
Following is the link to Ron and Faran speaking about their backgrounds, past interactions and their experience of working together on Othello: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coquy2cMdK0
The trailer of the play can be watched here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU7LaE6aFYg
The play will be staged till March 27, 2016. For those in the States wanting to see the show, tickets can be purchased from here: http://wfly.co/Bz06A
The Shakespeare Theater Company’s Box Office Staff can be contacted at +1 202.547.1122 for any questions or help needed with ticket purchases.