May 16, 2023, Brampton | MainstreamCanadian.ca – One of the most highly anticipated performances will see the Canadian-Pakistani superstar Ahad Raza Mir starring as Hamlet this October at The Rose (Oct. 12 to 18).
Seeing a South Asian actor play the role in a major full-scale Canadian production is an important moment of representation for the Brampton community. This production is a furious, fast-paced Hamlet for our times, an electrifying tale of unhinged vengeance and tainted love that will thrill both purist and modern Shakespearean fans.
“The City of Brampton is a multicultural tapestry, and it’s our mission to showcase all of our city’s diversity on our stages. We aim to continue to embrace the incredible cultural fusion specific to Brampton and all our gifted creators, continue to experiment on our stages, and honour the classics but through a unique new lens,” says Executive Artistic Director Steven Schipper. “We’re fortunate to have such immense talent in this city and we can’t wait to see folks breaking barriers in roles that haven’t traditionally welcomed them.”
“Hamlet,” starring Ahad Raza Mir, was supposed to open in October 2020 at The Rose Brampton, but, in the wake of coronavirus, Mir took to social media to announce that the production would be postponed.
Today, Ahad Raza Mir took to Twitter to promote his upcoming performance.
Mir, studied theatre in Calgary and is an international, award-winning actor with leading roles in popular TV shows and films in Pakistan. Mir has established a career in Pakistan and has earned praise for portraying unconventional roles on screen, and is the recipient of a Lux Style Award.
For more information, visit Brampton On Stage.
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