The opening night of The Shakespeare Theatre 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 29th February’16. The reviews from American theatre 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 an unsettlingly 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 powerfully 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
The play will be staged till 27th March’16. For those in the States wanting to see the show, tickets can be purchased from here: http://wfly.co/Bz06A