Pakistani-American Hollywood actor Faran Tahir will be seen playing the title role in the theatrical rendition of Shakespeare’s classic literature work Othello, which will be staged at the Sidney Harman Hall, Washington DC in February 2016.
The play will be a Shakespeare Theatre Company production, with globally acclaimed director Ron Daniels managing the direction. He’s likewise an honorary associate manager at the RSC.
Othello, which is frequently termed as truly one of the finest works of English author William Shakespeare, is a tragedy which was written in 1603.
It narrates the story of his sure but unfaithful ensign, Iago and a Moorish general in the Venetian military; his precious wife Desdemona; his faithful lieutenant Cassio.
The story explores dark themes like repentance, love, envy, treachery, vengeance and racism. Over time, Othello has been adapted numerous times in movie, TV, opera, ballet, music, graphic paintings and novels, inspiring other fictional stories too.
Speaking about his delight on impersonating a character like Othello who possesses both greatness and weakness in the exact same time, Faran remarks, “I ‘m really excited to take on this particular challenge as well as the timely topics of the fantastic tragedy including the heartbreaking destruction of a guy”.