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See Shakespeare In The Original Klingon On Sunday At Washington DC Benefit March 1, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , trackback

You have never experienced Shakespeare until you have seen his work performed in the original Klingon. And Washington DC area residents have that opportunity this weekend at the WSC Avant Bard one-night special event "Shakespeare in Klingon II." More details below, plus a video report on the show.

 

Experience Shakespeare in the original Klingon at WSC performance

WSC Avant Bard (formerly the Washington Shakespeare Theater Company) is again returning to Klingon with a one-night special benefit this sunday titled “An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon II: The Wrath of (Michael) Kahn.”

The event is to benefit the WSC and to celebrate the WSC’s artistic director Michael Kahn. The show will include performances of scenes from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Tempest and other plays. All of it will be in Klingon along with an English translation. The evening will also include a short talk with Klingon language inventor (and member of the WSC board) Marc Okrand.

Tickets for the benefit come in two flavors:

There is also a Groupon Discount Ticket for $42.

DATE: Sunday, March 4, 2012
TIME: 8:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Rosslyn Spectrum

More info at wscavantbard.org/shakespeareinklingonii/

Here is a report on the show from MyFoxDC

Group Performs Shakespeare in Star Trek’s Klingon Language: MyFoxDC.com

Thanks to Felix.

Comments

1. Peter Loader - March 1, 2012

Could be very interesting… in a Klingon sort of way.

2. Basement Blogger - March 1, 2012

You Klingon Trekkers are great. So, go other there and break a leg.

3. Phil - March 1, 2012

Word on the street is Dr. Marc Okrand will be in attendance as well.

4. Phil - March 1, 2012

At the reception I mean.

5. Harry Ballz - March 1, 2012

Hey, look, I love Star Trek as much as the next guy, but I think some people have WAY too much free time on their hands!

6. loghaD (a.k.a. Felix) - March 1, 2012

@Phil (#3): I certainly expect so; the text on the website suggests it, and previously he’s even played roles and taken part in Q&A sessions on-stage.

Really wish I could attend, but there’s a bit too much Atlantic Ocean in the way :P

7. Danpaine - March 1, 2012

Went to an Atlantic City convention with my wife once. Stopped in a Burger King for a snack. Sitting at a table were two Klingon ladies in full regalia, speaking Klingon as they ate.

Not only was that her last convention, but that wife, is now my EX-wife.

8. punkspocker - March 1, 2012

I would love to have a role in this- two of my passions!

9. CmdrR - March 1, 2012

Man, that musta really spiked FoxDC’s ratings.

Q’Pla on your book, guys.

10. Brian - March 1, 2012

Yes, Marc Okrand will be taking part. Don’t miss!

11. Brevard - March 1, 2012

Actually, Michael Kahn is the Artistic Director of DC’s The Shakespeare Theatre which has no relation to WSC’s Avant Bard. They are two different theatres. Mr. Kahn just happens to be lending himself to Avant Bard’s fundraiser.

12. Brevard - March 1, 2012

Mr. Okrand is a member of Avant Bard’s Board of Directors so I am sure he will be in attendance.

13. Dee - lvs moon' surface - March 1, 2012

How do I say “WOW” in Klingon?…. LOL

;-) :-)

14. MJ - March 1, 2012

Is that Shatner on the left?

15. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - March 2, 2012

I saw the Klingon Christmas Carrol in Chicago and it was pretty cool!

16. Orb of the Emissary - March 2, 2012

Qapla’ !

17. Orb of the Emissary - March 2, 2012

taH pagh taHbe’

18. Boris - March 2, 2012

Does it come with English subtitles? Shakespeare’s translation remains a work of art, of course, but I’m looking for a modern translation from the original Klingon.

19. rm10019 - March 2, 2012

Go out there and break a targ!

20. Keachick - rose pinenut - March 2, 2012

Last night (Friday, 2 March) I watched Whose Line Is It Anyway? hosted by Drew Carrey. I don’t know if anyone has seen the show. In it there are four actors who have to improvise small comic sketches on subject matter (quite often totally off-the-wall stuff) given to them by the host and/or the audience. In one item, two of the them had to speak in a foreign language, while the other two gave the English translation for each. An audience member yelled out that the language should be Klingon, and so it was.

Totally hilarious…not only the Klingon speakers, but also the translations given. Apparently it takes a lot of wording (some spat and growled) to get out the English word “what?”. Who knew…LOL

21. Robert Bernardo - March 2, 2012

Darn! Too bad that benefit is not in California!

Keachick wrote:

> In one item, two of the them had to speak in a foreign language, while the other two gave the English translation for each. An audience member yelled out that the language should be Klingon, and so it was.

Yeah, I seem to remember that episode. It was great!

22. TrekkerChick - March 3, 2012

I wonder of they refer to MacB___ as “The Praxis Play”?

23. TrekkerChick - March 3, 2012

“if”

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