St. Ann’s Warehouse Season Announced

first_img Harriet Walter will headline an all-female production of The Tempest at St. Ann’s Warehouse. The show, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, comes from London’s Donmar Warehouse, where Lloyd helmed all-female productions of Julius Caesar and Henry IV—both of which also played the Brooklyn venue. The season will also include a 24-hour marathon concert from Taylor Mac and a new play from Penny Arcade.The season kicks off on September 15 with the world premiere culmination of Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Mac will perform eight different three-hour concerts focusing on a particular era of American history (beginning with 1776-1806), utilizing props, special guests and costumes by Machine Dazzle. On October 8, Mac will present all eight concerts consecutively in a 24-hour marathon performance.The season continues from November 8-27 with the American premiere of Daniel Kitson’s Mouse: The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought. The British comedian and storyteller previous presented The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church, It’s Always Right Now, Until It’s Later and Analog.Ue at St. Ann’s.Arcade’s Longing Lasts Longer will make its American premiere at the Brooklyn venue from December 1 through December 11. Like her previous works, Arcade will blend stand-up comedy, music and storytelling. In the new show, she’ll explore and critique the “suburbanization” of New York City.The Tempest will run from January 13, 2017 through February 12. In addition to Walter, the cast will include several alums from Lloyd’s previous Shakespeare stagings: Jade Anouka, Shiloh Coke, Jackie Clune, Karen Dunbar, Sophie Stanton and Caroline Valdés. Also on board are Sheila Atim and Martina Laird.The season concludes with Kneehigh’s production of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, based on the book by Michael Morpugo and co-adapted by Shakespeare’ Globe Artistic Director Emma Rice. The show follows Lily, a young girl in Devon, England who, along with her cat, Adolphus, experience the arrival of a group of soldiers sent to her home to rehearse the D-Day invasion. Performances will run from March 16 through April 9. Harriet Walter & Phyllida Lloyd(Photos: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images & Caitlin McNaney) View Commentslast_img

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