Brooklyn's St. Ann’s Warehouse has announced the final three additions to their 2023-2024 season.
Joining the previously announced productions of How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons, The Life & Times of Michael K, and Volcano will be three plays that originated in the U.K. last year.
Almeida Theatre's production of The Hunt, starring Tobias Menzies (The Crown, Game of Thrones), will play the Brooklyn venue beginning February 16, 2024. Based on Thomas Vinterberg’s 2012 film Jagten, The Hunt catapults audiences into some of today’s thorniest questions surrounding mob justice when an elementary school teacher accused of misconduct by a child in a rural Danish hunting town. Directed by Rupert Goold and featuring sets by Es Devlin, The Hunt is the second adaptation of a Vinterberg work presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse, following its 2012 U.S. premiere of Grzegorz Jarzyna’s Festen.
Next up, Grenfell: in the words of survivors will play the venue April 13, 2024 through May 12. A new production from London’s National Theatre directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) and Anthony Simpson-Pike (The P Word), the play centers on the North Kensington community who protected and cared for one another before, during, and after a devastating 2017 public housing tower fire that killed 72 people. Compiled from testimonies drawn from verbatim interviews with some of the survivors and bereaved, the play—by South African writer Gillian Slovo—reveals the impact of the multiple failures that led to the national disaster.
Finally, Fix + Foxy’s Dark Noon will run from June 7 to July 7, 2024. A hit on the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (and a Playbill Pick), the show sees South African artists (including co-director and choreographer Nhlanhla Mahlangu) and seven South African actors join forces with acclaimed Danish director Tue Biering to spin the myth of the American Wild West, as endlessly glorified by Hollywood westerns of the 1950s, on its head. Performed on a bare stage, the skeleton film set of a Western town emerges in real time as the actors embody the distinctive characters of America’s past: cowboys, gold seekers, missionaries, enslaved Africans, Chinese workers, Native Americans, prostitutes, Bluecoats, and Confederates.
Says St. Ann’s Artistic Director Susan Feldman, “When Erik and I traveled, we found artists (and audiences) out in full force. We were privileged to bear witness, up close, to revelatory artists at work. We saw huge bursts of creativity—works of forgiveness and tolerance, solace, and defiant playfulness. We could imagine them transforming our theatre and transporting our audiences to new theatrical experiences here in New York City. Every title has something personal and memorable to offer. Taken together, the season sends messages of empathy and hope to people who might see themselves on that stage. These shows make a strong argument for the continuing power and vitality of theatre.”
For more information, visit StAnnsWarehouse.org.