The new season also features a debut opera by Once writer Enda Walsh as well as a circus that will take place in a spaceship tent under the Brooklyn Bridge.
St. Ann's, which presents critically acclaimed theatrical productions from around the world, is on the cusp of opening its new home: a 25,000 square foot theatre on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Here is the 2015-16 season at a glance:
The Donmar Warehouse production of
Henry IV, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Nov. 6 – Dec. 6
London's Donmar Warehouse returns following the 2013 all-female production of Julius Caesar, also directed by Lloyd. In the same vein, the company presents an all-woman cast, led by Harriet Walter, for Henry IV. Set against the backdrop of women in prison, the production ignites important conversations about gender and equality.
Landmark Productions/Wide Open Opera
The Last Hotel; A New Opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh
Jan 8 – 17, 2016
Co-presented with PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now (Toxic Psalms) and Irish Arts Center, The Last Hotel is Walsh's first opera. According to press notes, the opera begins with a man silently mopping the floor with a bucket full of bloody water, preparing for the next guest. Three people nervously meet in the parking lot. "There will be a death."
A Mini-Festival of New Puppet Theater from The Lab
Jan. 28 – 31, 2016
St. Ann's Puppet Lab celebrates 18 years with another annual festival showcasing new works-in-progress.
American Repertory Theater’s
Nice Fish; Conceived, Written and Adapted by Louis Jenkins and Mark Rylance
Directed by Claire van Kampen
Feb. 14 – March 13, 2016
New York Premiere
Internationally acclaimed actor Rylance returns to Brooklyn in a play he has co-written with Louis Jenkins based on Jenkins' book of poems of the same name. The production, which premiered at the Guthrie Theater, reflects the wry, surreal quality of the poetic work, set at the end of the fishing season on a lake in frozen Minnesota. There, two men search for answers to life's biggest questions.
A Young Vic & Joshua Andrews Production
A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Benedict Andrews
April 23 – May 22, 2016
In association with Bruno Wang Productions, Australian director Benedict Andrews brings his acclaimed production of the Williams' classic, starring Anderson as Blanche DuBois and Foster as Stanley Kowalski. Andrews stages the play in the round, with a revolving set in the center.
NoFit State Circus
Directed by Firenza Guidi
May 3 – 29
North American Premiere The international company of 35 performers and technicians, known for inventing worlds that break down boundaries between the real and imaginary, will touch down in a spaceship tent under the Brooklyn Bridge for a month-long residency. The show blends large-scale imagery, circus, live music, movement and innovative design.
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