In August 1831, Nat Turner led a slave uprising that shook the conscience of the nation. Turner's startling account of his prophecy and the insurrection was recorded and published by attorney Thomas R. Gray. NYTW 2050 Fellow Nathan Alan Davis makes his New York debut with a timely new play that imagines Turner’s final night in a jail cell in Jerusalem, Virginia, as he is revisited by Gray and they reckon with what has passed and what the dawn will bring. Woven with vivid imagery and indelible lyricism, Nat Turner in Jerusalem examines the power of an individual's resolute convictions and their seismic reverberations through time.
Scenic Design by Susan Zeeman Rogers
Costume Design by Montana Blanco
Lighting Design by Mary Louise Geiger
Sound Design by Nathan Leigh
Fight Direction by Thomas Schall
Dialect Coach Dawn-Elin Fraser
Stage Manager Shelley Miles
Featuring Phillip James Brannon and Rowan Vickers
NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM runs approximately 100 minutes with no intermission.
NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award winner Sam Gold will return to NYTW to direct David Oyelowo (Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Histories, Selma, Queen of Katwe) in the title role and Daniel Craig (Betrayal, Spectre) as ‘Iago’ in William Shakespeare’s Othello.
**Single tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, October 5 at 12PM EST online by phone at 212-460-5475. There will be no in-person sales at the box office on October 5. All tickets are $125 and standard ticketing fees apply to all orders. Opening night is not available for sale to the public. There will be a limit of 8 tickets per person.
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Scenic Design by Andrew Lieberman
Costume Design by David Zinn
Lighting Design by Jane Cox
Sound Design by Bray Poor
Fight Direction by Thomas Schall
Voice Consultant Andrew Wade
Dramaturg and Text Consultant Michael Sexton
Featuring David Wilson Barnes, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Rachel Brosnahan, Daniel Craig, Blake DeLong, Glenn Fitzgerald, Slate Holmgren, Anthony Michael Lopez, Matthew Maher, Nikki Massoud, David Oyelowo, Kyle Vincent Terry, Finn Wittrock
Actor-illusionist-inventor and NYTW Usual Suspect Geoff Sobelle’s “virtuosic” New York Times Critics Pick The Object Lesson comes to NYTW for a strictly limited engagement. This immersive theatrical installation turns the theatre into a storage facility of gargantuan proportion where audiences are free to roam and poke through the clutter. Sobelle transforms this makeshift attic into a space of reflection and wonder as he unpacks our relationship to everyday objects: breaking, buying, finding, fixing, giving, losing, winning, trading, selling, stealing, storing, collecting, cluttering, clearing, packing up, passing on, buried under… a world of things. The Object Lesson is a meditation on the stuff we cling to and the crap we leave behind.
In a two-part theatrical event, NYTW Usual Suspect Ed Sylvanus Iskandar brings to life the singularly poetic world of playwright and NYTW Usual Suspect Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners and Her Portmanteau. Performed in repertory, these two chapters of Udofia's sweeping, nine-part saga, The Ufot Cycle, chronicle the triumphs and losses of the tenacious matriarch of a Nigerian family. In Sojourners, a young, pregnant Abasiama struggles with the responsibilities of her arranged marriage as her husband becomes seduced by 1970s American culture. Intent on finishing her university studies so that she can return to Nigeria, Abasiama weighs her dreams and obligations as she attempts to move forward. Decades later, the full impact of her decision erupts when Abasiama’s family is reunited in Her Portmanteau. As Nigerian traditions clash with the realities of American life, Abasiama and her daughters must confront complex familial legacies that span time, geography, language and culture. Presented in two parts, this heartrending pairing probes into the ties that bind mothers and daughters and how we define home. Sojourners and Her Portmanteau are produced in association with The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) who premiered Sojourners last winter in a limited engagement world premiere production.
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