SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES)
on the novel by Ernest Hemingway
Created by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins
fall Elevator Repair Service (ERS) electrified
audiences with the triumphant GATZ, based on F. Scott
Fitzgeralds’s The Great Gatsby, and their interpretation
of The Sound And The Fury received critical acclaim when
it debuted at NYTW in 2008. The 2011-2012 Season begins with the
long-awaited return of ERS to New York Theatre Workshop with the
final chapter in their trilogy of classic American literature.
THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) will present
a fresh take on Ernest Hemingway’s tale of young expatriates
living in Europe after World War I. Journalist Jake Barnes, his
former lover Lady Brett Ashley and the writer Robert Cohn inhabit
Europe to cope with post-war realities and enter the “age
of anxiety” following the end of the war.
Book by Enda Walsh
Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta
on the Motion Picture Written & Directed by John Carney
by John Tiffany
staging by Steven Hoggett
creators of the acclaimed Black Watch, director John Tiffany
and choreographer Steven Hoggett, join forces
with playwright/screenwriter Enda Walsh (Penelope,
Hunger, The Walworth Farce) to bring the hit independent film
ONCE, winner of a 2007 Academy Award for the
hit song “Falling Slowly,” to the stage.
the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant
are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course
of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration
quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored
by the emotionally charged music that has made ONCE
an international sensation.
will feature sets and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer
Bob Crowley (The History Boys, Mary Poppins),
lighting by Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz (Aida,
The Coast of Utopia), and musical direction by Martin
Lowe (Mamma Mia!).
Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader
Directed by Shana Gold
A Co-Production with
Fadwa Faranesh, an unmarried, 30-something Palestinian woman living
in Bethlehem in the politically volatile West Bank. Known for
her delectable cooking and deep-seated sense of duty to her family
and aging father, our kitchen maven insists on continuing the
preparations for the wedding of her younger sister, despite constraints
of daily life under occupation. Politics blend with family tensions
to create a sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking meal.
Story by Lameece Issaq and Jacob Kader,
this new play melds the fight a Palestinian family wages to hold
onto its traditional culture with its need to celebrate love,
joy and hope. NYTW teams up with company-in-residence Noor
Theatre to present FOOD AND FADWA
By Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson
Based on Homer's Iliad
Translated by Robert Fagles
by Lisa Peterson
creators Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
have crafted a sprawling yarn based on Homer’s epic poem.
AN ILIAD spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses,
undying love and endless battles told through an original and
immediate voice. Making its New York premier, Tony Award-winning
actors Denis O’Hare (Assassins, Take
Me Out) and Stephen Spinella (Angels
in America) will alternate as performers in this sweeping
account of humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence,
destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan
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