C.I.C.T/Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord’s
THE GRAND INQUISITOR

From The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevksy
Adapted by Marie-Hélène Estienne
Featuring Bruce Myers
Direction – Peter Brook

Light Design – Philippe Vialatte

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Prices:
Single tickets, $75.00 each.

CheapTix Sundays, $20.00 (all tickets for all Sunday evening performances at 7:00pm; tickets are available in advance and
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Description:
Renowned director Peter Brook (Marat/Sade, The Mahabharata) continues his long time collaboration with the renowned actor Bruce Myers (The Mahabharata, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) in Marie-Hélène Estienne’s (French version of Far Away) adaptation of the Inquisitor section of The Brothers Karamazov. Together, they bring Dostoyevsky’s chilling parable about the perversion of religious faith to life.

The Grand Inquisitor is a co-presentation with Theatre for a New Audience. As it is a strictly limited engagement, single tickets will be in short supply and your membership with New York Theatre Workshop or subscription with Theatre for a New Audience guarantees that you won’t be shut out of a truly unique theatrical event.

Dates: First preview, Wednesday, October 22; opening night, Wednesday, October 29; final performance,
Sunday, November 23, 2008.

Extended to November 30, 2008

Performance schedule:
Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 2:00pm & 8:00pm; Sunday at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

There will be a student group matinee on Thursday, November 13 at 1pm. Call for availablility for single student $20 tickets. Normal student ticket rules apply.

Exceptions:
No performance on Sunday, November 16 at 7:00pm.

Extention dates:
Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 26 at 8:00pm
No performance on Thursday, November 27
Friday, November 28 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Saturday, November 20 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Performance Calendar

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Study Guide for The Grand Inquisitor


TFANA Talks

TFANA Talks are conversations with a moderator and two panelists consisting of noted scholars and artists, which last one hour. The moderator leads a discussion with the panelists for approximately ½ hour then opens the discussion to include questions from the audience. TFANA talks will take place after the performance in the theatre.

Sat, Nov 1 after the 2pm matinee performance
Panelists: Liza Knapp, Associate Professor at Columbia University and author of The Annihilation of Inertia: Dostoyevsky and Metaphysics; and Deborah Martinsen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature and author of Surprised by Shame: Dostoyevsky’s Liars and Narrative Exposure.

Sat, Nov 8 after the 2pm matinee performance
Panelist: Robert Belknap, Professor Emeritus of Russian at Columbia University and author of The Structure of The Brothers Karamazov and The Genesis of The Brothers Karamazov.

 

AfterWords (post-performance audience discussion):
Tuesday, November 11
Tuesday, November 18

TFANA Talks (free post-performance panel discussions with notable artists and scholars
sponsored by Theatre For A New Audience):

Saturday, November 1 after the 2pm performance
Saturday, November 8 after the 2pm performance

Running time:
55 minutes with no intermission


About the artists:
Peter Brook was born in London in 1925. He directed his first play there in 1943. He then went on to direct over 70 productions in London, Paris, and New York. His work with the Royal Shakespeare Company includes Love’s Labour’s Lost (1946), Measure for Measure (1950), Titus Andronicus (1955), King Lear (1962), Marat/Sade (1964), US (1966), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970) and Antony and Cleopatra (1978). In 1971, he founded the International Centre for Theatre Research in Paris and in 1974, opened its permanent base in the Bouffes du Nord Théâtre. There, he directed Timon of Athens, The Ik, Ubu aux Bouffes, Conference of the Birds, L’O’s, The Cherry Orchard, The Mahabharata, Woza Albert!, The Tempest, The Man Who, Qui est là?, O! les Beaux Jours, Je suis un Phénomène, Le Costume, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Far Away, La Mort de Krishna, Ta Main dans la Mienne, Tierno Bokar, Sizwe Banzi est mort and Fargments - many of these performing in both French and English. In opera, he directed La Bohème, Boris Godounov, The Olympians, Salomé and Le Nozze deFigaro at Covent Garden; Faust and Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York; La Tragédie de Carmen and Impressions of Pelleas at the Bouffes du Nord, Paris; and Don Giovanni for Aix en Provence Festival. Mr. Brook’s autobiography, Threads of Time, was published in 1998 and joins other titles including The Empty Space (1968) –translated into over 15 languages, The Shifting Point (1987), Evoking (and Forgetting) Shakepeare (2002), and There are No Secrets (1993). His films include Lord of the Flies, Marat/Sade, King Lear, Moderato Cantabile, The Mahabharata and Meetings with Remarkable Men.

Marie-Hélène Estienne has taken part in many theatre and cinema projects as author and production assistant. While a journalist at Le Nouvel Observateur and Les Nouvelles Littéraires, she became Michel Guy’s assistant, working on the programming of the Paris Festival d’Automne. In 1974 she worked on the casting of Peter Brook’s Timon of Athens. She joined C.I.C.T. in 1977 for Ubu aux Bouffes and has since been production assistant for the Centre’s work. Ms. Estienne was also Brook’s assistant for La Tragédie de Carmen and The Mahabharata and artistic collaborator for The Tempest, Impressions de Pelléas and more recently The Tragedy of Hamlet (2000). This collaboration developed to include dramaturgy for Woza Albert!, The Man Who, and Qui est là? She co-authored, with Mr. Brook, Je suis un Phénomène, presented at Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (1998). She produced the French language adaptation of Le Costume (“The Suit”) by Can Themba, created in 1999 at Théâtre. des Bouffes du Nord as well as Far Away by Caryl Churchill in 2002. Ms. Estienne collaborates to the directing and signs together with Jean Claude Carriere the texts for La Tragédie d’Hamlet (2002) and La Mort de Krishna. Recently Ms. Estienne realized the French adaptation of Ta main dans la mienne by Carol Rocamora, signed 2003 the theatrical adaptation of Le Grand Inquisiteur by Dostoyevksy and in 2004, Tierno Bokar from Amadou Hampate Ba’s works.

Bruce Myers was born in England, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, then worked with the Liverpool Everyman for three years. He was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1967 to 1970, and was an original member of Peter Brook’s C.I.C.T., participating in most of its productions including Orghast, Timon of Athens, The Iks, Ubu, Measure for Measure, The Conference of the Birds, The Mahabharta (play and film), The Tempest, The Man Who (on tour), Qui est là?, Je suis un Phénomène, The Tragedy of Hamlet, and Tierno Bokar. In 1979, Mr. Myers performed in The Dibbuk at New York's Public Theater, then created his own version, Un dibbouk pour deux, in Paris. In 1992, he directed Le Puits des Saints and in 1993, acted in Quelle Tristesse/La Fin de l’Allée both in Lausanne. He has acted in many television and feature films. In 1995, he directed Leivick’s Golem at the Hamburger Kammerspiele. Bruce Myers also regularly gives workshops around the world.

 

 

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