St. Ann's Warehouse has announced plans for its 2012-2013 season, the first to be presented in the theater's new home at 29 Jay Street.
The season will begin with the American premiere of Mies Julie which will run November 8-December 2. The work is written and directed by Yael Farber and produced by the Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of Cape Town in association with South African State Theatre.
The American premiere of Opus No. 7 will be directed by Dmitry Krymov. The spectacle in two parts—replete with larger-than-life puppets, cacophonous dancing pianos, musicians who become actors, actors who become acrobats, and walls that erupt with imagery— explores the legacy of oppression against Soviet Jews and artists under Stalin. Opus No. 7 will run January 9-19, 2013.
Cynthia Hopkins' new song cycle extravaganza, This Clement World, will run February 5-17. Performed with a live 15-piece chorus and band, the show blends original avant-folk songs with Hopkins' own documentary footage from an Arctic expedition with Cape Farewell, delivering an artistic perspective of our global climate change.
Emma Rice will direct the New York premiere of The Wild Bride February 23-March 17. This story of a father who accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil turns out to be a clever romance. In addition to Rice's celebrated theatrical storytelling, the production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by a live band.
Tristan Sturrockreturns this season, performing Mayday Mayday (April 16-May 5), a solo show in which he recounts his real-life, near-death fall and his miraculous recovery from it.
Cora Bissett's Roadkill will run off-site June 4-30, In the piece, audiences of just 25 at a time will board a bus at St. Ann's Warehouse and accompany 13-year-old Mary and her "auntie" to Mary's new "home," a benign-looking Brooklyn apartment, where audiences will come face to face with the cruel world of human trafficking.
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