Krystian Lupa, Poland's most renowned and influential director, makes his Lincoln Center Festival debut with the Stary Teatr production of Kalkwerk, based the chilling 1970 novel of the same name by Austrian author Thomas Bernhard. Known here at The Limeworks, Kalkwerk is a study of an obsessive scientist mentally imprisoned by his work and his captive wife. Lupa, who has been directing plays since 1979, was first attracted to the work of Thomas Bernhard in 1992 when he did his own stage adaptation of Kalkwerk. He has staged two other works by the author. Lupa's staging of The Three Sisters by Chekhov at American Repertory Theater in Boston in 2006 first brought his work to the attention of American audiences.