About This Show

NOTE: This production is postponed until further notice.

First produced in 1965, when it won an Obie Award as part of the Robert Lowell trilogy “The Old Glory,” Benito Cereno has not been seen in New York since a 1976 revival.

Based on Melville’s novel, Benito Cereno is set in 1770 and depicts the mysterious events that occur when an American merchant vessel comes upon a battered Spanish ship with its nearly all-black crew and a white captain, Benito Cereno.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 15min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: June 16, 2011 Final Performance: July 10, 2011

Theatermania Review

| | September 25, 2011
This production of Robert Lowell’s adaptation of Herman Melville’s novella set on a ship full of African slaves suffers from an inconsistent tone.

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