THE PRISONER

Theatre for a New Audience Presents
C.I.C.T. – Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

THE PRISONER 

Text by PETER BROOK and MARIE-HÉLÈNE ESTIENNE
Directed by PETER BROOK and MARIE-HÉLÈNE ESTIENNE

Lighting by Philippe Vialatte
Set Elements by David Violi
Costume Assistant Alice François

With Hiran Abeysekera, Hayley Carmichael, Herve Goffings, Omar Silva, and Kalieaswari Srinivasan
With the help of Tarell Alvin McCraney and Alex Zeldin
 
Co-production:  National Theatre, London; The Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw; Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen; Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven; Theatre for a New Audience, New York
 
NEW YORK PREMIERE

NOVEMBER 24 – DECEMBER 16, 2018 

Peter Brook, an English theatre artist, has been based in France since the early 1970s. His awards include multiple Tony and Emmy Awards and an Olivier Award. He is recognized as one of the most influential directors working today.
 
In The Prisoner Brook and his longtime collaborator, Marie-Hélène Estienne examine the complexities of crime, justice, and compassion in a breathtaking new international production. A man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and what is he doing there? Is he free, or is he the prisoner?
 
Peter Brook Marie-Hélène Estienne

The Prisoner is supported by the Amberstone Trust. Pictured above: Hiran Abeysekera in The Prisoner, photo by Simon Annand.