For the inaugural production of our 2008-2009 season, Theatre for a New Audience will co-present with New York Theatre Workshop the New York premiere of The Grand Inquisitor. The C.I.C.T./Th√É¬©√É¬¢tre Des Bouffes Du Nord production, adapted from Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov by Marie-H√É¬©l√É¬®ne Estienne, is directed by Peter Brook and features longtime collaborator Bruce Myers in the title role and Jake Smith as Christ.
Since its premiere in Warwick, England in February 2006, The Grand Inquisitor has been performed extensively throughout Europe, South America, and Australia. The Grand Inquisitor offers a rare opportunity to experience Peter Brook’s work on an intimate scale.
The Grand Inquisitor takes place in Seville during the Inquisition. Christ, in his infinite mercy, returns to the world of man in human form and enters the burning streets of the city, where, the previous day, the Grand Inquisitor sent a hundred heretics into the flames. The Grand Inquisitor has Christ imprisoned and asks, “Is it you? You?”
The production opens October 22, and recently extended its run to November 30 at New York Theatre Workshop. Single tickets and subscriptions are now on sale; visit http://www.tfana.org/ for more information.