“Only its mystery equals the simplicity of this strange fable.” - Le Monde
“The force of the show lies precisely in its ellipses, the empty spaces it offers to our emotions, sensations and to our intelligence.” - Télérama
“A brief and deeply moving tale.” - Le Figaroscope
Directed by PETER BROOK and MARIE-HÉLÈNE ESTIENNE
A man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he? What is he doing there? Is he free? Or is he the prisoner?
After performances in Edinburgh, London, Rome, and Yale Repertory Theatre, The Prisoner comes to TFANA with a provocative examination of crime, justice, and compassion. Peter Brook is recognized as one of the most influential directors working today. In The Prisoner, he teams up with longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne. Their previous productions at TFANA include The Grand Inquisitor based on Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett’s Fragments, and The Valley of the Astonishment.
|Peter Brook||Marie-Hélène Estienne|
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
Lighting by Philippe Vialatte
Set Elements by David Violi
Costume Assistant Alice François
The Prisoner is supported by the Amberstone Trust. Pictured above: Hiran Abeysekera in The Prisoner, photo by Simon Annand.