THE PRISONER

“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

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 
 
With Hiran Abeysekera, Hayley CarmichaelHervé Goffings, Omar Silva, and Kalieaswari Srinivasan


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.