New York Times Review: The Prisoner

“A tale of crime and punishment… The Prisoner, written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, offers a spartan and elliptical presentation that asks audience members to fill in blank spaces with their own imagination… The air vibrates with songs of birds, and the man Mavuso answers them in shy whistles. His face, which has been fixed in blankness, opens up into a tentative smile. Like the boy he was, he climbs a tree. The inhabitants of the balcony look delighted as well as startled. Ans a warmth, as welcome as sunshine in February, spreads through the audience.” – The New York Times

Read the full review from The New York TimesThe Prisoner, text and direction by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne closes December 16. Learn more.