John Tiffany-Helmed LET THE RIGHT ONE IN to Make American Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse This Winter
St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back the National Theatre of Scotland, director John Tiffany and associate director Steven Hoggett for the American Premiere of Let the Right One In, which Jack Thorne adapted for the stage from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, and which garnered tremendous acclaim on London's West End earlier this year.
This American Premiere engagement matches the fantastical and raw production with St. Ann's vast canvas of a space at the perfect time of year. The simultaneously terrifying and enchanted vampire love story -- with its chilling stage pictures, thrilling special effects, eerie wooded snowscape setting, arresting music and movement -- will heat up St. Ann's Warehouse in the dead of New York winter.
The American Premiere of Let the Right One In, January 20 - February 15, 2015, marks the return of the National Theatre of Scotland, Tiffany and Hoggett to St. Ann's Warehouse, where their seminal, award-winning production of Black Watch had its American Premiere and multiple sold-out return engagements, and where Bryony Lavery's Beautiful Burnout, a Frantic Assembly/National Theatre of Scotland co-production directed and choreographed by Hoggett and Scott Graham, also made its American Premiere. After Black Watch, Tiffany and Hoggett went on to create together the Broadway hits The Glass Menagerie and Once (with writer and frequent St. Ann's artist, Enda Walsh), as well as several successful Broadway and opera productions individually.
Performances of Let the Right One In will take place Jan 20-24, 27-31, Feb 3-7 and 10-14 at 8pm; Jan 24 & 31, and Feb 7 & 14 at 3pm; Jan 25 and Feb 1, 8 & 15 at 2pm and 7pm. Casting and press dates will be announced soon. Tickets, $35-75, are available for purchase to St. Ann's Warehouse Members starting Oct 13, 2014, and on sale to the General Public on November 3 at www.stannswarehouse.org or 718.254.8779. Let the Right One In runs 2:15 and is recommended for adults and fearless teens aged 13+.
Let the Right One In is a brutal and tender vampire myth told through the turbulence of a coming-of-age romance. Oskar, a lonely boy from a broken home, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, doesn't attend school and rarely leaves home.When a series of mysterious killings plagues the neighborhood, these two young misfits, sensing in each other a kindred spirit, forge a deep connection. But the shocking truth about one of them tests their young friendship -and love- beyond all imaginable limits.
John Tiffany, a Tony Award-winner, and Steven Hoggett, a Tony Award-nominee, bring their trademark physicality and lyricism to this new adaptation by thetwo-time BAFTA Award-winning writer Jack Thorne. The production features original music by BAFTA Award-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds, set design by Tony Award-winner Christine Jones, lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, sound design by Olivier Award-winner Gareth Fry and special effects design by Jeremy Chernick.
Let the Right One In was first produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd & Bill Kenwright, in association with Dundee Rep Theatre, at Dundee Rep Theatre, in June 2013. The Company revived the production at the Royal Court Theatre in London from November 29 - December 21, 2013 with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd and Bill Kenwright, in association with the Royal Court Theatre. Marla Rubin and Bill Kenwright then presented the National Theatre of Scotland production, in association with the Royal Court Theatre at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End for a highly successful run from March 26 - August 30, 2014.
The production at St. Ann's Warehouse will be presented with the National Theatre of Scotland by arrangement with Bill Kenwright and Marla Rubin Productions Ltd and in association with piece by piece productions, with additional funds from The New York Theater Program of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYSCA and the NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs.
About the Artists:
Jack Thorne (Adaptation) is a BAFTA Award-winning English screenwriter and playwright. His theater credits include The Borough (Punchdrunk/Aldeburgh Festival); When You Cure Me (The Bush Theatre, London); Greenland, Burying Your Brother in the Pavement (The National Theatre, London); Stacy (The Arcola Theatre, London); Fanny & Faggot (The Finborough Theatre, London); Solids (The Young Vic, London); The Physicists (The Donmar Warehouse, London); and Stuart: A Life Backwards, an adaptation of Alexander Masters' bestselling debut novel (HighTide Festival Theatre and Sheffield Theatres). Film credits include The Scouting Book for Boys and A Long Way Down. Television credits include "The Fades" (2012 BAFTA Award Winner), "This is England 88" (2012 BAFTA Award Winner), "This is England 86," "Cast-Offs," "Skins" and "Shameless." Thorne is the recipient of London Film Festival Best British Newcomer Award. He is currently working on numerous TV and film projects, and is currently under commission to the Royal Court, National Theatre, Paines Plough and Royal Exchange, Manchester.
John Tiffany's (Director) theater credits include The Glass Menagerie (American Repertory Theater/Broadway); Once (NYTW/Broadway/West End, Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical); The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director), Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: Glasgow (National Theatre of Scotland); Death Tax (The Royal Court, London) Las Chicas de Tres Y Media Floppies (Granero, Mexico City); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits, Helmet (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Passing Places (The Traverse, Edinburgh). Tiffany was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University 2010-2011. He is currently an Associate Director at the Royal Court.
Steven Hoggett (Associate Director) is the winner of the 2009 Olivier award for Best Theatre Choreographer, for the National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Once on Broadway. Recent projects include choreography for Rocky on Broadway; The Glass Menagerie on Broadway; Once on Broadway (eight Tony Awards); American Idiot, a Broadway musical based on the music of Green Day; Peter and the Starcatcher (five Tony Awards); Rigoletto for The Metropolitan Opera; The Full Monty at Sheffield Lyceum; and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the National Theatre/West End. Hoggett is co-founder and Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly, one of the UK's leading physical theatre companies. Recent productions include Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout, Othello, Stockhold, Pool (No Water), and Dirty Wonderlandand Hymns. His other recent Movement Director and Choreography credits include Dr. Dee (Manchester International Festival / ENO), Hunter, 365, The Bacchae (also Associate Director), The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland), Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hothouse and Market Boy (National Theatre). He has also provided choreography in music promos for artists including Goldfrapp, Calvin Harris, Wiley, Bat for Lashes and Franz Ferdinand. With Scott Graham, he is the author of The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre.
Ólafur Arnalds (Composer) is a BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. He has released three full-length albums: Eulogy For Evolution (2007), ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness (2010) andFor Now I Am Winter (2013). He has supported Sigur Rós and has toured internationally as a headliner. He composed the music for the ballet Dyad 1909, choreographed and directed by Wayne McGregor, which premiered at Sadler's Wells in 2009 and was later released to great acclaim as an album. In 2013, Arnalds composed the music for the ITV series "Broadchurch," for which he won the 2014 BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Original Music.
Christine Jones' (Set Designer) theater credits include American Idiot (Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical), Hands on a Hardbody, On a Clear Day, Spring Awakening, Everyday Rapture (Broadway); The Book of Longing (Lincoln Center Festival); The Onion Cellar (American Repertory Theater); Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare in the Park); Burn This (Signature Theater). Her opera credits include Rigoletto (The Metropolitan Opera), The Elephant Man (Minnesota Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor (New York City Opera) and Giulio Cesare (Houston Grand Opera). Jones is the Artistic Director of Theatre for One. She has been a professor at Princeton University and is currently Adjunct Faculty at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Design Department.
Chahine Yavroyan's (Lighting Designer) theater credits include Narrative, Get Santa, Wig Out!, Relocated, The Lying Kind, Almost Nothing, At the Table, Bazaar, Another Wasted Year (The Royal Court); Iron (The Traverse and The Royal Court); Dunsinane (The Royal Court and the National Theatre of Scotland); Caledonia, Realism (National Theatre of Scotland); God in Ruins (RSC); The Lady From the Sea, The Comedy of Errors, Three Sisters (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Scorched (Old Vic Tunnels); Fuente Ovejuna, Punishment Without Revenge (Madrid); Orphans, Dallas Sweetman, Long Time Dead (Paines Plough); Fall, Damascus (The Traverse); Dr. Marigold & Mr Chops (Riverside Studios); Jane Eyre (Perth Theatre); Mahabharata (Sadler's Wells). His music credits include Plague Songs (Barbican Hall); Dalston Songs (Linbury Studio); The Death of Klinghoffer (Edinburgh International Festival); Jocelyn Pook Ensemble, Diamanda Galas (International). Site-specific credits include: Focal Point (Rochester Harbour); Enchanted Parks (Newcastle); Dreams of a Winter Night (Belsay Hall); Deep End (Marshall St Baths); Ghost Sonata (Sefton Park, Palmhouse). Yavroyan has also worked with dance companies and choreographers including Jasmin Vardimon Dance, Bock & Vincenzi, Frauke Requardt, Colin Poole, CanDoCo, Ricochet, Rosemary Lee and Arthur Pita.
Gareth Fry's (Sound Designer) theater credits include Black Watch (Helpmann Award and Olivier Award for Best Sound Design), Be Near Me, Peter Pan, The Missing (National Theatre of Scotland); Othello, Hansel & Gretel, The Cat in the Hat, Pains of Youth, Some Trace of Her, A Matter of Life & Death (Kneehigh); Attempts on Her Life, Theatre of Blood (&Improbable), Waves (Olivier Award for Best Sound Design), The Overwhelming (the National Theatre, London); Hamlet (RSC); The Master & Margarita, Shun-kin, Endgame, Noise of Time (Complicite); Fraulein Julie (Schaubühne, Berlin/Barbican); Othello (Frantic Assembly); Living Costs (DV8); Richard III (Old Vic/BAM/world tour); Dancing at Lughnasa (Old Vic), Wild Swans, Hamlet, Joe Turner's Come & Gone, Sweet Nothings (Young Vic); Truth & Reconciliation, Ten Billion, Wastewater, Chicken Soup with Barley, The City, Harvest, Under the Whaleback, Mountain Language (The Royal Court Theatre). His soundscape design credits include the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games and David Bowie is (V&A).
Jeremy Chernick (Special Effects Designer) is Head Designer for J&M Special Effects, based in Brooklyn, and is Special Effects Coordinator for the Lincoln Center Festival. Theater credits include Aladdin, Rocky, Big Fish the Musical (Broadway); Michael Jackson (Cirque Du Soleil/MGM Grand, Las Vegas); Einstein on the Beach (Pomegranate Arts international tour); Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play (Playwrights Horizons); Romeo & Juliet (The Royal Shakespeare Company at the Park Avenue Armory). Opera credits include Parsifal (The Metropolitan Opera). Television credits include "America's Got Talent," "YouTube Music Awards," "Emeril Live" and "Dr. Oz."
About the National Theatre of Scotland - The National Theatre of Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government. Since its launch in February 2006, the National Theatre of Scotland has been involved in creating over 205 productions in 198 different locations. With no building of its own, the Company takes theatre all over Scotland and beyond, working with existing and new venues and companies to create and tour theatre of the highest quality. It takes place in the great buildings of Scotland, but also in site-specific locations, airports and tower blocks, community halls and drill halls, ferries and forests. Let the Right One in is the Company's sixth presentation of work in New York and marks the National Theatre of Scotland's ninth run, on and off Broadway. Previous productions include The Wolves in the Walls (New Victory Theater); Black Watch, Beautiful Burnout (St Ann's Warehouse), The Bacchae (Lincoln Center Festival) and Macbeth (Lincoln Center Festival and Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre). www.nationaltheatrescotland.com
About St. Ann's Warehouse - For over three decades, St. Ann's has commissioned, produced and presented an eclectic body of innovative theater and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theater and rock and roll. Since 2001, the organization has helped vitalize the emerging Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood, DUMBO, where St. Ann's Warehouse has become one of New York City's most important and compelling live performance destinations. After twelve years at 38 Water Street, St. Ann's activated a new warehouse at 29 Jay, turning it into a three year interim home while the organization has designed and raised funds to adapt the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Construction is underway at 45 Water Street (the Tobacco Warehouse), which will be the permanent address of St. Ann's Warehouse for the next 50 years, starting in Fall 2015. St. Ann's is transforming the historic building-originally constructed in 1860, roofless and in disrepair for decades-into New York City's finest waterfront cultural center.
Through its signature multi-artist concerts and groundbreaking music/theater collaborations, St. Ann's Warehouse has become the artistic home for the American avant-garde, international companies of stature and award-winning emerging artists. Highly acclaimed landmark productions include Lou Reed's and John Cale's Songs for 'Drella; Marianne Faithfull's Seven Deadly Sins; Artistic Director Susan Feldman's Band in Berlin; Charlie Kaufman and the Coen Brothers' Theater of the New Ear; The Royal Court Theater's 4:48 Psychosis; The Globe Theatre of London's Measure for Measure; Druid Company's The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom and Penelope; Enda Walsh's Misterman, featuring Cillian Murphy; Lou Reed's Berlin; the National Theater of Scotland's acclaimed Black Watch; Kneehigh Theatre's Brief Encounter and The Wild Bride; Yael Farber's Mies Julie; Dmitry Krymov Lab's Opus No. 7; the Donmar Warehouse all-female Julius Caesar; Kate Tempest's Brand New Ancients; and Tricycle Theatre's Red Velvet. St. Ann's has championed such artists as The Wooster Group, Mabou Mines, Jeff Buckley, Cynthia Hopkins, Enda Walsh, Emma Rice, and Daniel Kitson. St. Ann's Warehouse has been awarded the Ross Wetzsteon OBIE Award for the development of new work. The OBIE Award Committee honored St. Ann's for "inviting artists to treat their cavernous DUMBO space as both an inspiring laboratory and a sleek venue where its super-informed audience charges the atmosphere with hip vitality."
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