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BAM and Donmar Warehouse Present Strindberg’s CREDITORS, Directed by Alan Rickman, 4/16-5/16

BAM and Donmar Warehouse present the U.S. premiere of August Strindberg's Creditors, directed by Alan Rickman in a new version by David Greig from April 16th until May 16th.

Director Alan Rickman reunites his London cast for the U.S. premiere of playwright David Greig's adaptation of Creditors, following a sold-out run at London's acclaimed Donmar Warehouse. Originally written in 1888 by August Strindberg, the play is reportedly based on the author's own bitter marital experience. Creditors was heralded in the U.K. as a "bracingly intelligent revival" (The Guardian), "gripping, powerful and blackly comic" (Telegraph) featuring "A-list performances, pulsating with pain and hard as diamonds" (The London Times).

Anxiously awaiting the return of his new wife Tekla (Anna Chancellor, BBC's Pride and Prejudice, Four Weddings and a Funeral) from a trip, artist Adolph (Tom Burke, winner of the 2009 Ian Charleson Award for this role) finds solace in the words of a stranger (Owen Teale, Tony Award winner for 1996's A Doll's House). But comfort soon turns to destruction as old wounds are opened, insecurities are laid bare, and former debts are settled. Despite its period setting, Creditors is a fiercely modern take on one of Strindberg's most explosive explorations of the battle between the sexes.

Award-winning actor and director Alan Rickman's work as a theater director includes My Name is Rachel Corrie (Royal Court Playhouse and Minetta Lane Theater; Theatre Goers' award for Best New Play and Best Director), The Winter Guest (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Almeida Theatre), and Live Wax (West End). Rickman also directed the film version of The Winter Guest (1997 Best First Film, Venice Film Festival and Best Film, Chicago Film Festival). Recent theater appearances include The Reading Room (Jonathan Lunn Dance Company) and Private Lives (Variety Club and Theatre Goers Awards and Tony nomination for Best Actor). Recent film credits include Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter series, Bottle Shock, Sweeney Todd, Nobel Son, Perfume, and Snowcake.

The Donmar Warehouse is one of London's leading producing theaters and under the artistic leadership of Michael Grandage has garnered critical acclaim at home and abroad for its unparalleled catalogue of work. Since 1992, Donmar-generated productions have received 35 Olivier Awards, 23 Critics' Circle Awards, 21 Evening Standard Awards, and 14 Tony Awards. The Donmar has a long and successful history of presenting its work outside of its home in Covent Garden. Productions in the West End include Ivanov, Twelfth Night, Madame De Sade, Hamlet (all from Donmar West End Season), Piaf, Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, A Voyage Round My Father, Guys and Dolls, Design for Living, The Glass Menagerie, Company, The Real Thing, and Passion Play. Productions on Broadway include Red, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Frost/Nixon, Cabaret, Electra, The Blue Room, The Real Thing, True West, Nine, and the Public Theater and Donmar collaboration Take Me Out. The Donmar made its BAM debut in spring 2003 with a Twelfth Night/Uncle Vanya double-bill directed by Sam Mendes.

BAM 2010 Spring Season is sponsored by Bloomberg. Programming in the BAM Harvey Theater is endowed by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Creditors is part of Diverse Voices at BAM sponsored by Time Warner Inc.

Major support for BAM Theater is provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., The Shubert Foundation, Inc., The SHS Foundation, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, with additional support from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, and Gary Lynch & Kate Hall.

BAM thanks its many donors and sponsors, including: The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Bank of America, Estate of Richard B. Fisher, The Shubert Foundation, Inc., The Norman & Rosita Winston Foundation, Inc., The Starr Foundation, Time Warner Inc., Carnegie Corporation of New York, JPMorgan Chase, Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., Forest City Ratner Companies, The Skirball Foundation, and Friends of BAM and BAM Cinema Club. Sovereign Bank is the BAM Marquee sponsor. Yamaha is the official piano for BAM. R/GA is the BAM.org sponsor. New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is the official hotel for BAM.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM Rose Cinemas, and BAMcafé are located in the Peter Jay Sharp building at 30 Lafayette Avenue (between St Felix Street and Ashland Place) in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. BAM Harvey Theater is located two blocks from the main building at 651 Fulton Street (between Ashland and Rockwell Places). Both locations house Shakespeare & Co. at BAM kiosks. BAM Rose Cinemas is Brooklyn's only movie house dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film and repertory programming. BAMcafé, operated by Great Performances, is open for dining prior to BAM Howard Gilman Opera House evening performances. BAMcafé also features an eclectic mix of spoken word and live music for BAMcafé Live on Friday nights with a special BAMcafé Live menu available starting at 8pm.

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Train: Long Island Railroad to Flatbush Avenue
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