Beckett works, Tiger Lillies on the slate
A fest of Samuel Beckett works from Dublin’s Gate Theater, a new holiday concert from the Tiger Lillies and the buzz-attracting Scottish play “Black Watch” are among the offerings of the 2007-08 season at the Brooklyn venue St. Ann’s Warehouse.
The Gate’s Beckett Season, which originated at the Gate in 2006 and played Sydney earlier this year, will have a winter run, with lineup and exact dates to be confirmed. Previous incarnations of the Beckett fest have included the participation of thesps Ralph Fiennes and Michael Gambon.
The Tiger Lillies, who wrote and performed the songs for the legit staging of “Shockheaded Peter” that ran Off Broadway in 2005, will preem a set of holiday songs called “Suicide for Christmas,” running Dec. 13-15.
“Black Watch,” a hit at last summer’s Edinburgh Fest, bows Oct. 20 and runs through Nov. 11. Production by the National Theater of Scotland follows a Scottish military regiment’s final tour in Iraq.
Sked also features “The Veiled Monologues” and “Is.Man,” two shows by Dutch director Adelheid Roosen that center on love under Islam and Muslim honor killings, respectively. Brief St. Ann’s run is planned for Oct. 2-14.
The St. Ann’s bill also includes “Paso Doble” (Sept. 14-16), a performance piece from Catalan visual artist Miguel Barcelo and French choreographer Josef Nadj that played France’s Festival d’Avignon last summer; “The Crying Light” (April 3-6), musician Antony’s song set dedicated to a Butoh choreographer; and a production of “Macbeth” (June 2-30) from Polish theater troupe TR Warszawa and director Grzegorz Jarzyna.