Acclaimed Iraq War Drama Black Watch Will Return to St. Ann's Warehouse

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The National Theatre of Scotland's Iraq War ensemble drama Black Watch, which sold out both of its previous New York engagements, will return to St. Ann's Warehouse in April.

Created from personal testimonies of Scotland's legendary army regiment, the ten-member docudrama incorporates military drills, song, video and historical sequences to reveal an up-close account of the Iraq war. The St. Ann's victory lap will run April 14-May 8. It will be the final stop of the U.S. tour. The New York Times first reported news of the return.

Black Watch is authored by Gregory Burke, directed by John Tiffany and has choreography by Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett (American Idiot). Tiffany and Hoggett are also collaborating on the Broadway musical Once, based on the 2006 Academy Award-winning film.

Black Watch necessitates a large playing area in order to represent an esplanade, with the audience seated on either side of the action. St. Ann's marks one of the smallest venues the production has played; however, it makes an ideal space as it provides audiences with a closer encounter of the intense Iraq War drama.

The National Theatre of Scotland production of Beautiful Burnout, a high-stakes boxing production directed and choreographed by Scott Graham and Hoggett, plays St. Ann's through March 27.

Phone (718) 254-8779 or visit artsatstanns.org. St. Ann's Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street (between Main and Dock St.) in Brooklyn, New York.

National Theatre of Scotland's <i>Black Watch</i>
National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch
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