Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory has revealed its 2018 programming, a lineup that spans theatre, dance, and music. The season includes the North American premiere of Simon Stone’s acclaimed adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play Yerma, starring Billie Piper, as well as the U.S. debut of Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of The Damned.
The 2018 season will kick off in March with Yerma, marking the U.S. debuts of director Stone and Olivier Award winner Piper. Lorca’s 1934 tragedy is about a woman desperate to bear children. Set in the present day and staged inside a glass encasement, Stone’s contemporary staging examines the perils of a life lived online. The show arrives in the U.S. following an acclaimed debut at London’s Young Vic; performances will be in the Armory’s Wade Thomspon Drill Hall.
In July, Tony winner van Hove brings his chilling adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1969 screenplay, The Damned, to the Drill Hall. The tale of moral corruption and extremist politics is performed by Comédie Française, returning to New York for the first time in over a decade.
Further highlights from the season include a site-specific work by Nick Cave; choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker’s evening-length dance work set to Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concertos and performed live by B’Rock Orchestra; and William Kentridge’s The Head and the Load, a new Armory commission that will transfom the Drill Hall with a musical theatre performance that examines the more than two million Africans that served in the First World War.
For the complete 2018 lineup visit Armoryonpark.org.