Deborah Warner's The Angel Project Cancels Initial Performances for Lincoln Center Fest

News   Deborah Warner's The Angel Project Cancels Initial Performances for Lincoln Center Fest The first week of preview performances for the Deborah Warner work, The Angel Project, have been canceled, Playbill On-Line has learned.

Location restraints was cited as the reason for the omitted July 1-6 dates. The work will now begin July 7 for its run through July 27. The opening date is set for July 8. Refunds and exchanges are available at point-of-purchase.

Tony Award-nominated director Warner (Medea) brings her next creation to New York City as part of the Lincoln Center Festival 2003. The inventive new work will play at various locations in the city.

Billed as a site-specific performance installation, the work is described as "both a physical journey and a journey of the imagination." Viewers will travel to several locations in Manhattan, where Warner sets her "stage" through "images, symbols, artifacts, and sometimes people, then invites the viewer to traverse them, looking inward and outward to the landscape we call home."

The work was first conceived in 1999 by Warner and produced in a partially vacant office tower, for the London International Festival of Theatre. In 2000, she reset the piece throughout the city of London for the Perth International Arts Festival. The director once again re-imagines The Angel Project for New York City.

Warner recently helmed the Broadway revival of Euripides' Medea starring Fiona Shaw. The production which opened Dec. 10, 2002 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and played through Feb. 22, 2003. The staging garnered Tony noms for its director and star. Ticket buyer for The Angel Project will receive a specific start time and directions to your individual starting location upon purchase. For more information, visit www.lincolncenter.org or call (212) 721-6500.