Epic Theatre Ensemble to Present Blackburn Prize Winner Palace of the End

News   Epic Theatre Ensemble to Present Blackburn Prize Winner Palace of the End Epic Theatre Ensemble will present the New York premiere of Palace of the End by Judith Thompson, who is the 2008 winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for playwriting.
Palace of the End playwright Judith Thompson.
Palace of the End playwright Judith Thompson.

Directed by Daniella Topol, Palace will begin performances June 11 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Playwrights Horizons with an official opening set for June 23. Casting and a design team will be announced shortly. Palace of the End, according to press notes, is a "powerful triptych of monologues that intimately explores the experiences of three key figures of the Middle East crisis: Lynndie England, the U.S. soldier who was convicted of abusing detainees at Baghdad's Alu Gharib prison; David Kelly, the British weapons inspector who allegedly committed suicide after being involved in a government scandal; and Nehrjas Al Saffarh, a member of the Communist Party of Iraq who suffered under Saddham Hussein's regime and died when the Americans bombed her home during the initial Gulf War."

Palace of the End was commissioned and developed by Epic Theatre Ensemble. It is based on Thompson's monologue play, My Pyramids.

Tickets will go on sale March 20 by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com.

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