In Wake of Canceled Hamlet, TFNA Announces New Season

News   In Wake of Canceled Hamlet, TFNA Announces New Season Brooklyn's Theatre for a New Audience has announced its 2016-17 slate of productions.
Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest Aubrey Reuben

Theatre for a New Audience has announced its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn. Included in the slate: a production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days starring Dianne Wiest; Steven Epp in The Servant of Two Masters; and Measure for Measure, directed by London’s National Theatre’s Simon Godwin.

Sam Gold
Sam Gold

TFNA also confirmed earlier reports that the Sam Gold-directed Hamlet starring Oscar Isaac slated for summer 2017 has been canceled. A press statement cited the cancellation due to “the unilateral withdrawals of director Sam Gold and Oscar Isaac who intended to play the title role.”

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The season will begin November 6 with Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, adapted by Constance Congdon from a translation by Christina Sibul, featuring Steven Epp and directed by Christopher Bayes in his New York premiere. Performances will run through December 4.

The season continues in February 2017 with Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth, directed by Arin Arbus. The director returns to TFNA following her acclaimed productions of A Doll’s House and The Father. Performances are set to run February 12-March 19.

In April, the Brooklyn venue will stage Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Happy Days, directed by James Bundy and featuring Wiest. Beckett’s classic play will run April 23-May 28.

In June and July the season will conclude with a new production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, helmed by Godwin. The show will run June 17-July 16.

Subscriptions may be purchased at TFNA.org/season or by calling (212) 229-2819, ext. 10.

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