Running July 7-25, the Lincoln Center Festival will offer ten U.S. and New York debuts as part of its programming of music, dance and theatre that will take place across the Lincoln Center campus as well as on Governors Island in New York Harbor.
The festival's theatrical segment will launch with the U.S. premiere of Hisashi Inoue's Noh-inspired play Musashi at the David H. Koch Theater July 7-10. Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa will stage the work that "depicts a ruthless hunt for revenge circa 1600 between two samurai." Tatsuya Fujiwara and Ryo Katsuji will star.
Peter Stein's 12-hour marathon adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Demons, the "prophetic 1872 novel inspired by a vision of Russia collapsing under the weight of conflicting ideologies," will be presented on Governor's Island July 10 and 11. A company of 26 actors will inhabit the work that is performed with four intermissions, as well as lunch and dinner breaks.
Also on Governor's Island will be Toneelgroep Amsterdam's Teorama July 15-19. Adapted and directed by Ivo van Hove from the novel by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the work follows "the unraveling of a middle-class family after a mysterious stranger visits and changes their lives forever."
Simon McBurney and Complicite's A Disappearing Number, which earned the Olivier, the Evening Standard and the Critics' Circle Award for Best New Play, will run July 5-18 in the Koch Theater. "A meditation on what is permanent and what disappears forever, inspired by the collaboration of two of the 20th century's most important pure mathematicians, G.H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan." Rezo Gabriadze's Georgian puppet theatre will offer Ermon and Ramona, "the story of an improbable love affair between a locomotive and a shunting engine in Soviet Russia," July 20-25 in the Clark Studio Theater.
Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening, Fela!) and Arnie Zane Dance Company will offer Fondly Do We Hope... Fervently Do We Pray July 15-17 in the Rose Theater. The full-evening work "investigates the many meanings of Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator, the U.S. President and the man."
Tickets for all Lincoln Center Festival programming go on sale to the general public March 12. For tickets and further information phone (212) 721-6500 or visit LincolnCenter.