The Grand Inquisitor, Directed by Peter Brook, Begins Off-Broadway Run Oct. 22

News   The Grand Inquisitor, Directed by Peter Brook, Begins Off-Broadway Run Oct. 22 Peter Brook directs The Grand Inquisitor, which begins performances at Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop Oct. 22.
Peter Brook
Peter Brook

The New York premiere is a co-production by Theatre for a New Audience and New York Theatre Workshop. The show will officially open Oct. 29 and was recently extended to play through Nov. 30. Director Brook (Marat/Sade) brings Marie-Hélène Estienne's adaptation of the Inquisitor section of Dostoyevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov" to New York. Actor Bruce Myers (The Mahabharata) stars in the title role opposite Jake Smith as Christ.

The Grand Inquisitor "takes place in Seville during the Inquisition," according to show notes. "Christ, in his infinite mercy, returns to the world of man in human form and enters the burning streets of the city, where, the previous day, the Grand Inquisitor had sent a hundred heretics into the flames. The Grand Inquisitor has Christ imprisoned and asks, 'Is it you? You?'"

The production, which debuted at The Centre for International Theatre Creations/Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, runs approximately 55 minutes.

Tickets to The Grand Inquisitor at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East Fourth Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or online via nytw.org and tfana.org.