Theatre de Complicite Returns to New York with Elephant Vanishes, July 21-25

News   Theatre de Complicite Returns to New York with Elephant Vanishes, July 21-25
 
The UK's Theatre de Complicite—which had a 2001 New York hit with its Mnemonic—will return to Gotham this summer with its latest critical success, Elephant Vanishes.
A scene from The Elephant Vanishes
A scene from The Elephant Vanishes Photo by Sarah Ainslie

The Manhattan stop will be part of a summer tour, which will include visits to Tokyo, London, Paris and Los Angeles, according to the London-based company's website. Its New York host will be the Lincoln Center Festival. Dates are July 21-25, confirmed Theatre de Complicite. Elephant Vanishes' 2003 run was co-produced by Complicite, Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo and BITE:03 Barbican, London. The show is inspired by the collection of short stories by the contemporary Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. It is directed, as are most Complicite shows, by the company's artistic director, Simon McBurney.

Theatre de Complicite was nominated for six Tony Awards when they performed The Chairs on Broadway. They won even more acclaim for Mnemonic in its brief run at the John Jay College Theater.

The original production of Elephant featured Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Yuko Miyamoto, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Masato Sakai, Ryoko Tateishi, Keitoku Takata and Atsuko Takaizumi.

A scene from <i>The Elephant Vanishes</i>
A scene from The Elephant Vanishes Photo by Sarah Ainslie
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