Rickman-Helmed Creditors Opens at Brooklyn Academy of Music April 20
20 Apr 2010
Creditors star Anna Chancellor
The Donmar Warehouse production of August Strindberg's Creditors, starring Anna Chancellor, Owen Teale and Tom Burke, officially opens April 20 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Alan Rickman directs David Greig's adaptation of the play that first played the Donmar Warehouse in 2008. The original cast, including Chancellor, Tony nominee Teale and Burke, reunited for the BAM run that began April 16 and will run through May 16 in the Harvey Theatre.
Here's how BAM bills the play: "Anxiously awaiting the return of his new wife Tekla [played by Chancellor], who is away on a trip, artist Adolph [played by Burke] finds solace in the words of a stranger. But comfort soon turns to destruction as old wounds are opened, insecurities are laid bare, and former debts are settled. Despite its period setting, Creditors is a fiercely modern take on one of Strindberg's most explosive explorations of the battle between the sexes."
The design team includes Ben Stones (set design), Fotini Dimou (costume design), Howard Harrison (lighting design) and Adam Cork (composer and sound design).
photo by Fatimah Namdar
Rickman has directed My Name is Rachel Corrie (Royal Court Playhouse and Minetta Lane Theater), The Winter Guest (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Almeida Theatre) and Live Wax (West End). He is best known for his screen appearances in "Alice in Wonderland," the "Harry Potter" series, "Sweeney Todd," "Nobel Son," "Perfume" and "Snowcake." Rickman earned a Tony nomination for Private Lives and also appeared on stage recently in The Reading Room.