Heralded Drama Black Watch to Give Free Performance to U.S. War Veterans

News   Heralded Drama Black Watch to Give Free Performance to U.S. War Veterans
St. Ann's Warehouse, which is set to welcome the return of the National Theatre of Scotland production of Black Watch, will make the April 27 performance available free of charge to U.S. servicemen and women.

A total of 331 tickets have been made available to the performance and will be selected by lottery on April 6. According to St. Ann's, the tickets will be made available to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, active duty officers and their family members, as well as students.

Some tickets will be available in-person, prior to the performance, beginning at 7 PM at St. Ann's on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to enter the lottery.

The acclaimed production, which sold out both of its previous New York engagements, will play St. Ann's April 16-May 8. Black Watch is authored by Gregory Burke, directed by John Tiffany and has choreography by Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett (American Idiot).

Created from personal testimonies of Scotland's legendary army regiment, the ten-member docudrama incorporates military drills, song, video and historical sequences to reveal an up-close account of the Iraq war. Black Watch necessitates a large playing area in order to represent an esplanade, with the audience seated on either side of the action.

The National Theatre of Scotland production of Beautiful Burnout, a high-stakes boxing production directed and choreographed by Scott Graham and Hoggett, plays St. Ann's through March 27. Phone (718) 254-8779 or visit artsatstanns.org.

St. Ann's Warehouse is located at 38 Water Street (between Main and Dock St.) in Brooklyn, New York.

National Theatre of Scotland's <i>Black Watch</i>
National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch
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