Mark Rylance's Nice Fish Opens in Brooklyn Tonight

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Nice Fish, conceived, written and adapted by multiple Tony winner Mark Rylance and poet Louis Jenkins, officially opens at St. Ann's Warehouse Feb. 21. The Brooklyn staging began previews Feb. 14.

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Jenkins is the poet Rylance quoted in his 2008 and 2011 Tony Award acceptance speeches, confusing the many listeners who were unfamiliar with Jenkins' work.

The new play arrives in New York following an acclaimed run at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University last month. With direction by Claire van Kampen, the show is scheduled to run through March 27. 

The company includes Jenkins and Rylance, along with Jim Lichtscheidl, Bob Davis and Kayli Carter. 

"On a lake in frozen Minnesota, the ice is beginning to creak and groan. It’s the end of the fishing season, and two men are out on the ice one last time, angling for answers to life’s larger questions," state production notes. "A play woven together from the acclaimed prose poems of Louis Jenkins, Nice Fish reflects nature with a wry surreality."

Scenic design is by Todd Rosenthal, with costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Scott Edwards.

For further information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (718) 254-8779. The new St. Ann’s Warehouse is located in Brooklyn Bridge Park at 45 Water St., Brooklyn.

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