NYTW Offers a Dutch Marriage and an English Number

News   NYTW Offers a Dutch Marriage and an English Number
New York Theatre Workshop, the downtown outfit currently offering Kia Corthron's Light Raise the Roof, will turn to two Continental favorites for its 2004-05 season: English playwright Caryl Churchill and Dutch director Ivo van Hove.

Churchill's A Number will get its New York debut this fall. Long rumored for the nonprofit, the play—about cloning and its repercussions—was first mentioned as a possibility two years ago, shortly after Churchill's Far Away turned into a surprise success for the Workshop. Michael Gambon starred in the London premiere. He will not appear in the Gotham production. Preceding Number will be a dramatic adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's classic film "Scenes from a Marriage." Ivo van Hove—the avant garde Dutch director whose New York theatre career begins and ends at New York Theatre Workshop, where he has directed several works and attracted passionate reviews, some pro, but mostly con—returns to the company to stage the new work.

The remainder of the season has not been announced.

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