St. Ann’s Warehouse has announced it 2016-17 season, which will kick off with the world premiere of Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Mac’s epic work, told through 240 songs, charts American history from 1776 to present day. The new slate will also feature the Donmar Warehouse production of The Tempest, culminating Phyllida Lloyd’s trilogy of all-female Shakespeare productions.
Performed by Mac, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music will launch the season September 15. The spectacle, billed as a “wildly ambitious durational work,” will be presented as a series of concerts covering three decades each, with Mac wearing different costumes by Machine Dazzle. For one-time-only, Mac will present a non-stop, 24-hour marathon performance. The show is scheduled to run through October 8.
In January 2017, director Lloyd will return to St. Ann’s with The Tempest, with a cast led by Harriet Walter. The American premiere, featuring another all-female cast, will play January 13-February 12.
The new season highlights also include British comedian Daniel Kitson’s new story show, Mouse: The Persistence of an Unlikely Thought (November 8-27); Penny Arcade’s Longing Lasts Longer, which had an award-winning run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (December 1-11); and 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s book from Kneehigh and Emma Rice (March 16-April 9).
All performances are set to take place in St. Ann’s new waterfront theatre in Brooklyn. For more information visit stannswarehouse.org.