Tue-Sat 1PM - 7PM.
Please note the box office closes early, at 5:30, before evening
performances, and is also closed for walkup sales during matinee
The box office is always open one hour prior to showtime for ticket pick-up.
866.811.4111 (extended hours!)
M - F 9AM - 9PM, Sat - Sun 10AM - 6PM
St. Ann's Warehouse presents
NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND
Written by GREGORY BURKE
Directed by JOHN TIFFANY
LIMITED RETURN ENGAGEMENT
APR 14 - MAY 8
Since its very first performances in 2006, the
National Theatre of Scotland’s Black
Watch has enjoyed extraordinary critical acclaim and sold-out performances
everywhere it has appeared. When St. Ann’s Warehouse presented the New York
premiere in 2007, Ben Brantley of The New
York Times called Black Watch “one of the most richly human works of art
to have emerged from this long-lived [Iraq] war” and “an essential testament to the abiding relevance—and necessity—of
Written by Gregory Burke and directed by John
Tiffany, Black Watch is a Scottish
Army regiment’s eye-view of the war in Iraq. The play is based on
interviews Burke conducted with soldiers who served, and hurtles from a pool hall
in Fife to an armored wagon near Fallujah. Black Watch was the first piece of
theater about the war to tell the story from the point of view of the soldiers,
which it does via docudrama, video sequences, song, dance, panoramic historical
sequences, an extraordinary sound score and in-the-moment acting. The ensemble
cast members move in synchronicity with drill-time precision. Each and every
one of them is a distinctive blend of fears, ambitions and confusion.
Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals not only what it
means to be part of the legendary Scottish Highland regiment, but also what it
means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey
It is important to remember the soldiers just as our
troops are returning home in July, and Black
Watch paints their emotional landscape with deep empathy.
The youthfulness of the new recruits, like the real soldiers the actors
are portraying, lends a heart breaking, fresh realism to the show, which, six
years after its premiere in Edinburgh,
has become a modern classic.
- Susan Feldman
(Artistic Director, St. Ann's Warehouse)