The Shakespeare Theatre Company
, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, presents the return of Black Watch, the critically acclaimed production depicting war from the perspectives of soldiers in Iraq. After a sold-out run at Sidney Harman Hall in 2011, this world-renowned piece from The National Theatre
of Scotland makes landfall with STC before continuing on its U.S. tour. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below.
Written by Gregory Burke
and directed by Tony Award winner John Tiffany
(Once), Black Watch deploys its audience into the hostile environments faced by soldiers, both internal and external.Black Watch will run from September 19-October 7, 2012, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW).
Hurtling from a pool room in Scotland to an armored wagon in Iraq, Black Watch draws from interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again. John Tiffany’s production makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre. Black Watch has captivated audiences comprising more than 200,000 people across three continents and has garnered 22 awards. Upon its last visit to STC, the production ranked #3 on Peter Marks’ “Best Theater of 2011" list in The Washington Post. The production also won four Olivier Awards for Best Director, Best Theatre Choreography, Best Play and Best Sound Design and the company won its first U.S. award when the New York Drama Circle named Black Watch Best Foreign Play in 2009.
For more information, visit: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/stc_presents/blackwatch.aspx
Photo Credits: Manuel Harlan and Colin Mearns
Ryan Fletcher and Emun Elliott