No figure epitomizes eighteenth-century Europe as effectively as Giacomo Casanova. Journey with Casanova through his Europe and see its art and people through his eyes.
Initiated in 1970, the Circus Celebrity award honors men and women whose performances represent the highest achievements in skill, daring, and showmanship. These performers have made the American circus into one of the greatest forms of live entertainment.
Christopher Merrill is an American poet, essayist, journalist, and translator currently serving as director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He will read from works that highlight discoveries he has made on the page, in his travels, and in his work at the International Writing Program.
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire” stars Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor”) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s “Great Expectations”) as Stella.
Violinist Adrian Anantawan has earned distinction as a "rising star in classical music." Thou born without a right hand, Anatawan has performed in the great halls of the world and won praise from world leaders including Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II.
Created in collaboration with John Malkovich, A Celebration of Harold Pinter is a humorous and fascinating solo performance by the acclaimed British actor, Julian Sands - star of such films as A Room With A View, Arachnophobia, and Warlock. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.
Paul Binder took an unconventional route to the circus, at least by circus standards. Educated at Dartmouth and Columbia, he eventually made his way to San Francisco, the breeding ground of the counter culture movement in the sixties.
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (“James Bond: Skyfall,” “American Beauty”) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (“Timon of Athens,” “ Collaborators”) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
Many artists today regularly use materials that can be considered “garbage” or “trash.” This talk will explore the history of this artistic practice now over one hundred years old and still a mystery to many.
Created by the musicians of ETHEL, Documerica juxtaposes the music of today with historic video imagery to explore the tensions between environmental devastation, memory, renewal, and rebirth in this compelling examination of a tumultuous era. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.