Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning director Peter Brook’s production of The Suit won glowing reviews in London’s West End and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Set in South Africa, this tale of love, revenge and redemption “draws you in like the gregarious host of an intimate party. Witty inventiveness… a world that brims with juicy, appetizing life. Everyone on stage is pretty close to perfect.” (The New York Times)
Based on The Suit by Can Themba, Mothobi Mutloatse, and Barney Simon, with direction, adaptation, and musical direction by Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne, and Franck Krawczyk, The Suit will be at the Prince for only 13 performances before it heads to the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
When Philomen, a middle-class lawyer, catches his wife Matilda having an affair, he forces her to treat her lover’s left-behind suit as an honored guest – feeding it, entertaining it, and taking it for walks as a constant reminder of her adultery. But the setting of Sophiatown, a teeming South African township that was erased under apartheid soon after Can Themba wrote his classic short story The Suit, is as much a character in the story as his unfortunate couple. Renowned director Peter Brook’s French stage adaptation is now given new life by returning to the source language of English. Working with his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne and composer Franck Krawczyk, they have adapted the play and set it to music from sources as diverse as Franz Schubert and Miriam Makeba.
Feb 26 – Mar 8, 2014
Performance times vary by day. Check the calendar for details.
Doors: Open one hour before each showtime
$35 – $75
This is a reserved seating event
PLEASE NOTE: Latecomers will not be admitted into the theater once the performance has begun. Refunds or ticket exchanges are not available for late arrivals.
Presented by Prince Music Theater
In English. Recommended for mature audiences.
Approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.