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    Black Watch

    St. Ann’s Warehouse is partnering with the National Theatre of Scotland again to present a two-month return engagement of the play that Ben Brantley of the New York Times called “one of the most richly human works of art to have emerged from this long-lived war” and “an essential testament to the abiding relevance�"and necessity�"of theater.” Having sold out a limited run of Black Watch within days of its opening last fall, St. Ann’s Warehouse will present 61 performances of the play this fall.

    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 production takes audiences to the battlefield with a poetic power beyond the grasp of journalism, film or television. The action veers seamlessly and imaginatively between pub-set interviews and in-the-moment deployment scenes, careening between past and present with hallucinatory immediacy to a live musical score that includes regimental folk songs and bagpipes. The physicality of Black Watch is extraordinary, intimately portraying how members of this historic regiment dealt with an intense tour of duty in Iraq, as well as how they made the journey home again.

    St. Ann’s Warehouse is the only theater in New York that can physically accommodate Black Watch, which requires a vast, open space that can be configured to represent an esplanade, with the audience seated on risers along both sides. But St. Ann’s also provides audiences with a singularly intimate experience of the drama, being among the smallest venues Black Watch has played.

    Black Watch topped the 2007 year-end lists of The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New York Sun, Newsweek, The New York Observer, The New Jersey Star Ledger and others. Since the play made its debut in the Edinburgh Festival in 2006, it has received critical plaudits wherever it has gone: Los Angeles, New York, London, Australia and New Zealand, among other cities. Scotland’s Sunday Herald pronounced it “a cultural landmark of the 21st Century.” The New York Observer deemed it the “contemporary equivalent to Joan Littlewood’s legendary O What A Lovely War.” The New York Sun described Black Watch as “the 21st century’s . . . first worthy addition” to the war canon�"a list that includes Wilfred Owen and "Paths of Glory," Britten's "War Requiem" and Dylan's "Masters of War."

    Dates:  Oct. 9, 2008 - Nov. 30, 2008
    Schedule:  Tue, Wed, Thurs, at 8. Fri at 3 and 8. Sat at 8. Sun at 2 and 7.
    Venue:  St. Ann's Warehouse, 38 Water St., DUMBO, Brooklyn
    Price:  $55
    Company:  National Theatre of Scotland
    Tickets/info:  (718) 254-8779

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