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Ruth Negga in "Hamlet" at Gate Theatre Dublin.

Ruth Negga to Play Hamlet at St. Ann’s Warehouse

The Brooklyn theatre will also present new works from Thomas Ostermeier and Daniel Kitson, and remount Good Chance Theatre’s ‘The Jungle.’

BROOKLYN, N.Y.: St. Ann’s Warehouse has announced the lineup for its 2019-20 season, its 40th.

“Someone asked me what comes after the 40th, and I said the 41st!,” said artistic director Susan Feldman in a statement. “We just have one interest: to keep finding and presenting work that aspires to change the world.”

The season will open in November with History of Violence, based on the memoir by Édouard Louis. Director Thomas Ostermeier adapted Louis’s book, about the trauma of an encounter turned violent, for the theatre company Schaubühne Berlin, which will be remounted at St. Ann’s.

In December, British storyteller and comedian Daniel Kitson will return to St. Ann’s for the fourth time with his newest solo show Keep, about the past and the present, hope and starting over (Dec. 4-19).

Then St. Ann’s will present the American theatrical debut of Academy Award-nominee Ruth Negga, who will play the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet  (February, 2020). The production will be directed by Yaël Farber and is a Gate Theatre Dublin touring production, in association with Kate Pakenham Productions.

Then in April and May of 2020, St. Ann’s will remount Good Chance Theatre’s production of The Jungle, about a Syrian refugee camp in France. Written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson and directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, The Jungle was mounted this past December at St. Ann’s and was extended.

St. Ann’s Warehouse presents work from international theatre companies, American avant-garde artists, and emerging artists.  It’s currently represented on Broadway with Oklahoma!, which recently won a Tony Award for best revival of a musical.

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