This fall, our World's Stage Series welcomes back National Theatre of Scotland for two not-to-be-missed theatrical events:
Beginning October 10 will be the return engagement of Black Watch—back by popular demand. Presemted at the Broadway Armory on Chicago's north side, this impassioned, urgent telling of a Scottish regiment's tour in Iraq deftly interweaves the present conflict with the rich history of Scotland's valiant guard. Director John Tiffany (Tony Award-winning director of the musical Once) breaks the mold of theatrical form in this heartbreaking tale of a regiment's journey home.
But first, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart will transform CST's Theater Upstairs into a rollicking Scottish pub for a Faustian romp. A break-out hit of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this supernatural tale was given five-stars by The Herald noting it as "rambunctiously life-affirming and touchingly beautiful."
While Chicago audiences are preparing for the innovative work of National Theatre of Scotland, CST celebrates its international success with Othello: The Remix which wrapped up its tour on Scottish soil. A collaboration between Chicago Shakespeare Theater and hip-hop artists The Q Brothers, this acclaimed production just closed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Echoing the glowing reviews from its run at London's Globe to Globe Festival and Germany's Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss, the production received The Tods Murray Award for Best New Musical and a five-star review from The Scotsman, hailing the adaptation as "hilarious, intelligent and scrupulously clear."
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