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The Emperor

First Preview: Aug 22, 2018

Opening Date: Sep 09, 2018

Closing Date: Sep 30, 2018

Running Time: 01:35

The Emperor
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Playing @

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

262 Ashland Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

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The Emperor, Colin Teevan‘s adaptation of Ryszard Kapuściński‘s celebrated and controversial 1978 book of the same title, is a parable about power set at the downfall of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie.

Kathryn Hunter astonishingly shapeshifts, portraying ten male servants of Haile Selassie, among them his pillow-bearer, purse-bearer and dog-urine wiper, creating complex human portraits. Hunter, who with Colin Teevan and Walter Meierjohann were the acclaimed team in the Young Vic production of Kafka’s Monkey presented at TFANA in 2013, is here joined by Ethiopian musician Temesgen Zeleke. 

Kapuściński, who many considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize, slyly used The Emperor to illuminate corruption and political power in his native Poland. This adaptation resonates with the world’s growing and disturbing fascination with despotism.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission

Audience Advisory:

Performance 9/15 @ 7 pm ONLY

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY thru FRIDAY @ 7:30 PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY @ 2 PM

Music

Temesgen Zeleke

Director

Walter Meierjohann

Written by

Ryszard Kapuscinski - adapted by Colin Teevan

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$90 - $115

Accessibility:

Directions Subway

Atlantic Av Station [2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q]; Lafayette Av [C]; Fulton St [G].

Assisted Listening System

Assistive Listening Devices that transmit sound via headsets are available for all performances. For an Assistive Listening Device, please visit the box office before entering the mainstage theatre.

Restroom

Gender diversity is welcome at Theatre for a New Audience. All are welcome to use the restroom that best fits their identity. In addition to men’s and women’s restrooms on the first floor, there is a gender neutral single-stall private restroom on the mezzanine level (third floor).

Wheelchair Info

Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available on all floors of Polonsky Shakespeare Center. For questions about accessible seating, please email tickets@tfana.org or call 212-229-2819 x10

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