“One of the most harrowing—and compelling—productions you are ever likely to see”
—The New York Times
“Billie Piper is simply staggering. She’s a revelation in this shattering production. Yerma will leave you shaken long after you’ve left the theater.”
—The Hollywood Reporter
“A remarkable work in absolutely every single aspect. Resounding and unshakable.”
Federico García Lorca’s 1934 devastating drama is radically reimagined by Australian director and dramatist Simon Stone, who transforms the achingly powerful tale of a provincial Spanish woman’s desperate desire to have a child into a parable of modern life. Having won 2017 Olivier Awards for Best Revival and Best Actress for Billie Piper when staged at the Young Vic in London, this full-blooded production is transported to the Armory for its highly anticipated North American premiere.
Making her New York stage debut, the extraordinary Piper delivers a fearless performance as the woman—now a blogger and journalist—driven to the unthinkable by her obsession with her own infertility while brutally documenting her trauma amidst the internet-surfing blogosphere of today. Stone—in his New York directorial debut—superbly stages this requiem for lost hope in a glass encasement that transforms from luxurious apartment to garden to wild music festival at an electrifying pace. Intersecting the audience, this highly unusual staging serves as a strikingly effective visual metaphor to imitate life under a microscope and lived online while heightening our sense of voyeurism.
North American Premiere
A Park Avenue Armory and Young Vic Production
Simon Stone, Director
Lizzie Clachan, Set Designer
Alice Babidge, Costume Designer
James Farncombe, Lighting Designer
Stefan Gregory, Composer and Sound Designer
Julia Horan, CDG Casting
Cast: Maureen Beattie, Brendan Cowell, John MacMillan, Billie Piper, Charlotte Randle, Thalissa Teixeira
Yerma is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Image: Photo by Johan Persson
Tickets start at $30
Tickets start at $40
Wade Thompson Drill Hall
This performance is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission. Due to the unique nature of this production, there is absolutely no late seating.
Assistive Listening Devices are available for this performance.
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