YermaMarch 23 - April 21, 2018


“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”
The Independent (UK)

“Billie Piper…is earth-quaking”
The Guardian (UK)

“Simon Stone’s radical update of Lorca is astonishingly powerful”
Time Out London

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.


Artist Talk: Yerma
Thursday, March 29 at 6:00pm
Tickets: $15

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Director Simon Stone and Anne Bogart (Co-Artistic Director of SITI Company & Professor, Columbia University) discuss adapting Federico García Lorca’s 1934 play for contemporary audiences.

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, Music 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

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March 23–26, 2018

Tickets start at $30

March 27–April 21, 2018

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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