The Shakespeare Theatre Company announced today that it is adding three additional productions, including the National Theatre of Scotland’s well-received Black Watch, to the 2012 portion of its 2012-2013 season.
Black Watch, the tale of the adventures and privations of a legendary Scottish troupe sent to Afghanistan, told in retrospect at a pool hall in Glasgow, will run from September 19 to October 7 in Sidney Harman Hall, where it sold out for the run last year. Black Watch is a war story, with explosions and adult language, so buckle your seat belts.
The National Theatre of Scotland is also responsible for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, which will be running from November 14 to December 9. This verse play tracks the misadventures of a prim academic whose sociosexual fortunes take a decided upturn when Satan takes a liking to her and brings her to Hell. The venue for this show has not yet been selected, although it has traditionally been staged in a pub.
John Tiffany, who won a Best Director Tony for Once this year, directs both Black Watch and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.
STC will also be hosting the John Malkovich-directed French-language version of Les Liasons Dangereuses, in which young Cécile’s emergence from the convent sets off a string of vigorous seductions on the part of the Ancien Régime’s 1%, culminating in Cécile’s return to the convent, probably breathing a sigh of relief. Les Liasons Dangereuses will run from December 6-9 in the Lansburgh. There will be English subtitles.
Season tickets are available now.