Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory has revealed its 2018 programming, a lineup that spans theatre, dance, and music. The season includes the North American premiere of Simon Stone’s acclaimed adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play Yerma, starring Billie Piper, as well as the U.S. debut of Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of The Damned.
The 2018 season will kick off in March with Yerma, marking the U.S. debuts of director Stone and Olivier Award winner Piper. Lorca’s 1934 tragedy is about a woman desperate to bear children. Set in the present day and staged inside a glass encasement, Stone’s contemporary staging examines the perils of a life lived online. The show arrives in the U.S. following an acclaimed debut at London’s Old Vic; performances will be in the Armory’s Wade Thomspon Drill Hall.