First Look: Rehearsal images: Annie Baker’s JOHN
A play by Annie Baker, directed by James Macdonald
Previews from 17 January, press night 24 January, last performance 3 March
The week after Thanksgiving. A bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching.
“We are lucky enough to be living in the era of Annie Baker” – The New Yorker
An uncanny new play by Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick had a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run at the NT in 2016. James Macdonald directs the European premiere, with design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound design by Christopher Shutt. The cast includes Marylouise Burke, Tom Mothersdale, Anneika Rose and June Watson.
Talks and Events
Chloe Lamford and James Macdonald – Friday 1 February, 5.30pm
16-21: Naturalistic acting in John – Wednesday 7 February, 5pm
American Theatre with Christopher Bigsby – Tuesday 20 February, 5.30pm
Press Night: Wednesday 24 January, 7pm
Marylouise Burke is appearing with support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.
The New American Work programme is supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation, Kathleen J Yoh and Time Warner Foundation, Inc.