Black Watch: National Theatre of Scotland's Iraq War Drama
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The last date listed for Black Watch was Sunday October 7, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Signature Theatre puts its own stamp on this dark masterpiece of musical theater. Written in 1928 by Bertolt Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera skewers capitalist society while following dashing criminal anithero Macheath as he leaves a trail of broken hearts and slashed throats throughout the London underworld. The unforgettable score's highlighted by "The Ballad of Mack the Knife" and "Pirate Jenny," and juiced by the jazzy sounds of '20s-era Berlin, while the innovative epic modernism of the work went on to influence the creators of acclaimed musicals like Cabaret and Urinetown. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Goldstar's seats were good for the price, but I think "Black Watch" would have had a lot more impact had I been closer to the stage (I was Row Q center orchestra). It's a show that requires a tremendous level of intimacy with the characters to spur a big payoff at the show's conclusion, which has the potential to be extremely moving (maybe even revelatory).
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“…one of the most richly human works of art to have emerged from this long-lived war.” —The New York Times
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Shakespeare Theatre Company presents
A production by The National Theatre of Scotland
by Gregory Burke
directed by John Tiffany
Hurtling from a pool room in Scotland to an armored wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again. John Tiffany’s production from the National Theatre of Scotland makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre.
This show contains very strong language, loud explosions and strobe lighting. It is recommended for those age 13 and older.