translated by Rina Vergano
Thursday November 10th to Sunday December 11th
Directed by Erwin Maas
OBIE Award-winner Birgit Huppuch and Drama Desk nominee Michael Laurence
live vocalist Jordan Rutter
In “Poison” words are used to conceal the truth and maintain boundaries as a couple meet again after a painful separation. Try as they might to avoid speaking about what happened and what has happened since, their fragility and doubt seep in through the cracks and wounds are opened anew.
“Poison” is widely considered one of the most successful international theatrical hits from the Netherlands. “Poison” won the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs Award in 2010 for best new Dutch play and has been produced in Russia, South America, China, and across Europe. The play has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Chinese, Russian, Danish, and Swedish. Produced multiple times in Germany, it earned a 2014 Faust Award for the actress Dagmar Manzel. The Dutch screen version of the play is scheduled to premiere in 2018. An English film adaptation is in development.
Design team includes Jian Jung (set and costume design), Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew(lighting), and Sam LaFrage (sound design). Carol A. Sullivan PSM
Origin Theatre Company’s production of “Poison” is made possible, in part, with support by The Netherland-America Foundation, The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dutch Culture USA, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with the generosity of our individual supporters.
The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street