The fall 2003
season of St. Ann’s Warehouse kicked off Wednesday night with
a reading by Brooklyn’s literary golden boy of the moment, author
Jonathan Lethem, from his latest work, "Fortress of Solitude."
St. Ann’s season continues Sept. 20 with a night of conversation
and performance by Grammy-award winning country singer Emmylou
Harris (at left), who recently garnered her 11th statue for her
work on the soundtrack of the Coen brothers’ film "O Brother,
Where Art Thou?" Harris proved herself a friend of Brooklyn’s
arts community when she lent her considerable talents to Celebrate
Brooklyn in 2001, performing with her band Spyboy (in support
of her "Red Dirt Girl" album) for the performing arts
series’ first-ever benefit concert.
Saturday’s event begins at 9 pm and will be hosted by Hendrik
Hertzberg, a former speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter and
now a senior editor and staff writer for the New Yorker. Tickets
Also part of St. Ann’s new season, the Polish Cultural Institute
will present "Carmen Funebre (Funeral Song)," a theatrical
work employing dance, fire, stilt-walkers and a chilling soundscape,
at the Tobacco Warehouse, across the street from St. Ann’s at
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park (Dock at Water streets), rain
or shine, from Sept. 26 through Sept. 28. Performances take place
at 8:30 pm and (standing only) tickets are $20.
On Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, Beth Gibbons (the voice of Portishead)
and Paul Webb (otherwise known as Rustin Man) will perform live
at St. Ann’s Warehouse at 8 pm. Tickets are $27.50.
Appropriately for Halloween weekend, the Tiger Lillies - a freak-cabaret
trio - return to St. Ann’s Warehouse with "The Sea"
on Nov. 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25.
From Nov. 7 to Nov. 30, Mabou Mines’ production of Ibsen’s "Dollhouse,"
adapted by Lee Breuer into high comedy with deep bite, will be
staged Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at
4 pm. Tickets are $27.50.
Kristjan Jarvi’s Absolute Ensemble tribute to Frank Zappa, "Absolute
Zappa," will kick off its tour at St. Ann’s Warehouse Dec.
5-6 at 8 pm. Tickets are $30.
The season wraps with "Hiroshima Maiden," a theatrical
piece featuring Japanese bunraku puppetry written and directed
by Dan Hurlin with music by Robert Een. Performances are Jan.
14-Feb. 1, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays
at 4 pm. Tickets are $25.
For more information about the Sept. 20 program, call (877) 847-TNYF
or visit www.NewYorker.com. Tickets are available online at www.ticketmaster.com
or by phone at (877) 391-0545. St. Ann’s Warehouse is located
at 38 Water St. at Dock Street in DUMBO. For more information
about St. Ann’s Warehouse, call (718) 834-8794 or visit www.artsatstanns.org.
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