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A Little Life
A Little Life
Oct 20—Oct 29, 2022
 
Theater

US Premiere

Based on the novel by Hanya Yanagihara
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Concept and direction by Ivo van Hove

 

No book has captivated and moved millions of readers during the past few years like A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.

In this epic, worldwide bestselling novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award in 2015, the complex relationships between four ambitious friends—a lawyer, an actor, an architect, and an artist—unfold over more than three decades. Adapted for the stage by celebrated director Ivo van Hove, this harrowing story follows them from college into the pressures of middle age in New York City. Jude, the troubled protagonist, is an introverted lawyer. Intense friendships are everything to him. Fearing intimacy as much as he hungers for it, his physical and mental well-being are at stake. The book and the play, both requiring total surrender, test the profound limits and potential of love.

Note: This show includes strong language, nudity, violence, and content about suicide.

NETHERLANDS

 

Translation by Kitty Pouwels and Josephine Ruitenberg
Adaptation Koen Tachelet
Dramaturgy by Bart Van den Eynde
Scenography and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld
Music and sound design by Eric Sleichim
Costume design by An D’Huys

 
ON SALE DATES
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Thu Jun 09
BAM Members & Patrons
 
Thu Jun 23
General Public
 
In Dutch with English subtitles.
 
RUN TIME
4hrs 10min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
TICKETS START AT  $45
BAM Members enjoy waived handling fees (Level 2+).
All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. 

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

JL Greene

 

Leadership support for programming in the Howard Gilman Opera House provided by:

 

Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; The SHS Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

“This is Van Hove at his best, theatre that leaves an ineradicable mark.”
— Financial Times
“Van Hove controls the mood like a precision engineer.”
— Financial Times
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