Maybe it’s the Brooklyn waterfront location that makes St. Ann’s Warehouse feel like the worldliest of New York’s performance spaces. Certainly this capacious, inviting hall has become a first port of call for innovative companies, a harbor for the Polish and Russian avant-garde (TR Warszawa and Dmitry Krymov) as well as refreshingly original troupes from the U.K. and Ireland (Kneehigh and Druid Theatre). The flexible hall means something slightly different for every show; last season the building transformed into a women’s prison for the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Julius Caesar. (The organization’s future home in DUMBO’s refurbished Tobacco Warehouse promises to equip it even better.) But no special passport is required for foreign adventures here. The lobby’s a friendly place to congregate before and after the show, making it a theater destination for everyone’s list.
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