Following an immensely successful engagement of The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church by the beloved British writer-performer last year, St. Ann's will present the American Premiere of a new Daniel Kitson show, It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later, January 3-29, 2012.
The engagement gives New York audiences who remember Kitson's The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church-as well as those who couldn't get tickets-another opportunity to experience Kitson's hilarious, and remarkably vulnerable, style of storytelling. This time, Kitson undertakes the first American staging of his most ambitious, heartbreaking and human show to date. And it's funny. Very funny.
It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later will run January 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, and 24-28 at 8:00 P.M.; and January 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 4:00 P.M. Critics are welcome as of Friday, January 6 at 8:00 P.M. for an official opening on Sunday, January 8 at 4:00 P.M.
Tickets are all $25 and can be purchased online at www.stannswarehouse.org and by phone at 718.254.8779 (Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.) or 866.811.4111 (extended hours Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.). Tickets are also available at the St. Ann's Warehouse Box Office at 38 Water Street Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Kitson says: "This is a show about every single one of us, the past in our pockets, the future in our hearts and us, ourselves, very much stuck, trapped forever, in the tiny eternal moment between the two." The Independent called it "a glorious 90 minutes of storytelling...joyous and spellbinding." Metro deemed it "sublime," explaining, "Kitson doesn't waste a single, heartfelt word and we hang on every one of them."
It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later comes to St. Ann's on the heels of an acclaimed return to London's National Theatre this month (December), having completed an extended run there in October It was originally performed at 10 A.M. daily throughout the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, to sold-out audiences of drowsy but delighted devotees.
Daniel Kitson has garnered tremendous acclaim for the award-winning theater pieces he calls "story shows." The first of these, entitled A Made Up Story, won a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2003. Stories For the Wobbly-Hearted, Kitson's second such show, won a Fringe First at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It then came to New York for the 2006 Brits Off Broadway festival, garnering praise from Time Out New York. St. Ann's Warehouse presented the first Daniel Kitson story-show in New York since then, last year's The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church, scoring a runaway hit.
Kitson is also beloved in the UK, Australia and New York for his stand-up comedy shows, winning countless awards and establishing himself as one of the world's most creative, honest and stubborn comedians.
About St. Ann's Warehouse
For over 30 years, St. Ann's has commissioned, produced and presented an eclectic body of innovative theater and concert presentations that meet at the intersection of theater and rock and roll. Since 2001, the organization has helped vitalize the emerging Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood, DUMBO, where St. Ann's Warehouse at 38 Water Street has become one of New York City's most important and compelling live performance destinations.
Through its signature multi-artist concerts and groundbreaking music/theater collaborations, St. Ann's Warehouse has become the artistic home for the American avant-garde, international companies of stature and award-winning emerging artists. Highly acclaimed landmark productions include Lou Reed's and John Cale's Songs for 'Drella; Marianne Faithfull's Seven Deadly Sins; Artistic Director Susan Feldman's Band in Berlin; Charlie Kaufman and the Coen Brothers' Theater of the New Ear; The Royal Court Theater's 4:48 Psychosis; The Globe Theatre of London's Measure for Measure; Druid Company's The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom and Penelope; Lou Reed's Berlin; and the National Theater of Scotland's acclaimed Black Watch. In 2009, St. Ann's presented the New York premiere of Kneehigh Theatre's production of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter, which went on to complete a Broadway run at Roundabout's Studio 54 in 2010. St. Ann's has championed such artists as Jeff Buckley, Cynthia Hopkins, Enda Walsh, Emma Rice, and Daniel Kitson.