A Little Life by Ivo Van Hove

From our reader Calvin: The character of Jude (Ramsey Nasr) is fully nude in several scenes throughout the play”

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

Part of Next Wave 2022
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.

PERFORMANCES
Thu, Oct 20 at 7pm
Fri, Oct 21 at 7pm
Sat, Oct 22 at 7pm
Tue, Oct 25 at 7pm
Wed, Oct 26 at 7pm
Fri, Oct 28 at 7pm
Sat, Oct 29 at 7pm
RUN TIME
4hrs 10min with intermission
VENUE
Peter Jay Sharp Building

BAM Howard Gilman Opera

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