About The Prisoner
“In the second half of the 20th century, no director has had more influence or recognition than Peter Brook.” – The New York Times
A man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he? What is he doing there? Is he free? Or is he the prisoner?
After performances in Edinburgh, London, Rome, and Yale Repertory Theatre, The Prisoner comes to Theatre for a New Audience with a provocative examination of crime, justice, and compassion. Peter Brook is recognized as one of the most influential directors working today. In The Prisoner, he teams up with longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne. Their previous productions at TFANA include The Grand Inquisitor based on Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, Samuel Beckett’s Fragments, and The Valley of the Astonishment.