Monday, July 7, 2008
Sarah Kane's 'Blasted' at Soho Rep
NY’s Soho Rep will produce the American premiere this fall of Sarah Kane’s Blasted, which was first seen at the Royal Court in 1995. Artistic Director Sarah Benson will direct the season opener, beginning October 2, with a cast that includes Marin Ireland, Reed Birney and Louis Cancelmi. It’s a wonder that it’s taken this long for Blasted to make it over to the States, as Ms. Kane’s work is widely produced around the world (if anyone recalls the French production of 4:48 Psychosis with Isabelle Huppert), but that seems to be the rule rather than the exception when it comes to new international work. I’m glad someone’s finally picked it up for production.