After previous productions at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA, wry and surreal play Nice Fish – starring the magnificent, BAFTA-winning MARK RYLANCE – is now running at the St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
Nice Fish is co-written by MARK and Minnesota prose-poet Louis Jenkins, directed by Claire van Kampen and stars MARK and Jim Lichtscheidl as two men out on the ice on a frozen Minnesota lake at the end of fishing season, angling for answers to life’s larger questions.
MINNESOTA MONTHLY called the original version of the play “inexplicable and utterly beautiful”, and this new production has received a wealth of glowing reviews already. THE NEW YORK TIMES calls it “expertly directed by Claire van Kampen [with] wonderful performances… gifted actors…Mark Rylance is the cultural deity that Beyoncé is to others”, citing the play as a “bewitching theatrical spell.” TIME OUT NEW YORK has described it as “a whimsical, ultimately resonant portrait of lost souls waiting to hook or be hooked.” The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER claims “Nice Fish is a great catch” and DEADLINE has given the show a fantastic review, praising not just the piece but MARK‘s performance and career in general. Read the full DEADLINE review here.
Nice Fish is showing now and will run until the newly-extended date of March 27. Get your tickets at the St. Ann’s Warehouse website here. You can watch an interview with MARK, Claire van Kampen and Louis Jenkins below, and don’t forget the Academy Awards this Sunday, where MARK is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his masterful performance in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies.
Exciting times for MARK!