Manufacturing Memorable Moments
Break the bounds of Broadway with our coverage of the Brooklyn arts scene.
The route to the former spice mill that now holds St. Ann's Warehouse, the performance venue named for its former Brooklyn Heights home, is a forbidding trek through underpasses and still-deserted city streets. But every once in a while, you look up and see, framed by buildings, a lighted strip of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Such surprising brilliance seems to come naturally to St. Ann's, which retains its large indoor space to be reconfigured for events both grand and intimate. Aimee Mann recently used the space for a three-night stand to record a concert DVD, and both the Brooklyn Opera Society and the Coen brothers have felt right at home here.
This week: March over to St. Ann's to see the National Theatre of Scotland in "Black Watch," an incredible meditation on the war in Iraq through the eyes of a famous (and since disbanded) regiment; Ben Brantley of The New York Times called it "One of the most richly human works of art to have emerged from this long-lived war," and we heartily concur.