By Joan Marcus. Courtesy of Yale Repertory Theatre.

From November 24 through December 16, Theatre for a New Audience will present the New York Premiere of C.I.C.T. –Théâtre du Bouffes du Nord’s The Prisoner,” continuing Peter Brook’s collaboration with playwright/director Marie-Hélène Estienne. “The Prisoner” recounts an experience director Peter Brook had when he traveled to Afghanistan prior to the Soviet Invasion in 1979. There, he saw a man commanded to sit in the open, outside a prison, until his sentence was served. Brook never found out what the man had done or what his crime was, and didn’t know how this story ended. Brook and Estienne’sThe Prisoner” is based on this recollection.