April is a Good Time to See New and Newer Work
For those interested in new work, and the current hot playwrights, get out to a theater some time this month.
The next month looks to provide some local productions of newer or new plays that are of note, (Even three world premieres!) I am going to try, but probably won't make it to all of them. I would be interested as to what people think.
Trinity Rep - The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (Pulitzer Finalist Play, Ruhl got a MaCarthur Genius Grant.)
Whistler in the The Dark - The Flu Season by Will Eno (Eno wrote Thom Pain, a Pulitzer Finalist.)
Theatre Offensive - Surviving the Nian by Melissa Lee and Abe Rybeck (This play is a World Premiere, that just won the Jonathan Larson Award before it even opened.)
Huntington Theatre Company - Persephone by Noah Haidle. (Haidle is a red hot playwright right now, receiving premieres all over the country. As a side note: local playwright Melinda Lopez is in the cast.)
Devanaughn Theatre - (sic) by Melissa James Gibson. This play was received very well in New York back in 2000 or so, but the playwright, I don't think, has received a production here in Boston yet. (FULL DISCLOSURE - My wife is in the cast.)
Up You Mighty Race - 402 Edgecombe Avenue; The House on Sugar Hill by Katherine Butler Jones. (World Premiere.)
That should keep you busy enough, but I could be missing some.