Friday, February 27, 2009

New Rep Announces 2009-2010 Season

Kate Warner announces the lineup for Next Season at New Rep.

MAINSTAGE

Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen and Josh Logan is a naval play first seen in 1948. It was based on a novel and then later turned into the famous film with its Broadway lead, Henry Fonda, starring.

Speed-the-Plow, David Mamet's play which has had as much backstage as onstage heat in its recent Broadway revival.

Indulgences by Chris Craddock. A review from Warner's staging at her former home, Dad's Garage in Atlanta, called the play, "a Rosencrantz and Guildenstern for the improv-theater generation."

Opus by Michael Hollinger is about the backstage machinations of....a string quartet! Charles Isherwood said the following of the New York production.
"Some of the liveliest exchanges in the play, believe it or not, are arguments over the interpretation of the Beethoven quartet (Op. 131) the group has chosen for its television gig."

Hot Mikado by David Bell and Rob Bowman is an adaptation of the 1939 musical The Hot Mikado, which was an all black version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado.

DOWNSTAGE SPACE

2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron.

boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb is an apocalyptic three-hander. Variety said this about the play last year: "All three characters exist at the mercy of forces larger than they are, and each one holds on to a hope that, put gently, seems improbable. Jo hopes to return to the world as it was; Jules hopes to become the new father of the human race; and Barbara hopes she can make the play last forever."

The Santaland Diaries and A Christmas Carol round out the announcement.

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