2017-2018 Season

2017-2018 Season

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WORLD PREMIERE

HARRY CLARKE

By David Cale
Directed by Leigh Silverman

Fall 2017

A sexually charged and wickedly funny thriller, HARRY CLARKE is the story of a shy midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as the cocky Londoner Harry Clarke. Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman, he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life as the seductive and precocious Harry, whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. This riveting one-man play is written by David Cale, the Obie Award-winning writer of LILLIAN.


WORLD PREMIERE

THE AMATEURS

By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Oliver Butler

Winter 2018

In THE AMATEURS, a scrappy troupe of pageant players races across 14th-century Europe, struggling to outrun the Black Death — and medieval subscribers. The arrival of a mysterious new actor sends Hollis, the leading lady, in search of answers that can only be found off-script… and soon one century’s plague begins to look a lot like another, more recent, one. This wildly inventive and funny new work examines the origins of creativity: When does a crisis destroy art, and when does it set it spinning? Directed by Oliver Butler, Obie Award-winning director of THE OPEN HOUSE.


WORLD PREMIERE

THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE

Directed and Choreographed by Susan Stroman
Book by David Thompson
Music by John Kander

Spring 2018

From five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, legendary composer John Kander, and playwright David Thompson comes a stunningly original new work — fusing drama, dance and music. Adapted from Henry James’ classic 1903 novella, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is a journey into the psyche of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a swirling, waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind The Vineyard’s acclaimed production of  THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. This production is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.


DEVELOPMENTAL LAB

THIS LAND WAS MADE

By Tori Sampson

Spring 2018

Liberation. Peace. Love. Self-Defense. Oakland in 1967 was a powder keg of social activism ready to boil over into radical action. For patrons of Miss Trish’s bar, it’s all just talking points — until the full, seductive and explosive force of the revolution walks through the door. Tori is a 2017-18 Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow in Minneapolis. A recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, THIS LAND IS MADE marks her New York debut.


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