Atlantic Theater Company has a kick-ass season lined up for its first back in their newly refurbished space. Touting four world premiers and two New York premiers, this is a great reason to buy a subscription!
First up, Harper Regan by UK author Simon Stephens, author of last season's Bluebird. Founding Atlantic Theater member, Mary McCann stars in the title role with support from the fabulous Mary Beth Peil among others. Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs.
As we already pointed out HERE, we are always excited about a new play by Melissa James Gibson. Daniel Aukin, her often director-collaborator, is on hand to be sure What Rhymes With America is not to be missed.
A new play by Rolin Jones, the author of Pulitzer finalist, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, follows. The Jammer is set in the "hard-boiled, bizarre world of professional roller derby in New York during the late 1950’s."
February will bring a new play by one of our finest American playwrights, Craig Lucas. His new play, The Lying Lesson will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, best know for her work on August:Osage County, is described as a "hilarious and unsettling homage to the films of Hollywood’s GoldenAge."
Three Kinds of Exile, by John Guare will come along in the spring. The play weaves the stories of three real exiles from Czechoslovakia and Poland into a "riveting dramatic tapestry and probes the meaning of home, identity and how we carry the past with us."
And finally a new play by Atlantic company member, Rob McLachlan, titled Good Television which presents a "fascinating behind the scenes peek at moderntelevision drama at its most extreme."
For more information, go to: www.atlantictheater.org