Theresa Rebeck
(Courtesy Victory Gardens)
Theresa Rebeck
(Courtesy Victory Gardens)
Victory Gardens has announced selections for its 2011-2012 season, which will open with Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated In the Next Room or the vibrator play (September 9-October 10), directed by Jessica Thebus. The play is set in the twilight of the Victorian age, as a buzzworthy new medical device is developed to calm women with "hysteria."

As part of their subscription to the 2011-12 Season, Victory Gardens subscribers will attend the Tony Award-winning play Red by Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble Member John Logan at Goodman Theatre, directed by Robert Falls (September/October 2011). The work takes you into the mind of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, and his fraught relationship with a seemingly naïve young assistant.

In the new year, the theater will present Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against (January 27-February 26), a complicated modern battle of the sexes withing contemporary American corporate culture.

The season will also include We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 (March 30-April 29), by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Eric Ting. In the piece, a group of actors giving a presentation on a distant genocide realize that summaries based on history books aren't nearly enough to capture the complexity of human extermination--or human interaction.

The final selection of the season, to run May 25-June 5, will be announced at a later date.

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