Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
Center Theatre Group (CTG) has announced the lineup of shows that will comprise the 2011-2012 season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

The schedule includes Charlayne Woodard's solo show The Night Watcher, in which she examines her relationships with her godchildren and the young people who call her auntie, which will run November 17 - December 18.

The Douglas Theatre will also present the Ebony Repertory Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Phylicia Rashad, January 19-February 19.

Culture Clash will present Michael Montoya's play about a resident alien on the eve of his U.S. citizenship test, American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, March 9 - April 1. >p> Danai Gurira's The Convert, a portrait of a young girl who escapes a forced marriage arrangement by becoming the newest convert of a well-meaning black catechist for the Catholic Church, April 17-May 13.

The DouglasPlus series will also continue in the coming year with a full production of Rude Mechs' new musical about the myths of the American West, I've Never Been So Happy, October 6-23, and a reading on September 17 of the Burglars of Hamm's The Behavior of Broadus, which is based on the life of John Broadus Watson, the father of both behaviorism and modern advertising.

In related news, it has been announced that Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize winning Clybourne Park has been added to the season at CTG's Mark Taper Forum. This examination of a neighborhood's transformation over the course of several decades , which has been inspired by Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, will run March 7-April 22.

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