For the past 15 years, the company has been in residence at Theatre 80 St. Marks in the East Village, with its current production of Vieux Carre being the last to perform in that space. Manhattan Theatre Club, which usually produces work in the Stage II theater, has licensed the venue to the Pearl for the 2009-2010 season, which will mark the first from incoming artistic director J.R. Sullivan.
The season will include J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World (October 2-November 22), directed by Sullivan; Bernard Shaw's Misalliance (December 4-January 24); Charles Dickens' Hard Times (February 5-March 28), adapted by Stephen Jeffreys, and directed by Sullivan; and Frank D. Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses (April 9-May 9).
The Pearl's 2009/2010 Resident Acting Company will include Jolly Abraham, Rachel Botchan, Robin Leslie Brown, Bradford Cover, Dominic Cuskern, Dan Daily, TJ Edwards, Robert Hock, Sean McNall, Carol Schultz, and Edward Seamon.For more information, visit www.pearltheatre.org.