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Hapgood, Iphigenia at Aulis and More Part of Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's 2010-2011 Season

By New York City
The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble has announced its 2010-2011 season, which will open with a production of Tom Stoppard's Hapgood, to run December 2-12. John Giampietro will direct the play, which is a Cold War espionage thriller that comically interweaves particle physics, a love affair, and the KGB twins. This production, along with all of the theater's other work, will be presented at The Wild Project.

The season will also include a production of Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis (March 3-13), translated by W.W. Merwin. The production will be the first in the company's exploration of the House of Atreus mythology. Later in 2011, the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble will produce Glyn Maxwell's new translation of Aeschylus' Agamemnon and the series will conclude in 2012 with Sophocles' Electra.

During the coming year, the theater will also produce a pair of musicals for young people by Kathy Menino and Ellen Mandel: Little Red (December 4 & 11), a new take on the fairy tale about Little Red Riding Hood, and The Emperor's New Clothes (February 21, March 5 & 13).

The company's programming will be rounded out with Bentley-on-Brecht, a concert reading series that will begin with Eric Bentley's translation of A Man's a Man. Also in the series will be Charles Marowitz's Silent Partners, which is based on Bentley's Brecht Memoir, and Brecht's Mother Courage and her Children.


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