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Courtney, Gurney, Moses, Swados Added to Flea 2008-2009 Season

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A.R. Gurney
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
A.R. Gurney
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
The Flea Theatre has announced additional productions for its 2008-2009 season.

A.R. Gurney's latest, A Light Lunch, will premiere December 12-January 24, helmed by Flea artistic director Jim Simpson. The play is described as "a post Bush cautionary tale about the price paid for legacy" and concerns a young lawyer from Texas who invites a literary agent for lunch in a New York City restaurant. The production will feature the Flea's resident ensemble, The Bats.

Itamar Moses' world premiere of But You Will Get Used To It, will run January 29 - March 8. This collection of five linked one act plays explores contemporary relationships in the theater; the characters that inhabit this unique work are all actors, playwrights and directors.

Commissioned by The Flea in 2006, Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney's Kaspar Hauser will make its debut February 12-March 30. This contemporary opera tells the tale of the notorious feral "wild child" who appeared in Nuremburg, Germany in 1828, having lived his entire life in a dungeon, never learning how to speak or be human. Swados will direct the Bats in this production.

As previously announced, The Flea is currently presenting Cato and The Footage, and will present Thomas Bradshaw's Dawn, November 9-December 6.

For more information, visit www.theflea.org.

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