Theatre for a New Audience has announced the lineup for its 2017-18 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
The season will begin with a double bill of comic one-acts: Marcel, created by and starring Marcello Magni and Jos Houben, and The Art of Laughter, created by and starring Houben. Both performers, who are original members of the London-based touring theater company Theatre de Complicité, were previously in Theatre for a New Audience's production of Samuel Beckett's Fragments. Marcel is described as "a poignant two-hander about the collision of clowning and mortality." The Art of Laughter is described as "a comedy about comedy — part performance and part masterclass — about what makes audiences laugh." Both will be performed from October 27-November 19.
From January 18-February 11, 2018, the company will present the world premiere of He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, a new play by Adrienne Kennedy (Ohio State Murders), directed by Evan Yionoulis (The Violet Hour). Set in Montezuma, Georgia, and New York in 1941, the play is described as "a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love."
The season will close out with two new Shakespeare productions. First is The Winter's Tale, in a new production directed by Arin Arbus (The Skin of Our Teeth), and running from March 11-April 15, 2018. Then, from May 10-27, 2018, Tony nominee Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps) will direct No show with id 320810 exists! in a coproduction with the Acting Company and the Delaware-based Resident Ensemble Players.
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