Aurora Theatre Company has announced a 2013-2014 season of Bay Area premieres, kicking off with Obie Award-winning playwright Amy Herzog's After the Revolution. Playing August 30-September 29, with direction by Joy Carlin, After the Revolution is a family drama examining what happens when a person you look up to isn't who you think they are.
The premiere-packed season will continue with Samuel D. Hunter's A Bright New Boise, directed by artistic director Tom Ross from November 8-December 8. A Bright New Boise looks at the life of the American working class through the lens of an out-of-work ex-Evangelical cult member. Then, January 31-March 2, Jon Tracy will direct the Bay Area premiere of Gidion's Knot, Johnna Adams' play about a dramatically charged parent-teacher conference.
The mainstage season's final Bay Area premiere is David Davalos' Wittenberg, playing April 4-May 4. Josh Costello will direct this smart comedy about a senior at the University of Wittenberg named Hamlet, who has returned from summer break with a revelation that threatens the very order of the universe.
Closing out the regular season will be a Barbara Damashek-directed production of David Mamet's American Buffalo. American Buffalo is set during a single day during which three small-time crooks make plans to rob a man of his valuable coin collection.
In addition to Aurora's usual five-show season, this time the company will present its first fully-staged production at the its second performance space, Harry's UpStage. From April 17-May 25, Mark Jackson will direct John W. Lowell's The Letters, a two-person drama about the paranoid life of a worker under Stalin.