Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its 2014-2015 season.
The season begins with The Shoplifters, a world premiere comedy written and directed by Morris Panych that explores what happens when a career shoplifter meets her match in a rookie security guard and his world-weary mentor. Panych's production runs in the Kreeger Theater from September 5-October 19.
Up next, in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, is Our War, a collection of plays about the repercussions of the Civil War. Running from October 21-November 9, the work features segments written by Maria Agui Carter, Lydia Diamond, Amy Freed, Diane Glancy, Joy Harjo, Samuel D. Hunter, Naomi Iizuka, Aditi Kapil, Dan LeFranc, David Lindsay-Abaire, Ken Ludwig, Taylor Mac, Ken Narasaki, Lynn Nottage, Robert O'Hara, Heather Raffo, Charles Randolph-Wright, Tanya Saracho, Betty Shamieh, John Strand, Tazewell Thompson, William S. Yellow Robe Jr., Karen Zacarías, Zinhle Essamuah, and Nicholas Ong.
On the Fichandler Stage, running from October 31-January 4, will be Molly Smith's revival of the classic Joseph Stein-Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick musical Fiddler on the Roof. Another musical revival, Clarke Peters and Louis Jordan's Five Guys Named Moe, will run in the Kreeger Theater from November 14-December 28 under Robert O'Hara's direction.
In 2015, Arena Stage will produce three world premiere productions, including Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, running in the Kreeger Theater from January 15-February 22 under Gary Griffin's direction; John Strand's The Originalist, directed by Molly Smith in the Kogod Cradle from March 6-April 26; and Katori Hall's Blood Quilt, running in the Kreeger Theater from April 24-June 7.
The season will also include August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Timothy Douglas, from February 6-March 8 in the Fichandler Stage, and Aaron Posner's production of Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, also running in the Fichandler, from April 3-May 3.
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