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F. Murray Abraham, Peter Brook, Moises Kaufman, Basil Twist, et al. Set for ArtsEmerson's Inaugural Season logo
Moises Kaufman
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ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage, established by Emerson College to program the Paramount Theatre, Cutler Majestic Theatre and other venues at Emerson's Paramount Center has announced programming for its inaugural season.

Among the highlights is a celebration of director Peter Brook, which will feature Brook's productions of The Grand Inquisitor (March 22-April 3), starring Bruce Myers and drawn from The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky, as adapted by Marie-Hélène Estienne; and Fragments (March 29-April 2), based on a quintet of works by Samuel Beckett -- Rough for Theatre I, Rockaby, Act Without Words II, Neither, and Come and Go.

Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project will present The Laramie Residency at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, September 24-October 2. The program is made up of both the original The Laramie Project and its sequel, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later in its first full production, with the two pieces presented in repertory.

Three productions will be presented as part of ArtsEmerson's Irish Festival, including the world premiere of Katherine Bates' The Color of Rose (January 19-30); Druid Theatre's acclaimed production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan (February 2-6), directed by Garry Hynes; and the Abbey Theatre's production of Terminus (February 8-13), written and directed by Mark O'Rowe.

Highlights will also include F. Murray Abraham starring as Shylock in the Theatre for a New Audience production of The Merchant of Venice (March 29-April 10), directed by Darko Tresnjak; the Boston premiere of Petrushka, created and directed by master puppeteer Basil Twist, and utilizing the music of Igor Stravinsky (November 11-21); The Civilians' Paris Commune (January 19-23), created by Steven Cosson and Michael Friedman, and directed by Cosson, and about the first socialist revolution in Europe; and Elevator Repair Service's Boston premiere of The Sun Also Rises (March 9-20), based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway as adapted and directed by John Collins.

Programming will also include Fraulein Maria (September 23-30), a deconstruction of The Sound of Music presented by Doug Elkins and Friends; The Method Gun (October 13-17), written by Kirk Lynn, directed by Shawn Sides, and created and performed by Rude Mechs; One Small Step (October 20-24), written by David Hastings, and directed by Toby Hulse; Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's Aftermath (October 27-31), directed by Blank; Les 7 doigts de la Main's PSY (January 18-23), directed by Shana Carroll; Compagnia TPO of Italy's Farfalle (May 10-15); and Susurrus, written and directed by David Leddy (beginning in May, with exact dates TBA).

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