Works by Annie Baker, Mark Camoletti, Yussef ElGuindi, et al. Part of WHAT's 2011 Season
Yussef El Guindi's Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes will open the company's season, running May 25 - June 25. Robert Kropf will direct this show about an actor struggling to figure out whether or not he should play the most stereotypically evil, fanatical Islamic terrorist ever to grace the silver screen.
Also on the theater's schedule is Mark Camoletti's 1960s farce about a guy who thought he could successfully date three stewardesses simultaneously, Boeing Boeing. Dan Lombardo will direct the production, which will run July 2 - August 31.
The production will run in repertory with two others: Todd Olson's staging of Daniel Morris' adaptation of Oscar Wilde's look at a man whose past comes to haunt him, An Ideal Husband (July 13 - August 6), and Kate Warner's production of Stephen Sachs' Bakersfield Mist (August 11 - September 4), based on the true story of a woman who bought a cheap, ugly painting at a thrift store, only to discover it might be a work by Jackson Pollock.
The WHAT season will conclude with Annie Baker's Body Awareness, to run September 14 - October 16. Jeff Zinn will direct this play that explores how four characters' lives and relationships are transformed by "Body Awareness Week" at a small college in Vermont.