Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Time Stands Still and More Set for Studio Theatre's 2011-2012 Season
The theater's subscription series will begin with the U.S. premiere of Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art (September 7-October 16), directed by David Muse and starring Ted van Griethuysen. It concerns the artistic collaboration and strained friendship between Benjamin Britton and W.H. Auden. Next will be The Golden Dragon (November 2-December 11), by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by David Tushingham, a kaleidoscopic look at a globalized world.
Donald Margulies' recent Broadway hit Time Stands Still will play January 4-February 12, 2012. This searing drama follows a globe-trotting photojournalist, who returns home from the battlefields of Iraq after she's badly injured while covering a story. Also included in the subscription series are Sucker Punch (February 29-April 8), by Roy Williams, about two aspiring black boxers, and Leslye Headland's Bachelorette (May 23-July 1), about three unhappy friends who show up not-quite-invited to their former classmate's luxe hotel room the night before her wedding.
The theater's 2ndStage series will feature the world premiere of the retro-sci-fi performance, Astro Boy and the God of Comics (February 15-March 11), created and directed by Natsu Onoda Power; Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal (April 25-May 20), which portrays the arc of a family's experience across five generations; and the recent Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (July 11-August 5), by Alex Timbers, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Keith Alan Baker will direct this political and satirical spectacle, which reimagines President Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson as a rock star.
Special events will include Bust (November 30-December 18), written and performed by Lauren Weedman, and directed by Allison Narver, as well as The Animals and Children Take to the Streets (July 13-July 1), written and performed by acclaimed London company 1927. The theater's Lab Series will feature the world premiere of Lungs, by Duncan Macmillan (September 28 -October 16).