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A Tale of Two Cities to Make US Premiere at A Noise Within

The Los Angeles theater has announced its 2017-18 season productions. logo
Wolf Hall scribe Mike Poulton will present the U.S. premiere of his adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities during A Noise Within's 2017-18 season.
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A Noise Within has announced its 2017-18 season lineup, featuring the theme "Entertaining Courage."

The season opens with the U.S. premiere of Tony nominee Mike Poulton's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (September 3-November 19), followed in the fall by The Madwoman of Chaillot (September 17-November 11) by Jean Giraudoux and translated by Maurice Valency.

Next will be Mrs. Warren's Profession (October 8-November 18) by George Bernard Shaw, followed by ANW's holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Geoff Elliott.

Shakespeare's Henry V (February 4-April 6, 2018) and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (February 25-April 8, 2018) will then play in rotating repertory in early spring 2018.

The season closes with a revival of Michael Frayn's iconic farce Noises Off (April 21-May 20, 2018). Last performed at ANW in 2011, the encore presentation will reunite several members of the original cast. It will be ANW's fourth mounting of the comedy.

"Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, we're certainly living in challenging, unprecedented times," says artistic director Geoff Elliott. "This is a season that asks tough, if fascinating, questions about the nature of courage, and there are no easy answers. Spending time with these fascinating characters allows us to think about our lives, reflect and even be inspired by them."

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