Tony Award Winners Brian Dennehy, Phylicia Rashad, Anna D. Shapiro Set for Mark Taper Forum's 2013 Season
Opening the season will be The Barrow Street Theatre production of Nina Raine's Tribes (February 17-April 14), a comic drama about belonging and the value of communication, directed by David Cromer. Next, Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will direct Joe Turner's Come and Gone (April 24-June 9) by August Wilson, a play set in 1911 in a Pittsburgh boarding house, where tenants come and go, forming a community that is altered time and time again. Another Tony Award winner, Anna D. Shapiro, will direct Bruce Norris' darkly comic play about a young woman who believes she has the ability to know what happens in the future, A Parallelogram (July 10-August 18).
In the fall, CTG will present What the Butler Saw (September 25-November 3) by Joe Orton, a comedy skewering psychiatry, religion, marriage, morality, government, and definitions of gender, directed by leading interpreter of Orton's work John Tillinger. The season will close with a production of Sebastian Barry The Steward of Christendom (November 26-January 5), the poignant story of a man left behind by history, starring Two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy and directed by Steven Robman.