Works by Noah Haidle, David Henry Hwang, Sarah Ruhl Set for South Coast Repertory 2012-2013 Season
The season will kick off with Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular (September 7-October 7), a David Emmes directed farce which takes place in three kitchens on three successive Christmas Eves. As the season continues, Marc Masterson will direct Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice (September 23-October 14), a reimagining of the classic myth. In the fall, Kent Nicholson will direct How to Write a New Book for the Bible (October 19-November 18) by Bill Cain, the story of a family unfolding in evocative flashbacks. SCR will celebrate the holiday season with Jerry Patch's adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol (November 24-December 24). Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker with the Hat (January 6-17) will be presented next, an examination of acceptance and loyalty directed by Michael John Garcés.
Leigh Silverman will direct a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre of David Henry Hwang's East-West comedy Chinglish (January 25-February 24). Then, the theater will present Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale (March 10-31), a play about Charlie, an online writing teacher with one friend and one acquaintance, directed by Martin Benson. The season's first world premiere will be a co-production with Goodman Theatre of Smokefall by Noah Haidle (March 29-April 28), a time-bending meditation on the fragility of life, directed by Anne Kauffman. Following Smokefall, will be a second, as yet to be announced, world premiere (April 14-May 5). The season's final production with be Amanda Dehnert's re-working of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Verona Project (May 10-June 9).
SCR's Theatre for Young Audiences season will include Robin Hood by Greg Banks (November 2-18); Anastasia Krupnik (February 8-24), adapted by Meryl Friedman from the book by Lois Lowry; and The Night Fairy (May 24-June 9), a new adaptation by John Glore from the book by Laura Amy Schlitz.