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George Street Playhouse Announces Its 2015-16 Season

Sex With Strangers, My Name Is Asher Lev, and more are headed to New Jersey.

Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen in the New York premiere of Sex With Strangers at Second Stage Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

George Street Playhouse has announced a lineup of four productions set for its 2015-16 season.

The season will open with the musical comedy whodunit Murder for Two. Featuring a book and music by Joe Kinosian and a book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, the show will run from October 6-25 with an official October 9 opening. Scott Schwartz will direct the two-person cast, portraying a detective and 10 separate suspects.

Aaron Posner's My Name Is Asher Lev will follow, running from November 10-29 with an official November 13 opening. Adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, the play follows a young Hasid in post-war Brooklyn who must create art at any cost, regardless of the will of his family, his community, and tradition. George Street's Director of Education Jim Jack will direct.

Michael Mastro will then direct Nureyev's Eyes, written by David Rush. The play offers a fictional account of the real interaction between painter Jaime Wyeth and dancer Rudolf Nureyev, the subject of one of his portraits. Performances will run from February 2-21, 2016, with an official February 5 opening.

Laura Eason's two-person play Sex With Strangers rounds out the current selection, running from March 8-21, 2016, with an official opening on March 11. Artistic director David Saint directs the play, which traces the steamy relationship between Ethan, a hot young writer whose online accounts of his sexual escapades have garnered him likes and followers by the score, and Olivia, an attractive teacher and erstwhile writer whose career never took off.

One additional selection, to be announced at a later date, will run from April 12-May 1, 2016, with opening night set for April 15.

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