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Austin Pendleton to Direct Ingmar Bergman's Nora

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced its 92nd season of new plays and development.

Austin Pendleton will direct Ingmar Bergman's Nora as part of Cherry Lane Theatre's 92nd season.
(© David Gordon)

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced the productions planned for its upcoming 92nd season. As always, the season will include the Mentor Project, a one-of-a-kind program begun by Edward Albee, A.R. Gurney, Charles Fuller, Tony Kushner, Wendy Wasserstein, Angelina Fiordellisi, Susann Brinkley, and Michael Weller, which pairs emerging writers with established playwrights for a complete season of writing mentorship, casting, rehearsals, and a fully-staged production of their work.

Mentor Project productions will run March 2-April 23. This season marks the first time in Mentor Project's history that formerly mentored playwrights return as mentors themselves, with Rajiv Joseph, Katori Hall, and Sheila Callaghan volunteering to foster young artists.

The Cherry Lane season will kick off with the off-Broadway premiere of Adam Seidel's play Catch the Butcher, directed by Valentina Fratti, October 1 to November 7. The dark comedy concerns a single woman, Nancy, who sets off to find a serial killer, and when she finds herself in his basement, she discovers she likes it.

Then, Ingmar Bergman's Nora, his acclaimed adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, will be directed by Austin Pendleton from November 16 to December 13. Previously performed at Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1989 in Norwegian, this English-language translation stars the legendary actor George Morfogen — a longtime, frequent collaborator of Mr. Pendleton — as Dr. Rank.

In addition, the season will include two developmental workshops of new plays in the spring of 2016: Israel Horowitz's world-premiere play Out of the Mouths of Babes starring Estelle Parsons and Judith Ivey; along with Matt Williams' newest play, Nightwalker.

For tickets to Catch the Butcher, click here.

For tickets to Nora, click here.

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