Lee Hall, David Lindsay-Abaire, Daniel Sullivan, Alfred Uhry, Beau Willimon, Henry Wishcamper, et al. Set for MTC's 2010-2011 Season
The season starts off with the previously reported American premiere of Lee Hall's The Pitmen Painters, to be presented in MTC's Broadway house, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Previews will begin September 14, with an opening set for September 30.
Inspired by a book by William Feaver, the play is directed by Max Roberts, and reunites the entire British cast who have been with the production since its 2007 premiere: Christopher Connel, Michael Hodgson, Ian Kelly, Brian Lonsdale, Lisa McGrillis, Deka Walmsley, David Whitaker and Phillippa Wilson. The creative team includes Gary McCann (scenic and costume design), Douglas Kuhrt (lighting design), and Martin Hodgson (sound design).
MTC's second Broadway production in the Friedman will be the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People, beginning February 8, with an opening on March 3. Daniel Sullivan will direct the piece, about a woman in an impoverished Boston neighborhood who hopes an old fling might give her a fresh new start.
In its Off-Broadway space at New York City Center - Stage 1, MTC will present the world premiere of Beau Willimon's Spirit Control, to be directed by Henry Wishcamper, beginning on October 7 at New York City Center - Stage 1. The play concerns an air traffic controller who must talk a terrified passenger through an emergency landing, an act which will links him inextricably to a woman he's never met, and sets the life he once knew irrevocably adrift.
The company will also present the world premiere of Alfred Uhry's Carl's Sister, based on Marie Brenner's book Apples and Oranges, at Stage 1. Lynne Meadow will direct this play, about a New York liberal and investigative journalist and her dying brother, a conservative apple grower living in Washington State.