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New Victory Theater Announces 2019-20 Season

Among other highlights, Lee Sunday Evans is slated to direct Riddle of the Trilobites in February.

Lee Sunday Evans is slated to direct the new musical Riddle of the Trilobites.
(© David Gordon)

The production lineup has been announced for the 2019-20 New Victory Theater season.

The season begins with the world premiere of TheaterWorksUSA's The Pout-Pout Fish (October 2019), a musical based on the book series by Deborah Diesen, featuring puppets by AchesonWalsh Studios.

Next up is Isango Ensemble's Aesop's Fables (November 2019), an opera featuring the fables with bright marimba music.

The third show of the season will feature Mummenschanz in their newest show, Re:Play (November-December 2019).

Fourth in the lineup will be Because I Say So (December 2019), from Swedish dance company Unga Klara.

Over the holidays, Cirque Mechanics will combine American ingenuity with big top flair in 42ft — A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels (December-January 2020).

The first show of 2020 will be Cartography (January 2020), a multimedia work about young refugees by experimental theater makers Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers.

In February, CollaborationTown will take the stage with their new musical, Riddle of the Trilobites, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Lee Sunday Evans and featuring puppetry by Amanda Villalobos.

Step Afrika! will also be returning to New Victory with their new show Drumfolk, the second in their trilogy of work that chronicles and celebrates the African-American experience through dance.

In an exhibition of 19th-century artistry and terrific storytelling, Milan's Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company will take the stage with Treasure Island (March 2020), adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale.

Next up, inclusive Scottish company Indepen-dance 4 will make the US premiere of their outdoorsy frolic Four Go Wild in Wellies (March-April 2020).

Following is America's Got Talent finalists Catapult, who will bring Magic Shadows (April 2020) to the New Victory for spring break.

From April to May, an ensemble of actor-musicians from New International Encounter will reimagine Snow White (April-May 2020) with a healthy amount of quirkiness and a rollicking indie score.

In Jabberbabble (May 2020), the Dutch Theatergroep Kwatta will use a singsong mix of languages to share a universal message about belonging.

Finally, Le Vent des Forges will bring Não Não to the stage in June 2020. This tale of a mischievous little boy made out of mud, water and talc will be told using real clay.

More information about these productions will be available in the coming weeks.

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