The Pearl Theatre Company has announced the productions set for its 2016-17 season.
The lineup opens with a revival of A Taste of Honey (September 6-October 16), written by Shelagh Delaney and directed by Austin Pendleton. The play returns to the off-Broadway stage for the first time since 1981.
Next will be the world premiere of Vanity Fair (March 24-April 23, 2017), written by Kate Hamill and adapted from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Eric Tucker directs.
Eugene Ionesco's absurdist classic Rhinoceros (April 17-May 13, 2017), directed by Hal Brooks, closes out the regular season.
The Pearl's additional programming will also include its Modern/Classics Workshop Series returns in the spring for its second year to explore playwrights tackling "the great plays" in fresh and innovative adaptations.
Additionally, monologuist Mike Daisey will perform his self-penned Mike Daisey: The Great Tragedies during the winter of 2016-17. The piece explores "the nature of our theatrical genetics and wrestles with the genius that penned Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves."