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The Pearl Theatre Announces Its 2016-17 Season Programming

”Blackbird” playwright David Harrower contributes a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ”Public Enemy” to the lineup.

Austin Pendleton will direct A Taste of Honey to open the Pearl Theater's 2016-17 season.
Austin Pendleton will direct A Taste of Honey to open the Pearl Theater's 2016-17 season.
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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 Henrik Ibsen’s Public Enemy (September 29-October 29), adapted by David Harrower (Blackbird) and directed by Hal Brooks. Harrower's new version makes its U.S. premiere.

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."

For more information about the Pearl Theatre season, click here.

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