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Three New York Premieres to Be Included in New Primary Stages Season

The Roads to Home, by Pulitzer Prize winner Horton Foote, will open the season.

Michael Wilson will direct Horton Foote's The Roads to Home to kick off Primary Stages' 32nd season.
(© David Gordon)

Primary Stages announced its upcoming 32nd season on March 14 at a champagne reception celebrating the centennial of the birth of late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Primary Stages collaborator Horton Foote. The 2016-17 season will be performed at New York's Cherry Lane Theatre.

In honor of Foote, the season's first offering will be the author's The Roads to Home (September- November). Foote's longtime collaborator Michael Wilson will direct the play, which follows three women living in Houston in the 1920s. Drama Desk winner Devon Abner and Tony-nominated Hallie Foote will star. Additional casting is to be announced.

The New York premiere of Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric will take place in January-March 2017. Rankine and Stephen Sachs new stage adaptation of this New York Times bestseller is a rumination on racial aggression in America.

Closing the season will be the New York premiere of Michael McKeever's new play, Daniel's Husband (March-April 2017). Directed by Joe Brancato, the work explores what it means to be living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental.

The 2016-17 season will also kick off the new Primary Stages Studio Series, PS TWO, which will feature productions in a smaller setting and enable Primary Stages and its audiences to explore new writers and their work on a more intimate level. The series' first production will be the New York premiere Fade (November-December) by Tanya Saracho, writer and coproducer of the ABC series How to Get Away With Murder. Fade is a behind-the-scenes comedy about the burgeoning friendship between Lucia and Abel, two Latinos of Mexican descent working at a ruthless Hollywood studio.