Sharon Washington's Feeding the Dragon and More Set for Primary Stages Season
The off-Broadway theater has announced its 2017-18 lineup.
Sharon Washington's Feeding the Dragon and Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice are on tap for the upcoming season at Primary Stages.
Scott Carter's The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord will kick off the season in September-October. The new play follows the figures as they're trapped in a limbo where "each believes their path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong." Kimberly Senior directs.
Hamill's Pride and Prejudice, directed by Amanda Dehnert, will run November-December, in a coproduction with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Hamill, who has adapted Austen's Sense and Sensibility and Vanity Fair, will also star.
Feeding the Dragon, written and performed by Washington, will run January-February 2018. The solo show, directed by Maria Mileaf, explores Washington's childhood growing up in apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building's custodian.
In January 2018, Primary Stages will collaborate with the Sol Project, a New York City-based initiative catalyzing change via a national movement to provide productions by Latino and Latina playwrights, bringing the stories of their community to the fore of the American theater. The title and playwright will be announced at a later date.
All performances will take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre.