People's Light and Theatre Announces 2012-2013 Season
The season will kick off with August Wilson's Seven Guitars (September 12-October 7), one of the works in Wilson's The Pittsburgh Cycle , to be directed by Jade King Carroll. Next, Pete Pryor will direct the world premiere of Aladdin: A Musical Panto (November 14-January 6), a musical romp with music and lyrics by Michael Ogborn and a book by Samantha Bellomo and Pryor. Guy Hollands will direct William Shakespeare's ethereal tale of kings and queens, revenge and betrayal The Winter's Tale (January 31-March 3).
The season will continue with a Abigail Adams directed production of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful (March 13-April 7), the story of a woman living the twilight of her life trapped in a two-bedroom apartment with her controlling daughter-in-law and hen-pecked son. The second world premiere of the season will be Barcelona (May 29-June 23) by Bess Wohl, a seductive look at who we pretend to be versus who we really are, directed by Jackson Gay. Finally, Pete Pryor will direct Michael Frayn's wickedly funny farce Noises Off (July 10-August 4).
Two additional plays will be presented along with Aladdin: A Musical Panto as part of the PNC Arts Alive Discovery Series. David Bradley will direct the world premiere of Wendy Bable's Mark Twain: Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers (October 10-November 4), and Samantha Bellomo will direct the world premiere of Y York's Stargirl (April 20-May 12), an adaptation of the novel by Jerry Spinelli.