Rob Ashford, Christopher Ashley, Jo Bonney, Arthur Kopit, Brendan Milburn, et al. Set for La Jolla Playhouse Season
Artistic Director Christopher Ashley will helm the world premiere of Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley's A Dram of Drumchhicit, about an American entrepreneur who thinks he has found the perfect Scottish island on which to build his new golf course. (May 17-June 12).
Up next is a version of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt, adapted and directed by David Schweizer and featuring just five performers playing 40 characters (June 28-July 24), to be followed by the musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes, feature a book by Rachel Sheinkin, music by Brendan Milburn, lyrics by Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Rebecca Taichman (July 19 - August 21).
The season continues with the world premiere of Milk Like Sugar, by Kirsten Greenidge, which concerns16-year-old Annie, who enters into a pregnancy pact with two of her high school friends.(August 30-September 25).
Up next is the world-premiere musical Finding Neverland, with a book by Allan Knee, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford (November 8 - December 11) and Culture Clash's newest play American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, to be directed by Jo Bonney (January 27-Feburary 26).
In addition, Eveoke Dance Theatre has been named as La Jolla's Resident Theatre Company for the season.