Marin Theatre Company Announces 2013-2014 Season
Good People, Fences, and more will play at the Boyer Theatre beginning in August.
Marin Theatre Company (MTC) has announced their 2013-2014 season lineup, which will feature six productions in the company's Boyer Theatre. Opening the season is the regional premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People. This thought-provoking play follows middle-aged high school dropout and single mother Margie as she struggles to care for her handicapped adult daughter. Unemployed and facing eviction, Margie must overcome her pride and seek help from her ex-boyfriend, a now-wealthy doctor living comfortably in the Boston suburbs who has forgotten his impoverished roots. The Tony Award-nominated play is currently one of the most produced in America and will hit the MTC stage from August 22- September 15.
Local playwright Lauren Gunderson's I and You follows from October 10-November 3. Commissioned by South Coast Repertory, the world premiere of this quirky new play unites two drastically different high schoolers as they try to work together on a school presentation. Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol by Tom Mula, takes the stage for the holiday season from November 21-December 15. Co-commissioned with National New Play Network, Carson Kreitzer's Lasso of Truth will premiere from February 20-March 16. Jasson Minadakis will direct the new play, which traces the origin and impact of the comic book character Wonder Woman through the life of her creator, William Moulton Marston.
From April 10–May 4 MTC will produce August Wilson's Tony Award-winning Fences with direction by Derrick Sanders. This classic story follows Troy Maxson's plight to provide for his family despite life's many disappointments that threaten to tear them apart. Addressing the universal themes of love, family, and the American dream, Fences explores the black experience in 20th century America.
The west coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins rounds out MTC's 2013-2014 season. The music-infused production directed by Jasson Minadakis is set in 1920s Chicago. The macabre play follows the untimely deaths of sisters Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty Fail by blunt object, disappearance, and consumption (in that order). Failure: A Love Story is set to run from June 5-June 29.