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Holland Taylor's Ann Will Open Arena Stage's 2019-20 Season

Disney's Newsies, works by August Wilson, and more join the season lineup.

Holland Taylor taking her Broadway opening-night bow in 2013 as Ann Richards in her solo play Ann, coming to Arena Stage for its 2019-20 season.
(© David Gordon)

Washington, DC's Arena Stage has announced the lineup of productions set for its 2019-20 season.

Opening the season in the Kreeger Theater will be Ann (July 11-August 11), a one-woman show about legendary Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Holland Taylor and directed by Kristen van Ginhoven, presented in association with Dallas Theater Center. Following Ann in the Kreeger will be August Wilson's Jitney (September 13-October 20), directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Ken Ludwig's Dear Jack, Dear Louise (November 21-December 29), directed by Jackie Maxwell; A Thousand Splendid Suns (January 17-February 23, 2020), adapted by by Ursula Rani Sarma, based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini, and directed by Carey Perloff; and Toni Stone (April 23-May 31, 2020), written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Pam MacKinnon, presented in association with American Conservatory Theater.

The productions coming to the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle will be Right to Be Forgotten (October 11-November 10), written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Arena Stage deputy artistic director Seema Sueko; and Celia and Fidel (February 28-April 12, 2020), written by Eduardo Machado and directed by Arena Stage artistic director Molly Smith.

Rounding out the season on the Fichandler Stage will be: Disney's Newsies (November 1-December 22), based on the 1992 Disney film and featuring music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein, with direction by Molly Smith; the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production of Mother Road (February 7-March 8, 2020), written by Octavio Solis, and directed by Bill Rauch; and August Wilson's Seven Guitars (April 3-May 3, 2020).

For more information about Arena Stage's 2019-20 season, click here.