If Woolly’s upcoming season is one-half as entertaining as was the presentation of the shows-to-be, DC-area theatre-goers are in for a great ride.
Artistic director Howard Shalwitz addressed an audience of subscribers Monday night, March 11, and spoke briefly about the upcoming season. For the past few years, Woolly plays have followed a theme. This season will be no different, featuring the theme “America’s Tell-Tale Heart.” No, Edgar Allen Poe will not be part of the offerings, but but delving into America’s heart…what makes us tick…will be. Resident company member Emily Townley emceed the evening event, which showcased readings of the 2013-2014 plays—some had her performing monologues, others had her working with fellow resident member Dawn Ursula. Townley also interviewed some of the directors and playwrights for the new season. All in all, it was a great night at the theatre and bodes well for the future.
The 2013-2014 season will present:
September 9 – October 6, 2013
Detroit by Lisa D’Amour and directed by John Vreeke, D’Amour’s play revolves around two neighboring couples living life in suburbia with secrets.
November 4 – December 1, 2013
Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Liesl Tommy, centers on an estranged Arkansas family in dramatic fashion.
December 10 – January 5, 2014
Just the Two of Each of Us, created and performed by The Pajama Men, blends improv, wit and humor into who knows what?
February 10 – March 9, 2014
We Are Proud to Present a Presentation…about the Herero of Namibia, formerly South West Africa, from the German Sudwestafrika, between the years 1885-1915, by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Michael John Garcés, is an innovative new play which features a group of American actors telling a story that’s not American and getting tripped up in their own “Americaness.”
March 31 – April 20, 2014
Arguendo, created and performed by Elevator Repair Service, directed by John Collins, takes the actual text from a case argued before the Supreme Court—Barnes vs. Glen Theatre—about freedom of expression and the right to say what’s in your heart…albeit doing it naked…and show us the wit and wisdom of the Justices.
June 2 –June 29, 2014
The Totalitarians by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Robert O’Hara, was commissioned by the New Play Network (NPN), and focuses on politics in Nebraska and asks,” how do you come to believe than an eye is not evil…how do we come to believe in things without facts?”
For more information about the upcoming season, go to woollymamoth.net.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
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