American Repertory Theater Announces Full 2013/14 Season


The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the Artistic Direction of Diane Paulus, has just announced its 2013/14 Season, which includes the previously announced Robert Schenkkan's play All the Way and the world premiere of the musical Witness Uganda.

The season lineup is as follows:

All the Way - by Robert Schenkkan, (author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Kentucky Cycle), directed by Bill Rauch (Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival); begins performances in September 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center

The Heart of Robin Hood - by David Farr (Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company), directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson (co-adapter, director, and lead actor of Metamorphosis, Vestuport and Lyric Hammersmith Theatres); begins performances in December 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center

The Light Princess - a family show for the holidays with book by Lila Rose Kaplan; music and lyrics by Mike Pettry; directed by Allegra Libonati; begins performances in December 2013

Witness Uganda - a world premiere musical by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by Diane Paulus; begins performances in February 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center

• The Shape She Makes - conceived by Susan Misner and Jonathan Bernstein, choreographed by Susan Misner; written and directed by Jonathan Bernstein; begins performances in April 2014 at OBERON

The Tempest - adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller) from Shakespeare's play; magic by Teller; music by Tom Waits; begins performances in May 2014 at the Loeb Drama Center

"Each season we look for pieces that will catalyze engagement with our community," stated Diane Paulus. "It is particularly exciting to be able to produce work that represents a wide range of styles and form, featuring the most exciting performers and creative visionaries in the field. The power of this season is the range of work that takes us from Shakespeare, interpreted by one of the greatest magicians of our time, to a brilliant new play that deals with American politics, a dance piece that challenges the conventions of traditional storytelling, a re-envisioning of an English legend that moves the focus from the hero to the heroine, to a new musical that takes on the complicated nature of American aid work in Africa." Paulus continued, "I am thrilled to have the A.R.T. present this diverse spectrum of projects that so powerfully reflect our core mission of expanding the boundaries of theater."

Details about the coming season productions are as follows:

All the Way - by Robert Schenkkan, directed by Bill Rauch, with Bryan Cranston as LBJ; begins performances in September 2013 at the Loeb Drama Center

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