MRS. MANNERLY, LOVE / SICK and More Set for TheaterWorks' 2013-14 Season
TheatreWorks has announced its 2013 - 2014 season. Details below!
FROM THE AUTHOR OF "ELLA" AND "THREE VIEWINGS"
by Jeffrey Hatcher
October 11 through November 17, 2013
In the cutthroat world of folded napkins, ballroom dancing and countless lessons on poise, grace, and the proper placement of forks and spoons - Mrs. Mannerly has been the despotic ruler of her etiquette class for decades, where no student has ever achieved a perfect score. But when young Jeffrey discovers her secret past, he becomes determined to be the first. Inspired by hilarious memories of his childhood, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher perfectly conjures up the uniquely candid world of a ten-year-old. This irreverent comic tale reveals truths about the face we present and our truer selves. Adding to the fun - Jeffrey is played by a grown man!
FROM THE AUTHOR OF "BECOMING Dr. Ruth"
FREUD'S LAST SESSION
by Mark St. Germain
January 17 through February 23, 2014
Just weeks before his death, legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud invites the young academic rising star C. S. Lewis to his London study. Lewis, expecting to be called on the carpet for satirizing Freud in a recent book, soon realizes Freud has a much more significant agenda in mind. On the eve of England's entry into World War II, the two brilliant men have a battle of the minds over God, love, sex, music and the meaning of life. Not just a powerful debate, this is a profound and deeply touching play (laced with humor and insight) about two men who boldly addressed the greatest questions of all time.
2010 TONY AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PLAY
THE OTHER PLACE
by Sharr White
March 14 through April 19, 2014
Described as "New York's most moving play of the year," Sharr White's powerfully engaging drama transports you into a gripping thriller that will keep you gasping at every turn. Dr. Juliana Smithton has it all - career, family, fame. But just as her research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. One step at a time, a mystery unfolds as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod. Witness the elusive truth about Juliana boil to the surface where nothing is as it seems.
*Co-Production with The Repertory Theatre of St Louis
LOVE / SICK
by John Cariani
May 16 through June 22, 2014
The "significant other" to last season's loveable and quirky smash hit, Almost, Maine. This brand new play by John Cariani is a collection of funny and sad love stories - some gone wrong and others gone right - exploring the complications of romance in the suburban jungle. From a bride-to-be whose cold feet (literally) are holding up her marriage, to a career-minded couple who forgot to have a baby, Love/Sick is a romantic comedy for imperfect lovers and dreamers, everywhere.
STIRRING MUSICAL EVENT
WOODY SEZ The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie
August 8 through September 14, 2014
The legendary folk hero, Woody Guthrie defined an American era of social consciousness and political expressions with songs like "This Land is Your Land." He comes to life in this joyous, toe-tapping, and heartfelt musical portrait that uses Woody's words and songs to transport the audience through his fascinating and sometimes tragic life. Featuring 4 amazingly talented actor-musicians performing over 25 of his classic songs. Discover why Woody Guthrie's music and mission have influenced singers from Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan to John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen. Woody Sez captures the heart and spirit of America's great folk troubadour.