Posey Stars, Plays by Norris, Gibson Among Playwrights Horizons 2009-2010 Season Highlights
Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, is proud to announce four World Premieres for its 2009/2010 Season. Presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street, the productions will be (in Season order):
THE RETRIBUTIONISTS - the World Premiere of a new play by Daniel Goldfarb (Modern Orthodox, Adam Baum and the Jew Movie), directed by Leigh Silverman (Well, From Up Here). THE RETRIBUTIONISTS will be the first production of the season.
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION - the World Premiere of a new play by Annie Baker (Body Awareness at Atlantic Theater Company), directed by Sam Gold (Rag and Bone at Rattlestick, The Black Eyed at New York Theatre Workshop).
THIS - the World Premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Melissa James Gibson ([sic]), directed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin ([sic], eight seasons as Artistic Director of Soho Rep) and featuring the stage return of film favorite Parker Posey (Lortel Award for Hurlyburly, Lortel nomination for Fifth of July, over 50 films including Superman Returns, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, The House of Yes). THIS was commissioned by Playwrights Horizons with funds provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Leading National Theatres Program.
CLYBOURNE PARK - the World Premiere of a new play by Bruce Norris (The Pain and the Itch at Playwrights Horizons), directed by Pam MacKinnon (Peter and Jerry at Second Stage, The Four of Us at MTC, Occupant at Signature). Mr. Norris has a long history with Steppenwolf Theater, where his previous five plays have had their World Premieres. Playwrights Horizons presented Norris's first New York premiere with The Pain and the Itch in 2006. Clybourne Park will be his first play to have its World Premiere in New York.
The new musical and a sixth and final production, as well as all casting information and dates for all six shows, will be announced in the coming months.
Subscriptions to Playwrights Horizons' 2009/2010 season will be available shortly, in 6-show (four Mainstage productions and two productions in The Peter Jay Sharp Theater) or 4-show (four Mainstage productions) packages.
Packages include "Silver Pass" (6-show with additional benefits, $330-335), "Anytime" (6-show $260-265, 4-show $195-200), "Matinees" (6-show $240-245, 4-show $175-180), "Previews and Sunday Nights" (6-show $225-230, 4-show $160-165), "Patron" (two 6-show packages with exclusive benefits, $1250), "FlexPass" (6 tickets $270-275, 4 tickets $200-205), "30&Under FlexPass" (6 tickets $120, 4 tickets $80) and "Student FlexPass" (6 tickets, $60, 4 tickets $40).