InterAct Theatre Company Sets Season of World Premieres for 2014-15
InterAct Theatre Company proudly announces a season of world premieres for the upcoming 2014/15 season. Continuing its tradition of producing new plays that speak to the social and contemporary issues of our time, InterAct will stretch its limits and our imaginations by producing four diverse plays starting in October 24, 2014.
InterAct begins its 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Christopher Chen's play, Caught. Directed by the former Artistic Director of Mu Performing Arts, Rick Shiomi, Caught follows Chinese artist Lin Bo, whose harrowing story of imprisonment has the world standing at attention, until questions of fraud arise. Chen's smart and funny play explores the thin line between truth and fiction. Caught runs October 24-November 16, following on the heels of the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists' Conference & Festival in Philadelphia.
"There is nothing more exciting to us than giving birth to a new play, so our 27th season promises to be filled with excitement," says Producing Artistic Director Seth Rozin. "For the first time in our history, we'll present an all-world premiere season, including incisive new plays by two of America's rising stars, along with two new plays from our favorite local writers. We'll take you to China, South Africa, the eerie future and the Biblical past."
Jen Silverman's The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane, an InterAct Commission, sees a young South African soccer phenomenon fleeing her country to England in order to escape LGBT persecution. When the soccer player's activist lover, Pretty Mbane, goes missing, she is forced to reassess her life and return to her country, bringing her face to face with the demons of her past and her country's blind eye towards violence against women. Silverman's haunting love story runs January 16-February 8, 2015.
Permanent Collection playwright Thomas Gibbons continues his ingenious look at humanity with the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Uncanny Valley. Gibbons explores humanity's age-old desire for immortality through Julian, the newest advancement in artificial intelligence. The new creation's sole purpose is to receive the consciousness of a dying billionaire. But who - or what - has been created? Uncanny Valley runs April 3-26, 2015.
Finally, following on the heels of his wildly popular Two Jews Walk Into a War..., comes Seth Rozin's The Three Christs of Manhattan, an absurd comedy of ideas which explores our world's changing concept of Christ. At the grand opening of her private practice, an atheist Jewish psychiatrist is visited by three men, each believing himself to be the Savior. Has the Son of God really returned? Or, are these men equally deluded? The Three Christs of Manhattan runs May 29-June 21, 2015.