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Everyman Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season to Feature DEATH OF A SALESMAN, 'STREETCAR' & More

Everyman Theatre has announced its 25th anniversary season. For the first time ever, the company will present a rotating repertory of two masterpieces of American theatre: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. Both productions will feature the same cast and performances will rotate from day to day. Known as The Great American Rep, this event will take place from April 5 through June 12, 2016.

"I don't know of any other theatre that has ever attempted these two giants of the theatrical world in a rotating schedule of performances with the same exact cast," said Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi. "The Great American Rep will feature our Resident Company in ways you have never seen before. You will truly experience the art of transformation as they move seamlessly between the two shows and their two characters....sometimes within the course of just one day!"

Of the 14 roles in The Great American Rep cast, nine will be members of the Resident Acting Company: Megan Anderson, Clinton Brandhagen, Danny Gavigan, Deborah Hazlett, Beth Hylton, Wil Love, Bruce Randolph Nelson, Carl Schurr and Dawn Ursula. All actors will play in a role in both productions. Vincent Lancisi will direct Death of a Salesman and Derek Goldman will direct A Streetcar Named Desire.

The theatre company will also proudly introduce the new Everyman Salon Series, a series of readings to be held on Mondays evenings, with "Women's Voices in Current and Future American Classics." The women of the Resident Company will curate and direct a series of readings of some of the greatest plays of the 20th century written by women. To complement the Great American Rep, the series will have a strong focus on the visceral human experience that marks the work of Everyman. The readings will be interactive in nature, with an imaginative salon setting in our West Fayette Street building. This series is not currently a part of the full season subscription offerings; tickets will be available this summer.

The season will also celebrate the genius of playwright August Wilson in a new production of his two-time Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Fences from October 20 through November 22, 2015. One of the most groundbreaking plays of the 20th century, Fences will be directed by Walter Dallas, who recently directed By the Way, Meet Vera Stark for the company.

After the run-away success of last December's Deathtrap, Everyman will open its 2015/16 season with a thriller of a different sort - J.B.Priestley's classic detective story An Inspector Calls. Hailed a "the theatrical equivalent of a page turner" (Chicago Sun-Times) this gripping psychological thriller will feature Resident Company Members Deborah Hazlett and Bruce Randolph Nelson. An Inspector Calls will take place September 9 through October 11, 2015.

The season will also include two Baltimore/DC premieres from two contemporary playwrights adding to the canon of great dramas. For the holiday season, Donald Hicken will direct the charming romantic comedy Outside Mullingar. Written by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award winning author behind Doubt and Moonstruck, Outside Mullingar will feature Resident Company Members Wil Love and Beth Hylton. Full of laughs and tenderhearted moments, Outside Mullingar is a poetric Irish fable that reminds us all that it's never too late to take a chance on love. The production will open on December 8, 2015 and run through January 10, 2016.

Vincent Lancisi will also direct the regional premiere of Michael Hollinger's new play Under the Skin. Both funny and moving, Under the Skin explores the curious nature of family dynamics and the true meaning of giving a part of yourself away. The production will feature Resident Company Members Megan Anderson and Eric Berryman and will take place January 19 through February 21, 2016.

Subscriptions are now available for the 2015/16 season. Those who are current subscribers will be able to renew their subscriptions through June 5. New subscription orders are being accepted and will be filled starting June 12.

Everyman also announced that they are strengthening their commitment to making theatre affordable and accessible to everyone - making every ticket to every preview performance for the 25th Anniversary season just $25.

MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District.

Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The theatre strives to engage, inspire, and transform artists, audiences and community through theatre of the highest artistic standards and is committed to embodying the promise of its name, Everyman Theatre.

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