HAYWARD, CALIF.: Douglas Morrisson Theatre has announced its 2015–16 season, its 36th, with four shows under the overarching title “Revelations.” The season will include two area premieres and a new solo artists’ festival.
“All the plays this 2015–16 season at DMT open the curtain onto the unknown, revealing a true identity, a romantic love, a questionable past and an evil deed, and much more,” said Douglas Morrisson Theatre artistic director Susan E. Evans in a statement.
The season begins with the regional premiere of Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Aug. 27–Sept. 20). The play, which traces the 70-year career of a fictional 1930s film actress, is directed by Dawn Monique Williams.
Following will be the regional premiere of a musical Love’s Labour’s Lost by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, which reimagines Shakespeare’s comedy in a college reunion setting (Nov. 5–29). The musical will be directed by DMT producing artistic director Lisa Tromovich.
Next will be Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Evans, about a woman who discovers that her mother is running a brothel (Feb. 11–March 6, 2016).
The season will close with Pulitzer winner Lanford Wilson’s Book of Days, about a young woman determined to solve a murder case in the fictional town of Dublin, Mo. (May 19–June 12, 2016).
The spring will also come with a new two-week short festival for local solo artists, called ONE FOR ALL: A Solo Artists Festival (April 8–17, 2016).
The Douglas Morrisson Theatre is currently in its 71st year of operation, producing a mix of plays and musicals.