HIGHLAND LAKE, N.Y.: NACL Theatre has announced its 2015 season, including seven plays, a poetry performance, puppetry and children’s theatre.
The season begins with Desire Line (May 30–31), a performance celebrating the publication of resident poet Laura E.J. Moran’s autobiography. Eva Barnett and Tannis Kowalchuk will appear.
Next is Robert Lyons and Kristin Marting’s Idiot (June 19–20), based on Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, about a prince living in a fearfully corrupt society.
Following will be the Slipper Room‘s Mr. Choade’s Brilliant Surprise (July 11), a burlesque and variety show for adult audiences.
Next is MB Adaptors‘s Headshot! (Aug. 15–16), about a group of actors who find themselves at a surreal audition where the challenge of winning supersedes the hope of a callback. MB Adaptors developed this production while in residence at NACL.
The Assembly‘s 33 Demon Teeth (Aug. 29) follows. This is a family drama about the process of aging.
Following will be Scott Adkins’s The Kioskers (Sept. 11–12), about two city dwellers who seek escape from the drudgery of urban living into a surreal countryside, in a production mixing toy theatre, shadow puppetry and projected stop-animation. The play was written during Pata-playwrights’ residency at NACL Theatre in 2011.
Next is The God Projekt (Sept. 25–26), from Kevin Augustine’s Lone Wolf Tribe, a darkly humorous puppet show about God’s struggle with dementia.
Following will be Pontine Theatre’s The House of the Seven Gables (Oct. 10–11), adapted from Nathaniel Hawthorne, about a cursed family in Salem, Mass.
Closing the season will be Nightjar Apothecary‘s Darwinii: The Comeuppance of Man (Oct. 23–24), created by Brett Keyser and Glen Berger, about an Argentine man accused of stealing original Charles Darwin manuscripts from rare book libraries.
Also part of the season is The Weather Project, a touring outdoor theatre performance about climate change featuring stilt-walking, song and dance that will travel around N.Y. and to P.A. Tannis Kowalchuk will direct.