ADDISON, TEX.: WaterTower Theatre has announced its 2015–16 season, including a mixture of romantic comedies, musicals and satirical plays.
The season begins with the world premiere of Donald Fowler’s Creep (Oct. 2–25), a thriller musical which explores the dark truth of Jack the Ripper. Kate Galvin will direct.
Next is Michele Riml’s Sexy Laundry (Nov. 20–Dec. 13), a romantic comedy about a couple who try to spice up their dormant love life after 25 years of marriage. Terry Martin will direct.
Following will be the regional premiere of Lord of the Flies (Jan. 22–Feb. 14, 2016), adapted by Nigel Williams from William Golding, about a group of schoolboys who survive a catastrophic plane crash and struggle to balance civility and morality on a desert island. Kelsey Leigh Ervi will direct.
Next will be the regional premiere of Dan LaFranc’s The Big Meal (April 15–May 8, 2016), the story of an ordinary family’s love, trials and resistance through five generations—as told over dinner. Emily Scott Banks will direct.
Following will be the regional premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar (June 3–26, 2016), a love story between two introverts living in rural Ireland who will go to great lengths to find love. René Moreno will direct.
Next is the regional premiere of Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors (August 5–28, 2016), a satire about a manservant who tries to keep his two employers, both criminals, from finding out about his dual employment. Martin will direct.
Also part of the season will be the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival (Feb. 25–March 6, 2016), featuring new work from more than 125 emerging artists and companies.