"Lysistrata," adapted by Jen Wineman from Aristophanes, at Connecticut Repertory Theatre in 2015. (Photo by Gerry Goodstein)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre 2015–16 Season Mixes Old and New

The roster includes ‘The Laramie Project,’ ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘Twelfth Night,’ and a puppetry festival.

STORRS, CONN.: Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced its 2015–16 season, a mix of contemporary plays, classics, musicals, and puppetry.

The season begins with The Laramie Project (Oct. 8—18), by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project , about the town of Laramie after the murder of a gay young man. Artistic director Vincent J. Cardinal will direct.

Next will be Naomi Iizuka’s  Anon(ymous) (Oct. 29—Nov. 8), about a young refugee who journeys through the United States in search of his family.

Then it’s Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Dec. 3—13), which follows the gender-bending adventures of the shipwrecked Viola, who must disguise herself as a man.

Next is Sense and Sensibility (Feb. 25—March 6, 2016), adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan from Jane Austen, about the penniless Dashwood sisters as they pursue love and life after the death of their father.

Following will be the MFA Puppet Arts Festival (March 24—April 3, 2016), featuring three new works by students at the University of Connecticut, which will touch on the tales of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Medea, and Macbeth.

The season will conclude with Monty Python’s Spamalot (April 21—May 1, 2016), with book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Idle, an irreverent take on King Arthur and his search to find the Holy Grail.

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