NEW YORK CITY: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its 2015–16 season, its 21st, which will contain world premieres from Michael Laurence and William Francis Hoffman.
The season opens with the world premiere of Hamlet in Bed by Laurence, directed by Lisa Peterson (Aug. 28–Oct. 25). The play follows Michael, a neurotic actor and adoptee, who is acting in a production of Hamlet in which the actress playing Gertrude may or may not be Michael’s birth mother.
Next will be Ironbound by Martyna Majok, directed by Daniella Topol (March 2–April 10, 2016), about an immigrant cleaning woman and three of her romantic relationships over the span of 22 years. The play is a coproduction with Women’s Project Theater.
Closing the season will be the world premiere of Hoffman’s Cal in Camo, in a coproduction with Colt Coeur that will be directed by its artistic director, Adrienne Campbell-Holt (April 23–June 4, 2016). The play follows a young mother who tries to understand her present by looking into her past.
In addition to the theatre’s three-show season, Rattlestick will also present The Bachelors written by Caroline V. McGraw, produced by Lesser America (Nov. 7–Nov. 29, 2015). The play takes place on the night of a frat party.