"The Farm" by Walt McGough, at Boston Playwrights' Theatre in 2011.

Boston Playwrights’ Theatre Announces Season of New Plays

Robert Brustein, Melinda Lopez, and Wesley Savick will showcase new work as part of the 34th season.

BOSTON: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre has announced a season of new plays for the 2015-16 year, featuring three new works.

“I’m so proud to have these wonderful playwrights with us to explore our current state of affairs in America,” said artistic director Kate Snodgrass in a statement. “These plays comment brilliantly on what we face daily.”

The season begins with Robert Brustein’s Exposed (opening in Dec.), a Boston University New Play Initiative production coproduced with Boston Center for American Performance, about a Texas billionaire who seeks forgiveness from a Christian televangelist. Steven Bogart will direct.

Next will be Melinda Lopez’s Back the Night (opening in Feb. 2016), about violence on a college campus and how a student makes some unexpected discoveries after her friend is assaulted. Daniela Varon will direct.

The season will conclude with Wesley Savick’s new adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, a coproduction with the Suffolk University Theatre Department. Savick will direct.

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