BALTIMORE, MD.: Everyman Theatre has announced its 2016–17 season, featuring a mix of classic and contemporary plays and a new musical.
“This new season is about the thrill of discovery,” said founding artistic director Vincent M. Lancisi in a statement. “It’s about laughter, new works, and new ventures while still showcasing our resident company of actors and the great stories audiences have come to love and expect from us. We have a thriller, three comedies, a musical, and a rarely seen stage adaptation of a classic novel.”
The season will open with Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark (Sept. 7–Oct. 9), adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. It’s a thriller about a blind woman in Greenwich Village who gets tangled up with a con man.
Following will be Jen Silverman’s The Roommate (Oct. 26–Nov. 27), about a middle-aged woman and her mismatched roommate, a vegan from the Bronx.
Just in time for the holidays will be Dot (Dec. 7, 2016–Jan. 8, 2017) by Colman Domingo, about a woman with dementia and her three adult children who are home for the holidays. Lancisi will direct.
Next will be Dickens’s Great Expectations (Feb. 1–March 5, 2017), about an orphan child in 19th–century England who is taken in by a wealthy woman.
The season will continue with the theatre’s commission of Los Otros (March 22–April 23, 2017) by Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh. It’s a concept musical about being “the other,” told through the lens of a white woman and a Latino man. Noah Himmelstein will direct.
The season will conclude with Michael Frayn’s Noises Off (May 17–June 18, 2017), a farce about a British company of actors putting on a play. Lancisi will direct.
Founded in 1990, the Everyman Theatre has a resident theatre company of actors and produces classic and new works.