David Chandler, Scott Jaeck, and Kathleen Chalfant in "For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday" at Actors Theatre of Louisville. (Photo by Bill Brymer)

Playwrights Horizons Sets 6-Play 2017-18 Season

The season will include new works by Max Posner, Robert O’Hara, Lindsey Ferrentino, Clare Barron, and Jordan Harrison.

NEW YORK CITY: Playwrights Horizons has announced its 2017-18 season, with six plays, including world premieres by Max Posner, Robert O’Hara, Lindsey Ferrentino, Clare Barron, and Jordan Harrison.

The season will open with Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday (beginning Aug. 18). The play is about the 70-year-old Ann, who recalls playing the role of Peter Pan in her hometown children’s theatre 50 years ago. Les Waters, who directed the world premiere of the play last year at Actors Theatre of Louisville, will direct. The cast will be led by Kathleen Chalfant as Ann, with David Chandler, Ron Crawford, Lisa Emery, Daniel Jenkins, and Keith Reddin.

Next up will be the world premiere of The Treasurer (beginning in September) by Max Posner, about an aging mother and her son who’s she recruited to play the unwanted role of the treasurer. David Cromer will direct.

Then Robert O’Hara will premiere his newest play Mankind (beginning in December). The play is set in a future where women have gone extinct and men are able to be impregnated.

The first play of the new year will be the world premiere of The Flat Earth (March 2018) by Lindsey Ferrentino, about two 13-year-olds making sense of the chaos that has visited their seaside town. Rebecca Taichman will direct.

Next up will be the world premiere of Claire Barron’s Dance Nation (April 2018), about a team of pre-teen competitive dancers. Lee Sunday Evans will direct.

The season will close with the world premiere of Log Cabin (June 2018) by Jordan Harrison. Set in 2015, the play is about a group of married gays and lesbians, who are forced to see themselves through the eyes of their transgender friend.

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