BALTIMORE: Everyman Theatre has announced its six-play lineup for the 2017-18 season, featuring works by Lynn Nottage, Eugene O’Neill, and David Henry Hwang.
“From uplifting personal and collective legacies to unexpected truths hidden and discovered, Everyman Theatre’s 27th season gives voice to characters and experiences that are not ordinarily heard,” founding artistic director Vincent M. Lancisi said in a statement. “Audiences can expect acting and storytelling of the highest caliber, along with a satisfying, stimulating mix of genres, tones and points of view.”
The season will open with David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly (Sept. 6-Oct. 8). Inspired by the opera Madame Butterly, the play follows a French diplomat who becomes enchanted with a Peking opera star hiding more than her true identity. Vincent M. Lancisi will direct.
After that will be Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel (Oct. 18-Nov. 19), about a talented African-American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York.
Next will be the East Coast premiere of The Revolutionists (Dec. 6-Jan. 7, 2018), by Lauren Gunderson. This comedy puts together four famous women who lived during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror: Marie Antoinette, assassin Charlotte Corday, playwright Olympe de Gouges, and Caribbean spy Marianne Angelle.
Following that will be Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Jan. 31-March 4, 2018). The play is inspired by the playwright’s own dysfunctional family. Donald Hicken will direct.
After that will be Aubergine (March 14-April 15, 2018), by Julia Cho. The show, about a Korean family who find connection over a home-cooked meal, will be produced in association with Olney Theatre Center. Vincent M. Lancisi will direct.
Rounding out the season will be the East Coast premiere of The Book of Joseph (May 9-June 10, 2018). Richard Hollander’s book Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish Family’s Correspondence From Poland is brought to the stage in Karen Hartman’s adaptation. Noah Himmelstein will direct.
Founded in 1990, Everyman Theatre is a professional theatre company with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area dedicated to producing high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.