PASADENA, CALIF.: Boston Court Performing Arts Center has announced its 2018 season, which will feature three plays and 21 concerts.
The season will begin with The Operatic American Playwright (Jan. 27, 2018), a concert curated by the theatre’s artistic director for the music series, Mark Saltzman. Based on the works of Tennessee Williams and his contemporaries, the concert will feature pianist Mark Robson and soprano Amanda Squitieri.
Next up will be a reimagination of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire (Feb. 15-March 25, 2018). The production will be directed by co-artistic director Michael Michetti and will explore the play’s contemporary relevance.
Later in the spring, Boston Court Performing Arts Center will present Mfoniso Udofia’s Her Portmanteau (May 24-June 30, 2018). The play is one part of a nine-play saga, The Ufot Cycle, which follows the matriarch of a Nigerian family in the United States. This West Coast premiere will be directed by Gregg T. Daniel.
The theatrical season will conclude with the world premiere of Everything That Never Happened (September 27-November 4, 2018) by Sarah B. Mantell. This reexamination of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice explores the realities of Jewish history and culture. This production will be directed by co-artistic director Jessica Kubzansky.
Additional concerts throughout the season will feature the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, the New Philharmonic Quartet, Mana Saxophone Trio, Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble, composer Julie Adolphe, and many more artists and ensembles.
“Our extraordinary team of artistic directors have created a 2018 season that includes dozens of theatrical, musical, poetic, and at times indescribable offerings,” said executive director Kyle Clausen in a statement.
Founded in 2003, the Boston Court Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit arts center that primarily promotes the new and original work of living arts.