NEW YORK CITY: The Flea Theater has announced its Spring 2015 season, led by the world premiere of The Nomad, a new musical by composer Elizabeth Swados and playwright Erin Courtney, who last collaborated at the Flea on Kasper Hauser: A Foundling’s Opera. Swados will direct The Nomad (Feb. 19-Apr. 6), which follows the legendary North African travels of the iconoclastic Isabelle Eberhardt in the 19th century.
Another world premiere follows: Cory Finley’s The Feast (Mar. 4–Apr. 5), described as an “eerie comedy about what is real, what is not and who knows,” follows a couple whose relationship is going well until the sewers under their apartment open up and begin to speak.
Finally, in its New York premiere is Sam Marks’s The Old Masters (May 27–June 28), about a frustrated artist who discovers the paintings of an old friend who mysteriously disappeared 3 years prior and sets off an art-world firestorm.
The Flea is in the midst of a search for a new artistic director, and plans just one more season in its downtown space prior to opening a new multitheatre complex nearby.