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"Under the Skin" by Michael Hollinger, at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia in 2015. Pictured: Julianna Zinkel, Craig Spidle and Biko Eisen-Martin. (Photo by Mark Garvin)

Everyman Theatre Announces 2015–16 Season

The company will mount a production of two American plays in repertory in addition to a varied lineup of four more plays.

BALTIMORE: Everyman Theatre has announced the lineup for its 25th anniversary season, which includes classic American plays in repertory, two regional premieres, two contemporary plays and a new reading series.

The season begins with J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls (Sept. 9–Oct. 11), about an English family visited by an inspector who implicates them in a young girl’s death. This psychological thriller will feature resident company members Deborah Hazlett and Bruce Randolph Nelson.

Following will be August Wilson’s Fences (Oct. 20–Nov. 22), about a retired baseball player struggling to provide for his family in the 1950s. Walter Dallas will direct.

For the holiday season, Donald Hicken will direct the regional premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar (Dec 8–Jan. 10, 2016), about a middle-aged woman in Ireland who will go to any length to win the love of her neighbor.

Next is the regional premiere of Michael Hollinger’s new play Under the Skin (Jan. 19–Feb. 21, 2016), about a man dying of kidney failure who reaches out to his estranged daughter for help. The production will feature resident company members Megan Anderson and Eric Berryman.Everyman artistic director Vincent Lancisi will direct.

Closing the season will be a rotating repertory program titled the Great American Rep (April 5–June 12), which will alternate Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, directed by Lancisi, and Tennessee Williams’s  A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Derek Goldman.

“I don’t know of any other theatre that has ever attempted these two giants of the theatrical world in a rotating schedule of performances with the same exact cast,” said Lancisi in a statement.

Everyman will also begin a new weekly reading series “Women’s Voices in Current Future American Classics,” which will focus on plays written by women in the 20th century.

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