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Gare St. Lazare Ireland and Dublin Theatre Festival's production of "Waiting for Godot." Pictured: Gary Lydon and Conor Lovett.

NYU Skirball Announces 2015–16 Season

The theatre selections include Samuel Beckett, Shakespeare, shadow shows and children’s theatre.

NEW YORK CITY: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2015–16 season, including theatre, dance, music and circus performances from around the world.

“Our season offers some of the best North American and international dance, theatre and circus artists, and is chosen with a commitment to cultivate and engage every segment of our diverse population,” said NYU Skirball executive director Michael Harrington in a statement.

The first theatre selection is Gare St. Lazare Ireland and Dublin Theatre Festival’s Waiting for Godot (Oct. 13–17) by Samuel Beckett. Conor Lovett,  Gary Lydon, Marcus Lamb and Dominic J. Moore will star. Judy Hegarty Lovett will direct.

Following will be the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia‘s Goodnight Moon (Nov. 1), based on the storybook by Margaret Wise Brown. The children’s show is part of the Big Red Chair Family Series.

Next is the U.S. premiere of Pilobolus‘s Shadowland (Nov. 23 — Dec. 6), an Alice in Wonderland shadow show adventure with an original indie rock score by David Poe.

Next the acrobatic theatre l’immédiat will offer L’IMMÉDIAT (March 9–13, 2016), a physical theatre and circus performance created by Camille Boitel.

Following will be Filter Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company‘s Twelfth Night (Feb. 16–20, 2016), a fast-paced version of Shakespeare’s play.  Sean Holmes will direct.

Next is the Royal Court Theatre‘s Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby (April 13–17, 2016), a trilogy of Beckett plays. Lisa Dwan will star and Walter Asmus will direct.

Following is Presentation House Theatre‘s Where the Wild Things Are (May 5–8, 2016), based on the book by Maurice Sendak. The children’s show is part of the Big Red Chair Family Series.

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