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John Douglas Thompson in Shakespeare's "Tamburlaine the Great" in 2014. (Photo by Andrew Hinderaker)

Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2015–16 Season

The season ranges from Richard Maxwell’s ‘Isolde’ to Trevor Nunn’s ‘Pericles,’ and features John Douglas Thompson in two major roles.

BROOKLYN: Theatre for a New Audience has announced its 2015—16 season, titled “Inimitable Voices” and featuring four classics or classically inspired works by major American and European authors.

“This will be our third season at Polonsky Shakespeare Center,” said founding artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz in a statement. “Richard Maxwell’s haunting and humorous exploration of what is real; Shakespeare’s story of redemption, reconciliation, and forgiveness; and Ibsen’s and Strindberg’s investigations of marriage and the battle of the sexes couldn’t be more different. But what connects these authors is they all shape extraordinary theatrical worlds with singular language.”

The season begins with the New York City Players’ production of Richard Maxwell’s Isolde (Sept. 6—27), inspired by the legend of Tristan and Isolde, featuring Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez, and Gary Wilmes. Maxwell will direct.

Next will be Shakespeare’s Pericles (Feb. 14—March 27, 2016), featuring original music by Shaun Davey. Trevor Nunn will direct.

Performing in rotating repertory will be Thornton Wilder’s adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (May 4—June 8), and David Greig’s adaptation of Strindberg’s The Father. John Douglas Thompson, by now something of a TFANA regular, will star as Torvald in A Doll’s House and as the Captain in The Father. Associate artistic director Arin Arbus will direct both productions.

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