NEW YORK CITY: Keen Company has announced its 16th season, featuring an adaptation and a world-premiere play.
“I am thrilled to present Keen’s 16th season,” said artistic director Jonathan Silverstein. “This season, we will present two very different plays in uniquely different styles, each of which makes us contemplate fundamental questions about identity.”
First will be Graham Greene’s Travels with My Aunt (Sept. 29—Nov. 14), adapted by Giles Havergal, about a retired banker visited by his eccentric aunt, who leads him on a series of exotic and international adventures. Daniel Jenkins, Thomas Jay Ryan, and Robbie Tann will star, and Silverstein will direct.
Next will be the world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Boy (Feb. 23–Apr. 9), a coproduction with Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project, about a physician who raises a male infant as a girl after a terrible accident during a circumcision in the 1960s. Linsay Firman will direct.
“I have long been a fan of Anna’s work, and when I saw this play on Kilroy’s The List in 2014, I was immediately intrigued,” said Silverstein in a statement. “Boy is a beautiful and timely tale that I look forward to sharing with our audience.”
Also part of the season will be “We’re Keen On…Kate Baldwin,” a one-night-only fundraising event in November featuring performances by Baldwin and special guests to benefit the Keen Company.
The season will also feature a night of readings to celebrate Keen Teens’s 10th anniversary.