"We Are Proud to Present" by Jackie Sibblies Drury, at Undermain Theatre in 2014. (Photo by Katherine Owens)

Undermain Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season

Brecht’s ‘Galileo’ and new plays from Matthew Paul Olmos, Anne Washburn, and Jackie Sibblies Drury comprise the lineup.

DALLAS: Undermain Theatre has announced the 2016-17 season, its 33rd, which will begin with the first in a trilogy of plays by Matthew Paul Olmos about the U.S./Mexico drug wars.

Olmos’s so go the ghosts of méxico, part 1 (Sept. 14-Oct. 8) will open the season. Inspired by the life of Marisol Valles Garcia, the play is about a young woman who replaces a beheaded police chief. No less a personage than Sam Shepard selected the play to receive the first Ellen Stewart Award, and Undermain artistic director Katherine Owens will direct.

Anne Washburn’s 10 Out of 12 (Nov. 11-Dec. 3) will be next. The play is set at a tech rehearsal, and Undermain company member Blake Hackler will direct.

Following will be a new production of Brecht’s Galileo (Feb. 8-March 5, 2017), about the astronomer’s battles with the church in the early 17th century. Owens will direct.

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Really (April 12-May 6, 2017) will close the season. The play, which explores how three individuals’ lives intertwine, enjoyed a successful run at New York’s Abrons Arts Center in March. A director will be announced at a later date.

Founded in 1984, Undermain Theatre produces new works and reworkings of plays by established playwrights.