ATLANTA: Synchronicity Theatre has announced its 2016-17 season, the company’s 19th. The season will include three contemporary plays and two children’s shows.
Anne Boleyn by Howard Brenton (Sept. 23-Oct. 16) will open the season. The show offers a fresh take on the story of one of the wives of Henry VIII. Richard Garner will direct.
Next up will be the world premiere of Andrea Lepcio’s Strait of Gibraltar (March 31-April 23, 2017). The romantic comedy turned thriller follows a Muslim man and a Jewish woman who fall in love and then things aren’t as they seem. Synchronicity’s artistic director Rachel May will direct.
The season will conclude with Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed. The play, which was on Broadway this past season, follows five Liberian women in the midst of the Second Liberian Civil War. Tinashe Kajese will direct.
In addition to the theatre’s new-play programming, Synchronicity will also present two family shows. The first will be Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Dec. 9, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017), adapted by Richard and Florence Atwater from their children’s book about Mr. Popper and his troupe of performing penguins. May will direct.
The second show family series will be The One and Only Ivan (Feb. 3-26, 2017), adapted by James E. Grote from Katherine Applegate’s novel. The story follows Ivan the gorilla and his baby elephant friend, Ruby. Julie Skryzpek will direct.
Founded in 1997, Synchronicity Theatre is committed to producing work that uplifts the voices of women and girls.