NEW YORK CITY: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its 2017 season, which will have three productions and a play festival.
The season will open with Basil Kreimendahl’s Orange Julius (Jan. 11-Feb. 12, 2017), in a coproduction with Page 73 Productions. The play explores a father-child relationship in which the father is a Vietnam vet suffering from the toxic effects of Agent Orange, and the child is transgender. Dustin Wills will direct.
The second production will be Ken Urban’s Nibbler (Feb. 23-March 19, 2017), from the ensemble the Amoralists. The play takes place in 1992, when five high school friends encounter a mysterious visitor from another world.
The final production will be Martin Zimmerman’s Seven Spots on the Sun (May-June 2017), presented in partnership with the Sol Project. The play takes place in an unnamed Central American country in the midst of civil war. Weyni Mengesha will direct.
In addition to the mainstage productions, Rattlestick will host the F*ck~ng Good Plays Festival, containing seven free play readings (Sept. 10-17). The participating playwrights will be Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Stephen Belber, Meg Miroshnik, James Anthony Tyler, Liza Birkenmeier, Christina Anderson, and David Zheng.
Rattlestick is an Off-Broadway theatre dedicated to producing diverse and challenging plays.