MILL VALLEY, CALIF.: Marin Theatre Company (MTC) has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring six productions.
“We are bringing five of America’s most brilliant writers to MTC for our 51st season,” said artistic director Jasson Minadakis in a statement. “Thomas Bradshaw, Dominique Morisseau, Sarah DeLappe, Jordan Harrison, and Young Jean Lee are fearless storytellers who are reshaping the American theatre with each play they write. The conversations inspired by these fabulous, ferocious plays will be electric and will help us explore who we are, where we came from and where we are going as a community and as a nation.”
The season will begin with the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw’s Thomas & Sally (Sept. 28-Oct. 22), which takes a close look at the romantic relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his African-American slave Sally Hemings.
For the holidays will be Shakespeare in Love (Nov. 24-Dec. 17), adapted by Lee Hall from Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, about William Shakespeare and his admirer Lady Viola de Lesseps.
Following will be Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew (Jan. 25-Feb. 18, 2018), co-produced with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, about a makeshift family of workers at an auto factory in Detroit during the 2008 recession. Skeleton Crew received MTC’s Sky Cooper New American Play Prize in 2014.
The season will continue with The Wolves (March 15-April 8, 2018), by Sarah DeLappe, about a girls soccer team navigating the upcoming college showcase and the tribulations of friendships and insecurities in high school. The Wolves is the recipient of MTC’s 2016 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize.
Next up will be Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime (May 3-27, 2018), about family, love, and growing old in an age of artificial intelligence.
The season will close with Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men (June 14-July 8, 2018), about three sons who return home to spend the holidays with their widowed father.
Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is committed to developing new plays and produces six new American plays each year.