SAN DIEGO: Diversionary Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring five productions.
“While these shows are resonant politically, they are also profoundly accessible, character-driven stories everyone can relate to,” said executive artistic director Matt M. Morrow in a statement. “In our current political climate, art as a weapon is needed now more than ever.”
The season will open with Homos, Or Everyone in America (Sept. 14-Oct. 15), by Jordan Seavey, about a Brooklyn couple attempting to navigate the complexities of contemporary gay life. Morrow will direct.
Next up will be Jen Silverman’s The Moors (Nov. 9-Dec. 10), about a governess in 19th-century England who travels to a mansion in the moors and unearths a family’s secrets. Lisa Berger will direct.
Following will be Hansol Jung’s The Cardboard Piano (Jan. 25-Feb. 25, 2018), about the daughter of an American missionary who travels to Northern Uganda and falls in love with a local teenage girl.
The season will continue with The Happiest Place on Earth (March 15-April 15, 2018), by Philip Dawkins, an autobiographical account of Dawkins’s family and their search for happiness at Disneyland. Jonathan L. Green will direct.
Next will be the world premiere of The Loneliest Girl in the World (May 24-July 1, 2018), with book and lyrics by Gordon Leary and music by Julia Meinwald, about the life and evolution of anti-gay activist Anita Bryant.
Founded in 1986, Diversionary Theatre presents both new and classic plays, as well as musicals, with an emphasis on LGBT themes.