ATLANTA: 7 Stages has announced its 2017-18 season, its 39th, which will feature an interdisciplinary dance/opera and a new-play festival.
The season will open with Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Sept. 15-Oct. 8), about two Marines and their translator, who meet a tiger on the streets of Baghdad. Michael Haverty will direct.
Next up will be the Home Brew Festival (Nov. 10-19), which will feature readings of plays developed at 7 Stages including works by Topher Payne, Theroun Patterson, and Suehyla El-Attar.
The new year will start with The Followers; retelling The Bacchae (Feb. 2-25, 2018), an interdisciplinary dance/opera by Margaret Baldwin adapted from The Bacchae by Euripides. The show will combine opera, dance, puppetry, and physical theatre to tell the story of Dionysus. Ofir Nahari will star as the god of wine; Klimchak will compose music; Bryan Mercer will music direct; Nahari will choreograph; and Michael Haverty will direct.
The following show will be Gomela/To Return; Movement of our Mother Tongue (March 15-18, 2018), by Junebug Productions. The show uses spoken word and African dance and music to tell the vibrant stories of New Orleans. Stephanie McKee will direct.
The season will close with Curious Human Encounters (April 27-May 13, 2018), a festival, created by Heidi S. Howard, of interactive and immersive works from local artists.
7 Stages produces new work that focuses on social, political, and spiritual values of contemporary culture.