ATLANTA: Synchronicity Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, including shows featuring the voices of women playwrights.
The season will start with Sense and Sensibility (Sept. 22-Oct. 15), adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen, about the Dashwood sisters and their quest for love and money after they are left destitute following the death of their father.
Next up will be Heidi (Dec. 8-31), by Martha King De Silva, with music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. The musical, adapted from the book by Johanna Spyri, follows Heidi as she ventures from her small Swiss village to the Alps to Germany and back again.
Following will be The Miraculous Story of Edward Tulane (Feb. 2-25, 2018), adapted by Dwayne Hartford from the book by Kate DiCamillo, about a beloved china rabbit who gets lost and finds different owners over many decades.
Next will be the world premiere of Jennifer Barclay’s Ripe Frenzy (April 13-May 6, 2018), about how the community in a small town rallies after a tragedy while the local high school mounts a production of Our Town.
The season will conclude with Lauren Gunderson’s The Taming (June 1-24, 2018), a political farce that upends historical truths about our founding fathers when a senatorial aid, a liberal political activist, and a beauty queen are locked in a hotel room together.
Programming will also include Stripped Bare (TBA), a new arts incubator project that will give early-career artists a space to create and present new work. Applications will be available online in July at synchrotheatre.com
Synchronicity Theatre will also present the third annual SheWrites new-play festival (2018), featuring readings and workshops of three plays be women writers.
The company will also host the Women in the Arts Panel Luncheon (April 2018), connecting women artists with business leaders.
Education programs will include the after school and summer camp drama program, Playmaking for Kids, and the Playmaking for Girls program for juvenile justice and refugee communities.
Synchronicity Theatre, founded in 1997, produces works that celebrate and lift up the voices of women and girls.