PAWTUCKET, R.I.: The Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, its first in its new home in Warwick. The season will include five productions.
“Over 15 wonderful years in Pawtucket, we created only the second year-round professional theatre in Rhode Island,” said Gamm artistic director Tony Estrella in a statement. “We boldly established our vision for challenging, epic work in a dynamic, up-close, and personal setting. This exciting move to the center of the state is an opportunity to solidify our reputation as a regional destination for serious and thrilling theatre, and our inaugural season in Warwick promises to do just that.”
The season will open with The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams (September-October). The play is about a defrocked reverend attempting to come to terms with his personal failures.
Next will be Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (November-December), a comic drama about a ruthless group of editorial assistants at a Manhattan magazine.
Following that will be the American premiere of The Night Watch by Sarah Waters (January-February 2019). Hattie Naylor adapts Waters’ novel about three women and a young man living during the London Blitz.
Next Gamm will produce Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill (March-April 2019). The play takes place in a suburban backyard where four seventysomething women discuss their family and the apocalypse.
The season will close with True West by Sam Shepard (April-May 2019), about two estranged brothers who reunite unexpectedly in their mother’s home.
Gamm Theatre was founded in 1984, and is one of Rhode Island’s leading theatre company, producing new plays and classics.