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"Murder on the Orient Express" by Ken Ludwig, at McCarter Theatre Center in 2017.

McCarter Theatre Center Announces 2018-19 Season

The season will feature three world premiere productions.

PRINCETON, N.J.: McCarter Theatre Center has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring six productions.

The series will start with the world premiere of The Age of Innocence (Sept. 7-Oct. 7), adapted by Douglas McGrath from the novel by Edith Wharton, an exploration of love set in New York City in the 1870s. The production will be presented in association with Hartford Stage, and Doug Hughes will direct.

Next up will be Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67 (Oct. 9-28), presented in association with Hartford Stage, about the 1967 riots that took place in Detroit. Jade King Carroll will direct.

Following will be A Christmas Carol (Dec. 4-29), adapted by David Thompson from Charles Dickens, which presents the classic holiday tale with a blend of professional actors and community members. Adam Immerwahr will direct.

The season will continue with the world premiere of Eleanor Burgess’s The Niceties (Jan. 11-Feb. 10, 2019), presented in association with the Huntington Theatre Company, about a black student called into her white professor’s office to discuss her thesis about slavery’s effect on the American revolution. Kimberly Senior will direct.

Next will be the world premiere production of Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (March 12-31, 2019), presented in association with the Old Globe Theatre, about a young Princeton Classics professor who calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her from the peril of her career and love life, and the gods of comedy show up. Kathleen Marshall will direct.

The series will conclude with David Hare’s Skylight (May 3-June 2, 2019), about a woman who receives an unexpected visit from her former lover shortly after his wife dies. Emily Mann will direct.

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