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Bruce DuBose and Paul Semrad in "An Iliad" at Undermain Theatre in 2012.

Undermain Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

The Dallas theatre’s season will include world premiere plays by Len Jenkin and Matthew Paul Olmos.

DALLAS: Undermain Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring four productions and a reading series.

The season will kick off with the world premiere of How is it That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice (Sept. 13-Oct. 7), by Len Jenkin, an exploration of the psyches of lifelong partners, spanning from the first kiss to the last goodbye. Undermain’s artistic director, Katherine Owens will direct.

Next up will be Ibsen’s The Lady From the Sea (Nov. 11-Dec. 12), a drama about a lighthouse-keeper’s daughter who is trapped in a marriage and longs for a mysterious, seagoing stranger from her past. Blake Hackler will direct.

Following will be the return An Illiad (Feb. 2-March 3, 2019), by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, which was presented at the theatre in 2012. Owens will once again helm this modern day re-telling of Homer’s classic tale, which will be presented in association with the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

The season will conclude with the world premiere of so go the ghosts of méxico, part three (April 12-May 5, 2019), by Matthew Paul Olmos, as part of the Whither Goest Thou America Festival reading series (April 10-May 2, 2019). The play is the final installment of a three-play cycle, and follows a young Mexican couple visiting the U.S. who get caught up in the web of the drug trade. Owens will direct.

In addition to its productions, Undermain will host its annual Whither Goest Thou America Festival of play readings (April 10-May 2, 2019). The titles will be announced at a later date.

Founded in 1984, Undermain Theatre produces innovative work with a focus on poetic and language-driven plays.

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