ITHACA, N.Y.: Kitchen Theatre Company has announced its 2018-2019 season which will feature comedies, dramas, and a musical.
The season kicks off with Girlfriend (Sept. 9-30), book by Todd Almond, music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet, a musical about a summer romance between two boys in a small Nebraska town.
Next will be The Piano Teacher (Oct. 21-Nov. 4), by Julia Cho, about a retired piano teacher whose reminiscing with a former prodigy reveals a dark truth.
Following will be Grounded (Nov. 25-Dec. 9), by George Brant, about a fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy leaves her hunting terrorists via a military drone in the Nevada desert. Kate MacCluggage, of last season’s Ironbound, will return to the Kitchen in this one-woman show.
Following onstage will be The Royale (Mar 10-31, 2019), by Marco Ramirez. Inspired by the story of ground-breaking boxer Jack Johnson, the play follows Jay “The Sport” Jackson, the first African-American heavyweight world champion in the height of the Jim Crow era.
Next will be 2.5 Minute Ride (Apr 21-May 5, 2019), by Lisa Kron, a tragicomedy about coming to terms with where and who you come from by exploring the Kron family archives, from the annual Ohio amusement park vacation to the father-daughter journey to Auschwitz to see where his parents were killed.
Following will be Tribes (June 2-23, 2019), by Nina Raine, about a Deaf boy named Billy who grew up learning to assimilate by reading lips and is finally introduced to the Deaf community. Karl Gregory will play the role of Billy’s brother Daniel.
Founded in 1991, Kitchen Theatre Company creates community-engaging theatre in intimate spaces.