Christy Watkins, Gopal Divan in Ayad Aktar's "Disgraced" at 4th Wall Theatre Company. (Photo by Gabriella Nissen)

4th Wall Announces 2018-19 Season

The 4-show season will include plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Kate Hamill, Gina Gionfriddo, and Donald Margulies .

HOUSTON: 4th Wall Theatre Company has announced its 2018-19 season. Last fall the company was on the brink of closure, but thanks to a $100,000 donation, the theatre will continue to produce work. The new season will contain four plays.

The season will kick off with Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train by Stephen Adly Guirgis (Sept. 6-29), about a bicycle messenger awaiting trial who becomes friends with a born-again Christian. Co-artistic director Kim Tobin-Lehl will direct.

For the holidays, 4th Wall will present Kate Hamill‘s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin (Nov. 29-Dec. 22). Jason O’Connell will direct and play Mr. Darcy.

The third production will be Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo (Feb. 28-March 23, 2019). The play follows two women who choose opposite life paths while coveting each other’s lives. Tobin-Lehl will direct.

The final play of the season will be Collected Stories by Donald Margulies (May 16-June 8, 2019). The two-character drama is an intimate look at the live of a pair of writers. Jennifer Dean will direct and Tobin-Lehl will star.

4th Wall Theatre was  founded in 2011 by Kim Tobin and Philip Lehl. Its mission is to pay artists competitive wages.