DETROIT: Detroit Repertory Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, which will be its 62nd. It will include four plays; two will be world premieres and two will be Midwest premieres.
The season will open with the Midwest premiere of Evidence of Things Unseen (Nov. 1-Dec. 23) by Katie Forgette, about two sisters with different responses to the grief in their lives. Lynch Travis will direct. There will be a special black-tie benefit for the show on Nov. 17.
Next will be the world premiere of The House of Poe (Jan. 10-March 17, 2019) by Fengar Gael, a dark comedy and feminist sci-fi fantasy about twin sisters who inherit the house where it is said that Edgar Allen Poe wrote “The Raven.” Leah Smith will direct. There will be a special Red Night benefit for the show on Feb. 16, 2019.
Following will be the world premiere of Aubrey (March 28-May 19, 2019) by Joe Musso, about a heroin addict who tries to enlist the help of a grave digger/coffin maker, whom she believes can speak to the dead, to speak to her deceased lover. Barbara Busby will direct.
Closing out the season will be the Midwest premiere of Williston (May 30-June 30, 2019) by Adam Seidel, about three energy reps who travel to Williston, N.D., to obtain the rights to minerals on the last big piece of undeveloped land in the area. Casaundra Freeman will direct.
Founded in 1957, Detroit Repertory Theatre is the oldest professional non-profit theatre in Michigan.