PHILADELPHIA: Theatre Exile has announced its 2018-19 season, which will consist of three plays with innovative storytelling. Two of them will be Philadelphia premieres.
The season opens with Completeness (Nov. 29-Dec. 23 at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake) by Itamar Moses, a comedy about a research project and the evolving relationship of those involved, Eliot and Molly, as they lose control of science. Associate artistic director Matt Pfeiffer will direct. James Ijames will play Eliot and Mary Tuomanen will play Molly.
Next will be the Philadelphia premiere of An Oak Tree (Feb. 14-March 10, 2019 at Christ Church Neighborhood House) by Tim Crouch, which will star Pearce Bunting and a different scene partner each night, who walks onstage without having seen or read a word of the play beforehand. It is about a parent who loses their daughter to a car accident and explores loss, suggestion, and the power of the mind. Founding artistic director Joe Canuso will direct.
Closing out the season will be the Philadelphia premiere of Among the Dead (May 2-May 26, 2019 at Christ Church Neighborhood House) by Hansol Jung, a dark comedy about three different generations of Koreans, and what happens when their time periods collide in a small hotel mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus. Artistic director Deborah Block will direct. Bi Jean Ngo will play Ana, James Kern will play Luke, and Claris Park will play Number Four.
Theatre Exile is a nonprofit theatre company founded in 1997 in Philadelphia, which focuses on theatre that explores about the human condition and has a sense of the city’s grit and passion.