GREENSBORO, N.C.: Triad Stage has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring six productions and a holiday show.
“From classic American dramas to a new play that casts the audience as main characters, our 19th season has an abundance of the bold, daring work Triad Stage does best,” said Triad Stage producing artistic director Preston Lane in a statement. “This is a season of seven distinct and incomparable stories, all connected by their unique ability to grab and hold the attention of the audience. Above all, this is a season of remarkable characters.”
The season will start with Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Sept. 8-29), about two couples in a quiet college town whose nightcap turns into an all-night brawl.
Next up will be Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Oct. 20-Nov. 10), about a bloodsucking vampire spreading fear in London.
Following will be It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Dec.), adapted by Joe Landry from Frank Capra’s film. The show will be presented as a live broadcast of the classic story about George Bailey, a man in despair who is saved by his guardian angel.
Next up will be Lane’s 2 Wolves and a Lamb (Feb. 2-23, 2020), about divisive local elections in Hawboro, N.C., that pit two friends against each other. The audience casts a vote to decide the end of the story.
The season will continue with Pride & Prejudice (March 22-April 12, 2020), adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen, about the unlikely romance between a headstrong young lady and a brooding bachelor.
The season will close out with Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (May 3-24, 2020). Set during Billie Holiday’s last concert in 1959, the show features songs and stories from the legendary jazz singer’s life and career.
Outside of the subscription season, Triad Stage will present A Christmas Carol (Dec. 1-24), adapted by Lane from Charles Dickens.
Triad Stage, founded in 1999, presents classic and contemporary plays and musicals at its two performance spaces, the Pyrle Theater in Greensboro, N.C., and Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem, N.C..