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"4000 Miles" by Amy Herzog, at Company of Fools in 2019. Pictured: Jessi Zhang and Adam Turck. (Photo by Kirsten Shultz)

Company of Fools Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season

The lineup includes an all-female playwright roster, a holiday adaptation of Austen, and contemporary pieces highlighting social justice issues.

HAILEY, IDAHO: Company of Fools Theatre has announced its 24th season, featuring mainstage productions written by women, a fun twist on a classic novel, and a Pulitzer Prize winning drama.

The season will kick off with Crimes of the Heart (June 26-July 13), by Beth Henley, about the MaGrath sisters navigating the internal chaos of their personal lives. Scott Palmer will direct.

Up next is Cry it Out (Sept.25-Oct. 12), by Molly Smith Metzler, about new neighborhood moms who strike up bonds with one another while on maternity leave. Denise Simone will direct.

Company of Fools will bring in the holiday spirit with Miss Bennet: Christmas at the Pemberley(Dec. 11-29), by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. This adaptive sequel of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, follows the well-loved characters as they meet for the holidays at the Pemberley estate. Palmer will direct.

The season will close with The Niceties (Feb.19-March 7, 2020), by Eleanor Burgess, about a heated debate between a bright, young black student and her intellectual white professor over the student’s paper on the American Revolution. Palmer will direct.

Company of Fools Theatre, founded in 1992, strives to produce quality theatre while providing arts education opportunities for the entire community.

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