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"The Niceties" by Eleanor Burgess at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles through May 12. Pictured: Jordan Boatman and Lisa Banes. (Photo by T Charles Erickson)
Jordan Boatman and Lisa Banes in "The Niceties" by Eleanor Burgess at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. (Photo by T Charles Erickson)

InterAct Announces 2019-20 Season

The lineup features a range of contemporary works, including a Thomas Gibbons world premiere.

PHILADELPHIA: InterAct Theatre Company has announced its 2019-20 slate.

The first production will be Eureka Day by Jonathan Spector (Oct. 25-Nov. 17), in which a mumps outbreak at the eponymous Berkeley, Calif., day school challenges the school’s practice of making all decisions by consensus.

Up next will be Man of God by Anna Moench (Jan. 24-Feb. 16, 2020), a play about a quartet of Korean American teenage girls who, while on a Christian mission in Bangkok’s red light district, pursue revenge when they discover someone is spying on them.

Following will be The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess (March 27-April 19, 2020). The piece depicts what happens when an argument between a respected history professor and a student of hers who has written a thesis about slavery during the U.S. Revolutionary War gets out of control.

The season will conclude with the world premiere of Steal Her Bones by Thomas Gibbons (May 29-June 21, 2020), which follows the partner of a late renowned biologist and outspoken atheist and her clash against a theologian who claims the scientist became a believer in God in the last days of her life.

InterAct Theatre Company, which has been producing work since 1988, takes as its mission “commissioning, developing, and producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political, and cultural issues of our time.”

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