HOUSTON: 4th Wall Theatre Company has announced its 2020-21 season, including works from Stephen Adly Guirgis, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Lucas Hnath.
“In our 10th season we wanted to present well-crafted and timely stories that honed in on our theatre’s truthful aesthetic of acting,” said co-artistic director Kim Tobin-Lehl in a statement. “We also picked plays that tackle some of our country’s most pressing issues—these plays delve into racism and redemption, gun violence and ambition, women’s rights and gender roles, and the ongoing struggle for truth in the media.”
The season will open with a remount of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy (Sept. 3-26), by Stephen Adly Guirgis, which had its run prematurely ended this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The play about a retired New York City police officer battling demons within his own family while leading a discrimination lawsuit against his former employer will be directed by Emmy Award winner Bill Pruitt.
Gloria (Jan. 14-Feb. 6), by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, will follow. James Black will direct this satire about an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine.
Next up will be Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (March 18-April 10), which follows Nora’s return to her family 15 years after the events of Ibsen’s classic drama. Alanna Dorsett will direct.
The season will conclude with The Lifespan of a Fact (May 13-June 5), by Gordon Farrell and Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell, based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal. Kim Tobin-Lehl will direct this play about an intern at a high-profile magazine who is assigned to be the fact checker on a potentially transcendent, groundbreaking piece.
Founded in 2011, 4th Wall Theatre Co. has a mission to use cutting-edge theatre to promote truthful storytelling.