GLENCOE, Ill.: Writers Theatre has announced its 2020-21 season, with performance dates and venues for each production to be announced throughout the year. Writers Theatre’s season allows for flexibility, should the anticipated production schedules need to shift to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.
“When it is appropriate for us to gather again,” said artistic director Michael Halberstam in a statement, “I believe that our hunger for human engagement will need to be satisfied with beautiful, heart-stirring narratives. Theatre has the rare ability to touch on significant and relevant themes while simultaneously entertaining and delighting—and after human connection has been limited by social distancing, live theatre will be more necessary than every.”
As part of the season, Writers Theatre will present the world premiere of Love & Contracts, by Julia Doolittle. Moritz Von Stuelpnagel will direct this story about four couples in two different time periods as they try to navigate life and love while being confined by expectations from the world around them.
Also included in the season will be Low Down Dirty Blues, a musical revue by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman. Ron OJ Parson will direct this celebration of the blues which features music by Muddy Waters, Pearl Bailey, and more.
The theatre will also have the world premiere of Maurice, adapted by Scott Parkinson and based on the novel by E. M. Forster. The play centers around Maurice Hall as he tries to find himself in an intolerant society. Tony Award-winner David Cromer will direct Forster’s story of queer love in Edwardian England.
Writers Theatre will also take another swing at Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match which had been scheduled to open in March 2020. Keira Fromm is still set to direct this play about a Russian tennis star and an American player duking it out on and off the courts.
All productions will be confirmed and announced—along with the respective dates, casts, and venues—throughout the season.
Writer’s Theatre has worked for over 25 years to deliver quality interpretations of classics and new plays.
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