Thursday, March 20, 2008

Seattle Rep - David Esbjornson Discusses Titles for Next Season

Seattle, WA - Artistic Director David Esbjornson announces today the titles under consideration for Seattle Repertory Theatre's upcoming 2008-09 season - a mix of classics and new works delving into subjects as diverse as war, architecture, immigration, apocalypse, Craigslist and body image. According to Esbjornson, "Our goal is to provide the most eclectic, imaginative and provocative programming for this community - plays that reflect the entire spectrum of what defines our amazing city"

Titles under consideration for Seattle Rep's 2008-2009 season in the Bagley Wright Theatre include a fast, funny version of the beloved Three Musketeers; George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's classic comedy, You Can't Take it With You; Waiting for Godot which is considered by many to be the most significant English language play of the 20th century, and will star Bill Irwin; Lydia, Octavio Solis' bold and intoxicating new play; Betrayal by Harold Pinter, an unflinching look at romantic deception; John Steinbeck's American classic Of Mice and Men; and finally Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder in a new adaptation. In the Leo K. Theatre the list includes The Night Watcher by playwright and actress Charlayne Woodard and directed by former Seattle Rep Artistic Director Dan Sullivan; Boom, a funny, slightly warped and ultimately hopeful look at the apocalypse; a wild ride from medieval Persia to modern day New York and all points in between in 1001 by Jason Grote; Ellen McLaughlin's poignant one-woman play, Penelope, which was developed as part of the 2007 Women Playwrights Festival; Fat Pig, Neil LaBute's unwavering look at body image; and finally the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright.

The nine plays selected for the 2008-2009 season will be announced shortly.

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