SEATTLE— , under the leadership of Artistic Director and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, announces the first lineup of plays for its 2009 season. Performance dates, casting and creative team information will be announced at a later date.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Adapted by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus from the novel by Dostoyevsky
Directed by Sheila Daniels
Associate Director Sheila Daniels made her Intiman directing debut this season with A Streetcar Named Desire, which played to standing-room crowds throughout its run. She will launch Intiman’s 2009 season with a new production of this award-winning version of Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, adapted for a three-person cast, which she staged to critical acclaim for Theater Under Ground at the in 2007.
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
By Herb Gardner
Playwright Herb Gardner (I’m Not Rappaport, ) made his Broadway debut with this warm-hearted, helium-filled comedy, which won the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play and was later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film. A tribute to life’s eccentrics, is also a touching love story about the relationship between a free-living, middle-aged iconoclast and his nephew, a 12-year-old genius.
THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
A play by Joan Didion based on her memoir
In her one-woman play, Joan Didion both adapts and expands upon her award-winning, bestselling memoir about the year following the sudden loss of her husband, John Gregory Dunne, to tell of the death, some 18 months later, of their only child. Didion lays bare this most personal story of love and loss with warmth, clarity and luminous intimacy.
Directed by Bartlett Sher
In Intiman’s tradition of bringing its audiences powerful, beautifully spoken verse and unique musical-theater storytelling, Artistic Director Bartlett Sher (winner of a 2008 Tony Award for his acclaimed production of South Pacific) will direct a play or a musical.
American Cycle TBA
Intiman will conclude its 2009 season with the launch of its second American Cycle, a new five-year series of classic American stories and free public programs. The current American Cycle, which will conclude with this season’s production of , is one of the most successful artistic and financial achievements in Intiman’s history, and has received national acclaim for programs that enhance civic dialogue in our community.
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