A Midsummer Night's Dream Launches Pearl Season Tonight

News   A Midsummer Night's Dream Launches Pearl Season Tonight
 
The New York premiere of Stupid Fu**ing Bird, Aaron Posner's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which moves the action to the here and now, will be one of the highlights of the 2015-2016 season at Off-Broadway's Pearl Theatre Company. The season launches Sept. 8 with a revival of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Pearl's 32nd season lineup ranges from the 16th century to the present. It begins with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and concludes with Georges Feydeau's The Ding Dong.

The season-at-a-glance follows.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Co-produced with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Directed by Eric Tucker
Sept. 8-Oct. 31, 2015
Opening Night: Sept. 11

The Chairs
By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Pearl artistic director Hal Brooks
Sept. 21–Nov. 1
Opening Night: Oct. 3

Stupid Fu**ing Bird
By Aaron Posner "sort of" adapted from Chekhov's The Seagull
Co-Produced with Gingold Theatrical Group
Directed by Davis McCallum
March 15–May 8, 2016
Opening Night: March 26 The Ding Dong
By Georges Feydeau, adapted by Mark Shanahan
Directed by Pearl artistic director Hal Brooks
April 5–May 15
Opening Night: April 16

Founded in 1984, The Pearl, which is New York's only classical resident company, "has produced a body of work encompassing the full breadth of theatre history, from ancient Greek tragedy to contemporary works rooted in the classics."

The Pearl Theatre is located at 555 West 42nd Street. More information can be found by visiting pearltheatre.org

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