The roster includes two Pulitzer Prize winners. Coburn's two-hander The Gin Game, made famous by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, will be staged in the Pamela Brown Theatre Feb. 3-26, 2005. The play offers two juicy roles for older actors. A cast and director will be named later. Wilson's Fences arrives after the annual Humana Festival of New American Plays (Feb. 27-April 9, 2005), playing April 19-May 15, 2005. The work, arguably Wilson's most famous, looks at a former player in the Negro Baseball League, now a garbageman, who struggles in his relations with his wife, son and mistress. Timothy Douglas directs.
Tennessee Williams' classic "memory play" of a fractured St. Louis family, The Glass Menagerie, will stay at the Pamela Brown from Oct. 26 to Nov. 20. On its heels will be Pinter's backward-running tale of infidelity and its origins, Betrayal, running Jan. 4-29, 2005. Before Glass, Oct. 26-Nov. 20, will come Moliere's immortal tale of a colossal malcontent, The Miser. The co-production with the Theatre de la Jeune Lune of Minneapolis will play the Brown.
Season entries from this century include the season opener, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Randal Myler's musical examination of the country music legend's legacy. Dates are Aug. 17-Sept. 11. Van Zeiler, who understudied the part Off-Broadway, will play Hank. Myler will direct in the Brown.
Slanguage takes the Victor Jury Theatre stage Sept. 14-26. In the piece, The Universes, a New York performing group, tells comic tales of urban poverty and racism. Finally, Glen Berger's Off-Broadway favorite, Underneath the Lintel, about a Dutch librarian's sleuthing out of a 113-year overdue book, will play Jan. 18-30, 2005.