Boston Theatre Works' 1999-2000 season features the New England premiere of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and the world premiere of Dalyn A. Miller's Low Flying Aircraft.
The season will open with Shakespeare's classic tragedy of forbidden love, Romeo and Juliet, at the Tremont Theatre, Oct. 29-Nov. 20. Daniel Elihu Kramer, founder of Salt Lake Shakespeare, will direct the production.
The season continues in February, when BTW stages the world premiere of local playwright Dalyn A. Miller's Low Flying Aircraft, Feb. 18 March 5, at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre. Aircraft is described as a family's journey towards understanding the mechanics of biology and overcoming the downward spiral of bodies in motion.
The BTW season will close out with the New England premiere of Tennessee Williams' trunk play, Not About Nightingales. Nightingales was written in 1938 when Williams, who then went by his given first name Tom, was a playwriting student in his late twenties at University of Iowa. It is based on actual events in a Philadelphia jail involving rebellious inmates, a hunger strike, and sadistic punishment, and it argues against inhumane conditions. The play made its NYC debut last season, where it garnered a Tony nomination for Best New Play.
For tickets or more information, call (617) 728-4321. -- By Sean McGrath