The world premiere of new David Mamet one-acts, a multi-media stage adaptation of a silent film classic, and a "post-modern vaudeville romp" by David Gordon will be featured in American Repertory Theatre's 1996-97 season in Cambridge, MA.
Mamet's The Old Neighborhood, a program of three autobiographical one-acts set in Mamet's native Chicago, will have its world premiere in April 1997.
Gordon will direct and choreograph Punch and Judy Get Divorced is an "acrobatically choreographed new musical" about the continuing misadventures of the dysfunctional puppet couple. The production has music by Edward Barnes, and lyrics by Arnold Weinstein, David Gordon, and Ain Gordon. The production's world premiere is scheduled for October at A.R.T.
Bob McGrath will direct a multimedia adaptation of the 1919 silent film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, with music by John Moran. The expressionistic story tells of a mysterious monk and the sleepwalker he controls.
Here is the complete schedule of shows being presented on various A.R.T. stages during 1996-97. * Punch and Judy Get Divorced (world premiere) Oct. 25 -Nov. 10.
* The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, Nov. 22, 1996 - Jan. 16, 1997
* Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello, Dec. 5, 1996 - Jan. 8, 1997.
* The King Stag by Carlo Gozzi, Dec. 11, 1996 - Jan. 19, 1997.
* Woyzeck by Georg Buchner, Jan. 31 - March 16.
* The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (world premiere), Feb. 21 - March 22.
* The Old Neighborhood (world premiere) by David Mamet, April 4-27.
* Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw, May 9 - June 8, 1997 For tickets or information: (617) 547-8300.