The Manalapan, FL, troupe will give voice to world premieres by William Mastrosimone (Dirty Business), Peter Colley and Robert Creighton (Cagney!), Catherine Trieschmann (The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock) and Steven Dietz (Yankee Tavern).
Michele Lowe, known for her String of Pearls, will see the Southeastern premiere of her Mezzulah, 1946 in the coming year.
Dirty Business by Mastrosimone will launch the season Oct. 22-Nov. 30. According to Florida Stage, "From the celebrated, Emmy Award-winning author of Into the West, Extremities and The Woolgatherer, comes a fiery new drama about the political shenanigans and personal dalliances leading up to a presidential election. Based on the true story of a party girl caught between a mafia capo and the President of the United States. A hit of 2008 1st Stage New Works Festival."
The Florida Stage season also includes:
Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz, May 13-June 21, 2009: "From the acclaimed playwright of Lonely Planet, Private Eyes and Fiction, comes this dramatic thriller set in a crumbling tavern in New York. A young couple is caught in a web of conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks. In an instant, outlandish hypothesis becomes dangerous reality as critical facts continue to emerge. A highly praised selection from the 2007 1st Stage New Works Festival." Florida Stage, near West Palm Beach, is under the leadership of Louis Tyrrell (producing director) and Nancy Barnett (managing director). For more information visit www.floridastage.org.