Chekhov-Based Musical Gulls, All-Female Othello Will Be Part of New Theatre @ Boston Court Season

News   Chekhov-Based Musical Gulls, All-Female Othello Will Be Part of New Theatre @ Boston Court Season An all-female Othello as well as the world-premiere musical Gulls, freely adapted from Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, will be featured in the new season at Pasadena's The Theatre @ Boston Court.

The California company announced the lineup of its upcoming fifth season, which will feature two world premieres, at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center.

The season (subject to change) follows:

  • Othello (opens the season on Feb. 23)
    Lisa Wolpe directs and stars in this co-production with the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company featuring Fran Bennett as Othello in an all-female ensemble.
  • Jason Grote's 1001 (opens May 10)
    Theatre @ Boston Court's co-artistic director Michael Michetti directs the West Coast premiere of this "retelling of 'The Tales of the Thousand and One Nights'." Show notes explain: "Wandering through a deserted New York City subway tunnel in a hallucinogenic daze, urbanite Alan emerges from the dark to encounter a one-eyed Middle-Eastern merchant in ancient Baghdad."

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  • Gulls (opens July 26)
    Set in 1959's Greenwich Village and Hollywood, this world premiere musical centers on "a family of troubled dreamers [who yearn] yearn for love, immortality, and survival. Irenie, a glamorous Broadway star, Gore, her novelist/screenwriter lover, Conrad, her Beat poet son, and Nina, the lovely young African-American everyone loves, engage in an epic struggle for passion and connection in this haunting new musical, rich with Chekhovian longing." Theatre @ Boston Court's co-artistic director Jessica Kubzansky directs the musical featuring book and lyrics by Nick Salamone with music by Maury McIntyre.
  • Paul Mullin's The Sequence (opens Oct. 11)
    John Langs directs the world-premiere comedy, which "follows the fierce competition to sequence the human genome. Will the grand prize be the public good or the private profit? And in the midst of the frenzied race to determine what makes a human being, how will three people - each in hot pursuit of scientific discovery and enduring fame - discover their own humanity?" Tickets and memberships are available to the new The Theatre @ Boston Court season at Boston Court Performing Arts Center at 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena, CA, by calling (626) 683-6883 or online at www.bostoncourt.org.