D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Has Four World Premieres in 2007-08; Adjmi and Gibson Main-Staged

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Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's 2007-08 season in Washington, D.C., will boast five main stage productions, including two world premieres, plus two more world-premiere special events in the Melton Rehearsal Hall.

The Main Stage will host the world premieres of Stunning by David Adjmi and Current Nobody by Melissa James Gibson.

The season launches Aug. 27 with Bruce Norris' The Unmentionables, his satire about do-gooder Americans in Africa, directed by Pam MacKinnon.

Melissa James Gibson penned the critically acclaimed [sic] and Suitcase. In Current Nobody, directed by Daniel Aukin Oct. 29-Nov. 25, Gibson riffs on Homer's "Odyssey," flip-flopping genders "to create a dazzling tale about the ultimate working mom."

The acclaimed solo show about educators and teaching, No Child, written and performed by Nilaja Sun, directed Hal Brooks, will play Jan. 14-Feb. 10, 2008, after a year-long Off-Broadway run.

Anne Kauffman directs the world premiere of Adjmi's Stunning, March 10-April 6, 2008. It's called "a daring new work that shifts from caustic satire to intense melodrama as it mines the social and economic traps of the American Dream and the universal desire to fit in." Kit Marlowe writer David Grimm's Restoration-style comedy Measure for Pleasure plays May 26-June 29, 2008, ending the main stage season.

Two special-event world premieres will play the Melton Rehearsal Hall in 2007-08:

  • Now What?, written and performed by Josh Lefkowitz, Oct. 31-Nov. 25. The "tale of love and artistic struggle in a world that is just plain nuts" is a follow-up to last year's fringe festival and Woolly hit Help Wanted: A Personal Search for Meaningful Employment at the Start of the 21st Century.
  • The K of D, an urban legend by Laura Schellhardt, directed John Vreeke and featuring company member Kimberly Gilbert, Jan. 16-Feb. 10, 2008. "Woolly's newest company member Kimberly Gilbert (Martha, Josie & the Chinese Elvis) brings a pile of strange characters to vivid life in this riveting supernatural fable." Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by Greg Allen and the Neo-Futurists (presenting 30 plays in 60 minutes) will play July 25-29, 2007.

    Also returning in 2007-08 will be One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, written and performed by Charles Ross, directed by TJ Dawe, Dec. 12-30, 2007.

    For more information visit www.woollymammoth.net.

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