The Forum Theatre, located in Silver Springs, Maryland, has announced its 2017-2018 season, which will feature a mix of U.S. and D.C. premieres, including works by Caryl Churchill, Nathan Alan Davis, and more.
The new season will kick off September 28 with the D.C. premiere Churchill's Love and Information. Directed by Michael Dove, the fast-moving kaleidoscopic play that features more than 100 characters will continue through October 21.
The U.S. premiere of Alexander Manuiloff's The State will follow, beginning November 1. The play, which consists of fictionalized letters, concerns the last conscious night of Plamen Goranov before he burnt himself in protest in front of the Municipal Council of Varna, Bulgaria. A director will be announced at a later date.
The new year will launch April 1, 2018, with the D.C. premiere of Davis' Nat Turner in Jerusalem. The play imagines the final night in a Jerusalem, Virginia, jail cell for Nat Turner, who led a slave uprising in August 1831 that shocked the conscience of the nation. A director has yet to be named.
A final production, which will begin May 1, will be announced later in the season.
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