George Street Playhouse Season Features Arthur Laurents World Premiere & tick, tick . . . BOOM!

News   George Street Playhouse Season Features Arthur Laurents World Premiere & tick, tick . . . BOOM! Two world premieres, a Jonathan Larson musical and several hit plays will comprise the 2003-2004 season at the George Street Playhouse.

The season at the New Jersey theatre begins Sept. 9 with Charles Evered’s Wilderness of Mirrors, which is described as “a spine-tingling tale about the birth of the CIA in the 1940’s.” Directed by David Saint, the world premiere will run through Oct. 5.

Another world premiere follows, Arthur Laurents’ Attacks on the Heart. Laurents, who is represented on Broadway this season with the Bernadette Peters revival of Gypsy, has written a new play about a relationship between an American man and a Turkish woman and how their relationship is tested after the events of Sept. 11. Cigdem Onat is scheduled to star in the drama, which will be directed by David Saint. Attacks on the Heart runs Oct. 14-Nov. 19.

Three hit plays will follow at the George Street: Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods, Nov. 18-Dec. 14, and directed by Ethan McSweeny; Suzzanne Douglas in John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, Jan. 6-Feb. 1, 2004, and directed by Ted Sod; and Terrence McNally’s comedy, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Feb. 10-March 7.

The season concludes with tick, tick . . . BOOM!, the autobiographical musical from the late creator of Rent, Jonathan Larson. Casting has yet to be announced for the musical, which debuted Off-Broadway with Raul Esparza, Amy Spanger and Jerry Dixon.

The George Street Playhouse is located in New Jersey at 9 Livingston Avenue. Tickets are available by calling (732) 246-7717 or by visiting www.georgestplayhouse.org.