The company's 37th season will feature three New Jersey premieres and a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.
The season at the New Jersey venue will kick off Oct. 5 with Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation and will be followed by the four-person musical [title of show]; Frank Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses; and the New Jersey premiere of a new Ken Ludwig farce, Fox on the Fairway, which will make its world premiere at the Signature Theatre in the fall.
Five-play, three-play and flexible admission packages are currently on sale. Individual tickets will be available at the box office beginning Sept. 7. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue; for more information call (732) 246-7717 or visit GSPonline.org.
Details of the season, according to George Street, follow:
Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
2010 OBIE Award Winner for Best New American Play
George Street Playhouse is pleased to present this recent off-Broadway hit comedy by Annie Baker, recipient of the Drama Desk Emerging Artist Award. Four lost souls enrolled in a Vermont community center drama class get more than they bargained for as hearts are quietly torn and tiny wars of epic proportion are waged and won, through seemingly harmless theatre games.
Circle Mirror Transformation begins performances Oct. 5 and runs through Oct. 31.
[title of show]
music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
This musical comedy about two guys writing a musical – about two guys writing a musical – became an instant hit in New York last season, garnering OBIE Awards, Tony Award nominations and theaters full of dedicated fans along the way. Enlisting the help of some talented friends, writers Jeff and Hunter embark on a quest from the unemployment line to the Great White Way as they give the audience a comic view of what it takes to get a new musical off the ground.
[title of show] begins performances Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 12.
The Subject Was Roses
by Frank Gilroy
In the tradition of other powerful George Street plays such as Wit and Proof comes the 1964 Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a young man’s return from service in World War II. After a homecoming celebration, old emotional wounds and unresolved tensions between father and son resurface, placing the new veteran in the middle of a family tug-of-war where love is both a prize and a weapon.
The Subject Was Roses begins performances Feb. 8 and runs through March 6.A Fox on the Fairway
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by David Saint
The Quail Valley Country Club is preparing to take on archrival Crouching Squirrel in the Annual Inter-Club Golf Tournament. With a sizable wager at stake, the contest plays out amidst three love affairs, a disappearing diamond, objectionable sweaters and an exploding vase. Sex and water hazards collide in this artful madcap adventure about love and golf.
A Fox on the Fairway begins performances March 22 and runs through April 17.