The 2003-2004 season kicks off with artistic director Michael Wilson once again taking on Williams' works with 8 by Tenn, Oct. 2-Nov. 2. The director of the current Hartford staging of The Night of the Iguana will helm eight short, rarely produced works by the American scribe.
Wilson also directs his adaptation of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens and Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep for the Connecticut stage. The retelling of the classic Yuletide tale will play Nov. 13-Dec. 28 while the vampire comedy plays Jan. 8-Feb. 8, 2004.
Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman's take on the myths of Ovid, played out on a stage of water, will come to Hartford, Feb. 26-March 28, 2004. Metamorphoses precedes another work by an award-winning female scribe, Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about brothers Lincoln and Booth will run April 8-May 9, 2004. Both Metamorphoses and Topdog bowed on Broadway in 2002.
Playwright Edward Albee's one-act The Zoo Story will play May 20-June 20, 2004, with its new companion piece Home Life. The world premiere one-act takes place the morning before the action of Zoo Story, which follows the encounter between two men on a bench in Central Park. Both plays will be performed together.
The 2003-2004 season (subject to change) is as follows:
Home Life and The Zoo Story - May 20-June 20, 2004 Subscriptions are available to the next season at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information, visit www.hartfordstage.org.