The season will officially launch with God of Carnage, Nov. 12-Dec. 19. The four-actor play, which took the 2009 Tony Award, centers on two couples who attempt to resolve a playground dispute between their sons. As communication breaks down, so do the lines between parents, children and the rest of the animal kingdom.
Deirdre O'Connor's Jailbait, which received its Off-Broadway debut in 2009, will run Jan. 21-Feb. 27, 2011. Two 15-year-old girls get more than they bargained for when they pose as college students and must decide how far they're willing to go when they encounter two thirty-something men.
After a starry Broadway debut last fall with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman in the lead, Huff's A Steady Rain will get a resident Hartford staging March 25-May 8, 2011. Two cops, who are also lifelong friends, are put to the test when secrets are revealed that could endanger their lives and careers.
TheaterWorks states that it is currently negotiating the rights to A Steady Rain, which could be replaced by Red, John Logan's Tony Award-winning drama about Mark Rothko.
This, Melissa James Gibson's tale of the complicated life of a single mom and her friends, all of whom are backing into middle age, will run June 3-July 10, 2011. The final production will be Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy, running Aug. 5-Sept. 18, 2011. A frenzied stage manager must contend with a temperamental star and his new understudy as the opening of a Kafka play looms.
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