The Center Theatre Group has announced the 2019-2020 season for the Mark Taper Forum, which will include a limited engagement of What the Constitution Means to Me, Heidi Schreck’s Tony-nominated play about four generations of women in her family and how the founding document shaped their lives. Oliver Butler will direct the January 12–February 16, 2020, Los Angeles engagement.
What the Constitution Means to Me is currently slated to continue its extended Broadway run through August 24 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
The season launches with the world premiere of A Play Is A Poem, a collection of one-acts from Academy Award-winning Fargo writer Ethan Coen. Neil Pepe will direct the September 11–October 13 run. Rubin Santiago-Hudson will reprise his work on August Wilson’s Jitney, which he directed on Broadway in 2017. The Taper production will run November 22–December 29.
Annie Baker’s The Antipodes, seen Off-Broadway in 2017, will run March 25–April 26, 2020. The season also includes the previously announced King James, Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s new play inspired by the life and career of NBA star LeBron James. The production will arrive in Los Angeles in summer 2020 following a May 2020 world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
The season also includes previously announced solo runs of John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons (September 5–October 20), and Mike Birbiglia’s The New One (October 23–November 24).