Center Theatre Group artistic director Michael Ritchie has announced the company’s 2016-17 season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The slate is set to feature the world premiere of Vicuña by Other Desert Cities playwright Jon Robin Baitz as well as a new solo show by Oscar-nominated writer Lucy Alibar.
Alibar’s Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up, detailing her upbringing in the South, is set to open the season, running September 10-October 2 with direction by Neel Keller. Alibar received an Academy Award nomination for co-writing Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Baitz’s politically charged Vicuña will be directed by Robert Egan and is set to play October 23-November 20. The play, according to press notes, “delves beneath the overstitching, through the weave and into the true power of the power suit. A suit may or may not make the man but it definitely reveals him – offering the world a glimpse of his taste, judgement and intelligence. Influenced by the evolving political landscape, Baitz’s new play focuses on a brash candidate on the rise and the world-renowned tailor who just might have the final piece needed to clinch the election.”
The season will also feature Deborah Stein’s The Wholehearted; the U.S. premiere of Tim Crouch’s Adler & Gibb; the world premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief; and Lauren Yee’s King of the Yees.
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