Mamet's Voysey, Howe's Birth and Butterworth's Song Set for Atlantic Theatre Co. Season

News   Mamet's Voysey, Howe's Birth and Butterworth's Song Set for Atlantic Theatre Co. Season Co-founder David Mamet will return to the Atlantic Theater Company with his new adaptation of Harley Granville-Barker's The Voysey Inheritance as part of the 2006-2007 season, which will also include works by Tina Howe and Jez Butterworth.

The Off-Broadway troupe will welcome the world premiere Butterworth work, the New York premieres of the Mamet and Howe plays, as well as one mainstage production yet to be announced.

The 2006-2007 Atlantic lineup (subject to change) will be as follows:

  • Birth and After Birth by Howe (Sept. 13-Oct. 29)
    Christian Parker directs the work by Howe (Coastal Disturbances) which centers on a couple who "absolutely insist on upholding a perfect image of blissful family life with their rambunctious four-year-old." However, things don't go as planned on the young boy's birthday and their best friends, who happen to be childless, call their world into question.
  • The Voysey Inheritance adapted by Mamet (Nov. 15, 2006-Jan. 7, 2007)
    Mamet (Romance, Glengarry Glen Ross) takes on the classic Harley Granville-Barker play about the son of the title family, who discovers their fortune, which has allowed them to live in the lap of luxury, has been acquired through a history of embezzlement. The work made its world premiere at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater in a co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

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  • Parlour Song by Butterworth (Feb. 7-April 1, 2007)
    Artistic director Neil Pepe stages the first American world premiere drama by British scribe Butterworth (Mojo, The Night Heron). The work tackles domestic paranoia in a tale about "what happens when two ordinary people discover they hate who they have become…[as] a demolitions expert suspects his wife is stealing from him." The Atlantic currently presents the new Steven Sater-Duncan Sheik musical Spring Awakening — which will transfer to Broadway this coming season. That marks the Atlantic's second Broadway move this year, following Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

    Subscriptions to the season at the Atlantic Theatre Company, at 336 West 20th St. (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues), are available by calling (212) 645-1242 or visit them online at www.atlantictheatre.org.

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