The Center Theatre Group announced the forthcoming lineup for the fourth season at its Culver City venue, which will also include collaborations with The About Face Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company (on Clay) as well as the International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles and Teatro de los Andes (on En Un Sol Amarillo).
The world premiere of A Waitress in Yellowstone, a new musical by David Mamet, was announced last season for the Douglas but postponed by CTG so Mamet could further explore casting choices.
The lineup for 2007-2008 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (subject to change) follows:
Clay (Sept. 13-Oct. 14)
Eric Rosen directs The About Face Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company production he developed in collaboration with writer-performer Matt Sax. Billed as a "one-man hip-hop musical," the coming-of-age tale centers on "a teenager who wants to escape the effects of his parents' divorce, his cold, manipulative father and his despondent mother."
En Un Sol Amarillo – Memorias De Un Temblor (Oct. 26-Nov. 25)
CTG and FITLA present the Teatro de los Andes production of the work (which translates to In a Yellow Sun – Memories of an Earthquake), which is "equal parts docu-drama and physical theatre [that] recreates the chaotic atmosphere of Bolivia in 1998 when a massive earthquake rocked the country." César Brie directs the show performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Jan. 13-Feb. 17, 2008)
Alex Timbers directs this "Wild West rock musical" that he wrote with composer-lyricist Michael Friedman. The show follows the "darkly funny yet historically accurate story [in which] Andrew Jackson rises from a humble frontier background to battle the British, the Spanish, Native Americans and a young nation's already calcified political system, bringing populism and the Democratic Party to the American people."
No Child... (March 6-April 13, 2008)
Written and performed by Nilaja Sun, the solo work "explores life in one of New York City's public schools" as Sun embodies "the students, the janitor, the teachers, parents, administrators and security guards who inhabit the school." Hal Brooks directs.
A Waitress in Yellowstone (May 11-June 8, 2008)
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet's first foray into musical theatre follows the story of the title service worker who, on the eve of her trip to the national park to celebrate her son's 10th birthday, discovers a Congressman stealing her tips and reports him to the police.
Of Equal Measure (June 29-July 27, 2008)
Leigh Silverman directs the new work (commissioned by CTG) from Blue Door playwright Tanya Barfield that "provides an illuminating perspective of the Woodrow Wilson presidency as viewed through the character of Jade Kingston, an African American stenographer working in the White House." Subscriptions (currently available) and tickets to shows at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA, can be purchased by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772 or online at CenterTheatreGroup.org.