The season will begin with Noises Off by Michael Frayn (Copenhagen) Sept. 6-Oct. 5. Richard Seyd will direct the classic comedy which follows the backstage and onstage mishaps by a feuding acting company.
Stephen Massicotte's Mary's Wedding will play Oct. 18-Nov. 16 at the San Jose stage. Michael Butler is set to direct the American premiere of the work about a new couple falling in love on the brink of World War I.
Playwright Charles L. Mee's Wintertime will be directed by Timothy Near, Nov. 29-Jan. 4, 2004. In the comedy, a man about to propose at a secluded snowbound house finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father then shows up with his boyfriend.
A production yet to be determined will fill the March 20-April 18, 2004 slot before No Time For Comedy by S.N. Behrman will inhabit the space May 8-June 6, 2004. Directed by Timothy Near, the American drama follows a writer and his actress-wife amid the Depression. Steve Martin's adaptation of Carl Sternheim's The Underpants will close out the season, June 19-July 18, 2004. The classic 1910 German comedy, directed by John McCluggage, tells the tale of a neglected wife whose bloomers suddenly fall down around her ankles during the parade for the King and gain her instant fame.
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