Based on the 1924 novella by Arthur Schnitzler, Fraulein Else will play the McCarter's Berlind Theatre Jan. 6-Feb. 15, 2004. A co-production with the Long Wharf Theatre, Fraulein Else was translated and adapted by Francesca Faridany. Faridany will also star in the play, which will feature direction by Stephen Wadsworth.
According to a McCarter spokesperson, the play concerns a "young Viennese woman forced into a reality entirely at odds with her romantic imagination. While vacationing at a luxurious spa, Else receives a telegram that sends her into a moral and emotional tailspin. Torn between loyalty to her family and her own self esteem, she discovers that her world is one in which everything has a price." Fraulein Else will contain nudity.
Anna in the Tropics — set in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory — will open the McCarter’s new 350-seat Roger S. Berlind Theatre Sept. 9. Directed by Emily Mann, the Cruz play will run through Oct. 19.
David Schweizer then directs Charles L. Mee's Wintertime. A co-production with Second Stage Theatre, the play runs Oct. 14-Nov. 2 at the Matthews Theatre.
The new season at the Princeton Theatre will also include George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. The classic play about a young poet who causes friction between a clergyman and his wife will play The Matthews Theatre March 23-April 11. Directed by Gary Griffin, the Tony-winning 1957 musical My Fair Lady ends the season. It will play the Berlind Theatre May 4-June 13. The Frederick Loewe-Alan Jay Lerner musical features such tunes as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."
The McCarter Theatre is located in Princeton, N.J. at 91 University Place. Subscriptions can be ordered by calling (609) 258-5050. For more information, visit www.mccarter.org.