The 25th anniversary season for the Off-Broadway company will include two world-premiere productions and a festival of new works exploring contemporary issues.
Footprints: An Issues Project will launch the season at Comix March 24-April 2, 2011. The festival will explore the themes of sustainability from the environment to the economy and personal responsibility in order to secure a better future.
The first full production will be Brunstetter's A Long and Happy Life, directed by Pippin Parker. The drama will run June 14-July 24, 2011, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (opening June 23).
According to Naked Angels, "When a tragic freak accident disrupts the promising life of the blissful Cass, the results travel like a shockwave through the halls of the Bronx high school where she works. Suddenly Cass is forced to confront her fate and the scope of her fears while struggling to maintain relationships with both her new husband and her students. In this lively and thought-provoking tale of a seemingly perfect life suddenly confronted with reality, no one is safe from the randomness and chaos inherent in our world."
Dohrn's comedy Outside People will premiere in fall 2011 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. The play offers a "look at Chinese and U.S. relations - economic, political and sexual. In modern-day Beijing, a young American man falls in love with a Chinese girl and is subsequently confronted with the struggle to understand where she’s coming from. A play about loneliness, culture-shock, language, and trying to make connections across borders." Last season Naked Angels' production of Next Fall transferred to Broadway with its original cast. The play about faith and sexuality earned a 2010 Tony Award nomination for Best Play. Naked Angels also produced This Wide Night Off-Broadway with Edie Falco and Alison Pill last spring.
For tickets and further information visit NakedAngels. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 W. 42nd Street in Manhattan.