Kathleen Gaffney, Studio Arena CEO and artistic director, revealed the new season in a letter to subscribers (and potential subscribers).
Buffalo playwright Dudzick penned the hugely popular Studio Arena (and regional) Over the Tavern trilogy. His new play, opening the 2007-08 season, concerns "a novice playwright, two fading TV stars and an assortment of theatre types" attempting to create a Broadway hit. Performances will play Sept. 11-30.
The Vertical Hour, Hare's topical play about a woman sparring with her lover's father over the issue of the Iraq War, recently ended a limited world premiere engagement on Broadway. A resident staging will play Studio Arena March 11-30, 2008.
The season will also include Bat Boy: The Musical, a co-production with MusicalFare Theatre (Oct. 23-Nov. 11); A.R. Gurney's "love letter to Buffalo wrapped inside a Christmas card," the 1946-set Indian Blood (Dec. 4-23); To Kill a Mockingbird (Jan. 29-Feb. 22, 2008); plus a musical to be announced (April 22-May 11, 2008).
For more information, visit www.studioarena.org.