Off-Broadway's Vineyard to Wig Out! with McCraney Show

News   Off-Broadway's Vineyard to Wig Out! with McCraney Show The Vineyard Theatre has announced that the world premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Wig Out! will launch its upcoming season.

Tina Landau (a Vineyard veteran of Mary Rose) will direct the new work, which will kick off the 2008-2009 season in mid-September with an early October opening.

Wig Out! follows "the story of two competing 'houses' of drag queens, and the loyalties and dreams which pull their members together and apart," according to a release. "The play is a deeply human and moving story set in a world that is larger-than-life."

McCraney earned the inaugural Paula Vogel Playwriting Award in 2007 from The Vineyard Theatre. His The Brothers Size was previously seen at The Public Theatre and his In The Red and Brown Water (also directed by Landau) played at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre. Vineyard developed Wig Out! as part of its Lab Series.

Wig Out! will precede the recently announced New York premiere of The Civilians' This Beautiful City — which is slated to play in early 2009 at the downtown stage.

For tickets to productions at Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, call (212) 353-0303 or visit vineyardtheatre.org.