Playwrights Horizons' New Season to Include Premieres by Anne Washburn, Taylor Mac and Dani Gurira

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Playwrights Horizons announced Feb. 10 that its 2015-16 season would include New York and world premieres by acclaimed playwrights Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns - a post-electric play), Taylor Mac (The Lily's Revenge) and Danai Gurira (The Convert).

Danai Gurira
Danai Gurira

The full list of slated productions follows:

The Christians by Lucas Hnath, directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters.
New York premiere; previews to begin Aug. 28.
"The Christians is both epic and unexpectedly intimate, an unflinching look at faith in America - and its power to unite or divide."

Hir by Obie Award winner Taylor Mac, directed by Niegel Smith.
New York premiere; October-December 2015
A mother frees herself from an oppressive marriage with the help of her newly out transgender son. "In Taylor Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it."

Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman.
New York premiere; November 2015-January 2016
A Playwrights Horizons commissioned piece, the play follows 86-year-old Marjorie, whose fading memories are given the chance of revival with a new technology. "Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits - if any - of what technology can replace."

Familiar by Danai Gurira, directed by Rebecca Taichman.
New York premiere; February-April 2016
Currently receiving its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre, Gurira's newest work looks at the ripple-effect on a family when the eldest daughter, a first-generation American, insists on observing a traditional African custom in preparation for her wedding. "Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep and the secrets they bury." Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn, directed by Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll
World premiere; March-May 2016
A Playwrights Horizons commission, Washburn's new play reunites a once tight-knit group of friends to mourn the loss of one of their own; "the boundaries between them and now grow disarmingly blurry as these estranged friends confront their slippery past."

Indian Summer by Gregory S. Moss, directed by Carolyn Cantor
World premiere; May-June 2016
A Playwrights Horizons commission billed as a "feisty romantic comedy" about a fling that could last a life time, between city kid Daniel and tough-acting, Rhode Island local Izzy.

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