In the 1999-2000 season, New York's Present Company will offer new works by two of its mainstay playwrights: Brian Park and Present Company artistic director John Clancy.
The season will open with Goner, the latest by Brian Parks, the author of Americana Absurdum, the two-part play which the company has revived several times with success. As in past work, the target of Parks' satire is American culture. Goner's topics: hospitals, a wounded President and a giant tumor. Goner will play Oct. 14-Nov. 6. Clancy directs.
Next up is Gorky's Wife (Nov. 26-Dec. 19), by Greek playwright Elena Penga. In Gorky, Balkan refugee Veronica and Americans Ben and Leo spend the night in downtown L.A. in the company of the ghosts of Russian writer Maxim Gorky and his wife.
Feb. 10-March 4, the Present Company will present a new, as-yet unannounced play by John Clancy. Last season, the troupe revived Clancy's Paper Man.
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