The company's forthcoming lineup will also feature John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer Prize winner Doubt, Edward Albee's The Lady from Dubuque, August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean, a new stage version of The Great Gatsby and the new musical Fire on the Mountain.
Seattle Rep artistic director David Esbjornson announced the new season March 27 for his company's two venues the Bagley Wright Theatre and the Leo K. Theatre. The complete season (subject to change) is as follows:
The 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play about a Bronx parochial school's nun principal who has suspicions of a priest's relationship with a young student.
The hit Off-Broadway solo play which explores lost love, childhood foibles, and the anxieties brought on by them.
A new stage version of the classic novel set in the Roaring Twenties on Long Island in the world of a wealthy and privileged man. Esbjornson directs the work first at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater in July 2006.
An unemployed divorcee is on the verge of having an empty nest while her adopted daughter struggles to pen her college application essay in time for the deadline. The work was developed at Seattle Repertory Theatre as part of the Women Playwright's Festival.
Esbjornson will next direct a revival of the play which focuses on a couple's party where an unexpected guest and her companion arrive just as the evening winds down.
A math professor encounters four generations of ancestors one sleepless night who besiege him with tales of slavery, Black Power and academia as he grows to see what it means to be black, both then and now.
The creators of It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues reteam on this story — told with the use of bluegrass rhythms — about Appalachian Mountain coal miners.
Penned from the writings of the 23-year-old title Olympia, Washington native, the solo work created by actor-director Rickman and journalist Viner tells the story of the activist who willingly or unwillingly became a martyr in the fueled Israel-Palestine debate when she was killed by a bulldozer in March 2003.
Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson (April 5-May 6, 2007)
The last of the late scribe's plays to be presented at Seattle Rep reaches the stage. The first work in Wilson's cycle set in 1907's Pittsburgh centers on the recurring character Aunt Ester. Subscriptions to the season at Seattle Repertory Theatre, at 155 Mercer Street in Seattle, WA, are on sale by calling (206) 443-2222, toll free at (877) 900-9285 or online at www.seatttlerep.org. Single tickets will go on sale in August.