The midtown Manhattan company will celebrate their 25th anniversary season with the world premiere of Jonathan Reynolds' Dinner with Demons and the New York City premieres of Charles L. Mee’s Wintertime and Lisa Loomer’s Living Out.
Also, in honor of the quarter-century celebration, Second Stage will launch a "PLAYBACK" series featuring one-night readings of some of its notable productions. (The series takes a page from a set of like readings recently held by Playwrights Horizons.) Among the plays being considered — some of which will reunite original casts — are Painting Churches, Coastal Disturbances, This Is Our Youth, The Good Times Are Killing Me, The Further Adventures of Kathy and Mo and Spoils of War. A full schedule will be announced in the fall.
Playwright and New York Times Magazine food writer Jonathan Reynolds will perform his latest work Dinner With Demons in which he cooks up anecdotes as well as an entire meal. Reynolds’ other plays include Geniuses and Stonewall Jackson’s House.
Charles L. Mee's comedy Wintertime has already seen stagings at the La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle's ACT, Minneapolis' Guthrie Lab and New Haven's Long Wharf. The new work from the author of First Love, True Love and Big Love finally makes its way to New York via Second Stage. In the comedy, a man is about to propose at a secluded snowbound house when he finds that his mother and her lover already occupy the cabin. As if that was not enough, the father shows up with his boyfriend.
Lisa Loomer, author of The Waiting Room and the screenplay "Girl, Interrupted," presents her latest work Living Out, in which a wealthy Los Angeles couple hire a Salvadoran nanny, only to find that she also has a husband and children of her own to handle. For subscriptions to the 25th anniversary season at Second Stage, 307 West 43rd Street (off 8th Avenue), call (212) 541-4516 or visit www.secondstagetheatre.com.