The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture has announced its spring programming. Included in the line up will be the New York premiere of Bill Cain’s thriller 9 Circles, the Sheen’s first foray into lead theatrical producing.
9 Circles will be directed by Kent Nicholson and will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement February 21–March 19. Inspired by a true story, the play centers on Daniel Reeves, who is arrested and prosecuted for crimes he may have committed during his time in the military.
“Thrown into a labyrinth of military bureaucracy, the confused and troubled teenager tries to navigate through layers of commanding officers, public defenders, pastors, army psychiatrists and, essentially, his own personal hell,” read production notes. 9 Circles is a part of the Sheen’s War Is Hell series, focusing on plays that explore the theme of war.
The series will also feature Frog & Peach Theatre Company’s Macbeth (January 19-February 12); the WWII drama Luft Gangster, directed by Austin Pendelton (March 31-April 23); a production of Hamlet set in Iraq, starring Tony nominee Arian Moayed (May 5- June 3); and Death Comes for the War Poets, by Joseph Pearce, presented by Blackfriars Repertory Theatre (Jun 9-24).
Additional highlights of the spring season include An Evening with John Lithgow, in which the two-time Tony winner discusses his career and life with Lincoln Center Theater dramaturg Anne Cattaneo (April 30); Latin Broadway Party!, a concert hosted by Drama Desk nominee Andréa Burns (On Your Feet!, In the Heights) with a band led by Hamilton’s Kurt Crowley (March 20); Michael Cerveris and His Accomplices, in which the two-time Tony winner is joined by special guests to perform from his album Piety (March 16); and An Evening with John Patrick Shanley, during which the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright will discuss his career (April 3).
Tickets for the Sheen Center season are now available at SheenCenter.org.