Minneapolis's Theatre in the Round Players' production of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly will take off on Sept. 18 for a run through Oct. 11. The Tony Award-winning drama is about a French diplomat who has a 20-year affair with a Chinese opera singer who is not all she appears. The play's director is Joel Sass.
Next on the roster, Lynn Musgrave stages Edward Albee's searing A Delicate Balance (Oct. 23-Nov. 15), a play about marriages, friendships and other relationships and where the responsibilities of human interaction begin and end. The holiday season brings the light comedy of Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond (Nov. 27-Dec. 20). Wendy Resch directs this sentimental tale of a couple facing the winter of their years.
The remainder of the Theatre in the Round season is as follows: Jake's Women (Jan. 8-31, 1999) by Neil Simon, directed by Peter Moore; Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie (Feb. 12-Mar 7, 1999), directed by Craig Johnson; Alan Ayckbourn's How the Other Half Loves (Mar. 19-Apr. 11, 1999); A.R. Gurney's Sylvia (Apr. 23-May 23, 1999); and Shaw's Heartbreak House (Jun. 4-27, 1999).
For information on the season, call (612) 333-2919.
-- By Robert Simonson