World Premiere of Berman's Hunting and Gathering Completes Primary Stages New Season

News   World Premiere of Berman's Hunting and Gathering Completes Primary Stages New Season Primary Stages has finalized its upcoming 23rd season with the world premiere of Brooke Berman's Hunting and Gathering. Directors and dates have also been announced.

The newly added drama joins the previously announced New York premieres of Michael Hollinger's Opus, Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate and Willy Holtzman's Something You Did.

The 2007-2008 season (subject to change) follows:

  • Opus by Hollinger (An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf) follows "a world-renowned string quartet that struggles to prepare for their highest profile performance when the violist, and founder of the quartet, mysteriously disappears," as an announcement describes. They find a replacement in an inspiring young woman and decide to attempt the more difficult Beethoven's Opus 131. Terrence J. Nolan — who staged the world premiere in Philadelphia — returns to direct the New York run that begins July 24 and opens Aug. 7 for a limited run through Sept. 1
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Foote will return to Primary Stages (where his The Day Emily Married played in 2004) with Dividing the Estate, a "13 character human comedy about a family that must confront its past as it prepares for its future with foxy cunning, fascination and hypocritical virtue." Michael Wilson directs the production slated to begin Sept. 18, open Oct. 2 and run through Oct. 27.

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  • Berman (Smashing) writes Hunting and Gathering, which "focuses on four interconnected New Yorkers, absorbed by the universe of Craig's List, laptops, and Scandinavian furniture, who seek a home in a world of temporary sublets, couch surfing and unstable love." Leigh Silverman directs performances that begin Jan. 22, 2008, and opens Feb. 5 for a run through March 1, 2008.
  • With Something You Did, Holtzman (Sabina) pens a drama that centers on "a notorious sixties radical who has served nearly 30 years in prison for her part in the accidental killing of an African-American police officer during an explosive war protest. Now she is eligible for parole in a post 9/11 world where bombing is terrorism and dissent is treason." Scheduled to run March 18-April 26, 2008, with an April 1 opening. No director has yet been announced. Subscription packages and tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200. For more information about Primary Stages, visit primarystages.com.

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