The Off-Broadway troupe's 14th anniversary season will feature the New York premiere of Wright's latest work and the world premiere of the Callaghan drama. The forthcoming season follows (subject to change):
Dexter Bullard directs the new work by Craig Wright (Recent Tragic Events, The Pavilion, "Dirty Sexy Money") that opens Sept. 8. "Deep in the woods of Illinois, three childhood friends come together on their annual hunting trip," reads a release. "Now middle aged and divided by their conflicting political attitudes, they find that the common thread of memory has begun to tear."
Lucie Tiberghien stages the drama by Stephen Belber (Match, Tape, McReele) scheduled to open Nov. 24. The work centers on "an investment banker-turned-Marine-sniper recently returned from Iraq [and] a Saudi-American who just wants to get laid," as show notes explain. "In any other world, these two guys would be best friends. But when their lives collide in this one, each are forced to survive on the fly. Based on a true story."
That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play (Feb. 11-March 15, 2009) Kip Fagan directs this world premiere by Sheila Callaghan (Fever/Dream, Ayravana Flies or A Pretty Dish, 13P member) opening Feb. 16. "A fragmented exploration of the dirty things we find irresistible: guns, gals, Jello wrestling, war and tons of profanity," according to the announcement. The work "launches us into the wild subconscious of one individual struggling with his ex-girlfriend, his conscience and everything else on his mind." Tickets to these shows at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry Street), are available at (212) 868-4444. For more information visit rattlestick.org.