Intiman Sets Dates for New Season with Lucas Premiere; Skin of Our Teeth Joins Roster

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09 Feb 2007

Seattle's Intiman Theatre has set dates for it upcoming 35th anniversary season, which will include The Light in the Piazza, To Kill a Mockingbird, Uncle Vanya and the world premiere of Craig Lucas' Prayer for My Enemy.



The Tony Award-winning regional theatre company has added a staging of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth to the aforementioned, previously announced shows.

In addition to the five-play season, the Intiman will also offer the 10th anniversary of its holiday production Black Nativity: A Gospel Song Play by Langston Hughes.

The Intiman 2007 line-up (subject to change) follows:

  • The Light in the Piazza (April 17-29)
    Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer, the national tour of Tony Award-winning musical with Craig Lucas' book and Adam Guettel's score returns to Seattle (where it premiered in 2003). The co-presentation by Broadway Across America–Seattle, the Intiman Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group will run at The Paramount Theatre.

  • The Skin of Our Teeth (April 28-June 2)
    Artistic director Bartlett Sher stages the Wilder comedy about a typical American family [who] live in a world continuously at risk of being trampled by a dinosaur, threatened by an iceberg, ravaged by a flood and ruined by war." Annie Scurria (Singing Forest) and Howie Seago are slated to star in the production with scenic and costume designs by The Light in the Piazza and Awake and Sing!'s Michael Yeargan and Catherine Zuber.

  • Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov (June 12-July 18)
    Artistic associate Craig Lucas pens a new adaptation of the classic drama which centers on a retired professor who, with his beautiful young new wife, revisits his country home where his ex-wife's brother still lives. Sher directs.

  • Prayer for My Enemy by Craig Lucas (July 27-Aug. 26)
    Set during the Iraq war, this world premiere follows "the connection between two childhood friends who are unexpectedly reunited on the eve of one's first tour of duty in Baghdad." Sher directs.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird (Sept. 14-Oct. 28)
    Continuing the Intiman's five-year American Cycle series, Christopher Sergel dramatizes the Harper Lee Pulitzer Prize winner set in a small town in 1930's Alabama. According to press materials, "The story is told through the eyes of Scout, a six year-old girl whose father, the lawyer Atticus Finch, teaches her about courage and human dignity when he defends a black man accused of raping a poor white girl." Fracaswell Hyman will direct.

    The Intiman America Cycle series launched in 2004 with a production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town featuring Tom Skeritt in a multicultural cast. The 2005 entry to the project was The Grapes of Wrath, Frank Galati's adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. The series continued last year with Cheryl L. West's take on Richard Wright's Native Son.

    Subscriptions to the new season at the Intiman, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, can be purchased at (206) 269-1900. Single tickets for all Intiman shows go on sale March 31. For more information, visit www.intiman.org.