Chicago's Court Theatre Season To Feature Katori Hall, David Henry Hwang, August Wilson, Quiara Alegría Hudes and More
04 Apr 2013
Court Theatre in Chicago will produce five productions in its 2013-14 season, including the Chicago premiere of Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning The Mountaintop, directed by resident artist Ron OJ Parson.
Artistic director Charles Newell, executive director Stephen J. Albert and board chair Marilyn Fatt Vitale announced the company's 59th season on April 3.
The slate also features the return of Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's one-man Homeric epic An Iliad directed by Newell and featuring Timothy Edward Kane (whose earlier turn won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance); August Wilson's Seven Guitars, directed by Parson; and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful, directed by Henry Godinez in his Court Theatre debut.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.