Elizabeth Olsen, Mandy Patinkin, Susan Stroman, Duncan Sheik and David Ives To Be Featured in Classic Stage Company 2013-14 Season
17 Jun 2013
The season will conclude with The Heir Apparent, the latest comedy by Tony Award nominee David Ives (The School for Lies, Venus in Fur, New Jerusalem). Ives' work is based on the play by Jean-François Regnard and the production will be directed by Tony Award winner John Rando.
"Eraste has it all: good looks, a beautiful fiancée and a huge inheritance from an ancient uncle," press notes state. "There's just one little problem: the uncle won't die and he's bequeathed his entire fortune to a distant relative. What's a fine 18th century fellow to do? What else but enlist the aid of his resourceful servant, Crispin, who could 'out-Figaro' Figaro."
The 2013-14 Season will also reunite CSC with the Graduate Acting Program of the Columbia University School of the Arts for The Young Company, which will feature Shakespeare's The Tempest in March.
Additionally, CSC will bring back its Open Rehearsal Series, featuring a company of seasoned actors and directors exploring a classic text over the course of three Monday evenings. This coming season will focus on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in October and in January, Brecht Fest will feature evenings dedicated to the poetry, songs, and short stories of Bertolt Brecht.
In April, CSC will present First Look Festival: Caryl Churchill, a one-night staged reading series exploring the visionary playwright's Cloud Nine, Fen and Mad Forest.
Dates of production will be announced at a later date.