Lincoln Center Theater Taps Stage Premieres by "Masters of Sex" and "Orange Is the New Black" Writers
10 Jul 2014
Lincoln Center Theater has announced plans to produce the premieres of Bathsheba Doran's The Mystery Love and Sex and Nick Jones' Verité as part of its 2015 Off-Broadway slate.
Sam Gold will direct Doran's The Mystery of Love and Sex beginning Feb. 5, 2015, in LCT's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The production officially opens March 2. Doran is the playwright of Kin. She also serves as a writer-producer of "Masters of Sex" and previously "Boardwalk Empire."
The play, according to LCT, "is the story of four individuals whose lives remain inextricably intertwined over time. Charlotte and Jonny are two college students, long-time friends since the age of 9. As their relationship turns romantic, over her parents' objections, an onslaught of truths about their past is unleashed, threatening not only their relationship with each other but with their families as well."
It will have sets by Andrew Lieberman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Jane Cox and original music and sound by Daniel Kluger.
The theatre's new works initiative, LCT3, will present Jones' Verité under the direction of Mortiz von Stuelpnagel beginning Jan. 31, 2015, in the Claire Tow Theater. The production officially opens Feb. 18 for a run through March 15.
LCT3 previously staged the premiere of Jones' The Coward. His works also include Trevor and Jollyship the Whiz-Bang. He is a writer and co-producer of "Orange is the New Black."
According to LCT3, "In Verité, Josephine, a stay-at-home mom and struggling writer, is offered an unusual deal for her memoir: she has to make her life exciting enough to publish. As mysterious and even sinister events start happening to her, Josephine has to decide how far she is willing to go to make her life into art, and whether it's all coincidence or if someone is determined to make sure her memoir is a best-seller at any cost."
The production will have sets by Andrew Boyce, costumes by Melissa Schlachtmeyer and lighting by Matthew Richards.
Casting and on-sale ticket dates will be announced at a later date.
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.