Alley Theatre Lines Up The Mountaintop, Clybourne Park and Death of a Salesman for 2012-13
By Adam Hetrick
Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning drama The Mountaintop and Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize-winning work Clybourne Park will be part of the Alley Theatre's 2012-2013 season in Houston, TX.
The season will open with David Mamet's political satire November, running Aug. 24-Sept. 23. John Tyson will star as the inept president who aims for a second term in office. Arthur Miller's acclaimed drama Death of a Salesman will follow Sept. 28-Oct. 28, with James Black as Willy Loman.
The Mountaintop, Hall's two-person work about Martin Luther King Jr.'s encounter with an ethereal stranger the night before his murder, will run Jan. 11-Feb. 3, 2013. Norris' Clybourne Park, which puts Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun into a new dramatic racial context, will be staged Jan. 18-Feb. 17, 2013.
Aaron Sorkin's popular drama A Few Good Men, about two Marines accused in the hazing death of a fellow soldier, will run March 1-24, 2013. Following will be The Elephant Man, Bernard Pomerance's poignant work about the life of John Merrick, which will be presented April 12-May 5, 2013.
Kenneth Lin's new work Warrior Class will be staged as part of the Alley Theatre's New Play Initiative May 3-June 2, 2013. Here's how it's billed: "Warrior Class centers on Julius Weishan Lee, a New York assemblyman who's been dubbed 'The Republican Obama.' Lee is the son of Chinese immigrants and a decorated war veteran with a seemingly limitless political career ahead of him. Then someone from his past threatens to reveal a college transgression, and Lee must decide how far he'll go to keep the incident out of the public eye. Whatever his decision, the consequences may be costly."
Jeffrey Hatcher's new detective thriller, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, based on on Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Suicide Club," will premiere May 24-June 23, 2013.
The 2012 holiday productions include A Christmas Carol (Nov. 16-Dec. 24); and David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries (Nov. 24-Dec. 30).
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