Motherf**ker with the Hat, Frankie and Johnny, Brian Dykstra Set for Kitchen Theatre's 2012-13 Season
By Michael Gioia
The Kitchen Theatre Company has announced the lineup for its 22nd mainstage season, which includes the Tony Award-nominated plays The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally, among others.
McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune kicks off the season Aug. 29. Here's how the work is described: "A terrific and enduring play about two 40-somethings whose first date is like a thunderstorm, with lightning strikes of emotion, sexuality, and - maybe - love. From the pen of one of the most treasured playwrights, this is a treatise on possibilities." Performances will continue through Sept. 16.
Following Frankie and Johnny will be Michael Hollinger's Opus, the music-filled drama about a world-class string quartet, Oct. 17-Nov. 11; and the world premiere of HBO def poet Brian Dykstra's solo event, Selling Out, Nov. 28-Dec. 16.
In 2013, the Kitchen Theatre Company will present Matthew Lopez's Civil War drama The Whipping Man Jan. 23-Feb. 10; Catherine Trieschmann's Crooked, about religion, sexuality, teenage angst and mother-daughter struggles, Feb. 27-March 17; Guirgis' comedy Motherf**cker with the Hat, April 10-28; and Alice Eve Cohen's What I Thought I Knew, based on her best-selling book of the same name, June 12-30.
The 2012-13 season also includes a behind-the-scenes discussion series (Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Jan. 29, March 5); a new play by artistic director Rachel Lampert entitled And, Lately… (May 8-19, 2013); a holiday party with guest actors and musicians (Dec. 18); and the third annual Dance the Night Away (March 23, 2013).
The Kitchen Theatre Company is located at 417 West State Street in Ithaca, NY. For more information and tickets, visit KitchenTheatre.org.
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