San Jose Rep Season Will Include World Premiere of Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg's THE 12
20 Feb 2014
The world premiere of THE 12, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan — whose All the Way will open on Broadway March 6 — and award-winning composer Neil Berg, is among San Jose Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 season.
The Broadway-aimed THE 12will kick off the San Jose Rep season Aug. 28-Sept. 21.
Directed by Richard Seyd, the musical, according to press notes, "tackles one of the most powerful stories in history with terrifying honesty, grit and extraordinary, heart-pounding music."
The 2014-15 season will also include A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, directed by Todd Salovey (Oct. 16-Nov. 9); A Christmas Carol, staged by producing artistic director Rick Lombardo (Nov. 26-Dec. 24); the world premiere of associate artistic director Kirsten Brandt's adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Jan. 22-Feb. 15, 2015); The Importance of Being Earnest (March 26-April 19, 2015); and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, directed by Lombardo with musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu (July 2-July 26, 2015).
The sixth slot following The Importance of Being Earnest will be announced at a later date.
For more information, call (408) 367-7255 or visit SJRep.com.
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.