Hartford's TheaterWorks Has Ten Unknowns, blue/orange and World Premiere in 2003-04

News   Hartford's TheaterWorks Has Ten Unknowns, blue/orange and World Premiere in 2003-04
TheaterWorks, downtown Hartford's professional Off-Broadway-style theatre, presents five productions in its 2003-04 season, including Richard Greenberg's The Dazzle and Jon Robin Baitz's Ten Unknowns.

The Connecticut troupe's season also includes the world premiere of the comedy ...at first sight, by John Cariani; blue/orange, the Olivier Award-winner by Joe Penhall; and Edward Albee's provocative The Goat.

The Dazzle, a fictional take on the lives of the eccentric recluses, the Collyer brothers of New York City, plays Nov. 7-Dec. 21. TheaterWorks' associate artistic director, Rob Ruggiero, directs.

Ten Unknowns, seen in New York in a staging by Lincoln Center Theatre, plays Jan. 23-March 7, 2004. The play concerns the relationship "between art and commerce, trend and talent." Painter Malcolm Raphelson — one of the celebrated "10 Unknowns" — faded into obscurity after turning his back on the world of commercial art, living in a remote Mexican village. TheaterWorks' founder and artistic director, Steve Campo, directs.

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, about the limits of love, forgiveness and tolerance, plays April 2-May 23, 2003. Ruggiero directs.

...at first sight, directed by Ruggiero, plays June 11-July 18, 2004. The new play is billed as "a delightfully humorous evening of intertwined tales of urban life and romance, currently in development for its world premiere at TheaterWorks." blue / orange, by Joe Penhall, Sept. 3-Oct. 17, 2004, is set in a London psychiatric hospital, where "a wildly enigmatic young Afro-Caribbean patient is about to be released..until he announces that he is the son of exiled African dictator Idi Amin. Questions of ethnicity, poverty, racism and power emerge as two psychiatrists search for the truth, even as the patient's story becomes unnervingly plausible. And what begins as a debate over one man, becomes a full-scale battle of minds and wills, an intense struggle between protecting society and preserving an individual's rights." Campo directs.

TheaterWorks is located at 233 Pearl Street in downtown Hartford. For ticket or subscription information, call (860) 527-7838.

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