Jihad Jones, Boeing-Boeing, Body Awareness and Bakersfield Mist Set for WHAT Season

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Yussef El Guindi's comedy Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes will open the 2011-2012 season of the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. Plays by Annie Baker and Martin McDonagh are also on the bill of the Massachusetts theatre company.

The Julie Harris Stage season will launch with Jihad Jones, directed by Robert Kropf, May 25-June 25. The play centers on a struggling classical actor who is offered the chance to star in a stereotypical Hollywood blockbuster movie about a fanatic Islamic terrorist.

Dan Lombardo will stage Mark Camoletti 1960's-set farce Boeing-Boeing, about a bachelor juggling three airline stewardesses, which will run July 2-Aug. 31. Oscar Wilde's classic An Ideal Husband will be directed by Todd Olson July 12-Aug. 6.

The rolling world premiere of Stephen Sachs' Bakersfield Mist will be presented Aug. 11-Sept. 4. Kate Warner will direct the play about an unemployed bartender who may have found an un-authenticated Jackson Pollock painting.

Jeff Zinn will direct Baker's Body Awareness, about the tenuous relationships between four individuals in a small Vermont college town, which will run Sept. 14-Oct. 16.

The Harbor Stage will offer the New England premiere of McDonagh's A Behanding in Spokane, June 1-July 2. Zinn will direct the black comedy about a troubled man on a bloody quest for revenge. Jennifer Haley's Neighborhood3: Requisition of Doom, which traces the lives of suburban teenagers addicted to a horror video game, will run July 7-30 under the direction of Jesse Jou.

Dipika Guha's comedy The Betrothed, about a man's dream of a life in America and the woman he'll meet there, will run Aug. 4-Sept. 3 under Jou's direction.

The final production will be Brenda Withers' The Ding Dongs or What is the Penalty in Portugal?, which will run Sept. 8-Oct. 9. A man opens his door to a couple asking for a tour of a childhood homestead as a battle for ownership gets underway.

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