Off-Broadway’s Keen Company has announced its 18th season lineup. Celebrating a “season of connection,” the slate features two 25th anniversary revivals: Steven Dietz’s Lonely Planet, followed by A.R. Gurney’s Later Life.
Both productions will be directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein.
“I am thrilled to introduce Keen Company's 18th Season. This year we will present two very different stories about the ties that bind. This fall, Steven Dietz's landmark play Lonely Planet. Steven's play is a beautiful testament to the value of friendship during a time of crisis. In the spring, we will present A.R. Gurney's Later Life, our third Gurney play in Keen's history,” commented Silverstein in a statement.
The season will kick off this fall with Lonely Planet, a portrait of two friends navigating the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Performances will begin October 3 ahead of an October 19 opening night. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through November 18 at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row.
Beginning February 27, 2018, Keen Company will present Gurney’s tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings, Later Life. In the play, a middle-aged man and woman meet at a cocktail party and ponder the relationship that could have been 30 years ago.
The production will officially open March 15 and continue through April 14 at the Clurman Theater at Theatre Row.
Individual tickets and subscriptions are on sale now by visiting the Theatre Row Box Office, located at 410 West 42nd Street, online at Telecharge.com, and KeenCompany.org, or by calling (212) 239-6200.