New Works by Gurney, Swados, Courtney and Moses Fill Flea Theater Season

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The Flea Theater has announced the addition of works by A.R. Gurney, Itamar Moses, Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney to its 2008-2009 season.
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A.R. Gurney Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Including the recently announced run of Thomas Bradshaw's Dawn, the 13th season at the company's home in Tribeca will feature Gurney's A Light Lunch, Moses' But You Will Get Used To It as well as Swados and Courtney's Kaspar Hauser.

The Bats, The Flea's resident acting company, will appear in the forthcoming productions.

The upcoming season follows:

  • Dawn by Thomas Bradshaw (Nov. 9-Dec. 6)
    The play "explores addiction, redemption and a family's struggle to remain whole, amidst dark revelations that threaten to destroy the fabric of their world," according to an announcement. Flea artistic director Jim Simpson stages the New York premiere featuring Gerry Bamman, Laura Esterman and more.


  • A Light Lunch by A.R. Gurney (Dec. 12-Jan. 24, 2009)
    "A post Bush cautionary tale about the price paid for legacy. When a young lawyer from Texas invites a literary agent for lunch in a New York City restaurant, more than a production is on the table." Simpson will direct this world premiere written specifically for the troupe.
  • But You Will Get Used To It by Itamar Moses (Jan. 29-March 8)
    A collection of five linked one-act plays that "explore contemporary relationships in the theatre; the characters that inhabit this unique work are all actors, playwrights and directors." The production will mark the world premiere.
  • Kaspar Hauser by Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney (Feb. 12-March 30)
    Commissioned by The Flea in 2006, this contemporary opera "tells the tale of the notorious feral 'wild child' who appeared in Nuremburg, Germany in 1828, having lived his entire life in a dungeon, never learning how to speak or be human." Swados directs the world premiere. The Flea currently presents André De Shields and Reg. E Cathey in Joseph Addison's Cato (through Nov. 1) and the world premiere of Joshua Scher's online gaming drama The Footage (through Nov. 30).

    For tickets to shows at The Flea Theater, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church St.), call (212) 352-3101 or visit

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