59E59 Theaters has announced its lineup for the summer and fall season,s which will feature Hooded; Or Being Black for Dummies, the return of East of Edinburgh Festival, On That Day in Amsterdam, The Panic of '29, The Memory Exam, peerless, Ink'dWell, The Unbelieving, and I Wanna F*ck like Romeo and Juliet.
Executive producers Ruth & William Isenberg and Leah S. Abrams present Hooded; Or Being Black for Dummies by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm as part of Undiscovered Works. George Anthony Richardson will direct the production June 11–July 3 in Theater C. The whimsical story presents two polar experiences of growing up Black in America.
The cast will include Mia Y. Anderson, Zachary Desmond, Henry James Eden, Tjaša Ferme, Emma Nadine Onasch, Maddie Small, Lambert Tamin, and Tarrence J. Taylor. trajan clayton, Halima Henderson, Maddie Thomas, and Keith Weiss will serve as understudies for the production which features scenic-environment design by Tara Higgins, costume design by Latia Stokes, lighting design by Nyle Farmer, sound design by Ym, projections by design team consultant Hao Bai and props design by Jess Adams. Josh-Andrew Wisdom will serve as stage manager, with Kirk Baltzell as assistant stage manager.
Next will be the return of the East to Edinburgh Festival July 12–31 in Theater C featuring 13 shows that will subsequently head to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2022 Fringe Festival.
Following July 23–September 4, Primary Stages with Ted Snowdon will present Clarence Coo's On That Day in Amsterdam in Theater A. Zi Alikhan will direct the love story about two young men who dream together after a one-night stand.
Less Than Rent Theatre will present Graham Techler's The Panic of '29 in Theater B July 23–August 20. The screwball comedy, set in the '20s, will be directed by Max Friedman.
Steven Fechter's The Memory Exam will run in Theater C September 3–25, presented by Oberon Theatre Ensemble. Terrence O'Brien will direct the futuristic play in which the act of forgetting becomes a danger to one's future.
Following in Theater A, Primary Stages will present peerless by Jiehae Park September 24–November 6. Margot Bordelon directs Park's comedic twist on Shakespeare's Macbeth within the world of elite college admissions and the Asian-American twins who would kill for their spots—literally.
Ink'dWell by Erin E. Adams will run September 29–October 16 in Theater C under the direction of Tabatha Gayle. New Light Theater Project will present this exploration of grief and ghost stories as part of its 2022 New Light New Voices Fall Festival.
Marin Gazzaniga's The Unbelieving, based on the book Caught in the Pulpit: Leaving Belief Behind by Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola, tells the stories of faith leaders who have stopped believing in God. Dennett, LaScola, and The Civilians will present the play, directed by Steve Cosson, in Theater B October 20–November 20.
Lastly, New Light Theater Project will present I Wanna F*ck like Romeo and Juliet by Andrew Rincón under the direction of Jesse Jou. The production, which will run October 20–November 5 in Theater C, is a queer love story of fantastical heights featuring gods, mortals, magic, realism, and more.
Casting and full creative teams will be announced at a later date.
For more information and tickets, visit 59E59.org.