"Orange is the New Black" Writer Pens Oscar Wilde Adaptation for Pearl Theatre Off-Broadway | Playbill

News "Orange is the New Black" Writer Pens Oscar Wilde Adaptation for Pearl Theatre Off-Broadway Pearl Theatre has announced that their inaugural Modern/Classics winter reading series will feature an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Salome by "Orange is the New Black" writer Nick Jones.

Jones' work joins Aaron Posner's Stupid F*cking Bird, an adaptation of The Seagull and Oded Gross' The Government Inspector. Readings will take place from Jan. 23-Feb. 1 at the Pearl Theatre.

According to press notes, the Pearl's Modern/Classics series is intended to bring theatre's past into the present. Artistic director Hal Brooks, who recently directed By the Water at MTC, has said that the new series will give "us a chance to explore how classic stories are being told now."

“My background developing new plays and my desire to see The Pearl expand its audience led me to this exceptional group of plays, playwrights and directors. I’m excited to bring together three exciting and bold new adaptations and translations of classic plays to be developed alongside and in concert with our extraordinary season."

The full series schedule is below:

Salome of the Moon by Nick Jones
Adapted from Salome by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Knud Adams Jan. 23-25 The Government Inspector by Oded Gross
Adapted from The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
Jan. 26-29

Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner
Adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Howard Shalwitz
Jan. 30-Feb.1

Pearl Theatre, founded in 1984, is a Drama Desk Award-winning classical Off-Broadway company. To purchase tickets call (212) 563 9261, or visit pearltheatre.org.The Pearl Theatre is located at 555 West 42nd Street, New York.

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