Piazza Director Sher Takes on Shakespeare and Shaw for New Season at Seattle's Intiman

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The Light in the Piazza director Bartlett Sher will stage Shakespeare's Richard III and Shaw's Man and Superman at his Seattle home stage, the Intiman Theatre for a new season that also includes Moonlight and Magnolias and Native Son.
Bartlett Sher
Bartlett Sher

In addition to the five-play season, the Intiman will offer a holiday production Black Nativity: A Gospel Song Play by Langston Hughes. Dates and one play are yet to be announced. Intiman Theatre subscription packages for the 2006 season will be available for renewing subscribers Sept. 6 with the added incentive of being entered into a drawing to win a trip to New York to see the Broadway's The Light in the Piazza. The offer includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, tickets and a backstage tour with director Sher.

The Intiman 2006 lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

  • Richard III
    William Shakespeare's history of the deformed king plays for the first time at the Washington stage.
  • Man and Superman
    Bernard Shaw's classic re-telling of the Don Juan myth follows the perpetual bachelor and the woman determined to change that. It will include the rarely seen "Don Juan in Hell" dream sequence.
  • Native Son
    Richard Wright's racially-charged drama continues Intiman's American Cycle following the story of a tragic man and his downward spiral, exploring the impact of racism on the black psyche in American culture.
  • Moonlight and Magnolias
    Ron Hutchinson's behind-the-scenes Hollywood comedy about the drama that produced "Gone With the Wind" via the minds of producer David O. Selznick screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming. Subscriptions to the new season at the Intiman, 201 Mercer Street at Seattle Center, can be purchased at (206) 269-1900. For more information, visit www.intiman.org.

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