As previously reported by Playbill On-Line, playwright Tina Howe will see the premiere of her translation of Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and The Lesson. Both plays will be presented on a double-bill during the Atlantic's upcoming season.
Howe has penned the Tony Award-nominated Coastal Disturbances as well as The Nest, Birth and After Birth, Museum, The Art of Dining, Painting Churches, Approaching Zanzibar, One Shoe Off, Pride’s Crossing and Rembrandt's Gift.
The American premiere of Jez Butterworth's The Night Heron will also be part of the 2004 season. The work, to be directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, follows the story of two best friends who share a ramshackle house and what happens when a third boarder is invited into their home. Butterworth and Pepe have previously collaborated on the ATC staging of Mojo.
Other plays that are being considered, according to a subscriber mailing, are Howard Korder's Sea of Tranquility — about a man who travels to Santa Fe to find himself — and Keith Reddin's Frame 312 — in which a former Time-Life editorial secretary recalls a secret surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Both works would receive their world premiere stagings.