Payne's newest work is a 1950's-set comedy about two families living their life almost as perfectly as a sitcom - until their deepest secret is revealed. "The worlds of 'I Love Lucy' and Edward R. Murrow clash in hilarious, ironic, and genuinely moving ways. Long before Stonewall, nothing is as it seems..." state press notes. Performances will begin this fall. Dates of production are to be announced.
Primary Stages also announced the directors set to helm the new season's works. Among them are Liesl Tommy, who recently staged a highly contemporary reimagining of Les Miz in Dallas and the new John Kander musical Kid Victory, Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home From the Wars) and Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse).
For the 31st season, the award-winning company will present:
Informed Consent by Deborah Zoe Laufer, directed by Liesl Tommy
"An urgent, challenging and of-the-moment drama about one woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, based on based on a landmark court case between the Havasupai tribe and the University of Arizona. An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, who in the past year alone, has had over 20 productions of her plays performed."
The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien, directed by Jo Bonney
"Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award, The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul." Exit Strategy by Ike Holter, directed by Kip Fagan
"A fiery, riveting work from the award-winning writer of Hit the Wall, about the chaotic final days of a Chicago public school, Exit Strategy is a taut edge-of-your-seat drama about the future of public education."
Subscriptions for the Primary Stages 2015-16 season are now available and can be purchased by visiting primarystages.org or by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200. All plays will be performed at The Duke, located at 229 West 42nd St., New York.