Rattlestick Has Bowers, Aguirre-Sacasa and Thurber in 2006-07

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Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Theatre has announced its 2006-07 line-up

Leading the season will be actor and mime Bill Bowers' autobiographical show, It Goes Without Saying, which will run from Aug. 30 through Oct. 15. Martha Banta will direct. The show is described as a "75-minute joy ride [of] funny, heartbreaking, and unbelievable true stories from both his career and his lifelong exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives." Next is Dark Matters, a new play by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the author of last season's Manhattan Theatre Club offering Based on a Totally True Story. Trip Cullman will direct the piece, where "in a house at the edge of a cornfield, something almost beyond belief is happening to the Cleary family. A woman disappears, then returns talking of otherworldly beings. Is she lying? Or are even darker forces at work, threatening to destroy a family already on the brink of coming apart?" It will run from Nov. 8 through Dec. 17.

Last is Stay, a new play by Lucy Thurber, who had a hit at Rattlestick with Where We're Born. Jackson Gay directs "the story of a young writer who, in the darkest moments of her youth, discovered an angel. Having achieved great success, she must learn to let go this beautiful gift, all the while struggling to define and accept herself in the absence of this muse and savior." The show will begin in March 2007.

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