The Women's Project and Productions concludes its 20th Anniversary season with the world premiere of The Summer in Gossensass, a new play written and directed by Maria Irene Fornes. Previews for Summer start Mar. 31 at Off-Off-Broadway's Judith Anderson Theatre in New York, with the official run opening April 7 and continuing through April 26.
With Summer, Fornes introduces us to Elizabeth Robbins and Marion Leah, the real life actresses whose passion for Ibsen's plays led to the first London production of Hedda Gabler. Fornes, an eight-time Obie Award winner, has directed many of her own plays, as well as those by Ibsen (Hedda at Milwaukee Rep), Calderon and Chekhov.
The Women's Project was founded in 1978 by Julia Miles, and began its 20th anniversary season with Wendy MacLeod's The Water Children (co-produced with Playwrights Horizons) and Susan Yankowitz's Phaedra in Delirium (co-produced with Classic Stage Company). This is Fornes' fourth collaboration with The Women's Project; last year they co-produced her opera Terra Incognita with INTAR.
Other Fornes plays include: Fefu and her Friends, Tango Palace, The Danube, Mud, The Conduct of Life, Molly's Dream, Abingdon Square and Promenade.
The Summer in Gossensass will be playing at the Judith Anderson Theatre, March 31- April 26, for reservations call (212) 279-4200. -- By Sean McGrath