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News Fourposter, Heroes and Beasley's Christmas Party Comprise Keen Company Season Keen Company artistic director Carl Forsman will stage the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's translation of Heroes for the troupe's 2008-2009 season.

The Keen Company's ninth season officially begins Oct. 7 with Jan de Hartog's 1952 Tony-winning marital play The Fourposter. Blake Lawrence directs the classic piece that runs through Nov. 22.

Carl Forsman will direct Keen Company's first holiday offering, Beasley's Christmas Party, running Dec. 2, 2008-Jan. 3, 2009. Booth Tarkington's family friendly work "tells the story of a curious journalist and his extremely unusual next door neighbors."

Gérald Sibleyras' Heroes will be the final offering of the Keen Company season, running Feb. 24-April 11, 2009. Tony and Academy Award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard translated the comedy that "lets the audience in on the plotting of a new assault by three World War I vets living in a veterans home – a trip to a stand of trees in the distance." A 2006 Olivier Award winner for Best Comedy, Heroes will be staged by Carl Forsman.

Casting and complete creative duties for the Keen Company season will be announced at a later date.

All Keen Company performances take place at the Clurman Theater, located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting For further information visit

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