Laurie Anderson, Martha Clarke, Robert Lepage, John Malkovich Set for ArtsEmerson Season

News   Laurie Anderson, Martha Clarke, Robert Lepage, John Malkovich Set for ArtsEmerson Season
ArtsEmerson, based in Boston, MA, has announced its 2011-2012 season, which will include Laurie Anderson's Delusion; Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry's dance-theatre piece, Angel Reapers; Robert Lepage and Ex Machina's The Andersen Project; and The Infernal Comedy, which will feature John Malkovich.

To kick off the season, a return engagement of Les 7 doigts de la Main's Psy will play for a two-week run at ArtsEmerson. The "triumphant celebration of the human mind and body" will run July 12-24 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

Kirk Lynn's How Much is Enough? will follow with a Sept. 13-25 run. Co-created by Melanie Joseph, this Foundry Theatre production will explore the concept of what "value" means in America today and pose a series of questions to audience members, creating a lively talk-show environment.

In the fall, Laurie Anderson's Delusion, a new music collage of imagery, electronic soundscape and spoken vignette, will run Sept. 27-Oct. 2. Michael Sturminger's crime drama and Baroque opera, The Infernal Comedy, will play Sept. 29-Sept. 30 and is based on the life story of serial killer Jack Unterwegger, played by John Malkovich. Sulayman Al-Bassam's The Speaker's Progress, a new work that uses Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as a vehicle to explore events in the Middle East, will play Oct. 12-16.

ArtsEmerson will include two works from New York-based companies in October and November. The Civilians' You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce, described as "a hysterical account of marriage and divorce," will play Oct. 25-30. Mabou Mines' Dollhouse, a new twist on Henrik Ibsen's classic, will play Nov. 1-6.

A new one-person stage version of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, from Ireland's Gare St. Lazare Players and performed by Conor Lovett, will follow with performances Nov. 7-12. Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry's dance-theatre piece, Angel Reapers, is set to play Nov. 15-20 and will also play at New York's Joyce Theater Nov. 29-Dec. 11. In 2012, Robbie McCauley's solo show Sugar, directed by Maureen Shea, will kick off the new year and play Jan. 20-29, 2012. 69˚S, also known as The Shackleton Adventure, will play Feb. 7-12 and has been created by Phantom Limb and features a score by The Kronos Quartet. The Australian circus event Circa will play Feb. 29-March 4. Amerville, the production that spins harmonies and beatboxing around race, poverty, politics and more, examining our country through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, will play March 13-18.

In the spring, ArtsEmerson will feature Robert Lepage and Ex Machina's The Andersen Project, which runs March 24 - April 1 and is a one-man show about an artist commissioned to write the libretto for a children's opera based on fairy-tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Tomás Kubínek: Certified Lunatic & Master of the Impossible, a family-friendly theatrical event, will play  March 29 - April 1.

The season will conclude with Café Variations, where Anne Bogart's SITI Company will join young artists from Emerson to render romantic and philosophical stories from the café world. The production will open April 13 and the season will conclude April 22.

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