Marin Theatre Company to Premiere New Works by Cain, Appel in 2010-11 Season | Playbill

News Marin Theatre Company to Premiere New Works by Cain, Appel in 2010-11 Season
Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA, has announced its 2010-11 season, which will include two world premieres, two West Coast premieres and a rarely produced work by Edward Albee.

9 Circles, by Equivocation playwright Bill Cain, was the winner of MTC's 2010 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize. Kent Nicholson will direct this world premiere, which will run Oct. 14-Nov. 7. "After being honorably discharged, Daniel Reeves is arrested and prosecuted for acts that he may have committed during the war," according to press notes. "Thrown into a labyrinth of military bureaucracy, the confused and troubled teenager tries to navigate through layers of commanding officers, public defenders, lawyers, preachers, and army psychiatrists."

Seagull, a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull by former Oregon Shakespeare Festival artistic director Libby Appel, will also have its world premiere at the Marin Theatre. Marin artistic director Jasson Minadikis will direct this "sleek, sexy" production, which will run Jan. 27-Feb. 20, 2011. "When famed actress Arkadina returns to her country estate with her young lover, the writer Trigorin, the romantic entanglements, artistic conflicts and jealousies that erupt threaten to tear her family apart," press notes state. "With newly discovered material from Chekhov's original manuscripts and a fresh perspective on one of theater's most elegant and enduring stories, this is Chekhov like you've never seen him before."

The Marin Theatre Company season also includes:

The Brother Sister Plays. Part One: In the Red & Brown Water, by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Ryan Rilette, Sept. 9-Oct 3.
"Oya can run faster than anyone, but not fast enough to escape her fate. When pressed to choose between her dying mother and her dreams of escape, she makes a life-changing decision." West Coast premiere.

Happy Now? by Lucinda Coxon, directed by Jasson Minadikis, Nov. 11-Dec. 5.
In the West Coast premiere of this new British comedy, "Kitty is teetering on the edge of burnout. She dexterously juggles executive responsibilities, parenthood, a frustratingly detached and idealistic husband, needy divorced parents, and bickering friends until the temptation of infidelity throws everything into question." Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Ryan Rilette, March 31-April 24, 2011
"Claire awakens every day with no memory, only to be walked through her 'memory book' and back into her life by nervous husband David and problem son Kenny. But the strange limping, lisping man hiding under her bed has a different story for Claire about her amnesia and a secret murder plot."

Tiny Alice by Edward Albee, directed by Jasson Minadakis, June 2-26, 2010.
"When Brother Julian agrees to visit the Church's mysterious benefactor Miss Alice in her gothic mansion, he finds himself a pawn lost in her labyrinthine world of aggressive consorts, children's games, and seething passions. MTC's revival of Tiny Alice will be the first Bay Area production in more than 40 years."

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