The family drama OTHER DESERT CITIES, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play CLYBOURNE PARK, and the Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS are among the five acclaimed shows that SpeakEasy Stage will present in its 2012-2013 Season, the company's Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today.
Also on SpeakEasy's schedule next season are the provocative Broadway comedy
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT and the politically savvy and politically incorrect musical BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson.
"I couldn't be more excited about our line-up for next year," said Daigneault in announcing his company's new season. "We have a great mix of shows, and I look forward to working with many of Boston's best actors, directors, and designers to bring these bold, diverse works to local audiences."
Although no casting has been aunnounced, veteran local directors Scott Edmiston, David R. Gammons, Paul Melone, and M. Bevin O'Gara have signed on to direct at SpeakEasy next season. Mr. Gammons will handle the season opener THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT; Mr. Melone will helm BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson; Mr. Edmiston will take on OTHER DESERT CITIES; and Ms. O'Gara will oversee CLYBOURNE PARK. Mr. Daigneault will take the reins on IN THE HEIGHTS.
For more information on SpeakEasy's 22nd Season or to subscribe, the public can call the SpeakEasy Administrative office at 617-482-3279 or go online to www.SpeakEasyStage.com.
Subscriptions are available in 4- or 5- play packages, and 4, 5, and 6-ticket Flex Passes. Groups of 10 or more can place orders now by calling Jim Torres at 617-482-3279. Single tickets for all shows will go on sale in August.
SpeakEasy Stage Company is the Calderwood Pavilion Resident Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts. Led by Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault and General Manager Paul Melone, the company's mission is to connect, inspire, and challenge its audiences with the most socially relevant theatrical premieres featuring the most talented artists in Boston.
THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by David R. Gammons
Boston Premiere - Sept. 14 – Oct. 13, 2012
A 2011 Tony nominee for Best Play, The Motherf**cker with the Hat is a ferociously funny play about love, fidelity, and facing one's demons. Ex-con Jackie thinks he has finally turned his life around now that he's sober and has a new job. But when he finds a strange hat in the apartment he shares with his childhood sweetheart, he is back on the brink in this razor-sharp new comedy from the author of Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Our Lady of 121st Street.
BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson
Written by Alex Timbers
Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Paul Melone
Boston Premiere - Oct. 19 – Nov. 17, 2012
BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson recreates and reinvents the life of 'Old Hickory,' from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier, to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. Using an anachronism-filled emo-rock score, the show tells the story of America's first maverick president, who kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States.
OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Scott Edmiston
New England Premiere - Jan. 11 – Feb. 9, 2013
OTHER DESERT CITIES tells the story of a family where secrets are currency and everyone is rich. Brooke Wyeth, a once promising young novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, who are former members of Reagan's inner circle, her brother and aunt. The festivities are short-lived, however, when Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history - a wound that her parents would prefer not be reopened.