Joyce, Wilson, Moliere on tap for Court Theatre 2012-2012 season
BY HEDY WEISS Theater Criticfirstname.lastname@example.org March 15, 2012 5:36PM
Updated: May 9, 2012 10:21AM
Court Theatre’s 2012-2013 season will feature plays by August Wilson, David Hare and David Auburn, a pair of satirical comedies by Moliere, and a holiday season revival of a musical favorite inspired by a James Joyce story. The lineup includes:
♦ “Jitney” (Sept. 6-Oct. 14), August Wilson’s drama — the 1970s’ installment of his cycle about African-American life in each decade of the 20th century — about the characters who gather at Becker’s car service, a jitney cab operation in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Ron OJ Parson will direct.
♦ “James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’” (Nov. 8-Dec. 9), an adaptation of the rueful James Joyce story, with a book by Richard Nelson, music by Shaun Davey and lyrics by Nelson and Davey, that captures the eccentric characters who gather for a Feast of the Epiphany celebration in Dublin at the turn of the past century. Court’s artistic director Charles Newell will direct, with Doug Peck as musical director.
♦ “Skylight” (Jan. 10-Feb. 10, 2013), British playwright David Hare’s rarely revived 1995 drama about the conflicts that arise when a British teacher is visited by her former lover, a successful restaurant owner who is now widowed and hopes to rekindle their relationship. William Brown will direct.
♦ “Proof” (March 7-April 14, 2013), David Auburn’s 2001 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama about the tense relationships among a brilliant University of Chicago mathematician struggling with mental illness, his fragile daughter, her estranged sister and one of her father’s former students. Newell will direct.
♦ “The Misanthrope” (May 9-June 9, 2013), the Moliere comedy in which pretense and romance vie for dominance, and
♦ “Tartuffe” (June 20-July 14, 2013), Moliere’s sendup of a pious imposter, both directed by Newell.
For tickets, call (773) 753-4472 or visit www.CourtTheatre.org.