Although its forced exile from its residence at Artisphere compelled WSC to abandon its plan to produce a spring rep series, the company announced today it has resolved, temporarily, its need for playing space, and has a re-vamped spring season.
In place of John Webster’s The White Devil, WSC Avant Bard Artistic Director Tom Prewitt will direct his his immediate predecessor, Christopher Henley, Brian Hemmingsen, Frank Britton and Bruce Rauscher in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, a story in which a drunken poet debates his life with a mysterious stranger under increasingly disturbing circumstances.
The play, which Michael Billington of The Guardian called “a masterly summation of all the themes that have long obsessed Pinter: the fallibility of memory, the co-existence in one man of brute strength and sensitivity, the ultimate unknowability of women, the notion that all human contact is a battle between who and whom” will run at Arlington’s Theater on the Run from May 2 to 25 (with previews April 26 to May 1). Buy tickets
WSC will still produce the world premiere of Allyson Currin’s Caesar and Dada, a story of an acting troupe trying to challenge audience expectations while rehearsing Julius Caesar. Helen Hayes laureate Lee Mikeska Gardner directs this play, which will run at Catholic University’s Callan Theatre between June 21 and July 14 (with previews June 18 through 20). Buy tickets
“We are deeply grateful to Catholic University and its legendary Drama Department for providing an exciting landing spot for this season’s world premiere, Caesar and Dada by acclaimed local playwright Allyson Currin,” WSC Managing Director Kyle Jean Fisher said.