The 2010/2011 Washington theatre season came more sharply into focus yesterday when Ford’s Theater became the 18th local company to announce its schedule.
Audiences will be learning their way around two new venues starting in October: Arena Stage will move into its new home, the Mead Center for American Theater, and Washington Shakespeare becomes the resident company of Artisphere in Rosslyn. Synetic Theater will be on the move, too, playing out most of its season in the Crystal City venue created by Arena Stage.
Whether you enjoy musicals or plays, you’ll find plenty to keep your calendar full. Just a few on our must-see list: Molly Smith’s direction of Oklahoma!, Adventure Theatre’s premiere of Michael J. Bobbitt’s Mirandy and Brother Wind (with collaborator John L. Cornelius), Requiem for a Heavyweight at Heritage-O’Neill, the Chicago to Broadway hit Superior Donuts at Studio Theatre, Sara Ruhl’s return to Woolly Mammoth with In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play, Reservoir Dogs from Molotov Theatre, Rick Foucheaux and J. Fred Shiffman becoming The Odd Couple at Theater J, and the series of five blockbuster of musicals at the Kennedy Center, that starts with Hair and ends with Next to Normal.
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We are compiling the 2010/2011 season here (Season At A Glance: 2010/2011). There are plenty of exciting announcements still to come in, so keep checking back.