No Rules Theatre Company, this year’s Aniello Award co-recipient which is bi-located in D.C. and Winston-Salem, NC, will be presenting a 2011-2012 DC season which features three plays notable for their dual personalities.
No Rules will start its third season with Stop Kiss, which begins as a romantic comedy about how Callie and Sara fall in love but suddenly becomes a tragedy when a homophobic lunatic viciously assaults Sara. Renowned actor Holly Twyford, who played Sara in the 2000 Woolly Mammoth production, will make her directorial debut. Rachel Zampelli is cast as Callie. The production will run from September 7 to October 1 of this year.
Peter Pan is traditionally a boy’s adventure story, but writer-director Michael Lluberes has promised to put up a production which explores the story’s dark side when it runs February 8 to March 4, 2012. “This will be a dark and dangerous new adaptation of Peter Pan. The play is a thrilling battle between childhood and adulthood. I want to create a theatrical playground on stage where we explore and celebrate childhood imagination,” says Lluberes. After playing in DC, the production will move to Winston-Salem for two additional weeks.
The DC portion of the No Rules season ends with a production of Suicide, Inc., Andrew Hinderaker’s story about a corporation which provides a special service for its clients: it helps them write suicide notes. The Chicago Tribune’s Chris Jones called this play “a clear-eyed little show that starts out like a satire but ends up being something much more complex”. It will run from May 30 to June 23, 2012.
In addition to these three shows, No Rules will also produce Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years in Winston-Salem.
All No Rules DC productions will be in the H Street Playhouse, 1365 H Street NE, Washington, DC.
Season tickets on sale here.