First look at what lies in store for us in the 2012-2013 season comes from Vpstart Crow
Manassas-based Vpstart Crow Productions yesterday announced that its 2012-2013 season would feature four plays with large Washington area followings to be produced in the Hylton Performing Arts Center of George Mason University’s Prince William campus. Although the company has a general idea as to when it will schedule the productions, it has not nailed down specific dates.
In late September to early October, the company will produce Arsenic and Old Lace, Joseph Kettering’s comedy about two elderly lunatics who poison their gentlemen callers and then bury them in a trench dug in their basement by their brother, who mistakenly believes that he is Teddy Roosevelt digging the Panama Canal. During the Holiday season, the company will stage an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
The company has also scheduled an early-March production of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: a Parable, a story set in Vatican II-era suburbia in which a decidedly old-school nun suspects her associate pastor of molesting a child enrolled in the school in which she is the principal. And in mid-May of 2013, the company will produce Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s comic battle of wits between Beatrice and Benedick which played last month at Shakespeare Theatre.
In a related development, Vpstart Crow is soliciting proposals to direct its 2012-2013 plays. Director candidates should submit a proposal with their name, contact information, theatrical resumes including information about the last three shows directed, vision for the show, anticipated challenges, budget (exclusive of rental and actor costs), positions the director would bring with him, if any, and any other relevant information to Artistic Director Rob Batarla at [email protected]. Further information is available here.