Continuing its critically acclaimed 2009-10 season, the PlayMakers Repertory Company has unveiled its next season, beginning on Sept. 22 with William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”
There is a little something for everybody, with plays ranging from the heavy drama “Fences” by August Wilson to the family comedy “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment” by Donald Margulies.
“In selecting next year’s list of plays we pushed ourselves with challenges,” said Joseph Haj, the artistic director of PlayMakers. “We couldn’t have dreamt of a more ambitious season.”
PlayMakers is welcoming change, as next season’s list of plays is greatly different from the current season’s lineup.
“Next season’s plays are just as grand in scope as far as the amount of work, but I think this season has a lot more social awareness,” said Marianne Miller, a graduate student and actress for PlayMakers.
Derrick Ledbetter, a graduate student and PlayMakers actor, described the next set of plays as more varied, ambitious and provocative.
“Theater is lacking ambition lately, so it is refreshing to see a local company willing to be so ambitious, take so many chances and try new things,” he said.
“As You Like It” by William Shakespeare
Sept. 22 - Oct. 10, 2010
“Fences” by August Wilson
Oct. 27 - Nov. 14, 2010
“Shipwrecked! An Entertainment — The Amazing Adventures of Louis de
Rougemont (As Told by Himself)” by Donald Margulies:
Dec. 1-19, 2010