PlayMakers Repertory Company will take audiences from the bright stages of Broadway to the deep confines of the forest and back again with its 2014-15 season.
The new season, announced Friday, features six main stage plays, such as William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Arthur Miller’s adapted play, “An Enemy of the People”, as well as James Lapine’s and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”
The plays were chosen out of hundreds of scripts that were read throughout the year by both PlayMakers’ producing artistic director Joseph Haj and associate artistic director Jeffrey Meanza.
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s main stage schedule for 2014-15:
- “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang: Sept. 17 to Oct. 5, 2014
- “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and by James Lapine, performed in rotating repertory with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare: Nov. 1 to Dec. 7, 2014
- “Trouble in Mind” by Alice Childress: Jan. 21 to Feb. 8, 2015
- “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller: Feb. 25 to March 15, 2015
- “4000 Miles” by Amy Herzog: April 1 to April 19, 2015
“We’re looking to find work that is, in a general word, relevant,” Meanza said.
“Whether that’s a classic play or a contemporary play, we try to understand who our patrons are and what the University environment is like, so we’re looking for plays that will fit well in that, regardless of genre.”