Bedlam Theatre’s production of “Sense & Sensibility,” adapted by Kate Hamill, at the Gym at Judson in New York City. (Photo by Gregory Costanzo)
CAMBRIDGE, MASS.: American Repertory Theater has announced its 2017-18 season, including four world premieres and shows based on works by Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Jane Austen, and Alanis Morissette.
“The ART’s 2017-18 season draws inspiration from pop art to a landmark alt-rock album, from poetry to classic literature,” said artistic director Diane Paulus in a statement. “I am so excited about next season’s visionary artists, whose bold, uncompromising voices will resonate deeply with the world we are living in today.”
ART’s mainstage season will begin with the world premiere of the musical Burn All Night (August 2017), by Andy Mientus, Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, and Brett Moses. The musical is about four lost souls who come into the city in search of themselves. Jenny Koons will direct and Sam Pinkleton will choreograph.
Next will be the world premiere of Warhol Capote (September 2017), based on recorded conversations between Truman Capote and Andy Warhol and adapted by Rob Roth. The late artists were taped discussing a play they want to create together about the times they were living in. Michael Mayer will direct.
Then ART will stage Bedlam Theatre’s production of Sense and Sensibility (December 2017), irreverently adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen’s novel. Bedlam’s artistic director, Eric Tucker, will direct.
Also in December, ART will present Charlotte’s Web, adapted by Joseph Robinette from E.B. White’s book. The production, about a talking pig and his spider friend, will feature graduate students from ART’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training. Dmitry Troyanovsky will direct.
ART will offer an encore presentation of Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True (January 2018), created and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa. The work, which was presented last season, is about…