Philip Seymour Hoffman takes to the boards Off Broadway next season in Bob Glaudini’s “Jack Goes Boating,” one of the plays on the slate of the LAByrinth Theater Company, of which Hoffman and thesp John Ortiz are co-artistic directors.
Also among next season’s LAB offerings are new works from Stephen Belber (“Tape,” “Match”) and Eric Bogosian. For a fourth year, the LAB will perform in residence at the Public Theater.
Hoffman and Ortiz will appear alongside Daphne Ruben-Vega in “Jack,” helmed by Peter DuBois. Story involves a roller-coaster date between two people who have just met. The LAB produced an earlier play by Glaudini, “Dutch Heart of Man,” in 2003.
Season begins with Belber’s latest, set for fall. “A Small, Melodramatic Story” follows a woman who is unsure she wants to find out the secrets of a man with whom she has fallen in love. Lucie Tiberghien directs.
Also skedded for winter is a special limited engagement of Bogosian’s “This Is Now!,” in which the writer-thesp riffs on the theme of “now” with composer Elliot Sharp, who plays guitar, sax and other instruments.
Developmental productions will be given to Carlo Alban’s solo show “Intringulis,” in which Alban portrays characters ranging from a window washer to Beelzebub, and Andrea Ciannavei’s “Pretty Chin Up,” about an overweight marketing exec who sells lingerie and diet pills and the skinny model who hawks the products on TV. Shows are set for winter and spring, respectively.
The Barn Series of staged readings will take place in December.
Exact dates for all shows have yet to be determined.