The 14th season of Off Off Broadway’s Flea Theater includes a world preem, a revival, an import from Edinburgh and a collection of short plays by scribes including Adam Rapp, Sheila Callaghan, Will Eno and Itamar Moses.
Season launches with the preem of “The Oldsmobiles” by Roger Rosenblatt, scribe of “Ashley Montana Goes Ashore in the Caicos…,” which bowed at the Flea in a production toplined by Bebe Neuwirth. Show about an aging couple begins previews Oct. 1 ahead of an Oct. 17 opening.
Rapp, Callaghan, Eno, Moses, Thomas Bradshaw and Erin Courtney all contribute to “The Great Recession,” an evening of shorts about the economic downturn. Show, performed by the Flea’s inhouse troupe, the Bats, begins previews Nov. 20 and opens Dec. 10.
In January the org will present the yet-to-be-named winner of the Edinburgh Fringe’s Carol Tambor Award.
Spring lineup is centered on a two-part production of Henri Becque’s 1882 play “The Vultures.” Helmed by Flea a.d. Jim Simpson, the play follows a struggle over an inheritance. Both parts open Feb. 28.
Rounding out the season is “The Parents’ Evening,” a play by Bathsheba Doran about a mother and a father, kicking off previews April 16 and opening May 6.