Keen sets ‘Lemon,’ ‘Churches’

Two revivals on tap for 2011-12 slate

Revivals of Lanford Wilson’s “Lemon Sky” and Tina Howe’s “Painting Churches” are on the 2011-12 docket for Off Broadway troupe Keen Company.

The 1970 autobiographical tale by Wilson, who died in March, centers on a 17-year-old who moves to California to live with his estranged father and his new family. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein (“The Temperamentals”), “Lemon Sky” begins previews Sept. 13 ahead of a Sept. 27 opening at the Clurman Theater on Theater Row.

Skedded for a spring slot is Howe’s 1976 play “Painting Churches,” which follows an older couple whose artist daughter returns home to help them move from their Boston townhouse to a Cape Cod beach house. Keen a.d. Carl Forsman will helm the staging, set to begin perfs Feb. 14.

Further details of Keen’s 12th season, including casting and complete creative teams, remain to be set.

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