Atlantic taps Guare, Gibson

Off Broadway theater sets 2012-13 season

World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens.

The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught lives in the west. Atlantic a.d. Neil Pepe helms the show, loosely skedded for a winter/spring slot.

Before that comes the world preem this fall of the latest by Gibson (“This”), “What Rhymes With America,” centering on the strained relationship between a father and his teen daughter. Daniel Aukin (“4,000 Miles”) — who’s directed past Gibson plays including “This,” “[sic]” and “Suitcase, or Those That Resemble Flies from a Distance” — helms.

First offering of the season is “Harper Regan” by Stephens, who also penned “Bluebird,” which the Atlantic produced in a well-received staging last year. Play about a woman’s odyssey away from her family bowed at the National Theater in London in 2008. Gaye Taylor Upchurch, who directed “Bluebird” at the Atlantic, will helm.

The three outings by Guare, Gibson and Stephens will play the Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theater, the newly renovated mainstage space to be inaugurated later this spring with the latest play by John Patrick Shanley, “Storefront Church.” The upcoming play by Jones, “The Jammer,” will have a run at the company’s smaller venue, Atlantic Stage 2, in the spring.

“Jammer,” about a 1950s Brooklyn guy who gets involved in the roller derby scene, reps a return to the Atlantic for the scribe, whose play “The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow,” seen at the Atlantic in 2005, helped launch Jones’ TV writing career on skeins including “Weeds” and the current “Smash.”

Play’s director remains to be announced, as do exact dates for each production plus two more titles still to join the sked.

More Legit

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Stage Musical in the Works

    World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens. The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught […]

  • Joe Morton

    Joe Morton, Daphne Rubin-Vega Among Rebel Verses Guest Performers (EXCLUSIVE)

    World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens. The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught […]

  • The Lehman Trilogy review

    London Theater Review: 'The Lehman Trilogy,' Directed by Sam Mendes

    World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens. The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught […]

  • elizabeth perkins First Time in Variety

    Elizabeth Perkins on Her Early Film, Stage Roles

    World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens. The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught […]

  • 'Mary Page Marlowe' Review: Tatiana Maslany

    Off Broadway Review: 'Mary Page Marlowe'

    World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens. The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught […]

  • Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

    Bruce Springsteen Plays First-Ever Encore at Broadway Show (Watch)

    World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens. The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught […]

  • Orphan Black

    Listen: Tatiana Maslany Would Do an 'Orphan Black' Reunion on One Condition

    World premieres by John Guare and Melissa James Gibson are among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company alongside outings from scribes Rolin Jones and Simon Stephens. The latest by Guare, “Three Kinds of Exile,” centers on a trio of Eastern European artists who stake out new, fraught […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content