Rattlestick Playwrights Theater will kick off its 2017 season mainstage with Basil Kreimendahl’s “Orange Julius,” directed by Dustin Wills. A co-production with Page 73,”Orange Julius” follows Nut the transgender child of a Vietnam vet and their quest for reconciliation. The show will run Jan. 11-Feb. 12 with a Jan. 22 opening.
Amoralists’ production of Ken Urban’s “Nibbler,” follows Feb. 23 to March 19. It centers around a group of friends who face life after high school and encounter a being from another world.
Martin Zimmerman’s “Seven Spots on the Sun” presented in partnership with The Sol Project, is directed by rising Canadian star director Weyni Mengesha. “Seven Spots on the Sun” explores an unnamed Central American country as it faces civil war and the violence encountered during that time. It runs May-June.
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has also announced the lineup for its upcoming F-cking Good Plays Festival. The weeklong event will include free staged readings.
“These seven plays are provocative, courageous, complex, and very, very new,” said theater director Daniella Topol. “Most of these playwrights have yet to have a world premiere in New York. Almost all of these readings are being presented in partnership with other theaters, demonstrating Rattlestick’s commitment to creating alliances with theaters in New York and across the country to launch ambitious new work.”
F-cking Good Plays runs from Sept. 10-17 with shows starting at 7 p.m. Here is the lineup:
“Draw the Circle,” written and performed by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Sept. 10.
“We Are Among Us,” written and directed by Stephen Belber,Sept. 11.
“Lady Tattoo” by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Margot Bordelon and commissioned by South Coast Rep, Sept. 12.
“Talkin’ to This Chick Sippin’ Magic Potion” by Juilliard playwright James Anthony Tyler, directed by Sandra Daley, Sept. 13.
“Alumni Jam” features excerpts of new plays by Rattlestick Alumni Writers, Sept. 14.
“Radio Island” by Liza Birkenmeier, Sept. 15.
“How to Catch Creation” by Christina Anderson, presented in partnership with American Conservatory Theatre, Sept. 16.
“Ghetto Baptism” by David Zheng, Sept. 17.