You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Sets 2017 Season

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.


Popular on Variety

More Legit

  • Broadway Review: David Byrne's 'American Utopia'

    Broadway Review: David Byrne's 'American Utopia'

    One constant of David Byrne’s long and prolific career is his ability to grow a seemingly simple idea into something brilliant, whether it’s the melody of “Road to Nowhere” or the concept of the “Stop Making Sense” tour some 36 years ago, where the premise of bringing out nine musicians, one at a time per [...]

  • The Sound Inside review

    Broadway Review: 'The Sound Inside' Starring Mary-Louise Parker

    Mary-Louise Parker will take your breath away with her deeply felt and sensitively drawn portrait of a tenured Yale professor who treasures great literature, but has made no room in her life for someone to share that love with. The other thesp in this two-hander is Will Hochman, endearing in the supportive role of a [...]

  • Little Shop of Horrors review

    Off Broadway Review: 'Little Shop of Horrors'

    With its strains of kitschy doo-wop and its sci-fi B-movie inspirations, the quaint 1982 musical “Little Shop of Horrors” hardly seems a thing of modern-day revivalism, even despite its touches of S&M. Yet this year alone, not only is there an Off Broadway production of the blackly comic “Little Shop” featuring Jonathan Groff of Netflix’s [...]

  • The Lightning Thief review musical

    Broadway Review: 'The Lightning Thief,' The Musical

    “It’s a lot to take in right now,” says Percy Jackson, the teen hero of “The Lightning Thief,” the kid-centric fantasy musical (based on the popular Y.A. novel) that’s now on Broadway after touring the country and playing an Off Broadway run. You could say that’s a bit of an understatement from contemporary teen Percy [...]

  • The Rose Tattoo review

    Broadway Review: 'The Rose Tattoo' Starring Marisa Tomei

    “The Rose Tattoo” is what happens when a poet writes a comedy — something strange, but kind of lovely. The same might be said of director Trip Cullman’s production: Strange, if not exactly lovely. Even Marisa Tomei, so physically delicate and expressively refined, seems an odd choice to play the lusty and passionate protagonist, Serafina [...]

  • Obit-Roy-B

    Former NATO President Roy B. White Dies at 93

    Roy B. White, former president and chairman of the National Association of Theater Owners, died of natural causes Oct. 11 in Naples, Fla. He was 93. White ran the 100-screen independent theater circuit, Mid–States Theaters Inc. In addition to his career, he did extensive work on behalf of charities and non-profits. He was vice president [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content