An edgy season for the resurrected
Resurrection Theatre’s next season will be chock-full of local community premieres, starting with John Patrick Shanley’s Tony and Pulitzer-winning Doubt (opening scheduled for January 2012). In keeping with its mission, the troupe will also “resurrect” Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in February, then open Talking With by Jane Martin, a series of monologues by women from a variety of backgrounds that range from tragic to funny, in March. That will be followed in May with the 2008 oddball comedy-fantasy Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl’s existential piece about our most ubiquitous technology. And then Resurrection Theatre will wrap it all up in September with the late Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead, his 1965 debut that focuses on the junkies, hookers and crooks that hang out at a small cafe. That’s one edgy season, with resuscitated classics and cutting-edge new pieces.
Of course, this season is still in full swing: Neil Labute’s In a Dark Dark House opens Thursday, June 23. For more information on Resurrection Theatre’s upcoming productions, visit its website, http://resurrectiontheatre.com.