Pictured: Sarah Crawford
Unicorn Theatre has announced its 46th season of plays and directors, a season that includes a new musical, a world premiere, and two new comedies.
In addition to a full line-up, the Unicorn will also continue the In-Progress New Play Reading Series, which brings scripts that are in development, or under consideration for upcoming seasons before the public.
Unicorn Theatre’s 19/20 Season Lineup (from the press release):
WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY, or how I started the Iraq war
A New Musical
Music and book by Marshall Pailet, lyrics and book by A.D. Penedo
Directed by Sarah Crawford
September 4 – September 29
Inspired by a true story, Baghdaddy, is a boisterous and irreverent new musical that opens with a handful of mid-level government cronies in a support group for people who started the Iraq War. Crashing through time and remixing musical styles, this hilarious new musical takes a hard look at the hubris, assumptions and questionable intelligence that led to one of the most colossal military blunders in recent history.
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Darren Sextro
October 16 – November 10
Nora Helmer is back. After slamming the door on her way out all those years ago, Nora has come home with one really awkward favor to ask. This bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece examines the roles people choose to play, and those they feel forced into… a conversation with about 140 years of momentum behind it. A must-see for anyone who’s ever tried to be married.
By Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Cynthia Levin
December 4 – 29
In 1897, the international stage celebrity Sarah Bernhardt set out to tackle her most ambitious role yet: Hamlet. This performance could catapult her to godly heights or be the end of Bernhardt’s illustrious career. All of Paris was wondering what would happen, but the indomitable Bernhardt would not let anything hold her back. In a fierce exploration of women, power and the desire to create a lasting legacy, Theresa Rebeck’s new play is full of high comedy and human drama.
(Title To Be Announced)
January 22 – February 9
By Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Damron Russel Armstrong
March 4 – March 29
Winner of the prestigious Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016, this explosive new drama examines our nation’s racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Over the course of one evening, the couple’s disparate backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police and an abandoned car.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
By Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
Directed by Ian R. Crawford
April 15 – May 10
How negotiable is a fact? The ultimate showdown between fact and fiction takes the stage in this unexpected comedy. In a world of fake news, one determined young fact checker is keen to make a name for himself. His demanding editor has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by an unorthodox author. Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy.
By Josh Harmon
Directed by Cynthia Levin
June 3 – June 28
Bill and Sherri are the white, progressive-and-proud headmaster and dean of admissions at Hillcrest, a mid-tier New Hampshire boarding school. Over the last fifteen years, they’ve worked to diversify the school’s mostly white population. But when their high-achieving son Charlie’s Ivy League dreams are jeopardized, the family’s reaction blasts open a deep rift between their public values and private decisions. A no-holds-barred look at privilege, power and the perils of whiteness from the author of BAD JEWS.
For more information on Unicorn Theatre visit unicorntheatre.org.