There's nothing unlucky about this thirteenth season: The always-adventurousCurious Theatre Company
, led by artistic directorChip Walton
, will follow in its own footsteps by producing another vanguard season of newer works and premieres.
Dead Man's Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl September 11-October 16, 2010
Ruhl, who previously authored The Clean House and Eurydice, surreptitiously explores the impact of technology on modern society in this story about a woman who swipes the phone of, yes, a dead man. And then she answers it. Emily Paton Davies stars as Jean, the woman with the hot phone. Directed by Dee Covington.
Astronomical Sunset, by Robert Lewis Vaughan November 6-December 4, 2010
A world premiere by Vaughan, a Curious favorite (they've previously produced his plays Praying for Rain and The Rest of the Night), this thriller is launched in cyberspace before racing down a zigzag hill of surprises. Chip Walton directs this story of social media gone awry.
Circle Mirror Transformation, by Annie Baker January 22-February 26, 2011
Annie Baker's play about fun and games in a community-theater drama class follows an ordinary crew of disparate classmates as they learn about themselves and each other under the auspices of their instructor, Marty. Christopher Leo directs.
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Homebody/Kabul, by Tony Kushner March 19-April 16, 2011
It's hard to go wrong with Kushner, and the buzz on this is that it's one of his biggest and best. The "homebody" is a British housewife alone in Afghanistan who finds herself stricken by culture shock when she lands in a place she'd previously only dreamed of. Driven by Kushner's rich language and deep insights, it's a play that will stick to your ribs long after it's over. Directed by Chip Walton.
A Number, by Caryl Churchill May 14-June 18, 2011
A father is confronted by his cloned sons. Things get weird. Need we say more? Directed by Christy Montour-Larson.