Our 2015 season is breaking new ground for Boston Court. In addition to the four shows you see yearly on the Main Stage at Boston Court, this year The Theatre @ Boston Court is producing in additional venues on both coasts!
First, if you find yourself on the east coast this coming February/March/April, please join us as we continue our co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre of Sheila Callaghan’s Everything You Touch, first seen here at Boston Court this past spring. Jessica Kubzansky will direct at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City.
Meanwhile, here at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, we are enormously proud of the challenging, stimulating plays that comprise our twelfth season.
Opening in the Winter is the World Premiere of The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll by Lily Blau, directed by Abigail Deser. Lewis Carroll kept a journal of his life, including his befriending of Alice Liddell, the young muse who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Upon Carroll’s death it was discovered that several pages of his journal had been torn out. This play takes us down the rabbit hole to explore what might have been on these missing pages.
This Spring brings the West Coast Premiere of the riotous and riveting My Barking Dog by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Two reclusive apartment dwellers’ unfulfilled lives take a turn for the bizarre when a starving coyote begins to frequent their fire escape. This brush with wildlife incites them to embrace their animal instincts as they bond with their untamed visitor.
Next Summer is the West Coast Premiere of Shiv by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Emilie Beck. This poetic, highly theatrical post-Colonial fantasy explores the relationship between a girl becoming a young American woman and the South Asian poet father who inspires and eventually disappoints her. With little but a mattress as a vessel for her imagination, Shiv struggles for liberation from a difficult past.
And Fall brings the West Coast Premiere of our co-production with Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre of Seven Spots on the Sun by Martin Zimmerman, directed by Michael John Garcés. The people of a Latin American village are reeling from the impact of a devastating civil war when a mysterious plague begins to ravage their children. An embittered doctor discovers that he could be their savior, but he must wrestle with his own soul to discover whether he wants to offer compassion or retribution.
Finally, in September we invite you to join us at the stunning Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades for Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. For those who saw Oedipus el Rey in our 2010 season, Luis continues his brilliant reexamination of the Greek classics through a modern lens: Medea, a Mexican seamstress with extraordinary skill, is running from a past filled with betrayals. With husband Jason and their son in tow, Medea’s old and new worlds collide in the City of Angels.
We couldn’t be more excited about this season and hope you’ll join us for these stimulating plays that open the mind, the heart, and push on the cultural conversation.
As ever, we hope you enjoy the ride!
Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti
Artistic Directors, The Theatre @ Boston Court