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2015 for Circle Theatre

Circle Theatre's new season includes area premieres by Aaron Posner and Lauren Gunderson, plus Bill C. Davis, John Strand and Jon Robin Baitz.



published Monday, December 29, 2014

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Fort Worth — Circle Theatre’s 2015 season has been announced, and it begins with two anticipated area premieres: Aaron Posner's adaptation of Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev, and Lauren Gunderson's Steinberg-winning I and You. Circle had a hit with Gunderson's Exit, Pursued by a Bear in 2013. Then, in something unusual for Circle, which focuses on newer works, it has two plays that are older than 10 years: Bill C. Davis' comedy Mass Appeal (from the early 1980s) and John Strand's Lovers and Executioners (from the late 1990s). It closes with the Tarrant County premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, to which Theatre Three gave the area premiere in 2013.

Here's the complete lineup. For info on subscriptions, call 817-877-3040 or visit www.circletheatre.com.

 

 

My Name is Asher Lev

by Aaron Posner

Jan. 29-March 7

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between is Hassidic up-bringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his talent threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of Chaim Potok’s modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.

 

I and You

by Lauren Gunderson

April 30-May 23

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door, carrying a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn't been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. When these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks the much deeper mystery that brought them together.

 

Mass Appeal

by Bill C. Davis

June 18-July 18

Father Tim Farley is comfortably ensconced as priest of a prosperous Catholic congregation. His well-ordered world is disrupted by the arrival of Mark Dolson, an intense and idealistic young seminarian whom Father Farley reluctantly agrees to take under his wing. There is immediate conflict between the two, as the older man is reminded of the firebrand he once was, and the younger comes to realize that forbearance is as vital to the Christian ethic as righteousness.

 

Lovers and Executioners

by John Strand

Aug. 20-Sept. 19

In this comic battle of the sexes, Bernard discovers evidence that his wife, Julie, has been unfaithful.  He abandons her on a desert isle, but Julie  makes her way back and, disguised as a man, wreaks havoc on her husband's new life. She manages to be appointed as a judge and promptly brings her husband to trial for his wife’s murder. John Strand's adaptation of Montfleury's 17th-century play into 20th-century verse is like the best French farce, wild yet precise.

 

Other Desert Cities

by Jon Robin Baitz

Oct. 22-Nov. 21

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. In his most fully realized play to date, Mr. Baitz makes sure our sympathies keep shifting among each member of the complicated family he portrays. Thanks For Reading





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