Playwright Horizons announce the first five productions of their 2007 - 2008 season


Playwrights Horizons have announced the first five productions of its 2007-2008 Season

The new season has three world premieres: 100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor, A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem and Doris to Darlene by Jordan Harrison
and two New York premieres - Southern Comforts by Kathleen Clark, and two New York Premiers: Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl and The Drunken City by Adam Bock.

A sixth production, as well as casting information, will be announced in the coming months.

  • 100 Saints You Should Know
    Playwright: Kate Fodor
    Director: Ethan McSweeny
    Synopsis: Theresa cleans the rectory of the local parish to support her unruly teenage daughter. When its priest is forced to leave the church under uncertain circumstances and return home to his protective mother, Theresa finds herself compelled to pursue him. One eventful night�joins them all, forcing a reckoning with the broken memories and shaken faith that divides them � and the discovery of a shared, tenuous common ground.
    Dates: Previews to begin in Aug 2007
    Venue: Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater

  • A Feminine Ending
    Playwright: Sarah Treem
    Director: Blair Brown
    Synopsis: Having recently graduated from a major conservatory, and with a rocker boyfriend on the brink of stardom, aspiring composer Amanda Blue�s �extraordinary life� seems to be all mapped out. But when she�s called home to answer her mother�s distress call about a marital crisis, Amanda�s grand plan starts to unravel.
    Dates: Previews to begin in Aug 2007
    Venue: Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater

  • Doris to Darlene: A Cautionary Valentine
    Playwright: Jordan Harrison
    Director: Les Waters
    Synopsis: In the candy-colored 1960s, a biracial schoolgirl named Doris is molded into pop star Darlene by a whiz-kid record producer who culls a top-ten hit out of Wagner�s Liebestod. Rewind to the candy-colored 1860s, where Richard Wagner is writing the melody that will become Darlene�s hit song. Fast-forward to the not-so-candy-colored present, where a teenager obsesses over Darlene�s music � and his music teacher. Three dissonant decades merge into an unlikely harmony in this time-jumping pop fairy tale about the dreams and disasters behind one transcendent song.
    Dates: Previews to begin in Nov 2007
    Venue: Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater

  • Dead Man's Cell Phone
    Playwright: Sarah Ruhl
    Director: to be announced
    Synopsis: Gordon is dead, but his cell phone lives on. When Jean, an empathetic museum worker, answers his ringing phone beside her in a caf�, she is soon playing unwitting comforter and confessor to the man�s grieving friends and family. Before she knows it, Jean�s ensnarled in the underbelly of the dead man�s bizarre life.
    Dates: Previews to begin in Winter/Spring 2008
    Venue: Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater

  • The Drunken City
    Playwright: Adam Bock
    Director: Trip Cullman
    Synopsis: Off on the bar crawl to end all crawls, three twenty-something brides-to-be find their lives going topsy-turvy when one of them suddenly begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stranger.� A unique theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never sleeps.
    Dates: Previews to begin in Spring 2008
    Venue: Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater