Primary Stages' 3 NYC premieres at Duke on 42nd Street


Primary Stages has revealed its initial line-up for its 2015-2016 season at off-Broadway's The Duke on 42nd Street, which includes three New York City premieres.

Casey Childs, Primary Stages Founder & Executive Producer, released the following statement:

"After embarking upon a tremendous season of new work from playwrights Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives over the past year, we are eager to announce our 31st season of new and exciting American plays. These plays simply need to be produced in New York City right now and the team here at Primary Stages is thrilled to bring them to the foreground of the Off-Broadway scene, where they so rightfully deserve to be experienced."

The three premieres include:

Informed Consent, written by Deborah Zoe Laufer, will play a limited run from July to September 2015. The co-production between Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre is "a drama about one woman's quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life, based on a landmark court case between the Havasupai tribe and the University of Arizona."

The next production for Fall 2015 will be announced by Primary Stages in the coming months.

The Body of an American, written by Dan O'Brien, will play its limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street from February to March 2016. It tells "the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul."

And finally, Exit Strategy, written by Ike Holter, will play a limited run from March to May 2016. It centers on "the chaotic final days of a Chicago public school and examines the future of public education."

Casting and specific dates will be announced at a later date.

- by Tom Millward