Atlantic Theater Company's new season


Atlantic Theater Company has announced its 25th Anniversary season productions. The 2010-2011 season will feature world premieres from Academy Award winner Ethan Coen, Pulitzer and Tony Award winner David Auburn, Lucy Thurber, a return to the work of Tony Award and Nobel Prize winner Harold Pinter and a 25th anniversary one-act festival that will reunite a who's who of Atlantic alumni playwrights, directors and actors.


As Atlantic prepares for its next 25 years and beyond with a first time ever renovation of its main stage home at the Linda Gross Theater, its 2010-2011 productions will be performed at satellite Off-Broadway stages including Classic Stage Company, The Lucille Lortel Theatre and at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.

Casting announcements and specific dates for each production will be forthcoming.

The plays will be presented in the following season order:

Bottom of the World
Venue: Atlantic Stage 2
by Lucy Thurber
Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin
Cast: tba.
Previews: 3 Sep 2010
Opens: 14 Sep 2010
Closes: 3 Oct 2010

Synopsis: Heartbroken over the sudden death of her sister, Kate, Abby delves into the world of Kate's final novel to deal with her grief and somehow move on. As the lines blur between the fictional world and her own reality, Abby attempts to make sense of life and death.

The Collection & A Kind of Alaska
Venue: Classic Stage
By Harold Pinter
Director: tba
Cast: tba. Previews: 3 Nov 2010
Opens: 21 Nov 2010
Closes: 12 Dec 2010

Synopsis: In The Collection (1961), a 4am phone call and a surprise visitor set off a series of conversations about potential infidelities among two couples. And a middle-aged woman who has been asleep in a hospital room awakens after thirty years and must reorient herself to a greatly changed world in A Kind of Alaska (1982), which was inspired by the work of Oliver Sacks in his seminal book, Awakenings.

The New York Idea
Venue: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Adaptation by David Auburn from the original play by Langdon Mitchell
Director: tba
Cast: tba
Previews: 6 Jan 2011
Opens: 26 Jan 2011
Closes: 13 Feb 2011

Synopsis: Cynthia Karslake is a freewheeling young divorcee in 1906 New York City society. She has decided to settle down again into a much more stable, reliable relationship with the prominent Judge Philip Phillimore. Little does she know, however, that neither of their impetuous and blowsy ex-spouses, nor her beloved race horse Cynthia K is yet down for the count.

Four Pickups
Venue: St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn
By Ethan Coen
Director: Neil Pepe
Cast: tba
Dates: Expected Apr/May 2011

Synopsis: Ethan Coen returns to Atlantic following the success of his hit comedies 'Almost an Evening' and 'Offices,' with the world premiere of four short plays centered around pickup trucks

10 x 25 One Act Festival
Venue: Atlantic Stage 2 by Lucy Thurber
Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin
Cast: tba.
Dates: 18 May - 26 Jun 2011

Synopsis: Atlantic Theater Company concludes its 25th Anniversary season with a celebration of its history with 10X25, an all-commissioned series of evenings of short plays by twenty five of the playwrights who have been produced there since 1985.

10X25 will unite and reunite Atlantic ensemble members, playwrights, and frequent guest actors and directors in three separate evenings of ten minute plays which will run the gamut of theatrical styles and content.

Playwrights already confirmed to participate include Leslie Ayvazian, Annie Baker, Stephen Belber, Bekah Brunstetter, Moira Buffini, Kia Corthron, Tom Donaghy, John Guare, Peter Hedges, Kevin Heelan, Tin Howe, Craig Lucas, David Mamet, Peter Parnell, Keith Reddin, Kate Robin, Kate Moira Ryan, Eddie Sanchez, Lucy Thurber, and Jeff Whitty.

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