Keen Company's 2019-2020 Off-Broadway Season

Keen Company announces 20th Anniversary Season at Theatre Row

Keen Company will present Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney and Pearl Cleage's Blues for An Alabama Sky.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Keen Company has now revealed the two Off-Broadway productions that will make up its forthcoming 20th Anniversary Season. This fall, Keen presents a New York revival of Molly Sweeney, written by Brian Friel and helmed by Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein, and this will be followed in spring 2020 by the New York premiere of Blues for An Alabama Sky, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by LA Williams. Both productions will be staged at Theatre Row.

Molly Sweeney is scheduled to begin previews on October 8, 2019, ahead of an official opening on October 23 and a limited run through November 16, 2019.

Synopsis: "Having lost her sight at infancy, Molly Sweeney knows the world through touch, sound, taste, and smell. When her hopeful husband and ambitious doctor propose an operation to restore her sight, Molly and those around her begin to understand that things may not all be as they appear. Molly Sweeney is a riveting contemporary drama about the unexpected consequences of a medical miracle."

Blues for An Alabama Sky will run from February 4 through March 14, 2020, with an official opening set for February 18.

Synopsis: "Blues for An Alabama Sky tells a strikingly timely story about four friends whose lives and passions collide when an innocent newcomer from Alabama arrives in Harlem during summer of 1930, as the promises of the Harlem Renaissance are being swept away by the Great Depression."

Casting and creative team information for both productions will be announced at a later date.

(Artwork courtesy of Keen Company)

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