The Atlantic Theater Company has announced its complete 2014-2015 season, which will include two world premieres from a Pulitzer winner and a Pulitzer finalist: Doug Wright’s Posterity and Rajiv Joseph’s Guards at the Taj. Also joining the lineup is a revival of David Mamet’s two haunting short plays The Shawl and Prairie Du Chien.
As previously announced, the ATC season will kick off with Found, a new musical featuring a book by Tony nominee Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and a score by Eli Bolin. Performances will run from September 18 through November 9 at the Linda Gross Theater, with opening night set for October 14.
The American premiere of Moira Buffini’s Dying For It, adapted from Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide, will begin performances at the Linda Gross Theater on December 17 and run through January 25, 2015, officially opening on January 8. Neil Pepe directs the play that satirizes the hypocrisy and illogic of Soviet life experienced by a man down on his luck.
At Atlantic Stage 2, the world premiere of I’m Gonna Pray For you So Hard by Halley Feiffer will play from January 7, 2015 through February 8, with opening night scheduled for January 20. The dark comedy, helmed by Trip Cullman, tells the story of an actress and her famous playwright father as they attempt to find common ground as they deliberate over reading reviews of her off-Broadway debut.
Doug Wright, who won a Tony and Pulitzer for I Am My Own Wife, will direct the world premiere of his play Posterity. Running from February 25, 2015 through April 5 at the Linda Gross Theater, the play explores the nature of artistic success and the fear of being forgotten as Norway’s most celebrated sculptor prepares to commission a portrait of Henrik Ibsen.
The world premiere of Guards at the Taj comes next at the Linda Gross, written by Rajiv Joseph, who was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2010. The play, which follows two Imperial Guards in 1648 India, wil begin performances on May 6, 2015 and run through June 14.
The season will conclude with two of David Mamet’s short plays, The Shawl and Prairie Du Chien, which both explore the toll of death and murder. The revival will play Atlantic Stage 2 from May 27, 2015 through June 21, with opening night set for June 9.
Additionally, ATC will stage two musicals as part of the company’s “Atlantic For Kids” series. Ivy & Bean, The Musical, featuring music and lyrics by Scott Elmegreen and based on the books by Annie Barrows, will play weekend mornings from October 10 through November 9. Camp Kappawanna, set to play weekend mornings beginning March 21, 2015 through April 12, will feature music and lyrics by Grammy nominee Lisa Loeb, Michelle Lewis and Dan Petty and a book by Cusi Cram and Peter Hirsch.