Two new plays are coming to Lincoln Center during its 2014-15 season. Bathsheba Doran’s The Mystery of Love and Sex will begin performances on February 5, 2015 and open on March 2 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The LCT3 production of Verité by Nick Jones will start on January 31 and run through March 15 at the Claire Tow Theater. Opening night is set for February 18.
Doran’s plays include Kin, Parent’s Evening, Ben and the Magic Paintbrush, Living Room in Africa, Nest and Until Morning. She is currently a writer and producer for the Showtime series Masters of Sex. Jones returns to LCT3 after presenting his play The Coward in 2010. His additional plays include Trevor, Salome of the Moon, The Wundeisteipen and Little Building. He serves as a writer and co-producer of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.
Directed by Sam Gold, The Mystery of Love and Sex follows Charlotte and Jonny, two college students who have been long-time friends since the age of nine. As their relationship turns romantic over Charlotte’s parents’ objections, an onslaught of truths about their past is unleashed, threatening not only their relationship with each other but with their families as well. The play will feature set design by Andrew Lieberman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Jane Cox and original music and sound by Daniel Kluger.
In Verité, stay-at-home mom and struggling writer Josephine is offered an unusual deal for her memoir: she has to make her life exciting enough to publish. As mysterious and sinister events begin to unfold around her, she must question how far she is willing to go to make her life into art, and if someone is determined to make sure her memoir is a best-seller—at any cost. Verité, which will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, will have sets by Andrew Boyce, costumes by Melissa Schlachtmeyer and lighting design by Matthew Richards.
Casting for both shows will be announced at a later date. The two plays join an LCT lineup that also includes the previously announced The Oldest Boy and brownsville song (b-side for tray).