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Strawdog Theatre Company announces 2015–16 season

Written by
Kris Vire

At a Sunday afternoon event for supporters, Lakeview's Strawdog Theatre Company announced the lineup for its upcoming 2015–16 season, comprising four mainstage productions and four off-night shows in Strawdog's Hugen Hall space.

The mainstage season opens in late summer with After Miss Julie (August 14–September 26), a 2003 adaptation of Strindberg's Miss Julie by the British playwright Patrick Marber (Closer); Elly Green directs. Josh Sobel will helm another 2003 work, Paula Vogel's The Long Christmas Ride Home (October 30–December 12), a family drama with puppets.

As announced earlier this month, Strawdog will be one of four theaters in the U.S. over the next year to stage in a word (February 5–March 19), a new drama by Lauren Yee (Samsara) about a mother's struggle to make sense of her son's disappearance, as part of the National New Play Network's "Rolling World Premiere" initiative. Jess McLeod will direct. Finally, Damon Kiely will stage Once in a Lifetime (May 1–June 13), George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1930 Hollywood satire.

In Hugen Hall, Thrisa Hodits will stage the U.S. premiere of With Love and a Major Organ (September 12–October 13), a quirky comedy about dating by Canadian writer Julia Lederer. Forks and Hope returns to Hugen Hall with Robin Hood and Maid Marian (November 23–December 23), adapted from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's The Foresters and directed by Matt Pierce. Elizabeth Lovelady will adapt and direct D.O.A. (March 5–April 5), based on the 1950 noir film about a man trying to solve his own murder by slow-acting poison. Last on the bill is The Name of the Rabbit Was Peter (May 21–June 21), a family-friendly adaptation of Beatrix Potter stories by Sarah Illiatovich-Goldman.

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