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The Ruckus to produce new plays by Will Goldberg, Dan Caffrey


The Ruckus theater company has announced two world-premiere plays and a reading series focused on women's voices for its 2015–16 season. The slate opens with Home Before Dark by Will Goldberg, a former Chicagoan who's currently an M.F.A. candidate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Josh Sobel will direct the play, which examines a relationship between a 15-year-old boy and an older man; it will be staged at the Berger Park Coach House September 20–October 18.

In the spring, Derek Van Barham will helm From These Fatal Loins, a devised piece by Dan Caffrey that imagines Romeo and Juliet only faked their deaths. It's being developed this summer as part of DCASE's In the Works incubator program; dates and location for the spring production are TBA. The Ruckus's production of Caffrey's Matawan is currently onstage at the Athenaeum.

Additionally in the spring, the Ruckus will engage three female playwrights for a showcase of new works, primly titled New Shit: A Moste Appropriatte and Ladyelyke Festivale of Playes by Laedeyes. Participants, dates and venue are to be determined.

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