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Writers Theatre announces 2015–16 season

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Kris Vire
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Writers Theatre today announced a slate of four productions for its 2015–16 season, including the first shows in its new Studio Gang–designed space, currently under construction for a 2016 opening.

The season opens with the Chicago premiere of Marjorie Prime (October 21–February 21), a comedy about the slipperiness of memor yby Jordan Harrison (Kid-Simple, Maple and Vine), to be staged by Kimberly Senior in the theater's Books on Vernon space, where Senior's production of The Diary of Anne Frank is currently running.

A revival of Tom Stoppard's brainy drama Arcadia (March 16–April 17), which could be said to be about the slipperiness of history, will open the new building's 250-seat Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, helmed by Writers artistic director Michael Halberstam.

Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf—A Parody (April 27–June 12), a mashup of several of the 20th century's most iconic dramas, puts Blanche DuBois, Willy Lohman, George and Martha and a folksy, narrating Stage Manager on the stage of the new venue's smaller Gillian Theatre. It's written by the Second City's Tim Sniffen with additional material by Tim Ryder; Halberstam and Stuart Carden will share directing duties.

The season ends back in the Nichols Theatre with a revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's 1970 musical Company (June 15–July 17), to be directed by William Brown.

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