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Writers Theatre announces 2016–17 season

Written by
Kris Vire

Glencoe's Writers Theatre today announced plans for its 2016–17 season of programming, the first full season in the new building that's set to open this month with Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.

The fall slate kicks off with a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, by Writers artistic director Michael Halberstam and Scott Parkinson (September 7–October 23). In the new building's smaller Gillian Theatre space, Ron OJ Parson will revisit Eugene Lee's Jim Crow–era drama East Texas Hot Links, which Parson first staged for the defunct Onyx Theatre Ensemble in 1995 (October 19–January 22).

PigPen Theatre Co., the young ensemble that brought The Old Man and the Old Moon to Writers in 2013, returns with the world premiere of The Hunter and the Bear, a new folk tale imbued with PigPen's signature music and shadow puppetry (December 7–January 22). That's followed by Theresa Rebeck's comedy The Scene, to be directed by Kimberly Senior (February 22–April 2).

In the Gillian, Marti Lyons will stage the Chicago premiere of Bathsheba Doran's 2015 play The Mystery of Love and Sex (April 5–July 9). And back on the main stage, Gary Griffin will helm a revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's musical Parade (May 24–July 9).

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