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Next Theatre Company announces 2014-15 season

New plays by J.C. Lee and Jake Jeppson and Michael Patrick Thornton as Richard III


Evanston's Next Theatre Company today announced its 2014–15 season. The slate opens with Luce (September 27–November 9), about a teenage adoptee whose sunny persona may belie a disturbed streak. Keira Fromm directs the Midwest premiere by J.C. Lee (HBO's Looking and Girls).

Jessica Thebus will helm a production of Shakespeare's Richard III (January 3–February 15), with Michael Patrick Thornton in the title role. That's followed by a world premiere, Jake Jeppson's Turtle (March 28–May 10), in which the eponymous reptile disrupts the relationship between two suburban couples; Damon Kiely directs.

Next will also host a run of the solo piece Killadelphia, written and performed by Sean Christopher Lewis, with dates to be determined.

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