Writers' Theatre announces 2013–14 season

Writers' Theatre

Writers' Theatre

Writers' Theatre will open its new season in Glencoe this fall with an import: PigPen Theatre Co.'s acclaimed new folk tale The Old Man and the Old Moon, fresh from its recent Off Broadway run, which our pals at Time Out New York described as "a winning combination of storytelling, shadow puppetry, Irish-tinged tunes and youthful vigor." Writers' associate artistic director Stuart Carden co-directs with the ensemble (September 3–November 10).

The season will end next year with the world premiere of Days Like Today, a romantic new musical by Alan Schmuckler and Laura Eason, based on the works of Charles Mee. Writers' artistic director Michael Halberstam will helm the production, with musical direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley (May 6–July 13).

In between, Kimberly Senior will direct Kate Fry in the title role of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (January 7–March 16), while the two slots down the street at Books on Vernon both go to Conor McPherson: William Brown directs the Midwest premiere of Port Authority (October 29–February 16), and Henry Wishcamper stages the U.S. premiere of McPherson's adaptation of Strindberg's The Dance of Death (April 1–July 20).

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