Second City in Writers’ 2015-16 Season
Writers Theatre announced its 2015-16 season on Monday — the first to be performed in its new Studio Gang-designed theater on Tudor Court. The inaugural show in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre will be Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia.”
The kickoff show of next season, however, will be performed in the existing Books On Vernon venue. That’s Jordan Harrison’s “Marjorie Prime” (October 21-February 21, 2016), to be directed by Kimberly Senior. Harrison’s drama is about an 86-year-old woman whose fading memory is explored by an unusual young man.
Then comes “Arcadia” (March 16-April 17, 2016). Michael Halberstam will direct the drama in the 250-seat Nichols Theatre. Stoppard’s play is about the past and present occupants of an English country house.
In the spring, the smaller theater space in Writers’ new building, the Gillian Theatre, will house a Second City collaboration, “Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf—A Parody” (April 27-June 12, 2016). The comedy by Tim Sniffen sends up the sort of American classics frequently seen onstage at Writers. The show will be directed by Michael Halberstam and Stuart Carden.
Last is Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical “Company” (June 15-July 17, 2016). William Brown will direct the show about a wanton, single, 35-year-old man and the off-kilter married friends who share his life. Tom Vendafreddo is music director.
Writers Theatre (Nichols and Gillian Theatres) is located at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe, while Books On Vernon is 664 Vernon Ave. Read more here.