'Hand To God, 'The Wolves' And More Headed To TheaterWorks
"Hand to God," "The Legend of Georgia McBride" and "The Wolves" and "Constellations" will be in the 2017-18 lineup for Hartford's TheaterWorks.
Also on the list is Ayad Akhtar's "Invisible Hand," which played Westport Country Playhouse last summer and whose production is nominated for outstanding play of the '16-'17 season by the Connecticut Critics Circle. (The winners will be announced at a free event Monday, June 26 at 7:30 pm. at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.) Ayad Akhtar had written the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Disgraced" which was presented two seasons ago at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
Kicking off the season in October will be the off-Broadway hit and Pulitzer Prize -inalist "The Wolves" by Sarah DeLappe. My Variety review: |REVIEW|
That will be followed in January by Nick Payne's romantic play "Constellations," a two-hander which played on Broadway in 2015 starring Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal .
"Invisible Hand" will open in March followed in May by "The Legend of Georgia McBride" is by Matthew Lopez. Hartford audiences will be familiar with Lopez' work. His "Somewhere," "Reverberation" and "The Whipping Boy" all played Hartford Stage in the last few years, with "Reverberation" receiving a world premiere and starring Luke Macfarlane.
"Georgia McBride" was an off-Broadway hit in 2015 starring Matt McGrath and is being done at several regional theaters last season (The Geffin in L.A., among therm) and this coming season.
Robert Askins's "Hand to God,"ends the season in July, 2018. The play received five Tony Award nominations, when it was on Broadway in 2015, including outstanding play.
The previously announced musical, "A Song Will Rise," about folk singers Peter Paul and Mary has been postoned for further development.
Info: 860-527-7838, and theaterworkshartford.org.