New Village Arts’s twenty first season, and the primary within the newly renamed Conrad Prebys Theatre, contains two regional premieres and a well-liked film musical.
The theater, on the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Middle, additionally will play host to the return of an unique vacation musical commissioned by the corporate.
Kristianne Kurner, the theater’s founder and govt inventive director, calls it “probably the most bold season in our historical past. With the renovation of our Carlsbad Village residence and the
renaming of our constructing and theatre, we knew it was vital to incorporate some assertion performs this season.”
The season contains productions centered on characters confronting instances of change of their lives, Kurner mentioned, prompting “the selection between protecting issues the way in which they’ve at all times been or stepping out into the unknown to make a distinct life.”
The newly renovated arts heart will re-open Dec. 3 with the return of 1222 Oceanfront: A Black Household Christmas, written by Hurston – who was honored this month when the middle was named for her – with unique songs from Milena (Sellers) Phillips. The present’s run ends Dec. 24.
Subsequent up is Jez Butterworth’s 2019 Tony Award-winner The Ferryman, from Feb. 4 to March 5. New Village Arts is the primary theatre firm exterior of London and New York to be
granted the rights to supply the thriller, which takes place in Northern Eire in 1981. Kurner will direct.
The 2-person present The Roommate, written by Jen Silverman, will probably be directed by Samantha Ginn. The darkish comedy, from April 1-23, options Phillips and Kim Strassburger.
The season concludes with Singin’ within the Rain, from Might 20 to July 2. The basic film musical will probably be re-created within the theater’s signature model – rendering large-scale musicals in an intimate manner that focuses on storytelling.
Season passes, beginning at $106, go on sale Monday. Reveals happen Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees.