Sixth Show Announcment
MARIN THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SIXTH SHOW TO COMPLETE 2011-12 SEASON – KEITH HUFF’S A STEADY RAIN
West Coast Premiere of gritty Broadway hit to be featured in MTC’S 45th Anniversary Season
MILL VALLEY, CA—Marin Theatre Company Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis and Producing Director Ryan Rilette announced the sixth play of the company’s expanded 45th Anniversary Season today – the West Coast premiere of A Steady Rain by Keith Huff.
Opening in February 2012, A Steady Rain is an uncompromising crime drama, told through the confessions of Denny and Joey, two Chicago beat cops. After Denny shakes down a bitter street hustler one too many times, the officers’ badges, their lifelong friendship and Denny’s family come under fire in this “gritty, rich, thick, poetic and entirely gripping noir tale” (Chicago Tribune).
A Steady Rain premiered at Chicago Dramatists in 2007 and moved to the Royal George Theatre (also in Chicago) in 2008, earning playwright Keith Huff the 2008 Jeff Award for Best New Work. The play premiered on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theatre in September 2009. Starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, the sold-out show broke the Broadway record for highest weekly gross of a non-musical production. Time Magazine named the New York run of A Steady Rain one of the “Top 10 plays of 2009.”
Previously, MTC had announced to subscribers and patrons that the company would produce the Bay Area premiere of Silent Sky by San Francisco-based playwright Lauren Gunderson in February 2012. This production has been moved to the 2012-13 Season.
In February 2011, MTC publicly announced five of the company’s six programmed plays for the 2011-12 Season. These included Seven Guitars, August Wilson’s 1940s entry into his revered Pittsburgh Cycle; the world premiere of Bellwether, written by MTC’s 2010 Playwright in Residence Steve Yockey and developed through MTC’s New Works series; The Glass Menagerie to celebrate the centennial of Tennessee Williams’s birth; Othello, the Moor of Venice, the first play by William Shakespeare ever produced at MTC; and God of Carnage, the Tony Award-winning, hit Broadway comedy by French playwright Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton.
Six-play, full-season subscriptions and four-play flex ticket packages are available now. Subscriptions and flex ticket packages offer incredible savings, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. Full season subscriptions are available for $120-294, a savings of up to 60% off regular ticket prices, and include free ticket exchanges, lost ticket replacement and priority seating. For more information about subscriptions, visit marintheatre.org or contact MTC’s Box Office, (415) 388-5208. Single tickets go on sale July 5.
August 11-September 4, 2011
By August Wilson | Directed by Kent Gash
Opening Night: August 16
October 6-30, 2011
BELLWETHER | World premiere
By Steve Yockey | Directed by Ryan Rilette
Opening Night: October 11
November 25-December 18, 2011
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams | Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Opening Night: November 29
February 2-26, 2012
A STEADY RAIN | West Coast premiere
By Keith Huff | Director TBA
Opening Night: February 7
March 29-April 22, 2012
OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Jasson Minadakis
Opening Night: April 3
May 24-June 17, 2012
GOD OF CARNAGE
By Yasmina Reza | Translated by Christopher Hampton | Directed by Ryan Rilette
Opening Night: May 29
All productions performed in MTC’s Boyer Theatre, located at Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley.
Note: Programming and scheduling are subject to change.
Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in an intimate 231-seat proscenium theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes at least one world premiere each season, two nationally-recognized annual playwriting awards, numerous new play readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and a leadership position in the National New Play Network. Our numerous educational programs serve more than 6,000 students each year. Founded in 1966, we celebrate our 45th season in 2011-12.
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | email
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