The Hypocrites' 2011–2012 season: Sophocles, Shakespeare, Six Characters and a return to Penzance
Fresh off of their the Hypocrites have announced plans for their 15th season, their first under new artistic director Halena Kays. As previously indicated, though, founding director Sean Graney will still have a heavy presence.at this week's non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards,
The season will open with Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, a new work adapted by Graney from Sophocles' surviving texts: Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. Billed as a five-hour event, Seven Sicknesses runs September 6–October 16. It's followed by a remount of Graney's recent raucous adaptation ofwith music direction by Kevin O'Donnell, running November 24–January 22.
Kays makes her debut with a winter production of Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. Pirandello's script will be adapted by Steve Moulds, who, like Kays, is a recent M.F.A. graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. That's followed by another new Graney adaptation, Romeo and Juliet. Graney's basing his work not on Shakespeare's text but on Felice Romani's libretto for the Bellini opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Dates for the latter two shows are yet to be determined; all four will take place at the.