Writers' Theatre sets 2012–13 season
Writers' Theatre in Glencoe has announced details of its 2012–13 season, to include a staging of Hamlet, the musical Sweet Charity, and David Ives's adaptation of Corneille's The Liar.
Artistic director Michael Halberstam will direct Hamlet, featuring Scott Parkinson in the title role and Shannon Cochran as Gertrude (September 4–November 11). Halberstam also helms Sweet Charity, with musical direction by Doug Peck, who's reportedly reorchestrating the score for a "live jazz combo" (January 22–March 31).
Ives, a writer best known for comic works such as All in the Timing and currently represented on Broadway by Venus in Fur, adapted the French verse comedy The Liar for Washington, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company in 2010. William Brown will direct Writers' production (May 21–July 28). At Writers' smallerspace, Kimberly Senior will helm the Chicago premiere of John W. Lowell's suspenseful one-act The Letters (October 30, 2012 – February 17, 2013), and Stuart Carden will direct the first American production of Scottish scribe David Greig's Yellow Moon (April 2–July 21).