Profiles Theatre season to include four Midwest premieres and return of Hellcab
Profiles Theatre today announced a 2012–13 season to include the Midwest premieres of four plays recently seen in New York, as well as a 20th anniversary production of Hellcab, Will Kern's play that became a long-running hit for Famous Door Theatre in the 1990s. The productions will alternate between Profiles' two spaces a few doors apart in Buena Park, now known as the and the .
Matt Hawkins will direct Blood from a Stone, a dysfunctional family portrait by first-time playwright Tommy Nohilly that premiered at Off Broadway's New Group in 2011 (August 17–October 7). After, by Brooklyn playwright Chad Beckim, follows a wrongfully convicted man re-entering the world after his release; Joe Jahraus will direct (September 21–November 4).
Hellcab, which ran for nine years as a late-night attraction for Famous Door, depicts scenes of a cab driver and his variously degenerate fares; Darrell W. Cox helms the revival (November 9–December 23). Jahraus will direct David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy; the drama about the aftermath of a high school student's sudden death premiered last year at Roundabout Underground (January 18–March 10).
The final play of the season combines Profiles' two newly announced Resident Artists: playwright Neil LaBute, the prolific longtime friend of Profiles, and director Rick Snyder. Snyder will direct LaBute's The Break of Noon, postponed from the current season (April 5–May 26); the playwright is reportedly revising the script, about a man who believes himself chosen by God after surviving a mass shooting, following its 2010 premiere at Manhattan's MCC Theatre.