American Blues Theater reveals 2013–14 season
At American Blues Theater's annual gala tonight, artistic director Gwendolyn Whiteside is set to announce four productions for the theater's upcoming 28th season, a larger slate than it's had in recent years. It opens in September with a new production of Randal Myler and Mark Harelik's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, which was just seen last summer ; ABT's will be directed by Damon Kiely at the Greenhouse Theater Center. It's followed by the company's annual holiday-season, radio-play edition of It's a Wonderful Life, also at the Greenhouse and helmed by Marty Higginbotham.
In February, Steve Scott will direct a new work by Christina Gorman titled American Myth, examining ethics in academia. And in June, ABT presents the Chicago premiere of George Brant's Grounded, a one-woman piece about a fighter pilot whose pregnancy gets her reassigned to piloting drones. A director for the latter show has yet to be determined.