With our excellent RICHARD III now running in Central Park, we can begin to talk about the next productions in our 15th Anniversary season.
Boomerang’s next three productions, as always, will be in rotating rep…
The World Premiere of
LICKSPITTLES, BUTTONHOLERS AND DAMNED PERNICIOUS GO-BETWEENS
by Johnna Adams
Directed by John Hurley
Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle) and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war. The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer and go-between, their female counterparts. Plots abound, flying machines are destroyed and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers. In a rhyming, metered world, the offbeat rules.
An intimate revival of
by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Tim Errickson
Young sensitive artist and poet Eugene Marchbanks’ ardent attentions towards Candida sow seeds of self-doubt within the heart of her self-indulgent pastor husband, the Reverend James Mavor Morell. Caught between loyalty and passion, it is Candida, Shaw’s New Woman, who shows both “her boys” basic truths about themselves.
and the New York Premiere of
TO FOOL THE EYE
by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Cailin Heffernan
Amanda, a poor hat maker from Paris, is invited to a chateau by an eccentric duchess to spend a weekend trying to make her suicidal nephew, Albert, forget about the death of his great love, the divine Leocadia. Amanda, it turns out, is a dead ringer for the dead woman, and if she can convince Albert that she is his lost love for just three days, then Albert just might not kill himself.
Look for more details on these three plays, plus the rest of our 15th Anniversary Season, in the new few weeks.
Thanks! We’ll see you at RICHARD III in the parks.