The Everyman Theatre’s 2018-19 season is set to take audiences on a journey to help discover life, love, and the pursuit of our dreams. Founder and artistic director, Vincent Lancisi recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud about the upcoming season, which, he said is “filled with dynamic stories, wildly diverse, that celebrate the scope of life journeys. From the great Irish memory play, Dancing at Lughnasa [running from September 4th to October 7th], to the working-class drama Sweat [running from October 23rd to November 25th], to a major British revival of The Importance of Being Earnest [running from December 4th to January 6th], the works are all in large part about our ability to live life, adapt, and even thrive in the face of adversity. It’s an exciting season, rich with heart and soul to bring us closer together – featuring two Pulitzer Prize winners, four new plays written by women, and a consistent sense of humanity.”
Along with the previous three mentioned plays, the tragic Everything is Wonderful will run from next January 29th to March 3rd. The Pulitzer-Prize winning drama Dinner with Friends will run from March 12th to April 14th. The season will end with the repertory world premier of Queens Girl in the World (May 7th to June 30th) and Queens Girl in Africa (May 7th to June 30th).
Lancisi continued, “Season planning is about providing opportunity and inspiration to the lives of the artists who perform here and audiences who attend – from contemporary classics like Dinner With Friends, to new work like Everything is Wonderful and our repertory presentation of Queens Girl in the World and Queens Girl in Africa. It’s also about finding great roles for our magnificent resident company of actors and being a theatre that offers its deeply committed subscribers first-rate acting and stories of the highest caliber at affordable prices – in a world where the costs of producing theatre are rising at record levels.”
“Everyman Theatre is such a warm and inviting venue to come experience a play,” added Lancisi. “The architecture is a brilliant combination of Empire and contemporary styles. The colors are warm and vivid. The entrance is welcoming. The theatre itself is intimate, comfortable, and has excellent acoustics – actors can literally whisper on stage and be heard throughout. There truly isn’t a bad seat in the house. We try to offer a transformative experience for actors and audience and I believe that’s the real attraction of coming to Everyman to see a play.”
For more info, visit Everymantheatre.org.
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