A Noise Within, led by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, has announced its 2015-2016 season. Informed by the theme, Breaking and Entering, these plays follow protagonists as they break down walls, enter unknown realms, and search for the truth.
“In the context of our new season, breaking and entering can mean getting behind the walls of ignorance and even fear,” says Geoff Elliott, “and summoning the personal courage to step away from old notions in favor of a clear-eyed embrace of a new truth.As a recurring thematic element, breaking and entering symbolizes breaking down the walls of ignorance or fear and summoning the personal courage to embrace a greater sense of truth. These plays are inhabited by characters who do just that.”
The Company’s season unfolds this fall with Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear, Antigone by Jean Anouilh (world premiere of a translation and adaptation by Resident Artist Robertson Dean), and All My Sons by Arthur Miller. Spring 2016 includes Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw, and Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello (adapted by Robert Brustein). The season also includes A Noise Within’s annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Geoff Elliott.
Julia Rodriguez-Elliott said, “What’s most exciting about these plays is how they portray transformations that occur in the face of huge adversity. The protagonists of Antigone andRomeo and Juliet oppose cynicism and corruption–and end up paying with their lives. But comedies can be equally transformative: at first glance, A Flea in Her is frothy, yet both its characters and the play itself break with tradition and enter new ways of being. That, in essence, is what this season is all about.”
A Flea in Her Ear (Sept 6-Nov 22, 2015)
Antigone (Sept 20 – Nov 20, 2015)
All My Sons (Oct 11 – Nov 21, 2015)
Romeo and Juliet (Feb 14 –May 8, 2016)
You Never Can Tell (March 6 – May 15, 2016)
Six Characters in Search of an Author (March 22 – May 8, 2016)
A Christmas Carol (December 5-23, 2015)
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