Remy Bumppo Announces 2019/20 Season, Including First Commission

Remy Bumppo Announces 2019/20 Season, Including First Commission

Clockwise from top left: Annabel Armour, Nick Sandys, Eliza Stoughton, and Linda Gillum

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced the three plays that will make up its 2019/20 season.

The plays in the upcoming season will range from a world premiere adaptation of a literary classic, to a new production of a modern classic about female empowerment, all the way to a Chicago premiere of a new play about the relationship between two iconic Americans.

“It feels more than fitting as we move into 2020 for Remy Bumppo to be telling these complex stories about strong, independent women leading the charge for change,” comments Producing Artistic Director Nick Sandys. “I am proud that we are producing a season that feels right on mission and yet also feels revolutionary, three important stories leaping out of the past in fresh interpretations that feel astonishingly current.”

The season kicks off with Remy Bumppo’s first commissioned work, HOWARDS END by Douglas Post, from the novel by E.M. Forster. The production is directed by Sandys and features core ensemble member Eliza Stoughton as Margaret Schlegel.

In the winter of 2020, TOP GIRLS returns to the Remy Bumppo stage in a new revival directed by guest artist Keira Fromm and featuring core ensemble members Annabel Armour and Linda Gillum.

The season concludes with THE AGITATORS by Mat Smart and featuring core ensemble member Eliza Stoughton and guest artist James Vincent Meredith.

Remy Bumppo’s 19/20 Season (from the press release):

Howards End
By Douglas Post
Adapted from the novel by E.M. Forster
August 29 – October 5, 2019
Directed by Nick Sandys
Featuring Eliza Stoughton

This world premiere of the beloved novel will tell the story of three very different families whose lives intertwine at the dawn of a fast-changing 20th century.

Top Girls
By Caryl Churchill
January 16 – February 22, 2020
Directed by Keira Fromm
Featuring Annabel Armour and Linda Gillum

Caryl Churchill’s groundbreaker brilliantly debates questions about gender conformity and the balancing act of career and family.

The Agitators
By Mat Smart
April 30 – June 6, 2020
Director: TBA
Featuring Eliza Stoughton and James Vincent Meredith

Smart’s fiery script follows the tempestuous yet enduring 45-year friendship of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony as they shape the course of American history.

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