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Remy Bumppo Theatre Company’s 21st season, entitled “Truth Be Told,” will explore complex relationships with three different productions including a world premiere adaptation by Ranjit Bolt and a U.S. premiere.
Remy Bumppo kicks off the season by celebrating the 75th anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s American classic, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, in a brand new production directed by Krissy Vanderwarker and featuring Kareem Bandealy as George Antrobus. The holiday season brings the world premiere adaptation of Eugène Scribe’s forgotten gem, PUFF; BELIEVE IT OR NOT, translated by Ranjit Bolt. Directed by Nick Sandys and featuring Artistic Associates David Darlow, Kelsey Brennan, Greg Matthew Anderson, and Peter A. Davis. The season concludes with the US premiere of HANG by debbie tucker green [sic], directed by Keira Fromm and featuring Karen Aldridge and Artistic Associate Annabel Armour.
“We have chosen three very varied plays that entertainingly tackle the fascinating complexities of real (and “unreal”) communication in our puzzling times: one American classic, one French translation, one British thriller; one epic, one satiric, one darkly mysterious, but all of them packed with astonishing language, startling humor, and mind-expanding thinking,” comments Producing Artistic Director Nick Sandys. “We are also continuing to diversify our art both on the stage and behind the scenes, broadening and deepening the range of perspectives and voices in the room,” Sandys states, “I am particularly excited to be collaborating with two startlingly talented women directors, Krissy Vanderwarker and Keira Fromm, and with special guest artists Kareem Bandealy and Karen Aldridge, all of whom bring intelligence, passion, and rigor to their work, qualities we cherish highly.”
Remy Bumppo’s 17/18 Season (from the press release):
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker
October 4 – November 12, 2017
Featuring Kareem Bandealy as George Antrobus.
In Wilder’s epic vaudevillian tragicomedy, we follow the Antrobus family as they narrowly survive one end-of-the-world disaster after another—and all by the skin of their teeth.
PUFF; BELIEVE IT OR NOT by Eugène Scribe, translated by Rannit Bolt
Directed by Nick Sandys
November 22, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Featuring David Darlow, Kelsey Brennan, Greg Matthew Anderson, and Peter A. Davis.
Puff is set in the salon society of 1840s Paris and is packed full of elegant plotting, quirky characters, fanciful fakery, and just downright lying, as it delightfully skewers the worlds of letters, politics and finance.
HANG by debbie tucker green
Directed by Keira Fromm
March 21 – April 29, 2018
Featuring Karen Aldridge and Artistic Associate Annabel Armour
Watch as language breaks down in the face of raw emotion when an unnamed woman must make an unspeakable decision about the fate of another human being.
Visit RemyBumppo.org for more information.