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Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012/2013 Season Announcement


Our season begins with recent BPT alumna Jaclyn Villano’s biting (pun intended) comedy of manners, The Company We Keep. Here the shark metaphor is apt. New to Georgetown with a law professorship and a freshly renovated home, attorneys Harry and wife Ellie are having difficulty settling their 12-year-old son into the new school. When their best friends Katherine and Greg come to the housewarming with surprises of their own, what ensues tests the bonds of friendship, marriage, and parenthood in surprising, even shocking ways.

The Company We Keep by Jaclyn Villano
Directed by Elena Araoz
October 4 – 21

Broadway composer Charlie Sussman's got it made. He's turning 75, and thankfully his family is joining in the celebration. Or maybe that's the problem. His kids resent his second wife, his son Jonathan is at war with his daughter about her college essay and with his wife about everything, Charlie's daughter has a secret of her own, and all of them resent Charlie for leaving their mother. Oh, and nobody wants to hear the songs from his latest musical. If only Charlie could rewrite the libretto for his life, maybe he'd be able to celebrate. Featuring Ken Baltin as Charlie, with original music by Phil Schroeder and direction by Jeff Zinn.

The Sussman Variations by Richard Schotter
Directed by Jeff Zinn
Music by Phil Schroeder
November 1 – 18
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Season 31 comes to a close with Legally Dead, a new black comedy from BPT alum Dan Hunter. Dad has been a no-show for five years, and some of the family wants him dead. Legally, that is. After all, you can’t sell the car dealership without a death certificate. Tommy’s back from prison and he’s sorry he ordered that hit man, Annie’s fresh from her divorce and she needs the dough, Rachel has found Jesus and needs to buy his love, and Mom…well, Mom’s closet holds the answer to everything—if only dog Walter would stop piddling in it. From the award-winning author of La Tango en la Noche and Red Elm, Legally Dead cracks with Cadillacs, closets, and a cockapoo.

Legally Dead by Dan Hunter
Directed by Steven Bogart
February 7 – 24
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