Making good on their promise to offer alternative theater in Sacramento, Capital Stage last week announced an eye-catching 2006-07 schedule, which opens with the intriguing Rebecca Gilman and closes with the infuriating Neil LaBute, who has become their poster boy. Here’s the schedule:
“Boy Gets Girl” by Rebecca Gilman, a Sacramento premiere (Sept. 23 - Nov. 5, 2006).
“Every Christmas Story Ever Told” by Michael Carleton, John Alvarez and Jim Fitzgerald, a West Coast professional premiere (Nov. 25 - Dec. 31, 2006).
“Les Liaison Dangereuses” by Christopher Hampton, from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos (Feb. 3 - March 11, 2007).
“Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg (April 7 - May 13, 2007).
“Fat Pig” by Neil LaBute, a Sacramento premiere (June 23 - July 29, 2007).
Interesting titles all. This season, Cap Stage will also institute a five-play, staged-reading series. Though the performance details haven’t all been worked out, four of the five plays have been selected: “The Exonerated” by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley, “The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow” by Rolin Jones and “Frozen” by Byrony Lavery.