B Street Theatre has announced that it will present three new plays in 2013-2014 that have enjoyed successful runs in New York on Broadway and Off-Broadway: David Ives' "Venus in Fur," Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" and Lisa D'Amour's "Detroit." All three are award-winning and will be regional premieres (the theater has yet to put dates on the shows). Here are their descriptions of the plays:
- "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz One of Broadway's wittiest, most engrossing dramas graces the Mainstage. The fragile bliss of the affluent Wyeth family is shattered when daughter Brooke decides to divulge the family's darkest secrets in a tell-all memoir. But her family's explosive reaction provokes revelations more shocking than anyone could imagine. Staunch loyalties collide with starker truths in Baitz' stunning new play.
- "Venus in Fur" by David Ives Ives' titillating Tony Award-nominated new comedy transforms an audacious audition into a scandalous war of wills. When Thomas holds auditions for his adaptation of a racy 19th century romance novel, Vanda is the last person he expects to cast as his seductive femmefatale, or so he thinks. A caustic cat-and-mouse game from the author of the iconic "All in the Timing."
- "Detroit" by Lisa D'Amour B Street proudly presents D'Amour's delirious new play - heralded as "Superb" by the New York Times. Mary and Ben's tenuous life in the suburbs falls down the rabbit hole when Kenny and Sharon move in next door. Their fast friendship threatens the sanity, and safety, of both couples in D'Amour's fresh, sensational tale.