Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Will Open Its 34th Season With Detroit; Casting Announced
By Carey Purcell
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will open its 2013-14 season with Lisa D'Amour's Detroit.
Performances of the Pulitzer Prize and Susan Smith Blackburn Award finalist will begin Sept. 9 and continue through Oct. 6.
Detroit, a comedic take on suburbs, neighbors and the rapidly crumbling economic ladder, kicks off the company's season, "America's Tell-Tale Heart," which exposes what lies underneath America's exterior.
Directed by Woolly company member John Vreeke, the cast includes Emily Townley, Michael Willis, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, Tim Getman and Danny Gavigan.
"With the recent news of Detroit's declaration of bankruptcy — the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history — Lisa D'Amour's exploration of our current American moment could not be more timely," Woolly artistic director Howard Shalwitz said in a statement. "A rollercoaster entertainment, Detroit humanizes this national crisis, tapping comically yet powerfully into our anxiety about clinging to whatever economic rung we can grasp."
The production includes sets by Tom Kamm, costumes by Ivania Stack, lighting by Colin K. Bills, sound design by Christopher Baine and projection design by Erik Pearson. The production dramaturg is Miriam Weisfeld, who also serves as Woolly's associate artistic director, and the production stage manager is William Cruttenden III.
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