Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company has revealed its upcoming 2022-23 season, consisting entirely of world premieres.
Opening the season is Gracie Gardner's I'm Revolting, set at a skin cancer clinic in NYC ("not the famous one," according to press notes) as patients wait to find out how much of themselves they're about to lose. Knud Adams (English) will direct, with the run set for September 8–October 16 at the Linda Gross Theater. Opening night will be September 28.
The Chinese Lady playwright Lloyd Suh will debut his The Far Country at the Linda Gross November 17–January 1, 2023, with opening night set for December 5. Directed by Obie winner Eric Ting, the piece follows a family's journey from rural Taishan to California in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
Next up is a world premiere musical from Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time playwright Simon Stephens and American Music Club lead singer Mark Eitzel, Cornelia Street, running January 14–February 19, 2023, at Atlantic Stage 2. Set to be directed by 2022 Tony nominee Neil Pepe (American Buffalo), the new work centers on a man working to save his West Village restaurant, home to the odd hosts of the neighborhood.
Back in the Linda Gross, playwright Deepa Purohit will make her Off-Broadway debut with Elyria, running February 9–March 26, 2023, and opening February 27. Directed by Awoye Timpo (Wedding Band), the work follows two mothers facing their pasts and the uncertainty of their inextricably linked future after making the deal of a lifetime.
The season closes with A Simulacrum, written by A Doll's House Part 2 playwright Lucas Hnath and magician and theatre artist Steve Cuiffo. Directed by Hnath, the meta work shows what happened when Hnath asked Cuiffo to show him some magic tricks. The collaboration follows the pair's work on Dana H., for which Cuiffo served as illusion and lip sync consultant.
The Off-Broadway company's Atlantic for Kids series will also present the world premiere of Hawaiian playwright Lee Cataluna's Heart Strings, which explores the Hawaiian tradition of adoption as two girls learn what it means to be family. Directed by Kat Yen, the work will run in the Linda Gross Theater October 1–23.