Court Theatre to stage 'Jitney,' Moliere and more

Chicago's Court Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season. Bereft of new work or major reinterpretation, it seems notably less ambitious than in recent years, but will likely please those who like to see familiar, well-regarded titles.

The season begins in the fall with a new production of August Wilson's "Jitney," a play dealing with Pittsburgh cab drivers in the 1970s and directed by Ron OJ Parson.

Thereafter, Court will reprise its former holiday show "James Joyce's The Dead" (music and song set in Dublin at the turn of the last century), directed by Charles Newell with music direction by Doug Peck.

In January, William Brown will direct the 1995 play "Skylight" by the British writer David Hare, an intense but intimate three-character drama centered around a London schooteacher and two very different men.

Another production of David Auburn's "Proof," a drama set in Hyde Park and previous seen at least twice in Chicago, follows in March, 2013, also under Newell's direction.

Newell, who, remarkably, is directing four of Court's six shows, rounds out the season in May and June with a Moliere double bill: "The Misanthrope" and "Tartuffe," both in the Richard Wilbur translations and each sharing the same cast.

 

 

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