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Intiman Announces 2011 Season

Arthur Miller, a comedy about adoption, and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow all make the cut.

By Laura Dannen October 12, 2010

Disney, Christopher Walken, and Intiman Theatre all have a thing for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

After a debut season that included a world premiere questioning faith, a slap-happy Molière comedy, and a Pulitzer-winning drama about a brothel in the Congo, Intiman’s artistic director Kate Whoriskey picked up the nickname ‘risky Whoriskey’ from City Arts magazine’s Tim Appelo—a term of endearment now, considering how well those shows have done. She’s planned an equally diverse lineup for her sophomore season: one that includes the theater’s first-ever Arthur Miller production, a world premiere about adoption, and a remake of Washington Irving’s classic Sleepy Hollow legend, to keep the American cycle kicking.

Upcoming season

All My Sons
Written by Arthur Miller, directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

Miller’s Tony-winning drama (and first commercial success) tells the story of a Midwest family consumed by greed, guilt, and rumors of treason in the aftermath of World War II. Valerie Curtis-Newton, artistic director of the Hansberry Project at ACT, directs.

The Call
Written by Tanya Barfield, directed by Andrew Russell

Intiman associate producer Andrew Russell (The Thin Place) tackles another world premiere—Barfield’s saga about international adoption, which, according to the press release, asks, "what would it really mean to be responsible for a child from another culture?"

The Playboy of the Western World
Written by J. M. Synge, directed by Kate Whoriskey

A man walks into a bar…no, really, he does. "And seduces the spirited barmaid, and the entire town, with his storytelling" in Irish playwright J.M. Synge’s self-proclaimed "extravagant comedy." Kate Whoriskey directs and Daniel Breaker (Intiman’s A Doctor in Spite of Himself and a Tony nominee for Passing Strange) stars.

The Piano Teacher
Written by Julia Cho, director TBA

Whoriskey staged this drama—about a beloved retired piano teacher with a dark past—to acclaim in California and Off-Broadway. A director will be announced at a later date.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
By Washington Irving; new adaptation by Chloe Moss, directed by Anne Kauffman

Chloe Moss is already a big deal in her native UK, but only recently made her American debut (in 2009, about the same time she won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play This Wide Night). Intiman closes its season with her adaptation of Irving’s headless horseman tale. Updated: This has been replaced by Colman Domingo’s solo show A Boy and His Soul.

Tickets will be available at intiman.org or by calling 206-269-1900.

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