More theater season lineups: Iron Crow, Single Carrot, Theatre Project
Theatre Project marks its 41st season with productions by several companies, several of them in residence.
Iron Crow Theatre, which focuses on works that spring from an LGTB perspective, will produce a three-play series there.
Megan Gogerty's "Bad Panda" offers a take on non-traditional families -- complications ensue when one of the last two pandas on earth falls for a gay crocodile.
Daniel Talbott's "Slipping" digs into teen angst as a vulnerable high-schooler from San Francisco ends up in Iowa with a crush on a classmate.
The 1920s Midwest setting of Jordan Harrison's "Act a Lady" allows for an unusual case of role-reversal as a group of men don 18th-century drag to put on a play.
Other local companies spending significant time at Theatre Project in the new season include ...
Visitors on the lineup include Double Edge Theatre, performing "The Grand Parade," a mix of aerial flight, puppetry and music inspired by Marc Chagall paintings.
Theatre Project will again be the place for the High Zero Festival, Peabody Chamber Opera, contemporary dance presentations, and more during the coming season.
Single Carrot Theatre will open its '12-'13 activities with a work that you might expect from Iron Crow -- Caryl Churchill's "Drunk Enough to Say I Love You." This brief play uses the dynamics and tensions of a gay couple to make points about the relationship between the U.S. and Britain.
Single Carrot member Aldo Pantoja's "The VIP," about the effects of a 1996 mass hostage-taking in Peru, will receive its premiere.
The season also includes the U.S. premiere of "The Tropic of X" by American playwright Caridad Svich, who, takes a futuristic look at (in her words) "immigration, exploitation, intersexuality and globalization."
The Single Carrot season will close with the premiere of another company-generated project, "A Sorcerer's Journey," inspired by the mystical writings of Carlos Castaneda.
PHOTO OF DANIEL TALBOTT FROM RISING PHOENIX REPERTORY; PHOTO OF CARIDAD SVICH FROM CARIDADSVICH.COM