I’m particularly interested in the season that the good folks over at The Women’s Project have put together for 08-09. My buddy Saviana kicks off their season with Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, a play I’ve gotten to see in development and really dig. Then they’re doing Freshwater, the bizarre Virginia Woolf play that I think I mentioned here way back at the beginning of the blogging days. The play has a marmoset in it–as a character, people. SITI Company has never been one of my favorite theater groups, but I have a feeling they’ll be able to do something really worth watching with this thing.
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A little-seen play by Virginia Woolf toplines the 2008-09 season at Off Broadway’s Women’s Project.
Woolf’s 1923 play “Freshwater,” which has never been professionally produced in the U.S., follows a group of artists spending a summer evening in a Victorian garden. Staging is helmed by Anne Bogart, whose troupe SITI Company co-presents the production, running Jan. 15-Feb. 15.
Before that, Saviana Stanescu’s “Aliens with Extraordinary Skills” will have its world preem at the Women’s Project this fall.
A black comedy about emigres in search of a green card, the play by Romanian scribe Stanescu will be directed by Tea Alagic. Production runs Sept. 22-Oct. 26.
Also on the Women’s Project bill is a site-specific piece called “Global Cooling: The Women Chill,” skedded for May.