South Coast Repertory’s 49th season will offer audiences an exciting
blend of current hits and world premieres. The season begins with Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious farce, Absurd Person Singular, and will include new plays by some of the hottest writers on the theatre scene, including the world premiere of Noah Haidle’s Smokefall and a second world premiere to be announced; Sarah Ruhl’s comic tale of loss, Eurydice; the Southland debuts of Bill Cain’s touching How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Amanda Dehnert’s trailblazing musical take on Shakespeare, The Verona Project, and David Henry Hwang’s hit comedy Chinglish; and the West Coast premieres of Samuel D. Hunter’s poignantly funny The Whale and Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Broadway hit The Motherf**ker with the Hat.
The 2012-13 season was chosen by SCR’s Artistic Director Marc
Masterson. “I am excited by the range and vitality of these plays in my
inaugural season at SCR,” Masterson said. “From sparkling new work to
plays with recent Broadway pedigrees, the writers and artists assembled
for this season draw on long relationships with our audience.”