As the spring theater season fades seamlessly into one of the busier summers in memory for Western New York’s actors and directors, several theaters have announced plans for their 2013-14 seasons.
The Irish Classical Theatre Company will begin its season with Moliere’s comedy “The School for Husbands,” running from Sept. 13 to Oct. 6. Next is Lillian Hellman’s play “The Little Foxes” (most recently produced at the Shaw Festival in 2008), from Oct. 25 to Nov. 13. The ICT begins the new year with a production of Oscar Wilde’s “A Woman of No Importance,” on the Andrews Theatre stage from Jan. 18 to Feb. 9. Canadian director Gordon McCall returns to direct “Stones in his Pockets,” Marie Jones’ comedy about two aspiring screen stars in a small Southern Ireland town, from Feb. 28 to March 23.
Sean O’Casey’s “The Plough and the Stars” comes next, from April 25 to May 18. In the final spot, typically reserved for a comedy, is Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels,” running from June 6 to June 29, 2014.
Theatre Jugend, the company launched three years ago by Drew McCabe and Justin Karcher, announced its plans to take up residency in the Alt Theatre, which has lately backed off from producing theater and switched to a program of multidisciplinary salons.
Theatre Jugend begins its season Nov. 7 with “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” by Bert V. Royal, which, according to a release, “takes the Peanuts gang and thrusts them into the teenage world of drugs, homosexuality, bullying and just trying to make it in the world.”
Next is “Orgazmo,” an adaptation of a film by “South Park” and “Book of Mormon” co-creator Trey Parker, from Feb. 13 to March 1. The three-show season ends with “Captain Jett Bettington and the Adventures on Planet Earth: A Space Odyssey in 3 Episodes,” by Buffalo’s Jacob Albarella and Jason Kaiser, from May 1 to 17, 2014.
“Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show,” Sept. 26 to Oct. 27; “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings,” Nov. 29 to Dec. 22; “The Lady with all the Answers,” Jan. 23 to Feb. 23; and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” April 24 to May 25.
In its new home, the company will continue to produce its popular “Diva by Diva: A Celebration of Women” and its “Sundays at Seven” cabaret series.