8:09 AM CDT, March 21, 2012
Victory Gardens Theater has announced its 2012-13 season, the first under new artistic director Chay Yew and featuring several directors making their debuts at this long-standing Chicago company.
The 2012-13 begins with the Chicago premiere of "Equivocation" by Bill Cain, a Shakespeare-themed comedy set in 1605. It will be directed by Sean Graney. That's followed in November by the world premiere of a new work from the young Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins ("The Homosexuals"). "Failure: A Love Story" is set in Chicago in 1928 and follows a group of sisters with troubled lives.
Dexter Bullard directs the American premiere of "Disconnect" by Anupama Chandrasekhar, beginning in January and a drama that looks at Indian call centers and other aspects of the wired but stuttering global economy.
In April 2013, Joanie Schultz will direct "The Whale" by Samuel D. Hunter, a piece about a man desperate to recoonect with his daughter. And the season concludes in May with Yew's own production of the world premiere of "Chicago is Burning" by Marcus Gardley, a play set in and around the gay and transgendered communities of Bronzeville.None of the theater's longstanding but now retired ensemble of playwrights are on the bill, although Yew surely has maintained the theater company's commitment to new works.
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