Announcing the 2017/2018 Season
The 2017/2018 Season presents three ambitious ensemble productions. These include a reimagining of a classic, a major musical revival, and a world premiere, reflecting the Wilma’s adventurous and collaborative spirit.
by Federico García Lorca
translated by Nahuel Telleria
directed by Csaba Horváth
October 25 – November 19, 2017
On the morning of her wedding day, a young Bride is visited by a headstrong former lover, reigniting a family blood feud that has been simmering for years. Their isolated village is a pent-up powder keg of fury and desire, and when they escape together, all that repression is released — to destructive ends. Acclaimed Hungarian director-choreographer Csaba Horváth leads the Wilma’s HotHouse Company of actors in a production combining athletic ensemble theater with Lorca’s fiery language. Magical realism at its richest and most tragic, this re-imagining of the Spanish classic is a searing investigation of passion in the Wilma’s signature style.
book and lyrics by Stew
music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald
directed by Tea Alagić
January 10 – February 18, 2018
In this major revival of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Tony Award-winning musical, a rebellious young black man journeys to Europe in search of something “real.” Music takes center stage as we travel from gospel-soaked South Central LA through psychedelic Amsterdam to militant Berlin and back. Passing Strange is a rowdy salve for turbulent times: a young punk screaming in defiance of the void, with an onstage band that “might play all night.”
A World Premiere by Christopher Chen
directed by Blanka Zizka
April 18 – May 13, 2018
Imagine you’re in an exotic new country; mysterious, picturesque—and occupied by your nation.
Now imagine you are a distinguished doctor, but you can’t get a cab to stop for you.
Now you’re in a cave so dark, so quiet, you lose track of who you are.
Suddenly, there's a sound and –
Welcome to Passage, a fantasia on E.M. Forster's A Passage to India that uses the theater’s most primal evocative powers to examine the thorniest and most essential questions of our time. This World Premiere is a perfect vehicle for the Wilma HotHouse Company’s passion and transformative prowess.
With the 2017/18 season, The Wilma Theater will continue the bold initiative to make theater affordable and available with Wilma WynTix. Season ticket buyers will be able to receive WynTix pricing with a full three-play season package at $75 or a preview package at $66. Students and theater industry member packages are only $30.
To learn more call our Box Office at 215.546.7824 or click here purchase your Season Ticket Package today.