The La Jolla Playhouse announced Monday its 2016-17 season, highlighted by four world premiere stage productions.
The premieres include works from Tony Award winners Doug Hughes and Joe DiPietro, who helped the playhouse launch “Memphis,” and Pulitzer Prize winners Ayad Akhtar and Quiara Alegria Hudes, among others.
“These first four announced shows in our 2016-2017 season come from a beautiful multiplicity of voices, each of which transforms a specific community, setting or locale into a story that speaks to us in a universal way,” said Artistic Director Christopher Ashley.
“As we continue to serve as a home for the new and the next, I’m proud to share these stories — from some of the finest playwrights and directors in the nation — with our audiences in San Diego and beyond,” Ashley said.
The lineup includes:
- “Hollywood,” DiPietro’s thriller based on the true story of the unsolved murder of a powerful silent film director in 1922
- “Junk: The Golden Age of Debt,” written by Akhtar and directed by Hughes, a drama about financial excesses of the 1980s
- “The Last Tiger in Haiti,” a play about child slaves in Haiti
- “Miss You Like Hell,” Hudes’ musical on a mother and daughter bonding on a cross-country drive
Dates and two other shows will be announced later.
City News Service contributed to this article.
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