GableStage artistic director Joseph Adler has already announced two of the shows for the company’s 2015-2016 season — Nick Payne’s Constellations and Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play — and now we know the rest of an eclectic, intriguing lineup.
After the run of I’ll Eat You Last starring Laura Turnbull as super agent Sue Mengers winds up Aug. 30, Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced will wrap up the current season Oct. 3-Nov. 1. Armando Acevedo, Betsy Graver, Karen Stephens, Gregg Weiner and Angel Dominguez will appear in the volatile play about Muslim-American identity and Islamophobia.
The new season begins Nov. 21-Dec. 20 with Constellations, a romantic two-character play wedding physics and the myriad possibilities of love. Antonio and Katherine Amadeo, husband-and-wife actors, will star. McNally’s funny valentine to theater (or maybe its a raspberry to critics), It’s Only a Play, follows Jan. 23-Feb. 21.
The third slot will be filled with something GableStage has done only twice before, a musical. A Minister’s Wife, with music by Joshua Schmidt, lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen and a book by Austin Pendleton, is based on George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. The intimate five-character chamber musical about a minister, his wife and infatuated poet runs March 26-April 24.
Miami playwright-turned-TV success Marco Ramirez will be part of GableStage’s new season May 28-June 26 with his hit play The Royale. Inspired by the story of boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world-heavyweight champion, the play has been produced in London and at theaters around the United States. Next summer’s show, running July 30-Aug. 28, 2016, will be Halley Feiffer’s I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard, about a difficult Pulitzer-winning playwright and his actress daughter. The season will wind up Oct. 1-30, 2016, with Markus Potter’s Stalking the Bogeyman, a play about a writer who plans to kill the man who raped him when he was a 7-year-old.
Renewal prices for current subscribers, who get six shows plus one additional ticket to any performance, are $250 through Aug. 17. New subscribers pay $275. Single-ticket prices for the new season will range from $45 to $60. GableStage is located in the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. Call 305-445-1119 or visit www.gablestage.org.