Main Stage West revealed its 2018 – 2019 season at a season announcement party held Sunday night at its Sebastopol theatre. Artistic Director Elizabeth Craven announced the following productions:
Savage Wealth – a world premiere comedy by Bob Duxbury running August 31 through September 16 and directed by John Shillington
The Night Alive – Conor McPherson’s NY Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play runs October 12 – 28 and is to be directed by David Lear
The House of Yes – the Wendy McLeod (Women in Jeopardy!) comedy runs November 23 – December 16 and is to be directed by Beth Craven
Swallow – a poetic drama by Steph Smith is having its west coast premiere directed by Missy Weaver and runs January 10 – 27
After Miss Julie – Patrick Marber relocates the August Strindberg classic to post WWII England and will run February 14 – March 3
Heathen Valley – a play in two acts by Romulus Linney directed by Beth Craven and running March 29 – April 14
Crossroads – Willard Libby and Luther Burbank figure into an original musical by John Shillington and Janis Wilson running May 9 – 26 and directed by Shillington
Lungs – Duncan MacMillan’s MacArthur award-winning play runs June 13 – 30 and is to be directed by David Lear
Short readings from each selection were done by local performers including Laura Jorgensen, John Craven, Jared Wright, Illana Niernberger, Sharia Pierce, Sam Coughlin and Chris Ginesi.
Craven announced directors for all shows but After Miss Julie and indicated that the majority of casting had yet to be completed.