LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and developing new audiences has announced two new productions which will open in 2013: Luck of the Irish, a new play by Kirsten Greenidge, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman and A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle, to be directed by Evan Cabnet. Luck of the Irish will run from Monday, January 28 through Sunday, March 10 (opening on Monday, February 11) and A Kid Like Jake will run from Sunday, June 2 through Sunday, July 14 (opening on Monday, June 17), both at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).
Luck of the Irish moves across two eras and explores racial and social issues and the universal longing for home when an upwardly mobile African-American couple wants to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood of 1950’s Boston and they pay a struggling Irish family to “ghost-buy” a house on their behalf. Then, fifty years later, the Irish family wants “their” house back.
In A Kid Like Jake, Alex and Greg want only the best for their precocious four year-old, Jake. When they apply to New York’s elite private schools, part of what makes Jake special – his passion for Cinderella and dress-up – starts to cause concern. The story of a husband and wife trying to do right by their son, A Kid Like Jake explores the unexpected challenges of marriage and parenting in the high-octane, competitive world of Manhattan privilege.
LCT3’s 2012-2013 season gets underway this Sunday, October 7 when Disgraced, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Kimberly Senior, begins performances. Disgraced opens Monday, October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater.
The Claire Tow Theater is named after the wife of long-time LCT Board of Directors member Leonard Tow. It will be the third stage at Lincoln Center, joining the Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi E. Newhouse Theaters. Claire Tow will be the centerpiece of a 23,000 square foot rooftop complex, designed by architect Hugh Hardy. In addition to the 131-seat theater, the two-story structure, which is being built at a cost of $41 million, will also house rehearsal and office space and feature an outdoor terrace overlooking the Lincoln Center Plaza, which will be surrounded by a new green roof.
This fall, in addition to the on-going run of its production of the Tony Award winning Best Play War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, LCT will present the 75th Anniversary production of Golden Boy by Clifford Odets, directed by Bartlett Sher on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre beginning Thursday, November 8 and Christopher Durang’s new play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Nicholas Martin, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater beginning Thursday, October 25.