The Weekend Theater has an ambitious lineup for its 2016-17 season just announced, shows chosen for their contributions “to The Weekend Theater’s mission of personally, inter-personally and educationally reducing prejudice, cruelty, and indifference through quality, live theater.”
It will be the theater’s 24th season. The season kicks off with “Grey Gardens: The Musical” about the lives of the impoverished aristocrats Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays June 15-31). That will be followed by “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a comedic musical about musicals (July 15-31); Scott Z. Burns’ “The Library,” about a shooting at a high school (Aug. 12-27); the classic “Twelve Angry Men” (Sept. 16-Oct. 1); “The Wiz: A Classic Musical with Soul,” Oz with a twist (Oct. 21-Nov. 13); Del Shores’ black comedy “Sordid Lives” set in small-town Texas (Dec. 2-18); Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel,” about a black seamstress (Jan. 13-28); “Titanic: The Musical” (Feb. 17-March 12); the chilling “The Bad Seed” (March 31-April 15); and Suzan-Lori Parks’ “In the Blood,” a modern-day “Scarlett Letter.”
Jamie Scott Blakely is artistic director of the theater.