Two Tony Award-winning musicals, an American classic, a smart new comedy, a haunting new adaptation of a literary masterpiece and a world premiere are at the heart of Syracuse Stage’s 48th season. Artistic director Robert Hupp said the shows all in some way address ideas of home “in all its idealized, romanticized, messy and real manifestations.”
In addition, three nationally acclaimed artists will participate in residencies at the theater throughout the season. Kate Hamill will be the playwright in residence at Syracuse Stage’s annual Cold Read Festival of New Plays. Activist and artist Mark Valdez will develop his new work “Exiled in America” at Syracuse Stage as part of a four city project that also includes St. Paul, Minnesota, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Actor and writer Stephan Wolfert will perform his adaption of “Macbeth” and create a new work based on “Richard III” called “The Head of Richard.”
The season is scheduled to begin Oct. 14, 2020, and continue through June 20, 2021. Subscriptions are on sale now. Single tickets will be available beginning July 25.
The shows in chronological order are “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” Oct. 14-Nov. 1, 2020; “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical,” Nov. 20, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021; “Once on this Island,” Jan. 20-Feb. 7, 2021; “Eureka Day,” March 3-21, 2021; “Our Town,” April 21-May 9, 2021; and “salt/city/blues,” June 2-20, 2021. In addition, the Cold Read Festival of New Plays returns for its fourth season, and two residencies will bring new original work to the theater.