Vonnegut premiere highlights Speakeasy season

BOSTON — The World Premiere of KURT VONNEGUT’S MAKE UP YOUR MIND, the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama TRIBES, and the soul-stirring Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE are among the five premiere productions that SpeakEasy Stage will present in its 2013-2014 Season, the company’s Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced recently.
Also on the schedule for SpeakEasy’s 23rd Season are the weighty drama THE WHALE, and the musical adaptation of the legendary Stephen King novel CARRIE the musical.

“I am thrilled to be able to offer Boston this fantastic mix of shows” said Daigneault in announcing his new season line-up. “First, it is an honor to be presenting the World Premiere of a new comedy written by Kurt Vonnegut and assembled by award-winning playwright Nicky Silver. KURT VONNEGUT’S MAKE UP YOUR MIND is a zany, whimsical, and sardonic romp about our culture’s problem with indecisiveness, chock full of absurd observations and bizarre points of view that are pure Vonnegut.”

“I also look forward to producing the New England premieres of two of the most celebrated plays in recent memory — TRIBES and THE WHALE – as well as the regional premieres of two of the most talked-about musicals of our day — CARRIE and THE COLOR PURPLE.”

“All in all, it will be an incredibly bold, diverse, and entertaining season” he concluded.

Daigneault confirmed that he will take the reins on the THE COLOR PURPLE, with M. Bevin O’Gara directing TRIBES and David R. Gammons helming THE WHALE. Cliff Fannin Baker, the founder and former artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre, will join SpeakEasy to direct KURT VONNEGUT’S MAKE UP YOUR MIND. At press time, a director had not been set for CARRIE.

For more information on SpeakEasy’s 23rd Season or to subscribe, the public can call the SpeakEasy Administrative Office at 617-482-3279 or go online to #.www.speakeasy stage.com.
Subscriptions are available in 4 or 5-play packages, and 4, 5, and 6-ticket Flex Passes.

Groups of 10 or more can place orders now by calling Jim Torres at 617-482-3279.

Single tickets for all shows will go on sale in August.