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Directed by Michael Dove
September 27 — October 20, 2012
When Holly, a brilliant fifteen-year-old born-again Christian, becomes pregnant, she banishes herself to the basement and confides only in her dolls -- particularly a life-size psychiatrist doll who closely resembles Carol Channing. Her only human contacts are an indulgent father, a clumsy ex-boyfriend, and a new tutor ... who just might be able to out-smart her. Hilarious and poignant, this world-premiere comedy explores birth, faith, and life outside of heaven.
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
February 7 — March 2, 2013
In spring 2006, Private Reeves receives an honorable discharge from the army, returns home to Texas, and wakes up in a prison cell. On trial for brutal war crimes committed in Iraq, Reeves will not (or cannot) explain his motives. And everyone, from his lawyer to his pastor to the public, latch on to a different story. Mirroring Dante’s Inferno, this fierce psychological drama ventures into the darkest corners of both the war and the mind -- in hopes of light on the other side.
By Dan Dietz
Directed by Derek Goldman
May 23-June 15, 2013
When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans, Clementine’s family scattered to the winds. Nine months later, they are reunited and anxious to rebuild -- but a new storm is brewing. Her husband has arrived from Houston with a strange young girl, who just may be a prophet, and the ghosts of those lost are awakening. Set to the jazz and blues of the Lower Ninth Ward, this modern retelling of Agamemnon delves into the agony and hope that come after the storm.
Written and Directed by Natsu Onoda Power
July 17-27 2013
Celebrating Gender Transformation in the Nation’s Capital
The final show of the 2012-13 season will be a new work created and directed by Forum Ensemble member Natsu Onoda Power. Natsu has worked with Forum Theatre as the set designer for bobrauschenbergamerica
and Mad Forest
. Most recently, Natsu created and directed Astro Boy and the God of Comics
at Studio 2ndStage. Onoda Power is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. She has been described as a “renaissance woman
” (DC Theatre Scene
) and is garnering a reputation for “doing some of the most exciting work in D.C.,” (David Muse, artistic director of Studio Theatre in American Theatre Magazine)
. This devised piece is sure to be the perfect end to Forum’s ambitious season.