The Broadway Stage, 272 S. Main, has announced seven productions for its 1991 season.
Artistic Director William Sargent said the theater's first play for the season will be Lee Blessing's "Eleemosynary," scheduled to open Jan. 11 and run for four weeks.Originally commissioned by the Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., and a competitor in the Philadelphia Festival for New Plays in 1986, it has become a favorite for regional theaters throughout the country.
Critics have called the 95-minute play "sensitive, probing and masterfully constructed." It explores the relationships between a grandmother, mother and daughter brought together by a death in the family.
Other productions being considered for the rest of the season (not necessarily in this order) are:
- Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."
- George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House."
- Jerry Sterner's "Other People's Money."
- Kenneth Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor."
- A. R. Gurney's "Another Antigone."
- And, likely to be produced during the 1991 Christmas holidays, "The 1940s Radio Hour," which was an annual hit for Theater 138.
There is a possibility that one of the plays might be replaced by "Sleuth," if the right combination of talent comes together.
Sargent said the theater has recently expanded its board of directors and has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts.