The two most recent Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" and August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson," have been announced as part of the 1991-1992 season at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre.
The plays join the previously announced world premiere of "Nick & Nora," the $6 million musical adaptation of "The Thin Man," which will open the Mechanic season. The lineup will also include Aaron Sorkin's court-martial drama "A Few Good Men," which recently closed after two years on Broadway.
In addition, "Les Miserables" will return to the Mechanic for a one-month non-subscription run in spring 1992.
"The Piano Lesson" is expected to star Baltimore-born Charles S. Dutton, who will be joining the touring production exclusively for its Mechanic engagement; he will re-create his Tony-nominated role in London immediately after the Baltimore run. The ex-convict who went on to study drama at Towson State and Yale universities portrays Boy Willie, a Depression-era Mississippi farmer who comes north to claim the elaborately carved piano that is his family's legacy.