Season Announcement

Fort Worth theater circles 'yes' for regional premieres in 2018 season

Fort Worth theater circles 'yes' for regional premieres in 2018 season

Men on Boats at American Theater Company in Chicago
A scene from Men on Boats at American Theater Company in Chicago. Photo by Michael Brosilow

UPDATE: Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss will replace Israel Horovitz's Out of the Mouths of Babes, after Circle Theatre dropped the play following multiple sexual misconduct allegations against the playwright. Executive director Tim Long says, "We could not in good conscience produce his play. We are saddened by this development, but encouraged by the stories of these brave women."


Continuing the trend from last year, Circle Theatre is stacking its 37th season with regional premieres, from a suspenseful play about a conflicted social worker to a true-ish comedy about the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition.

It all starts with the comedy This Random World by Steven Dietz, where lives overlap thanks to what some might say is serendipity (and others might dismiss as a myth). Adult language and subject matter are noted — in fact, those warnings appear for each show this season — so keep that in mind during its run of January 25-February 24, 2018.

In Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, a veteran social worker swears to protect a baby, but a hidden agenda might be motivating her mission. This co-production with Theatre TCU plays March 22-April 14, 2018.

Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe agreed that making sense of the world is often too complicated, so they make lists of Every Brilliant Thing. And you will help make a list, too, during this theatrical experience that's scheduled for June 14-July 14, 2018.

Four women arrive in Paris to bury the 100-year-old man who loved each of them, at times variously and at times simultaneously. Israel Horovitz's Out of the Mouths of Babes spends 24 hours with these women, spilling secrets and revealing truths. It runs August 16-September 15, 2018.

The season concludes with Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, an off-the-wall comedy about 10 volunteers who set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. See if the course of history is changed October 18-November 17, 2018.

All five shows will all play at Circle's theater in Sundance Square. Season tickets, starting at $84 for your choice of three shows, are now available.