New plays, a revival and a special engagement of the Taper’s Improvisational Theatre Project (ITP) will constitute the 1990 season at the Mark Taper Forum’s experimental Taper, Too.
John Steppling’s “The Thrill” (Jan.23-Feb.18), to be co-directed by the playwright and Taper associate artistic director Robert Egan, is described as “a story of tawdry love in a shopping mall with characters whose vulnerability and dreams are sometimes masked by emotional brutality.”
Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” will be revived by director Joseph Chaikin from March 6-April 1, while Tony Kushner’s work-in-progress “Millenium Approaches,” a play about Roy Cohn to be produced in association with San Francisco’s Eureka Theatre (it was given a reading in the Taper’s current Taper Lab ’89 New Work Festival) will run May 8 to June 3. Oskar Eustis is the director.
The ITP’s “Robinson and Crusoe” by Nino D’Introna and Giacomo Ravicchio (translation by Shem Bitterman) will be staged by Peter C. Brosius April 10-21. This is a musical piece for children age eight and up that originated at Turin’s Teatro Dell’Angolo and is being offered exclusively to Taper, Too subscribers.
The Taper, Too is at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East (under the John Anson Ford Theatre) in Hollywood. Subscriptions are $36 for the three adult plays and an additional $4 (for kids) or $8 (for adults) for the ITP production (213) 972-7373.