3 premieres at La Jolla

La Jolla Playhouse will present three world-premiere productions this year, the company has announced.

"Fraulein Else" (June 15-July 13) will feature the married director/star team of Stephen Wadsworth and Francesca Faridany in Faridany's adaptation of a 1924 Arthur Schnitzler novel about a Viennese woman in Italy. The play is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

The playhouse artistic director Des McAnuff will stage a yet-to-be-picked new play in July, followed by "Beauty" (Sept. 21-Oct. 19), a story of a time-traveling encounter between a young medieval woman and a modern man, written and directed by Tina Landau.

Classics will open and close the season: Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" (June 1-29), adapted and directed by Emily Mann; and the New York-based Aquila Theatre's version of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" (Oct. 26-Nov. 23).

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