OPENINGS AND PREVIEWS
Kate Whoriskey directs a new play by Julia Cho (“The Language Archive”), which tells three parallel stories about people preparing a meal for someone else. In previews.
A DAY BY THE SEA
The Mint stages N. C. Hunter’s 1953 play, directed by Austin Pendleton, in which a Foreign Service employee has a midlife crisis during a seaside picnic in Dorset. In previews. Opens Aug. 25.
Trip Cullman directs a drama by Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”), about two strangers who meet on a plane when their flight is delayed. In previews. Opens Aug. 25.
MARIE AND ROSETTA
Atlantic Theatre Company
George Brant’s play with music, directed by Neil Pepe, traces the bond between the pioneering gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe (Kecia Lewis) and her protégée, Marie Knight (Rebecca Naomi Jones). In previews.
THE TROJAN WOMEN
The Bats (the Flea’s resident company) perform Ellen McLaughlin’s new adaptation of the Euripides tragedy, in which the enslaved widows of Troy cope with the aftermath of war. In previews. Opens Sept. 1.
The Duke on 42nd Street
Sarah DeLappe’s play, staged by the Playwrights Realm and directed by Lila Neugebauer, is set at the suburban practice sessions of a girls’ soccer team. In previews.