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Public Theater of San Antonio announces slate of solo shows for 2020-21 season

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The Public Theater of San Antonio will be staging a season of solo shows for 2020-21.

The Public Theater of San Antonio will be staging a season of solo shows for 2020-21.

Photo: The Public Theater Of San Antonio

Photo: The Public Theater Of San Antonio

The Public Theater of San Antonio will be staging a season of solo shows for 2020-21.

The Public Theater of San Antonio will be staging a season of solo shows for 2020-21.

Photo: The Public Theater Of San Antonio

Public Theater of San Antonio announces slate of solo shows for 2020-21 season

The Public Theater of San Antonio has announced the lineup for its 2020-21 season, which will consist exclusively of solo shows.

The theater reworked its original lineup, which was announced before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, to make sure that its offerings are safe for performers and audiences alike.

The fall shows are “Buyer and Cellar,” Jonathan Tolins’ comedy about an actor working a job in Barbra Streisand’s basement, Sept. 10-Oct. 11; “Squeamish,” Aaron Mark’s play about compulsion and phobia set in Texas, Oct. 15-Nov. 15; and “Fully Committed,” Becky Mode’s comedy about a struggling actress who is making ends meet by taking calls for reservations for a super-hot restaurant, Nov. 19-Dec. 27.

The rest of the season holds “Thurgood,” George Stevens Jr.’s exploration of the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court Justice, Jan. 14-Feb. 14; “Empanada,” San Antonio-based theater artist Anel Flores’ show about the life of a Latina lesbian, Feb. 25-March 28; “Golda’s Balcony,” William Gibson’s play about the life of Golda Meir, April 8-May 9; “I Am My Own Wife,” Doug Wright’s telling of the real-life story of a German transvestite who survived the Nazis and the Communist regime of East Germany, May 13-June 13; and “Ann,” Holland Taylor’s look at the life of Texas Gov. Ann Richards, July 15-Aug. 15.

The Public has worked out the rights to the shows in it season so they can be staged in the theater to a live audience or livestreamed from the theater’s Russell Hill Rogers stage upstairs or from the actors’ homes.

The Cellar Theater will not be used in the coming season.

In addition, the theater will stage its Fresh Ink New Works Festival, which will spotlight two new play. It will take place June 17-27.

The theater also will be presenting shows produced by the Overtime Theater, Renaissance Guild and Teatro Audaz during the season.

For more information, visit thepublicsa.org.

Deborah Martin is an arts writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. To read more from Deborah, become a subscriber. dlmartin@express-news.net | Twitter: @DeborahMartinEN

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