Berkeley’s acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly announces the lineup for its 23rd season. The company opens the season, dedicated to the memory of playwright Lanford Wilson, with the Bay Area Premiere of Obie-winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo’s Pulitzer-nominated comedy RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The company is also poised to present the West Coast Premiere of Fraser Grace’s off Broadway hit BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE, directed by Jon Tracy and featuring L. Peter Callender. Barbara Damashek returns to Aurora to direct the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver’s viciously hilarious Broadway hit THE LYONS, featuring Ellen Ratner. Aurora Theatre Company pays homage to Lanford Wilson with “The Talley Trilogy.” Acclaimed actress and director Joy Carlin directs the first entry in this series of three interrelated plays, the Pulitzer Prize-winning TALLEY’S FOLLY, to be staged in the company’s second stage performance space, Harry’s UpStage, located in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing. “The Talley Trilogy” continues with FIFTH OF JULY, helmed by Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross and featuring Craig Marker. As a special addition to the 23rd season, and completing the trilogy, Aurora will present readings of Wilson’s rarely performed play TALLEY & SON, directed by Jennifer King. Aurora Theatre Company closes its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Lisa D’Amour’s wicked Obie-winning satire DETROIT, directed by Josh Costello.