Regional premieres of hot new plays such as "Jerusalem," "Seminar" and "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" will headline the edgy 2013-14 season at San Francisco Playhouse.

Jez Butterworth ("Mojo") wowed critics with "Jerusalem," an adventurous trailer-park epic about a booze-swilling, drug-addled post-modern Falstaff and his roguish mates. As The New York Times raved: "Jerusalem" persuades us to accept Johnny as one of the last of the titans, a man who taps our lust for life lived large and excessively, without social restraints. He incarnates the spirit of a mythic England that may never have been but that everyone, on some level, longs for."

Directed by Bill English, the Tony-winning play runs Jan. 21-March 8.

Theresa Rebeck, best known for tart comedies of manners such as "The Scene" and "Bad Dates" as well as the TV show "Smash," scored a hit on Broadway with "Seminar." A smartly scathing look inside a writing class, this scintillating comedy starred Alan Rickman on Broadway. Directed by longtime Rebeck collaborator Amy Glazer, "Seminar" runs April 29-June 14, 2014.

Joseph, who also wrote such mysterious plays as "Animals Out of Paper" and "The North Pool," captured national attention with "Tiger." This Pulitzer-nominated tale of intrigue on the streets of war-torn Baghdad starred Robin Williams on Broadway. "Tiger," starring veteran actors Carl Lumbly, Gabriel Marin and Craig Marker, will run Oct. 1-Nov. 16.

The season also includes the West Coast premiere of "Storefront Church," (Nov. 26 to Jan. 11) the third work in John Patrick Shanley's "Church and State" trilogy that also includes "Doubt;" the world premiere of Lauren Gunderson's "Bauer" (March 18-April 19, 2014), a portrait of the artist; and a revival of Sondheim's classic musical fairy tale "Into the Woods" (June 24-Sept. 6, 2014).

All shows take place at the San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post St. Subscriptions, ranging $120-$360, go on sale May 21. Single tickets, ranging $30-$100, go on sale Aug. 1. 415-677-9596. www.sfplayhouse.org

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