As previously announced, the new theater will be christened with a high-profile production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Julie Taymor, her first theatrical production since the Spider-Man debacle. Next, Arin Arbus, one of the city's premiere Shakespeare interpreters and a TFANA regular, will direct King Lear with Michael Pennington—a noted stage actor and cofounder of the English Shakespeare Company who was also in Return of the Jedi!—as the lead. (It'll be the first Lear in Brooklyn, that I can think of, since Derek Jacobi's best-of-a-generation turn at BAM in 2011.) As if that weren't enough, the final production of the season will be Ionesco's The Killer, his second play and the first with the character Bérenger, who turns up in most of the playwright's major plays. Michael Shannon will star. Michael Shannon!