On Friday, May 1 the Board of Directors of The Rep announced the theatre’s 32nd Season to run from September 4, 2015 through May 21, 2016.
With an emphasis on the complex relationships that all of us navigate with family and friends, the season has been themed “Friends, relatives and other acquaintances” inspired by Euripides’ statement: One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
A Comedy/Drama by Sean Grennan
In 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children – a priest, an aspiring actress and a former football star – come home for the holidays and share their dreams and plans for the adult lives they are preparing to launch.
As decades pass, old family rituals are trotted out and ancient tensions flare. And as time passes, the family discovers that, despite our best laid plans, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.
Presented: September 11-12, 17-19 and 24-26 2015 at 8:00PM
A Comedy by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope
It’s four days before Christmas when the holiday craziness begins at the Snowflake Inn in Tinsel, Texas.
As a parade of eccentric guests begins to arrive, Trina, the upbeat innkeeper, finds herself tested to the max by the antics of a hilarious array of her nuttier-than-a fruitcake lodgers.
Family, marriage, death and real estate all come to the fore in this series of comedic episodes. It’s a holiday romp for the whole family!
Presented: November 13-14, 19-21, 27-28 and December 3-5 2015 at 8:00pm
A Comedy by Matthew Barber
Two London housewives, frustrated with their bleak marriages, escape on holiday to a rented villa in Italy. They invite two very different English women to share the experience and the expense.
There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again – rediscovering themselves in ways that they – and we – could never expect.
Presented: January 15-16, 21-23 and 28-30, 2016 at 8:00 pm
A Comedy/Drama by Jon Robin Baitz
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother and her aunt. She announces her plans to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want to have reopened. Drawing a line in the sand, she dares them all to cross it.
Presented: March 4-5, 10-12 and17-19, 2016 at 8:00 pm
A Musical with music by Elton John and Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang
An epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her home country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess and Radames, the soldier they both love.
A triumphant love story that transcends warring nations and brings a country together.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards.
Presented: April 29-30 & May 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21, 2016 at 8:00 pm