Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is thrilled to announce its upcoming 2018–19 season.
Running from September 6th to 23rd, Sweeney Todd, is the Tony Award-winning musical thriller about the infamous demon barber of Fleet Street. Followed up by the world premiere production by Callie Kimball, Things Are Round. This dark comedy, running from November 1st to 18th has been described as “Thelma and Louise meets George and Martha on steroids.” Running from next February 28th to March 17th is the contemporary theatre classic Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 which explores the people who experienced the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the devastating human impact of that event. The season ends with The 39 Steps. Based on the Hitchcock masterpiece, this fast-paced spoof of the classic 1935 film is a joy for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.
“Rep Stage is known for producing contemporary American classics as well as new work,” says Joseph W. Ritsch, producing artistic director. “Season planning is one of the most creative parts of being an artistic director and also one of the most challenging. So many details go into the decision-making process, such as, how do these plays speak to each other in the season thematically? Is there a balance of tone? Are we telling a variety of stories that speak to diverse experiences? Are we providing casting opportunities for diverse artists? And are we producing playwrights from diverse communities? On top of that we are looking at choosing work that is not being seen other places in the region.”
Rep Stage is in residence at the Horowitz Center for the Arts on the campus of Howard Community College. Ritsch encourages everyone to visit the Center for the Arts to enjoy the upcoming productions. “Our Black Box Theatre offers audiences an intimate experience in a state-of-the-art facility.”
For more info visit Repstage.org.
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