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Rep Stage Proudly Announces 2015-16 Season

Rep Stage Proudly Announces its 2015-16 Season, Celebrating “The Year of the Woman”

Columbia, MD – Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), proudly announces its 2015-16 season lineup.

“The Year of the Woman” celebrates contemporary female voices in  American theatre, with an entire season of plays by women playwrights. The season will include a world premiere as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, two regional premieres, and a production celebrating the 25th anniversary of a contemporary classic.

Season Lineup

by Paula Vogel

Directed by Suzanne Beal
August 26-September 13, 2015
Studio Theatre

Vogel’s fantastical farce traces the European odyssey of sister and brother, Anna and Carl, in search of romance and a cure for her terminal illness, the fictitious ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease) she contracted by using the bathrooms at the elementary school where she teaches. Critically acclaimed by the New York Times as “a crazy-quilt patchwork of hyperventilating language, erotic jokes, movie kitsch that spins before the audience in Viennese waltz time, replete with a dizzying fall," Rep Stage presents this Obie Award-winning play during the 25th anniversary year of the original workshop production.

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by Jami Brandli

Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
WORLD PREMIERE/Women’s Voices Theater Festival
October 21-November 8, 2015
Smith Theatre

Maxine, a book smart teenager, is caught between her older sister, a wounded soldier who just returned from the war in Iraq, and her ailing grandmother with a flair for American movie musicals.  With the help of her new imaginary friends—Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes—Maxine secretly creates a dating profile for her sister and successfully sets her up with another wounded vet. Life takes a turn when her grandmother announces she'll be ending her life and wants her family to support her final wish by throwing her a good-bye party. With that, Maxine has to grow up fast. Rep Stage is honored to produce this world premiere as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

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Conceived by Chiori Miyagawa and Sabrina Peck
Hang Ten by Karen Hartman, Medallion by Tanya Barfield, Antigone Arkhe by Caridad Svich, A Stone’s Throw by Lynn Nottage and Red Again by Chiori Miyagawa

Directed by: Joseph W. Ritsch
February 17-March 6, 2016
Studio Theatre

Five award-winning female playwrights bring five very different explorations of Sophocles’ tragedy to life.  “Antigone Project; a Play in 5 Parts” reconsiders this classic story from a variety of rich and radical perspectives of race, class and gender. With such settings as World War I, a modern African Village and the underworld of Hades, we see a sister’s love and devotion through many lenses in a work that The New York Times lauded as “engaging, seductive and wildly divergent.”

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by Brooke Berman

Directed by Kasi Campbell
April 6-24, 2016
Studio Theatre 

Four New Yorkers seek shelter, both physical and spiritual, in a variety of temporary abodes and in one another in this smart and sexy comedy. Named as one of the Ten Best Plays by New York Magazine and lauded by Variety for its “bracing wit and intelligence,” the play re-casts the old relationship questions as real estate issues—who will move in with whom and what will be the price of this commitment? Berman finds a fresh and funny way of examining the trials and tribulations of being on your own in a bewildering existential landscape.

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Great theatre inspires important conversation, and Rep Stage has several programming opportunities for our patrons to be a part of these conversations. We invite you to attend these free events to engage with both the artists and the community in lively discussions around the work Rep Stage is producing.

Post-show discussions are scheduled twice for each production, after the first Sunday matinee and the final Friday evening performance of each production’s run.

  • The Baltimore Waltz: Sunday August 30 and Friday September 11, 2015
  • Technicolor Life: Sunday October 25 and Friday November 6, 2015
  • Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts: Sunday February 21 and Friday March 4, 2016
  • Hunting and Gathering: Sunday April 10 and Friday April 22, 2016

Pre-Show lectures occur on the final Saturday of each production’s run, directly before the 2:00 PM matinee. These lectures feature special guests presenting lecture topics related to the play’s themes.

  • The Baltimore Waltz: Saturday September 12, 2015
  • Technicolor Life: Saturday November 7, 2015
  • Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts: Saturday March 5, 2016
  • Hunting and Gathering: Saturday April 23, 2016

*Please note all titles, ticket prices and schedules are subject to change.

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