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Pre-Show Lectures

Great theatre inspires dynamic conversation, and Rep Stage has several programming opportunities for our patrons to be a part of these conversations. For our Pre-Show Lectures we host experts in their fields whose work has a connection to the themes and content of each play.

Pre-Show lectures occur on the final Saturday of each production’s run, directly before the 2:00 PM matinee. These lectures are free of charge and need no reservations or tickets.

"The Other Place" Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch REGIONAL PREMIERE September 7-25, 2016 Studio Theatre

"The Other Place" by Sharr White

Pre-Show Lecture Title:  “Cognitive Impairments and Dementia – How Can We Respond”?
Speaker: Donna DeLeno Neuworth Community Relations Manager for the MIND (Maximizing Independence) at Home program
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm
Location: Monteabaro Recital Hall

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“American Hero” by Bess Wohl Directed by Suzanne Beal REGIONAL PREMIERE November 2–20, 2016 Studio Theatre
“American Hero” by Bess Wohl

Pre-Show Lecture Title: The New Face of the American Hourly Worker
Speaker: Dr. Michael Heffren, Professor of Sociology

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm
Location: Monteabaro Recital Hall

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“H2O” by Jane Martin Directed by Kasi Campbell February 15 – March 5, 2017 Studio Theatre
“H2O” by Jane Martin

Pre-Show Lecture Title: Hamlet Through the Ages
Speaker: Dr. Lisa A. Wilde

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Location: HVPA155

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“Dorian's Closet” Book & Lyrics by Richard Mailman and Music by Ryan Haase Directed by Joseph Ritsch Choreographed by Rachel Dolan Musical Direction by Stacey Antoine WORLD PREMIERE April 26 – May 14, 2017 Studio Theatre
“Dorian's Closet” Book & Lyrics by Richard Mailman and Music by Ryan Haase

Pre-Show Lecture: Onstage, Offstage, Center Stage: Queer Performance and the Politics of Pleasure
This talk will survey and contextualize a history of queer theatre and performance. 
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Location: HVPA155

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