Volume 37, Issue 6
April 2014
Letter from the Artistic Director

 

Dear Friend of the Rep,

 

At last, Spring is in the air! ...and with it comes the strains of lingering applause for The Rep's youngest performers-kudos to the cast and crew of Macbeth: A Kid's Cautionary Tale.

 

Our season of classics continues with Tennessee Williams' compelling drama, The Glass Menagerie, opening April 4th at our Tenth Street Theatre. Directed by Jeffrey J. Albright, this "memory play" is the one that established Williams as a titan of the American stage. Loosely autobiographical, the atmosphere varies from wistful to brooding-and tender to tragic-in the telling of the hopes and failures of an all-too-typical American family. The production runs through April 13th.

 

Following that, is our next Special Event production, Moonglow, opening May 8th for a four-show run through May 11th on our Tenth Street Stage.

 

As the exhilaration of the warmer weather approaches, it brings with it the promise of a new season at The Rep. The highlight of my year as your Artistic Director is this presentation of the 2014 - 2015 Season of Productions:

 

The Pirates of Penzance by William S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan
September 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2014

 

Detroit by Lisa D'Amour (an Edgy Rep Reading)
October 10, 11, 2014

 

Laura by Vera Caspary & George Sklar
November 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
December 5, 6, 7, 2014

 

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
January 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2015

 

All Aboard the Marriage Hearse by Matt Morillo
February 13, 14, 15, 2015

 

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen A. Guirgis (an Edgy Rep Reading)
March 20, 21, 2015

 

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
April 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2015

 

South Pacific, by Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2015
  

 

(With the exceptions of A Christmas Carol and the Edgy Rep Readings, all these performances will take place in our historic Tenth Street Theatre.)

 

By definition, a repertoire theatre should be steeped in the classics of the stage. It has been my great joy to assemble for you a season filled with drama, mystery, humor and panache in these popular and timeless classics. I hope that you-as Friends of The Rep-will join me in supporting, auditioning and attending this grand panoply of theatre in the upcoming season.

 

The 2014 - 2015 Season Brochure will soon be available; contact The Rep office at 419-243-9277 or kmcgovern@toledorep.org if you do not already receive our Season Subscriber mailings.

 

And don't forget to mark your calendars for the remaining performances of our current 2013 - 2014 season:

 

The Glass Menagerie, April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13

Moonglow, May 8, 9, 10, 11

Young Frankenstein the Musical, June 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22

Jekyll and Hyde, March 17, 18, 19, 20 (a Young Rep production)

Bugsy Malone, Jr., August 7, 8, 9, 10 (a Young Rep production)

 

(All these performances will take place on our historic Tenth Street Stage.)

 

On with the Show!

Eric L. Hillenbrand
Artistic Director
Now Showing:

  

The Glass Menagerie

 

April 4-13

Directed by Jeff Albright

 

Amanda Wingfield - a remnant of a Southern Belle, now living in poverty with her son Tom and her disabled daughter Laura - longs to provide her children a life with purpose and direction. Tom escapes to alcohol and the movies, while Amanda's anxiety for her daughter's marriage prospects drives Laura further into isolation from the outside world. A dinner guest of Tom's is maneuvered as a possible suitor for Laura, but the worlds of illusion that both mother and daughter have created soon crash around them. 

 

Ticket Information

Auditions
 
Jekyll & Hyde 
Young Rep Production, Ages 14-19
Saturday, May 3
1 p.m.
Performances: July 17-20, 2014

 

Bugsy Malone Jr
Young Rep Production, Ages 7-13 
Saturday, May 24
1 p.m.
Performances: August 7-10
 

Wish List 

Consistent additional rehearsal space
Stage Crew Volunteers
Ushers for our shows
Reliable audio/sound and visual equipment 

 

If you would like to volunteer or donate an item from this list, please contact Kathy at kmcgovern@toledorep.org
Thrifty Thespian Thursday
 
If you like to go to the theatre on Thursday nights, while saving a little bit of green to use towards that empty gas tank of yours, then you might want to take advantage of our Thrifty Thespian Theatre Thursday!  Simply come to the box office in person between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM prior to that same Thursday evening's Mainstage performance, and if there are any available seats you can purchase your ticket in person for that same evening for just $10.00!  That's a 50% savings off the regular single ticket price!
 
This special applies to our Thursday night Mainstage plays only. The season-ending musical and our special events are excluded.  No other discounts or coupons apply with this special.

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