The REPorter, volume 36 issue 2October 2012

Letter from the Artistic Director


As we bid a fond adieu to September and our opening production of Hamlet, and we embrace this cool, autumnal weather with all the rain, sleet, and wet-leaf hydroplaning tires the season brings, we'd like to remind you that you can still save money by purchasing our Silver Package Season ticket for our 80th Anniversary. Yes, that was a lousy segue in an already too lengthy sentence.


And what a busy October we've got going, with our Edgy Rep production of David Mamet's November, directed by Tracy Lustic playing Pam's Corner on Saturday, October 13, followed by our radio drama, War of the Worlds, directed by Kate Argow playing the Tenth Street Stage for two big performances on October 26 and 27. Yes, again, too long of a sentence.


Did we mention tucked between those two shows we've got auditions for our January comedy, Ken Ludwig's The Fox on The Fairway, set for Saturday October 6 at 1:00 pm? Directed by the one and only Carol Ann Erford, The Fox on the Fairway will play the Mainstage from January 18 through 27.


Thank you to all who came to see or help with our production of Hamlet; from our patrons, to the actors, to our helpers backstage and in the front of the house. We were very happy with the turnout and trust you were happy with what you saw on this stage. And isn't it amazing, when you cut out all the tap numbers Hamlet can truly come in under 4 hours!



November, a comedy
Edgy Rep Reading Around Town
Written by David Mamet
Directed by Tracy Lustic

October 13, 2012  

at Pam's Corner (116 10th St.)

Reception at 7:30, Curtain at 8


Can an unpopular President get re-elected by pardoning a couple of Thanksgiving turkeys? This Mamet comedy has something to offend every party, while laughing at the lengths one man will go to either sell out, or be true to himself and his country.




Archer Brown - Mel Hartford

Dwight Grackle - Ken Wieland

President Charles Smith - Lane Hakel

The Representative of the National Association
of Turkey and Turkey Products - Bill Perry

Clarice Bernstein - Janet Zimmerman


Purchase tickets here.

The War of the Worlds, a live radio play 
A Special Event at the Tenth Street Stage
Adapted by Howard Koch from the H.G. Wells Novel
Directed by Kate Argow

October 26 & 27 at 8 PM, 2012


Originally produced by Mercury Theatre on the Air, this legendary radio drama of a Martian invasion that terrified the nation, is re-enacted on The Rep stage as it would have been in the studio back on Halloween night, 1938.




Cast: Wesley Flowers, Brad Riker, Tom Kleinert, Joe Capucini, JD McIntyre, 
Ken Wieland, Matthew Gretzinger, Eric Simpson & Don Weber


Purchase tickets here.

Useless Theatre Trivia

Irving Berlin never learned to read or write music.  Instead he would hum or sing his songs to his secretary who would then write them down in musical terms and notation.
Wish List 

" to 1" Black 3-Ring Binders
Consistent additional rehearsal space
Stage Crew Volunteers
Copy/Printer paper


If you would like to volunteer or donate an item from this list, please contact Kathy at
Events Calendar
I Hate Hamlet
Nov 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2012
Tenth Street Stage
A Christmas Carol
Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, 2012
Valentine Theatre (410 Adams St)


For more information please click here
Searching for a Master of the Keyboard
I'm looking for a keyboardist that will create the music beds under the material performed on an upcoming weekly Internet "radio" project, as well as handling a few additional sound-related tasks. If interested please contact me at
Casting Call 

All auditions are at 1 PM at the Tenth Street Stage unless otherwise indicated. 


The Fox on the Fairway
October 6


It's a Wonderful Neverland

Young Rep, ages 7-13

November 17


Death of a Salesman
December 8 & 9
The Laramie Project & TLP: 10 Years Later
Special Event
January 5, 2013


The MOMologues
Special Event
February 16, 2013


The Drowsy Chaperone
March 23 & 24, 2013
Fiddler on the Roof
Young Rep, ages 14-19
May 4, 2013
Guys and Dolls, Jr.
Young Rep, ages 7-13
May 18 at 2 PM, 2013


For more information please click here
Did you miss an issue?
Are you a Graphic Designer?
If you fancy yourself as the artistic type with a flair for graphics and such, then perhaps you might be the next creator of our 2013/2014 season posters.  If interested please email a sample of your work using any of the shows we're presenting this season, and forward your poster to  If selected you'll be asked to create all the posters for our 2013/2014 season that begins in September 2013.  This includes Main Stage, Edgy Reps, and Special Events.  Please understand you could be asked to create as many as 12 different posters.  For your work you'll receive two season tickets, a quarter-page ad in the program to use for your own purposes, and your name included in the production credits in the seasonal program as well.  Deadline for submission is Monday, November 12.   We hope to announce the winner in the December REPorter. 
Theatre Manners and Advice with Entertainment Etiquette Expert, Wilma Seatsbetaken

M. T. Wallets from Pointe Place writes ... Dear Wilma, Recently I received an advertisement in my mailbox about a show coming to town from Broadway.  But this particular show had a Broadway revival way back in 2004.  Yet this advertisement says, "Direct from New York".  I'm confused.  Is this that same cast?  They must be tired.  And why doesn't the Rep bring shows in from New York?


Dear M.T.  Many times a presenting organization will advertise their shows with such fanfare as you pointed out in your letter.  When in fact the company  mounting that particular production is not from New York at all, but from away, such as Ft. Myers Florida, or Kansas City Missouri, or other parts of this great country. Fine shows to be sure, but the Toledo Rep, Village Players, and University of Toledo Theatre Department just to name a few, offer high quality theatre as well, filled with local talent, at a price that will afford you the luxury of enjoying dinner at your favorite restaurant before the show, such as the Wal-Mart Subway, IHOP, or the vending machine at the Monroe Street Midas.  Thanks for writing.

Do you have a question for Wilma?  Please drop Wilma a line at and perhaps your question will be published and answered in our next e-Newsletter.  


"But probably not,  so don't get your hopes up." -WS

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Thank you.
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