Dear Friend of the Rep,
It's been said before: There's no business like show business.
And speaking of business, the best way to ensure that you have the best seats for great shows is to purchase your Season Subscription today. Although the season has begun, there are still wonderful subscription packages available-guaranteeing an audience for The Rep and great savings for you! Contact Kathy McGovern, our business manager, at 419-243-9277 for all the details.
Next up is Talk Radio, an Edgy Rep Reading directed by Jennifer Rockwood, for one night only on Saturday, October 12th.
Written by Eric Bogosian, Talk Radio portrays a controversial late-night Cleveland radio talk show host and his menagerie of loyal and quirky insomniac listeners who call in every night to sound off on every topic under the sun (or in this case, under the moon). The Host, as entertainer, puppet-master and savvy sooth- sayer, highlights the incursion of popular culture on modern media.
The series of Edgy Rep Readings gives us-and Toledo-the opportunity to explore themes in contemporary topics not easily accessible through traditional theatre. These productions are for mature audiences. In November, we make a return to "classic theatre" with the madcap antics of Arsenic and Old Lace at the Tenth Street Stage and the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, at The Valentine in December.
We hope you enjoyed the stellar performance of September's Forbidden Broadway (I laughed so hard I lost my voice-kudos to the cast and crew), and there's still more to come... Remember to mark your calendar, because you won't want to miss this fantastic season of show business at The Rep:
Talk Radio, (an Edgy Rep Reading) October 12
Arsenic and Old Lace, November 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
A Christmas Carol, December 6, 7, 8 (At the Valentine Theatre)
Noises Off, January 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Love Letters, February 14, 15, 16
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
(With the exception of A Christmas Carol, all performances will take place on our Tenth Street Stage.)
And so, On with the Show!
Eric L. Hillenbrand