is my favorite season because it both a season of
constants and a season of change. We see the green
leaves changing into a riot of color-bold golds,
stunning reds, and vibrant oranges. Warm, sunny days
make way for cool, crisp nights. We exchange our shorts
for jeans, t-shirts for cozy sweaters. Fall is a comfort
because we all know that the change happens just like
this every year. Our fall theatre season is the same.
Shows change as quickly as the leaves, but their
artistry and beauty are always a constant. That's what
makes the Rep-- the Rep.
of all, many congratulations go out to the cast, crew,
orchestra, and production team of The
Pirates of Penzance. From zany pirates and
policemen to beautiful daughters to soaring vocals, the
performances were a crowd-pleasing delight. Deb
Calabrese, David Jex, Patrick Barrett, and Scott
Heuerman brought together a talented and energetic group
of actors, technicians, and musicians. What an
enthusiastic way to begin our season of classics and end
September and summer!
first of our fall productions is the Edgy Rep Reading,
Detroit, by Lisa D'Amour. Jennifer
Rockwood directs this searing play about two suburban
couples whose quest for upward mobility and
self-destruction mirror the city around them. The cast
includes Kate Abu-Absi, Jeffrey J. Albright, Cindy
Bilby, John Duvall, Lane Hakel, and Qarie Marshall.
Detroit will be presented in
the intimate Studio A at the Valentine Theatre on
Friday and Saturday, October 10 and 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Seating is limited, and tickets do go fast. Please join
us for this powerful production.
second fall production, Laura by Vera Caspary and George Sklar,
is currently in rehearsal. Director Wesley Skinner has
been putting his talented cast through their paces in
order to give you a suspenseful evening to remember.
Laura will be performed
November 7-9 and 13-16. Tickets are on sale online or by
calling the box office. Make plans now to join us for
the memorable drama, Laura.
Rep is trying something new in October that we hope will
become a fall tradition. We are holding an open board
meeting for our patrons and stakeholders on Monday,
October 13. All of you are invited! We will hold a
reception in the lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m. with
cider, coffee, and donuts. The board will then conduct
the business part of the meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the
theatre, which will last around 40 minutes. (meeting
the business portion, former artistic director, Eric
Hillenbrand, will share plans for the new elevator and
building renovation. We'll also share the updated
information on the capital campaign. After the business
meeting concludes, there will be ample time for
questions and suggestions from you. There will also be
opportunities to sign up to volunteer, along with
working on the capital campaign. We are very excited
about this new endeavor. Please make plans to join us on
at the Rep promises to be as beautiful and colorful as
the season itself. Plan on cozying up with us in