Saturday, March 29, 2014


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Themes of transition and transformation abound in Rep Stage’s first season produced by new artistic leadership Suzanne Beal and Joseph W. Ritsch, Co-Producing Artistic Directors.

WHERE: Howard Community College, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway • Columbia, Maryland

by David Ives
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
October 1 -October 19, 2014

When a young actress arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the playwright-director is less than impressed. But the actress’s masterful performance flips the script on the demanding creator’s expectations and turns the session into an electrifying battle of the sexes. Hailed as “seriously smart and very funny” by The New York Times, the award- winning Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines of fantasy and reality.

by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Kasi Campbell
January 14 - February 1, 2015

Since the death of his partner, a morbidly obese man confines himself to his small apartment on the outskirts of Mormon Country, eating himself into oblivion. Desperate to re-connect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen. Championed by the Associated Press as "compelling, funny, and unexpectedly impactful,” The Whale tells the story of a man's last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places.

by Annie Baker
Directed by Suzanne Beal
March 4- March 22, 2015

When a group of small town residents enrolled in a community center drama class begin to experiment with seemingly harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Love triangles, family troubles, and personal triumphs abound in Baker’s critically acclaimed play hailed by the New York Times as “absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny.”

by Dominique Morriseau
Directed by Joseph W. Ritsch
April 29-May 17, 2015

When a former black revolutionary and political prisoner decides to reunite with his daughter, he discovers that fatherhood might be the most challenging revolution of all. The Huffington Post names Morisseau as a “direct heir to the magical wordsmiths named Lorraine Hansberry, Tennessee Williams, and August Wilson” for her vibrant exploration of the point where the personal and political collide. Morriseau is a 2014 recipient of the Kennedy Prize for Drama.

*Please note all titles, ticket prices and schedules are subject to change.

About Rep Stage
Rep Stage, a professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 21st season. The company is a member of the League of Washington Theatres, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Rep Stage is recognized by Theatre Washington as a professional DC Metro area theater company and is eligible to be nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards. Performances are made possible by Howard County Arts Council, Howard County Government, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as through generous individual contributions. Rep Stage is proud to be a partner of Howard County Tourism and Promotion.