Thursday, March 5, 2015



Show Art for Venus in Fur

By Annie Baker
directed by Suzanne Beal, Rep Stage’s co-producing artistic director.

WHEN: March 4 through March 22 (see performance calendar below)
WHERE: Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC,  10901 Little Patuxent Parkway • Columbia
TICKETS: Wednesday and Thursday nights are Pay-What-You-Can; General Admission: $40; Seniors (60+)/ Military: $38; Students: $15 (Must present current student ID or course schedule); Groups: $37 for groups of 6 or more patrons
For tickets and additional information, visit or call the box office at 443-518-1500
SPECIAL SEATING: The Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center provides a variety of theatre services for patrons with special hearing, visual and mobility needs.  Requests for special seating should be made a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival by calling 443-518-1500 so that we can reserve special seating.

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.”

Baker’s hilarious and quirky comedy was named one of the Top Ten Plays of 2009-10 by The New York Times, The New Yorker and Time Out New York, and received an Obie Award as well as awards for Best New American Play, Best Ensemble Performance and Best Direction. The premiere production was extended twice at Playwrights Horizons and brought back for a return engagement. Baker was most recently honored with the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play “The Flick.”

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  • James: Tom Byrn*
  • Marty: Meg Kelly*
  • Theresa: Beth Hylton*
  • Schultz: Yury Lomakin
  • Lauren: Natalie Marie Collins


  • Playwright: Annie Baker
  • Director: Suzanne Beal
  • Set Consultant: Dave Blachowicz
  • Light Design: Marianne Meadows**
  • Sound Design: William D’Eugenio
  • Costume Designer: Gail Stewart Beach
  • Stage Manager: Keri Schultz*
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Meg Hughes

* Members Actor’s Equity Association

** Member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE

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Rep Stage, a professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 22nd season. The company is a member of the League of Washington Theatre, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Rep Stage is recognized by Theatre Washington as professional DC Metro area theatre company and is eligible to be nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards. Performances are made possible by Howard Arts Council, Howard County Government, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the Stage of Maryland and National Endowment of the Arts, as well as through generous individual contributions. Rep Stage is proud to be a partner of Howard County Tourism and promotion. Rep Stage’s Artistic Leadership is helmed by Co-Producing Artistic Directors Suzanne Beal and Joseph Ritsch.