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Jane Martin’s “H2O” Runs February 15–March 5 at Rep Stage

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Columbia, MDRep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 24th season with Jane Martin’s “H2O,” directed by Kasi Campbell. Called “moving and effective… so completely and entirely unforgettable” by the Washington Times, “H20” transports audiences into the reclusive, madcap world of Jane Martin’s drama/comedy/love story about self-destruction, notoriety, and the dark journey to purity and salvation. “H2O” opens February 15, 2017, with a limited run through March 5.

In “H20,” an aimless young man catapults to movie stardom and into Hollywood's sleazy celebrity culture. Banking on his fame (and name), he is selected to appear on Broadway in Hamlet. Given full casting approval, he embarks to New York City to seek out his Ophelia and encounters his muse and his match —a young evangelical Christian woman set on getting the role… and saving his life.

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for “Talking With,” a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, “Talking With” has been performed around the world, winning the Best Foreign Play of the Year Award in Germany from Theatre Heute magazine. Her other work includes: “Vital Signs,” “Cementville,” “Keely And Du” (Pulitzer Prize nominee, 1994 American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play Award), “Jack And Jill” (1997 American Theatre Critics Association Best New Play Award), “Anton In Show Business” (2001 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg Principal Citation), “Mr. Bundy,” and “Flaming Guns Of The Purple Sage.” “Good Boys” premiered at Guthrie Theater in 2002. “Flags” was co-produced by Guthrie Theater and Mixed Blood in 2004, and her most recent work, “Sez She,” premiered at Illusion Theatre in April 2006.

The production will take place at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland. There will be post-show discussions on February 19 and 24, and March 3. Rep Stage will also hold a pre-show lecture prior to the 2 p.m. performance on March 4.

Tickets are $40 for general admission, $35 for seniors and the military, and $15 for students with a current ID. Wednesdays and the first Thursday are pay-what-you-can performances. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call the box office at 443-518-1500.

The press performance is Friday, February 17 at 8 p.m. For press reservations, contact Zheyan Damavandi in the Rep Stage office at 443-518-1510 or email zdamavandi@howardcc.edu.

CAST (In Order of Appearance)

  • Krenée A. Tolson (Deborah)**
  • Robbie Gay (Jake)*

ARTISTIC TEAM

  • Written by: Jane Martin
  • Directed by: Kasi Campbell
  • Set Design: Daniel Ettinger++
  • Lighting Design: Dan Covey++
  • Associate Lighting Design: William D’Eugenio
  • Sound Design: Neil McFadden
  • Costume Design: Benjamin Kress
  • Properties Design: Mollie Singer
  • Stage Manager: Julie DeBakey Smith*
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Erica Feidelseit**

* Members Actor’s Equity Association

** Equity Membership Candidate

++ Member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE


ABOUT REP STAGE

Rep Stage, a professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 24th 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 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.

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