Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
March 20, 2015 -- Salon Americana: Featuring Rachel Barton Pine. Our Salon Americana, an American Salon, features the electrifying artistry of American violinist, Rachel Barton Pine. Professors Tara Hart (Literature), Fahimeh Vahdat (Art), Hsien-Ann Meng (Music), and Helen Mitchell (Philosophy), and Co-Artistic Director of Rep Stage, Suzanne Beal, reflect on the vital role of the arts in human and cultural flourishing.
Free and open to the public.
Time and Place: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Monteabaro Recital Hall.
Rep Stage -- Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
October 1-19, “Venus in Fur”
When a young actress arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, the playwright 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.
January 14-February 1, “The Whale”
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 reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen.
March 4-22, “Circle Mirror Transformation”
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.
April 29-May 17, “Sunset Baby”
When a young woman’s father, a former black revolutionary, reappears to claim a piece of her deceased mother’s legacy, he discovers that fatherhood might be the most challenging revolution of all. Playwright Dominique Morisseau has been called “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.