Rep Stage, the skilled regional theater at Howard Group Faculty, in Columbia, Maryland, will current its ultimate season with a world premiere by native playwright Dane Figueroa Edidi, Ghost/Author. It can shut with the timeless Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos, music and lyrics by William Finn and e-book by William Finn and James Lapine.
Rep Stage has a wealthy historical past at Howard Group Faculty. For almost 30 years, it has introduced partaking, skilled theater to audiences from Howard County and past. After a lot deliberation, Howard Group Faculty will shut Rep Stage on the conclusion of this season. It can permit the school to refocus funding to applications and providers that straight serve college students.
The standard choices that Rep Stage is understood for offering to the Baltimore/Washington area will proceed with two ultimate exhibits: Ghost/Author, a world-premiere manufacturing, will run February 9 to 26, 2023, and Falsettos, the very first musical produced by Rep Stage, will return April 27 to Could 14, 2023.
Written by Dane Figueroa Edidi
Directed by Danielle A. Drakes
February 9–26, 2023
Household secrets and techniques spanning a long time unravel as historical past and fiction collide. In 1920 simply exterior of Tulsa, Patrick, an Irish immigrant, seeks out the providers of Ms. Ruby, a mysterious Black girl from Baltimore, recognized to assist exorcise ghosts from her shoppers, however the value she is asking could also be too excessive. In the meantime, in 2019, Charles Ross hires notorious ghostwriter Rebecca Warren to assist him by means of his author’s block, however what she invokes may very well be his salvation or undoing. Edidi’s new play examines the intersections of race and gender inviting us to discover the function of affection, justice, and pleasure in a world the place the ghosts of the previous have but to be laid to relaxation.
“Ghost/Author is crammed with passages that stir an explosion of recognition instilled by a author who can pack volumes of fact right into a single line.” —John Stoltenberg in DC Theater Arts
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
E book by William Finn & James Lapine
Directed & Choreographed by Joseph w. Ritsch
Musical Course by Tiffany Underwood Holmes
April 27–Could 14, 2023
William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos revolves across the lifetime of an enthralling, clever, neurotic homosexual man named Marvin, his spouse, his lover, his about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians subsequent door. It’s a hilarious, achingly poignant, and completely distinctive take a look at the infinite potentialities that make up a contemporary household… and a phenomenal reminder that love can inform one million tales, and the way all of us be taught to develop up and face the long run with love and dignity.
“A Excellent Musical, an Imperfect Household…there’s hardly a second within the exhilarating, devastating revival of ‘Falsettos’ that doesn’t method, and even obtain, perfection.” — The New York Instances
Tickets are $40 for basic admission; $35 for seniors and army; $20 for preview performances; $15 for college students; Howard Group Faculty college students are free. Two-show packages can be found at $60. The productions are in The Rouse Firm Basis Studio Theatre on the Horowitz Visible and Performing Arts Heart on HCC’s campus, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland.
Buy tickets on-line or name or go to the Horowitz Heart Field Workplace at 443-518-1500 ext. 0. The field workplace is open Wednesdays by means of Fridays, 12 – 4 p.m. and 90 minutes previous to efficiency instances.
ABOUT REP STAGE
Rep Stage, the skilled regional theater in residence at Howard Group Faculty, produces partaking and evocative up to date American classics and new works. Led by Producing Inventive Director Joseph W. Ritsch, Rep Stage is devoted to collaborating with regional artists in its dedication to bringing richly various work to audiences. Acknowledged as knowledgeable Washington, DC, metropolitan space theater firm by Theatre Washington, Rep Stage has a proud historical past of Helen Hayes Award-winning productions and nominations over its 29 years. The theater is a member of the Higher Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Performances are made doable by Howard Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council, Howard County and Maryland state governments, and beneficiant particular person donors.
SEE ALSO: DC Theater Arts protection of Rep Stage