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2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
The third seriously funny new play in a row at the Rep by nationally acclaimed author Richard Strand handles life, death, and family with great humor, love and respect.
Retiree Emily Linder claims clairvoyancy. She predicts the exact day and hour of her death. To the consternation of her two grown daughters she also dictates strange and specific funeral plans. The result is both hilarious and touching.
Mr. Strand's previous two Plays at the Rep included the World Premiere of the hit comedy, BUZZ, about a stock clerk who outsmarts a corporate CEO and BUTLER a Civil War nationally acclamed play about a shrewd General and an equally shrewd runaway slave.
With an important piece of legislation pending, treatment for a serious illness about to begin, and engagement to a woman half his age in the balance, a first-term African American City Councilman in Washington, D.C. is visited by his two adult sons. Both sons carry long-held secrets that are destined to explode in their father’s face.
Kermit Frazier has had nearly twenty plays produced in New York and around the country at such theatres as the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Philadelphia Drama Guild, and Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre. The Rep production of FIREPOWER is a World Premiere.
A farcical romp about Karl Marx, his daughter, a renowned celebrity, and money madness. Set in 1858 the money and fashion madness would fit neatly in many living rooms today. That’s because Capital is a brand new play written today about a yesteryear. Put that combination in the hands of the diversity centered Rep and you have a delightful madhouse.
James studied English and theatre at Drew University. He also holds an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. He is currently in the Ph.D. program in theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His plays have received productons and stage readings across the country. The Rep production of CAPITAL is a World Premiere.
Gertie, a troubled army veteran and self made bag lady encounters Cervin, a hulking seventh grade dropout. The emotionally combustible relationship that ensues proves to us and to them, that Black lives matter. In the play’s final moments they together chant a “countdown” to a happy day they both so crave.
A former Shubert Playwriting Fellow, Tom Stephens has written dozens of plays, long and short. His plays have been produced or developed at numerous venues, including the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (1993). The Rep production of "COUNTDOWN" is the First Professional Production.
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