by Richard Strand

November 03 - December 23, 2016
*Special Black Tie Benefit Performance Saturday, November 19, 2016*

directed by Harry Wetzel

Let go of your need to control life and love it instead. The third seriously funny new play in a row at the Rep by nationally acclaimed playwright Richard Strand. A hilarious but poignant comedy about aging parent Emily Linder and her two adult, rival daughters. Emily knows the exact day and hour of her death, and despite her daughters consternation, has a list of demands for her very specific funeral plans.

Funny, meaningful and immediately recognizable, The Realization of Emily Linder will have audiences howling with laughter. 

Resident Scene Designer and Director, Harry Wetzel, is the director of “Linder.” Last season he directed the controversial comedy, Herb The Green Knight. Harry’s cast for The Realization of Emily Linder features Sandra Love Aldridge in the title role of Emily Linder. Sandra has been a beloved Repertory veteran for many years. She was last seen at the Rep as Gracie in Finding the Burnett Heart. Harry’s cast also includes Jaclynn Cherry who portrayed the young jockey in last year’s Rep production, Devil Dog Six. Yolanda Jack also returns to the Rep stage. She was last seen in the comedy, A Paradise of Fools. Last but not least, resident company member, Leah Smith, takes on a role in “Linder.” Last season she won the Subscriber Best Actor Award for her portrayal of the woman in Homeless and How We Got That Way. Resident member of Repertory Staff and Company, Kelly Pino takes over the Stage Manager reins for “Linder.”

Sandra love aldridge as emily.