The REP announces 2012 - 2013 season
Friday, June 15, 2012
The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, will produce four works, including one world premiere and one Pittsburgh premiere, in the 2012 - 2013 season, which opens Sept. 7 and runs through April 7 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The season is as follows:
August: Osage County by Tracy Letts
Directed by John Shepard, associate professor of theatre
Sept. 7–23, 2012 at the Rauh Theatre
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County is a wild ride that tells the story of the Westons, a hysterical yet horrifically dysfunctional clan that comes together at the family's Oklahoma home when the patriarch disappears. Forced to confront unspoken truths and secrets, the family must also contend with Violet, a pill-popping, deeply unsettled woman at the center of this storm.
Rope by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Elmore James, guest director
Sept. 28 – Oct. 14, 2012 at the Studio Theatre
For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the "fun of the thing," Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate. They place the body in a wooden chest, invite a few acquaintances, and host a dinner party with the chest as the supper table. Horror and tension swell gradually; thunder grows outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers to the strange, twisted series of events.
Becky’s New Car (Pittsburgh Premier) by Steven Dietz
Directed by Kim Martin, head of stage management/production manager at the Playhouse
Feb. 1–17, 2013 at the Studio Theatre
Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage — with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life … and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. Becky’s New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
Antarktikos (World Premiere) by Andrea Stolowitz
Directed by Sheila McKenna, chair of the theatre department/assistant professor
March 22 – April 7, 2013 at the Studio Theatre
Antarktikos is a mind-bending play about heroism, saying goodbye and moving forward. Somewhere between Oregon and Antarctica lie several points on a continuum: Susan, a writer at an artists residency at the South Pole; Captain Robert Falcon Scott, leader of the British Antarctic expedition of 1912; and Hilary, Susan's 21-year-old daughter. When an insomniac EMT named Alex becomes the hapless link among them, time collapses, geographies blend and destinies emerge.
Season subscriptions are available now ($64 - $72); single tickets go on sale Aug. 15 ($24 - $27). Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412-392-8000 or online www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.
Learn more about the Conservatory of Performing Arts' theatre program.