NASHVILLE: Nashville Repertory Theatre has announced its 2015–16 season, featuring five productions, including a world-premiere play, a well-known classic and a great American musical.
“While it’s always a challenge to balance all the things that affect show selection, I ultimately strive for a slate that is an interesting mix of styles and genres and which has good artistic variety for our audience while providing challenges that we at Nashville Rep get excited about as artists,” said René D. Copeland, the theatre’s producing artistic director, in a statement.
First up is Rapture, Blister, Burn (Sept. 3–19) by Gina Gionfriddo, about old friends catching up after a decade spent apart, who end up envying each other’s life choices and questioning her own.
Then it’s Tom Stoppard’s Shakespearean spinoff Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Oct. 10–31), in which two friends confused by their circumstances worry they may be changing their fate.
To celebrate the holidays is A Christmas Story, the Musical (Nov. 28–Dec. 20), complete with a fragile lamp and pink bunny suit.
Next is Good Monsters (Feb. 13–27, 2016), a world premiere by Nashville Rep’s resident playwright, Nate Eppler. It tells the story of Frank, a veteran and a police officer, who accidentally shoots a woman while moonlighting as a security guard.
Kander and Ebb’s classic Chicago (March 19-April 16, 2016) closes out the season.