Shakespeare's "King Lear" at Connecticut Repertory Theatre in 2016. (Photo by Gerry Goodstein)

Connecticut Rep Announces 6-Play 2017-18 Season

The season will include Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Jen Silverman, Qui Nguyen, and more.

STORRS, CONN.: Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring four mainstage productions and two plays in its studio space.

“The upcoming season features exciting new plays and iconic classics, all exploring the idea of truth in our world,” said artistic director Michael Bradford in a statement. “Perhaps there is no more pressing topic for today and we are excited to embark upon this theatrical journey. Each one of these plays asks questions. Some will be answered, while others invite further discussion.”

The main stage season will start with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (Oct. 5-15).

The studio stage programming will start with Jen Silverman’s That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her (Oct. 26-Nov. 5), about a student who leads a social media campaign demanding justice after her friend disappears. Matthew J. Pugliese will direct.

Next up will be Our Country’s Good (Nov. 30-Dec. 9), by Timberlake Wertenbaker, about a young lieutenant directing the first play to be staged in Australia in 1789.

Following will be Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (Feb. 22, 2018-March 4, 2018), about the Salem witch trials of 1692. Paul Mullins will direct.

The second studio offering will be She Kills Monster (March 22-31, 2018), by Qui Nguyen, about a girl who copes with the loss of her younger sister by delving into the Dungeons and Dragons game. Tamilla Woodard will direct.

The mainstage season will conclude with Shakespeare’s As You Like It (April 19-29, 2018).

Connecticut Repertory Theatre is the producing arm of the University of Connecticut’s Department of Dramatic Arts. It presents both new and classic works.

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