COLUMBIA, MD.: Rep Stage has announced its 2020-21 season, featuring four productions.
“I am beyond excited for our 2020-2021 season, as we continue to tell evocative stories that celebrate the diverse communities in which we live,” said Joseph Ritsch, producing artistic director, in a statement. “This season has stories for all of us—stories we will see ourselves in, and stories that will engage us in conversation with those whose stories may appear different than our own. The season speaks to our patrons’ love of musicals, thrilling mysteries, and new works by local artists. I cannot wait to share this season!”
The season will start with Falsettos (Sept. 10-27), with music and lyrics by William Finn, and book by James Lapine and Finn. The musical follows a man who leaves his wife and son to be with another man in 1970s New York, just at the onset of the AIDS crisis. Ritsch will choreograph and direct.
Next up will be Jen Silverman’s The Moors (Nov. 5-22), a dark comedy about two spinster sisters and their mastiff living on the bleak English moors. Craig Baldwin will direct.
Following will be the world premiere of Dane Figueroa Edidi’s Ghost/Writer (Feb. 18-March 7, 2021), about the unraveling of decades of family secrets spurred by a middling ghost exorcist in 1920 and a ghost writer in 2019. Danielle A. Drakes will direct.
The season will conclude with Seascape (April 29-May 16, 2021), by Edward Albee, a comedy that follows a retired couple picnicking on a beach who are joined by two sea creatures. Laley Lippard will direct.
Rep Stage, founded in 1993, is a professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College. The company strives to produce both new works and contemporary classics in conjunction with regional artists.