ST. LOUIS: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has announced a 2020-21 season that will include in-person performances beginning in March 2021.
“Over the past months we have not been able to gather together in the theatre,” said the Rep’s artistic director, Hana S. Sharif, in a statement, “but the hunger for storytelling that illuminates our humanity is fiercer than ever. I still believe that great art can transform lives, so we have adapted this season to create unique and safe opportunities to bring arts to our community.”
Throughout the fall and winter, the Rep will be announcing interactive, site-specific, and virtual experiences. The first virtual event will be a free staged reading of Monty Cole’s Black Like Me (Sept. 10), based on the John Howard Griffin memoir of the same name. Modern-day Black characters reenact and wrestle with the true story of a white journalist in 1959 who temporarily dyed his skin as a way to experience life as a Black man.
In-person performances will begin with Little Shop of Horrors (March 5-April 11, 2021), with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.
The season will conclude with Lynn Nottage’s Mlima’s Tale (May 28-July 11, 2021), about the spirit of an African elephant murdered for his tusks as it journeys through the dark world of the international ivory trade.
Founded in 1966, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a professional theatre striving to produce an eclectic range of productions.
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