2014-2015 REP Season Announced
Friday, June 20, 2014
Robert A. Miller
The 2014-2015 season of The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, will include two world premieres by Pittsburgh playwrights, a classic by Nobel laureate John Steinbeck and a hilarious comedy about an American singer renowned for her lack of rhythm, tone and especially an ability to sing.
The season runs Sept. 4 through April 12, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., in the city’s Oakland neighborhood.
The 2014-2015 season opens with Steinbeck’s timeless tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men, directed by Robert A. Miller, Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts distinguished master artist-in-residence.
The REP will next present alumnus and Broadway veteran Tomé Cousin directing Souvenir, Stephen Temperley’s uproarious and poignant comedy about the infamous soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, whose inability to carry a tune did not prevent her from selling out Carnegie Hall. Variety called the play, "A beguiling comic jewel with a heart," while The Boston Globe raved, "There aren't many theatrical experiences as good as Souvenir."
The REP’s remaining productions in the season will be two world premieres of works by Pittsburgh playwrights — alumna Gaby Cody’s riotous farce, Prussia: 1866, directed by Kim Martin, director of production and stage management at the Playhouse, and Anthony McKay’s stirring family drama, Endless Lawns, directed by Greg Lehane.
The season is as follows:
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Directed by Robert A. Miller (son of Arthur Miller)
Sept. 5-21, preview Sept. 4
Souvenir by Stephen Temperley
Directed by Tomé Cousin
Sept. 26–Oct. 12, preview Sept. 25
Prussia: 1866 by Gab Cody
Directed by Kim Martin (world premiere)
Feb. 6–22, 2015, preview Feb. 5
Endless Lawns by Anthony McKay
Directed by Greg Lehane (world premiere)
March 27-April 12, preview March 26
The REP 2014-2015 season subscriptions, which save patrons up to 35 percent off single ticket prices, are available now and can be purchased for $64-$72.
Single tickets, ranging from $24-$27, will go on sale at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 4.
Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. To order a season subscription, contact the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412-392-8000. For single tickets, when they become available, or more information about the Pittsburgh Playhouse, visit www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.
Explore the theatre program at the Conservatory of Performing Arts: