Rep Stage, the fine professional company in residence at Howard Community College (the emphasis is on Equity, not college), will explore vintage and contemporary works during its 21st season.
And Michael Stebbins, who just wound up his nearly eight-year tenure as artistic director of Rep Stage, will still be a presence, at least for part of the 2013-2014 lineup. He said he decided to leave the administrative post to concentrate more on acting and directing, and he'll do both with his former troupe.The season will open with Horton Foote's endearing one-act play from the 1950s, "A Young Lady of Property," directed by Stebbins (Sept. 11 to 29). He will then step into the limelight to star in "I Am My Own Wife," the 2004 Pulitzer- and Tony-winning, based-on-a-true-story play by Doug Wright about a long-lived German transvestite. The production (Oct. 30 to Nov. 17) will be directed by Tony Tsendeas.
"The Piano Teacher," a suspenseful play by Julia Cho that won plaudits in New York in 2007, will be directed by Kasi Campbell (Feb. 5 to 23). Rounding out the season will be that evergreen musical of love and life's tough lessons, "The Fantasticks," directed by Nancy Tarr Hart ( April 30 to May 18, 2014).