Rep Stage's 2014-2015 season includes area premieres
Suzanne Beal and Joseph W. Ritch, co-producing artistic directors (Rep Stage / March 13, 2014)
Ritsch will direct the season-opening production of "Venus in Fur" (Oct. 1 to 19), a 2010 play by David Ives about a writer/director who experiences a kind of role reversal when he auditions an actress for an adaptation of a 19th century erotic novel dealing with sadomasochism.
Samuel D. Hunter's recent play "The Whale," about a gentle, 500-pound man slowly eating himself to death out of grief over his partner’s demise, will receive its Baltimore/Washington premiere. Kasi Campbell directs (Jan. 14 to Feb.1).
"Circle Mirror Transformation," by Annie Baker, is set in a small town community center where participants is a “creative drama” class get more than they bargained for when the exercises begin. It will be directed by Suzanne Beal (March 4 to 22, 2015).
Dominique Morisseau’s "Sunset Baby," which had a well-received Off-Broadway run last year, will get its regional premiere in a production directed by Ritsch (April 29 to May 17, 2015). Set in a gritty New York world of drugs and thugs, the play focuses on a former underground black-power group leader who returns from jail to reconnect with his daughter.