2017-2018 Season & Events

Following The Rep’s blowout 50th anniversary season, we’re carrying that tremendous momentum forward. Our 2017-18 season offers a bold mixture of exciting new works alongside familiar classics.‚Äč

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 6 - October 1, 2017

by Simon Stephens
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play, The Curious Incident is an immersive adventure that puts audiences in the shoes of 15-year-old sleuth Christopher. He’s a brilliant young man, but struggles to process everyday information. Suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog, Christopher journeys into London to track down the true culprit. But can he withstand the sensory overload of the big city?

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October 11 - November 5, 2017

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Mason Barnes

For the first time in its 50-year history, The Rep will produce Hamlet. Spurred on to vengeance by the ghost of his father, Prince Hamlet hovers in limbo between bloody retribution and madness. Potentially fatal indecision delays his every step. With its profound soliloquies, complexly shaded characters and brutal plotting, it’s Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy.

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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

November 29 - December 24, 2017

by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Jenn Thompson

In this winning and witty sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the bookish middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. Constantly overshadowed by her four sisters, Mary Bennet finds hope for a new life beyond her family from an unexpected holiday romance. Austen fans and first-timers alike will find much to love in this alluring comedic tale.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

January 3 - 28, 2018

Written and created by Roger Bean
Directed and choreographed by Melissa Rain Anderson

The pop doesn’t stop in this smash hit musical! A high school prom in 1958 and a 10-year reunion in 1968 provide the backdrop for some of the biggest hits of both decades, performed by an irrepressible quartet of young women. Featuring a stacked playlist that includes “Mr. Sandman,” “It’s in His Kiss,” “Respect,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and more, it’s a joyous snapshot of a musical era.

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The Humans

February 7 - March 4, 2018

by Stephen Karam
Directed by Steven Woolf

Winner of four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Three generations of the Blake family have gathered in a dingy New York City apartment for Thanksgiving. Everyone’s trying to make the best of it, but life’s little indignities are piling up. With a mixture of pathos and dark humor, Karam’s vivid family portrait is nothing but honest.

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Born Yesterday

March 14 - April 8, 2018

by Garson Kanin
Directed by Pamela Hunt

Junkyard tycoon Harry Brock swaggers into Washington, D.C. as the ultimate political outsider, determined to buy a senator or two. The monkey wrench in his schemes is Billie Dawn, his seemingly dim-witted ex-showgirl girlfriend. But when Brock hires a reporter to tutor Billie, she rapidly comes into her own as a force to be reckoned with. This sharp and snappy comedy hilariously skewers Beltway corruption.

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Featuring three fresh and dynamic shows, The Rep's Studio Theatre season will be announced this summer! Studio performances take place in the 125-seat, black box-style Emerson Studio Theatre.

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Imaginary Theatre Company

Imaginary Theatre Company (ITC) is The Rep’s resident professional touring ensemble. Through the use of literature, folk tales, fairy tales and new adaptations of classic works, ITC is committed to bringing the very finest in theatre for young audiences to nearly 20,000 students each season.


The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

Touring October 23, 2017 – April 8, 2018

by Sarah Brandt
Music and Lyrics by Stephen James Neale
Directed by Jennifer Wintzer

When the city mouse takes a trip to visit his country cousin, he finds her rustic ways less than appealing. Promising a wonderful new lifestyle, he invites her on a trip to his home in the city, but she finds much more than she bargained for in this unfamiliar place. Join ITC for a fun musical journey as two little mice learn about the differences in others and all the possibilities the world can bring.


The Nutcracker

Touring November 13 – December 23, 2017
Public Performances December 16, 17, 22 and 23, 2017

by Sarah Brandt
Music and Lyrics by Neal Richardson
Directed by Suki Peters

Marie is a little lonely after her family moves to a new town, but when her Godfather arrives with some mysterious Christmas Eve packages, she finds magic in very unlikely places. One of Godfather's gifts is a wooden nutcracker that appears to be nothing more than an ugly toy, but Marie soon discovers there may be more than meets the eye. The Nutcracker leads Marie on a magical adventure full of evil mice, dancing fairies and distant lands, showing her along the way that friends may not be so hard to find and that the magic of Christmas can last the whole year through.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie

Touring January 9 – April 8, 2018

by Kathryn Schultz Miller
Directed by Alan Knoll

Laura Ingalls Wilder is famous for her series of Little House on the Prairie books, but fans may not know the real-life story behind these beloved tales. From the big woods of Wisconsin to the widespread prairies of Kansas to the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, Laura and her family journeyed across new territories, facing hardships and adventures along the way. Join ITC for a look at the remarkable writer, philosopher and chronicler who left us a charming and captivating record of life as an American pioneer.

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Making a Scene: A St. Louis Theatre Expo

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. September 16, 2017

Celebrating theatre in St. Louis, this free, community-wide theatre event features discussions, demonstrations, tours, a children’s activity area and much more—all focused on encouraging community members of all ages to engage in the opportunities available in the area.

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