All the Great Books (abridged)

By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Additional material by Matthew Croke and Michael Faulkner
Directed by Reed Martin

November 30 - December 30 , 2005

2005-2006 Mainstage Season

The Story

Hold on for dear life as the literary canon explodes and launches a fast-paced, funny crash course in all those classics you should have read in school but probably didn’t. Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Then have a little Dickens, a bit of Proust, and a Longfellow that’s shorter. With an inspired mix of verbal dexterity and physical comedy, co-creator Reed Martin directs three gifted actors as they rip and race through nearly 90 famous texts with silliness and sophisticated irreverence.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Dorothy Marshall Englis
Costume Designer: Dorothy Marshall Englis
Lighting Designer: Peter E. Sargent
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis
Casting: Rich Cole


Adam Richman (Coach)
Craig Baldwin (Professor)
Dustin Sullivan (Dustin)

Sponsorship & Support

The Repertory Theatre thanks Ernst & Young and UMB Bank for their generous support of this production.