Enhance Your Experience

Want more information about a specific play at The Rep? Our Education Department has compiled a wealth of information to help you enhance your Rep experience. From background articles and research to opportunities in the community, we’ve got something for everyone.

Play Guides

For adult patrons who want more information about the work they see on stage, The Rep curates play guides for each Mainstage and Studio production. Each guide contains a brief synopsis, character descriptions, and a background article related to The Rep’s production. 

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Quick Start Podcast

Listen in to Quick Start, The Rep’s new behind-the-scenes podcast. For each episode, we sit down with an actor from one of our Mainstage productions to explore the world of the play. We’ll talk characters, themes, issues raised by the play, historical background and other details you won’t hear anywhere else. You can find the latest Quick Start episode at repstl.org the week after opening night of each Mainstage production.

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Talk Theatre

The Rep’s Volunteer Board presents this popular lecture series the Monday evening after each Mainstage opening night. Featuring behind-the-scenes information from Rep production staff as well as insights from a featured speaker, Talk Theatre is always a hit with theatre enthusiasts who want to learn more about the plays they see at The Rep. To get tickets to Talk Theatre or for more information, visit our Talk Theatre page.

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Post-Performance Discussions

Free post-performance discussions are held after select Mainstage performances. Stick around after the applause as cast members and Rep staffers meet with the audience for a 20-minute Q-and-A session.

Library Resource List

The Rep has partnered with St. Louis County Libraries to provide a curated resource list specific to each Rep production. Including books, CDs, films, e-books and more, this list is specially created by SLCL librarians to enhance the theatre experience.

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Saint Louis Art Museum Tours

Take a one-hour, docent-led journey through the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection to complement each of The Rep’s Mainstage productions. These popular tours explore themes you’ll see on stage through many varied works of art. All tours are free; no reservations are required. For the complete list of tour times and topics, view the SLAM Tours page.

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