Prior to attending the theatre or seeing one of the ITC productions on tour, teachers will receive a free multi-disciplinary study guide containing information about the play, the playwright and the production. The guide also contains useful background articles and suggested activities designed to correspond to the Missouri Show-Me Standards and the Illinois Learning Standards.

For the convenience of educators and parents, these Study Guides are also available for download as printable PDF files. A limited archive of Study Guides from previous productions is also available online.

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Current Study Guides

The Emperor's New Clothes: The Emperor's New Clothes, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company Touring Only.

One Man, Two Guvnors: One Man, Two Guvnors, presented on the Mainstage September 10-October 5.

Archived Study Guides

A Christmas Story: A Christmas Story, presented on the Mainstage December 2–27, 2009.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, presented on the Mainstage October 12-November 11, 2005.

A Gnome for Christmas: A Gnome for Christmas, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company December 15-23, 2012.

A Peter Rabbit Tale: A Peter Rabbit Tale, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company March 13, 2009 (and on tour).

A Thousand Cranes: A Thousand Cranes, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company February 10, 2007.

Ace: Ace, presented on the Mainstage September 6-October 1, 2006.

All the Great Books (abridged): All the Great Books (abridged), presented on the Mainstage November 30-December 20, 2005.

Amadeus: Amadeus, presented on the Mainstage September 9–October 4, 2009.

Amelia Earhart: Amelia Earhart, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company March 18-28, 2010.

Annie Oakley: Annie Oakley, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company March 21-30, 2013.

Bah! Humbug!: Bah! Humbug!, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company December 19, 22 & 23, 2009.

Beehive The 60's Musical: Beehive The 60's Musical, presented on the Mainstage March 16 - April 10, 2011.

Brighton Beach Memoirs: Brighton Beach Memoirs, presented on the Mainstage September 5 - 30, 2012.

Cabaret: Cabaret, presented on the Mainstage September 11-October 6.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, presented on the Mainstage September 7-October 7, 2005.

Chanticleer!: Chanticleer!, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company March 19, 2011.

Crime and Punishment: Crime and Punishment,

Crowns: Crowns, presented on the Mainstage March 16-April 15, 2005.

Daddy Long Legs: Daddy Long Legs, presented on the Mainstage October 10 - November 4, 2012.

Double Indemnity: Double Indemnity, presented on the Mainstage March 13-April 7.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, presented on the Mainstage March 18–April 12, 2009.

Dracula: Dracula, presented on the Mainstage October 11–November 4, 2007.

Ella: Ella, presented on the Mainstage March 19-April 13, 2008.

Jane Austen's Emma—A New Musical: Jane Austen's Emma—A New Musical, presented on the Mainstage October 8–November 2, 2008.

Ferdinand the Bull: Ferdinand the Bull, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company March 26, 2005.

Fly: Fly, presented on the Mainstage October 16-November 10.

Frost/Nixon: Frost/Nixon, presented on the Mainstage September 3–28, 2008.

Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation: Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company Saturday, February 17, 2007 (and on tour).

Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation: Hansel and Gretel: The Next Generation, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company Only on Tour.

Heartbreak House: Heartbreak House, presented on the Mainstage January 3–28, 2007.

I Am My Own Wife: I Am My Own Wife, presented on the Mainstage January 4-February 3, 2006.

Kiss Me, Kate: Kiss Me, Kate, presented on the Mainstage November 28-December 28, 2007.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company only on tour.

Macbeth: Macbeth, presented on the Mainstage February 9 - March 6, 2011.

My Father's Dragon: My Father's Dragon, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company February 28, 2009.

Myth Adventures: Myth Adventures, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company February 16, 2007.

Noises Off: Noises Off, presented on the Mainstage March 19-April 13.

Of Mice and Men: Of Mice and Men, presented on the Mainstage October 11-November 5, 2006.

One Man, Two Guvnors: One Man, Two Guvnors, presented on the Mainstage September 10-October 5.

Over The Tavern: Over The Tavern, presented on the Mainstage December 1-26, 2010.

Pirandello's Henry IV: Pirandello's Henry IV, presented on the Mainstage February 8-March 10, 2006.

Puss in Boots: Puss in Boots, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company March 17, 2012.

Red: Red, presented on the Mainstage September 7 - October 2, 2011.

Robin Hood: Robin Hood, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company only on tour.

Saint Joan: Saint Joan, presented on the Mainstage January 7-February 1, 2009.

Sense and Sensibility: Sense and Sensibility, presented on the Mainstage February 6-March 3, 2013.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure: Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, presented on the Mainstage March 21—April 15, 2007.

Sleuth: Sleuth, presented on the Mainstage October 14–November 8, 2009.

Stones in His Pockets: Stones in His Pockets, presented on the Mainstage January 5-February 4, 2005.

Sunday in the Park with George: Sunday in the Park with George, presented on the Mainstage January 4-29, 2012.

The 39 Steps: The 39 Steps, presented on the Mainstage January 6-31, 2009.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, presented on the Mainstage November 30 - December 23, 2011.

The Ant and the Grasshopper: The Ant and the Grasshopper, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company December 20–22, 2007.

The Bomb-itty of Errors: The Bomb-itty of Errors,

The Box Wars: The Box Wars, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company February 18, 2006.

The Comedy of Errors: The Comedy of Errors, presented on the Mainstage March 14 - April 8, 2012.

The Diary of Anne Frank: The Diary of Anne Frank, presented on the Mainstage Feb 10-March 7, 200.

The Elves and the Shoemaker: The Elves and the Shoemaker, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company December 17-23, 2011.

The Emperor's New Clothes: The Emperor's New Clothes, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company Touring Only.

The Fantastics: The Fantastics, presented on the Mainstage March 17–April 11, 2010.

The Foreigner: The Foreigner, presented on the Mainstage November 28-December 23, 2012.

The Heidi Chronicles: The Heidi Chronicles, presented on the Mainstage February 7-March 4, 2007.

The History Boys: The History Boys, presented on the Mainstage September 5–30, 2007.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company January 16, 2014.

The Little Fir Tree: The Little Fir Tree, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company December 20–23, 2008.

The Miracle Worker: The Miracle Worker, presented on the Mainstage February 11–March 8, 2009.

The Mousetrap: The Mousetrap, presented on the Mainstage December 4-29, 2013.

The Musical of Musicals--The Musical!: The Musical of Musicals--The Musical!, presented on the Mainstage November 29-December 29, 2006.

The Nutcracker: The Nutcracker, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company December 18, 20 and 21, 2010.

The Retreat From Moscow: The Retreat From Moscow, presented on the Mainstage February 9-March 11, 2005.

The Sword in the Stone: The Sword in the Stone, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company Only on Tour.

The Tempest: The Tempest, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company only on tour.

The Tortoise and the Hare: The Tortoise and the Hare, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company Only on Tour.

The Velveteen Rabbit: The Velveteen Rabbit, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company December 14-23, 2013.

This Wonderful Life: This Wonderful Life, presented on the Mainstage November 26-December 28, 2008.

Trail of Tears: Trail of Tears, presented by The Rep's Imaginary Theatre Company March 25-April 3, 2011.

Tuesdays With Morrie: Tuesdays With Morrie, presented on the Mainstage January 2-27, 2008.

Twelve Angry Men: Twelve Angry Men, presented on the Mainstage February 6-March 2, 2008.

Witness for the Prosecution: Witness for the Prosecution, presented on the Mainstage March 15-April 14, 2006.

You Can't Take it With You: You Can't Take it With You, presented on the Mainstage September 8-October 3, 2010.

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To request a printed copy of a Study Guide by mail, please call (314) 968-7340.