Talk Theatre Interactive Lecture Series

The Rep's Volunteer Board is proud to present the 18th season of this popular lecture series. This terrific program takes place the first Monday after each Mainstage opening and is always a hit with theatre enthusiasts who want to learn about and discuss the plays they see at The Rep.

Held at the beautiful Sally S. Levy Opera Center (210 Hazel Avenue, near the Loretto-Hilton Center), the Talk Theatre interactive lecture series features Rep creative staff as well as local and national professionals sharing their insights on a broad range of topics. Speakers may include directors, actors, writers, professors or any professional who can share a unique perspective relevant to the current production. Each event also includes a short explanation of the show as well as a presentation by someone from the production staff (set, costumes, lights, sound, etc.).

All programs are held from 7:30–9:00 pm unless otherwise indicated, and light refreshments are served. Please note that the Talk Theatre Lecture for A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held inside of the theatre.

Purchase Individual Tickets

Single dates are available for $15 each. Use the purchase links on the schedule below to buy online now.

One Man, Two Guvnors: Monday, September 15, 2014
Program: Hear how Jacob Stergos and the Woolfpak musicians learned to perform as a Skiffle Band for One Man, Two Guvnors.

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Monday, October 20, 2014
Program: Join us in the theatre for our annual focus on the backstage world with Rep staff including Production Manager Edward Coffield.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash: Monday, December 8, 2014
Program: Roy St. John, musician and artist, offers insights into the music of Johnny Cash.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Monday, January 12, 2015
Program: Director of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Seth Gordon, discusses topics and questions presented in the play.

The Winslow Boy: Monday, February 16, 2015
Program: Russell Osgood, Professor of Law, Washington University, will explain the unusual legal issues that are present in The Winslow Boy.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Monday, March 23, 2015
Program: Gad Guterman, Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Webster University, talks about the absurdist comedy of Christopher Durang.

Check back often as our list of presenters is updated. Circumstances may necessitate a change in program.

Save By Subscribing to a Full Series or Pick 3

The complete series of Talk Theatre lectures is available for a donation of $60 for Backers and $69 for non-Backers.

"Pick 3" packages are also available for $34.50 for Backers and $40.50 for non-Backers.

Proceeds benefit The Rep and are tax-deductible.

Packages and tickets are on sale now. For more information or to make your reservation please call the Box Office at (314) 968-4925. Hurry, this popular series sells out fast!