by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Rick Lombardo
September 14 - October 5, 2008
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
by Martin McDonagh
directed by David R. Gammons
October 26 - November 16, 2008
book by Joe Masteroff
based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood
music by John Kander
lyrics by Fred Ebb
directed by Rick Lombardo
musical direction by Todd C. Gordon
January 11 - February 1, 2009
Exits and Entrances
by Athol Fugard
directed by Chris Jorie
February 22 - March 15, 2009
Gutenberg! The Musical!
by Scott Brown and Anthony King
October 4 - October 26, 2008
Fool for Love
by Sam Shepard
directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary
March 14 - April 5, 2009
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
adapted for the stage and directed by Rick Lombardo
December 14 - December 28, 2008
The Santaland Diaries
by David Sedaris
adapted by Joe Mantello
December 14, 2008 - January 4, 2009
Thank you to our Season Sponsors:
I’m excited to tell you about the 2008-2009 season, but before I do, I want to take a moment to thank you for your support of New Repertory Theatre. When you are a New Rep Subscriber, your advance commitment to us ensures that we can plan our season with confidence. In a society that is becoming more and more digital, affording all sorts of reasons to just stay home, your decision to come out to the theater, to connect with the arts and your community is important, and I appreciate it.
We’re becoming quite comfortable in our home at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, and I love choosing plays for two performance spaces. Next Season’s Mainstage series in the Mosesian Theater will include the works of playwrighting masters. Chekhov, Fugard, McDonagh, and Kander and Ebb will fill the stage with dialogue and song. Whether they are amusing, touching, provocative or poignant, they will affect us on deep levels about issues that we are facing in our lives today.
For Downstage @ New Rep, I am always looking for the most exciting plays that speak to us right now and that work best in the intimacy of the Black Box Theater, shows that are “Up Close, On The Edge.” This year, the decision is tough. I have three works I’m choosing from, two of which you can read about now, and one of which I’m hoping to be able to announce shortly.
As a New Rep Subscriber, you will enjoy these shows from the best seats in the house. You will also get the first crack at purchasing specially discounted tickets to our holiday traditions, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the show that has sold out two years in a row, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries.
I wish I could tell you about the two plays that I’m hoping to put in our final slot of both the Mainstage and Downstage seasons. I’m pursuing the rights to two hot titles with all my might because I know they are shows that Boston audiences will absolutely love.
I look forward to seeing you at the theater for an exciting season.
Producing Artistic Director