Classic Repertory Company

SEP/2014 - APR/2015:
William Shakespeare's
MACBETH

John Steinbeck's
OF MICE AND MEN
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MACBETH

In Shakespeare’s visceral, psychological tragedy of ambition, conspiracy, and violence, three witches’ prophecy claims Macbeth will become king of Scotland.

SEP/2014 - APR/2015
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OF MICE AND MEN

John Steinbeck’s classic follows George and simple-minded Lennie, walking the highways of California in search of jobs to make ends meet.


SEP/2014 - APR/2015
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Our Classic Repertory Company, New Rep’s flagship educational outreach program, brings professional productions of classic and modern works of relevant literature to schools, colleges, and community centers throughout New England. Classic Repertory Company aims to elevate these great works from the page to the stage, bringing clarity of thought, language, and storytelling to these rich texts and complex characters.

Our touring productions include every aspect of the theatrical productions:  the cast, crew, set, costumes, props, and sound.  In addition, CRC provides study guides and post-performance talkback discussions with the cast.  Further, CRC offers theatrical workshops allowing audiences to expand their understanding of literature, text, language, and collaboration.

In Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, Classic Repertory Company will be touring productions of William Shakespeare’s MACBETH and John Steinbeck’s OF MICE AND MEN. We are already starting to book dates for next year, so contact us soon to ensure that you get your preferred date.

Download the MACBETH study guide

Download the OF MICE AND MEN study guide

Watch scenes from our 2013-2014 titles: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM


New Rep’s CLASSIC REPERTORY COMPANY is produced in cooperation with Boston University.

Funded in part by generous individual contributors, Massachusetts Cultural Council and local cultural councils, Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Fuller Foundation, Watertown Community Foundation, and the Foundation for MetroWest.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014 5:30pm Arsenal Center for the Arts - Macbeth
Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:30pm Boston University Theatre - Of Mice and Men
Monday, October 27, 2014 7:30pm Arsenal Center for the Arts - Of Mice and Men
Saturday, March 15, 2014 7:30pm Arsenal Center for the Arts - Macbeth

Whether New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company comes to you, or your group visits New Rep’s Weekday Matinee Performances at our theatres in Watertown, MA, we offer a variety of educational workshops to enhance the theatre experience.

Workshop 1:
TRYING ON SHAKESPEARE

Participants will learn to embody the language of Shakespeare by understanding the importance the Bard gives to image, gut response, emotional content, and clarity of thought. Through scene study and practical exercise, participants will gain greater understanding of Shakespeare’s texts.

Workshop 2:
MAKING THEATRE

In a “marathon” approach, participants will create an original piece of live theatre. In collaboration, the group will brainstorm/pick a topic, discuss/choose a theme, and develop a story line with characters, culminating in a short play.

Workshop 3:
DESIGN YOUR OWN WORKSHOP

Our Classic Repertory Company can help design a specific workshop experience to support your curriculum or audience needs.