The Rep Announces 2014-2015 Studio Theatre Season

The Rep Announces 2014-2015 Studio Theatre Season

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is proud to announce its 2014-2015 season of performances in the Studio Theatre.

The Studio Theatre series opens in the Emerson Studio Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, on October 29, 2014 with A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle and directed by Seth Gordon. A Kid Like Jake (October 29- November 16, 2014) follows two parents, Alexandra and Greg, who are stressed to their limits. Test scores, campus visits and entrance interviews for their son Jake are almost too much for the young family to handle. Especially since this prep isn't for college applications, it's all part of the nerve-wracking process of winning a place in one of Manhattan's exclusive kindergarten programs. Four-year-old Jake's intelligence and imagination have him in the running for a top school, but when his counselor suggests highlighting his affection for dress-up and fantasy, his parents are faced with the difficult decisions about how to do right by their child.

The Studio Theatre series continues with Safe House (January 21-February 8, 2015) by Keith Josef Adkins. In 1843 Kentucky, the Pedigrews hold a unique place in their community as free people of color. While one brother has dreams of opening his own business as a cobbler and creating a successful life for his family, the other risks everything in an effort to help fugitive slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Based on true events in the lives of his ancestors, playwright Keith Josef Adkins tells a gripping and heart-wrenching story of love, freedom and survival against impossible odds.

Closing the Studio Theatre series is Buyer and Cellar (March 11-29, 2015) by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Wendy Dann. Inspired by Barbra Streisand's coffee table book, My Passion for Design, this uproarious fictional account takes us into Babs' basement, where she has a small street of shops housing her unique collections. In this underground museum of celebrity eccentricity, an underemployed Los Angeles actor becomes the caretaker, interacting with Barbra in moments that begin as absurdly hilarious and venture into surprisingly tender. A runaway hit in New York, this one-man show takes us into the ultimate fantasy as a star-struck dreamer fills the oddest of odd jobs.

Season ticket packages for The Rep's 2014-2015 Studio Theatre series are on sale now. Subscribers can save substantially over the cost of purchasing individual tickets to shows and enjoy exclusive benefits by purchasing season tickets. Studio Theatre subscription packages range from $99-$156 for all three shows.

Studio Theatre single tickets (starting at $42) go on sale October 1.

For more information about The Rep's 2014-2015 season or to purchase subscriptions, visit The Rep Box Office, located inside the Loretto-Hilton Center, charge by phone by calling (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's Online Box Office at http://www.repstl.org.

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