Power, gender and sexuality collide in Bob Bartletts contemporary reimagining of Christopher Marlowes tale of Englands infamous ineffectual king. Affairs of state that shocked Renaissance audiences are as close to this moment as they were in their own. Edward alienates his queen and court when he elevates his favourite to the level of consort. As we witness the newly crowned monarch navigate a love affair that could be the downfall of his monarchy, we are asked: what price do we pay when we make the personal political?E2 opens October 31, 2019, with a limited run through November 17 in the Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland. There will be post-show discussions on November 3, 8, and 15. Rep Stage will also hold a pre-show lecture prior to the 2 p.m. performance on November 16.Tickets are $40 for general admission, $35 for seniors and the military, and $15 for students with a current ID. Thursdays are $15 performances. For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call the box office at 443-518-1500.
News About E2 at Rep Stage
Forbidden Love and Royalty: Dueling Themes in E2 at REP Stage
November 04, 2019
Clearly, the story of a king who would, legally speaking, seem like the safest person in the land, but who nonetheless is slain, as is his lover, because their relationship is considered taboo, seems facially like a perfect vehicle to provide that treatment. But it simply isn't, or at least not without more work. There are too many complications unique to a royal situation, as this play cannot help showing.
Rep Stage To Produce World Premiere Of E2 By Bob Bartlett
October 04, 2019
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 27th season with the world premiere of a?oeE2,a?? written by Bob Bartlett and directed by Joseph W. Ritsch.
BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Rep Stage in Columbia - You'll Laugh Till It Hurts!
September 12, 2019
It was exactly ten years ago I first saw Stephen Temperley's SOUVENIR at Baltimore Center Stage which starred Tony Award winner, Judy Kaye. I could not imagine seeing a better version of it ever. But, I was wrong. The Rep Stage version is just plain spectacular and the two actors who perform here, Grace Bauer and Alan Naylor are just plain marvelous.
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Rep Stage in Columbia - It's a Sheer Delight!
May 08, 2019
When I left the Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College in Columbia where the Rep Stage is housed, I went up to Director Joseph W. Ritsch with a big smile on my face. He told me he wanted to end their season with a comedy that audiences would enjoy. Well, mission accomplished!
Rep Stage Announces 2019-2020 Season Productions
March 14, 2019
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, will launch its 2019-2020 season with "Souvenir" by Stephen Temperley, followed by a world premiere by local playwright Bob Bartlett and a regional premiere by Philadelphia playwright James Ijames, and then conclude with the timeless musical "Dames at Sea."