Flint Repertory Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Of Transformation - ASSASSINS, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, and More

Flint Repertory Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season Of Transformation - ASSASSINS, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, and More

Producing Artistic Director Michael Lluberes unveiled an exciting lineup of shows for Flint Repertory Theatre's 2018/2019 Season at The Rep's Season Announcement Party.

"Filled with extraordinary variety, this unique season reflects The Rep's new commitment to provide Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining and inspiring for all ages," states Lluberes. "Our Signature Series consists of an eclectic mix of world premiere plays and musicals and bold new interpretations of theatrical classics. Our Theatre For Young Audience series features the best and brightest in the genre."

The Rep kicks off the season with the world premiere of THE BOATMAN, a dark comedy by Alex Moggridge, developed in last season's New Works Festival. Next up is Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's brilliant, outrageous and Tony Award-winning musical ASSASSINS. For the holidays, The Rep reimagines the international classic, THE LITTLE PRINCE, a dreamlike journey across a universe for all ages. Taking the field in 2019 is THE WOLVES. This Pulitzer Prize Finalist, by Sarah DeLappe, puts an elite girls' soccer team center stage. In the spring, The Rep presents the underwater adventure RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES, directed by Obie Award Winner Lee Sunday Evans. This world premiere puppet musical is a co-production with CollaborationTown. THE GLASS MENAGERIE follows as The Rep takes a bold new approach to Tennessee Williams' masterpiece starring Wilde Award winner Janet Haley. Wrapping up the season with something completely different, The Rep premieres the hilarious musical SONGS ABOUT STUFF, based on the quirky musings of Mid-Michigan Singer-Songwriter Wally Pleasant.

The Rep will also present the second annual NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. This 3-day event of readings and workshops of new plays and musicals lets audiences see these works before anyone else in the world!


FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE 2018-19 SEASON:

SIGNATURE SERIES:

THE BOATMAN

World Premiere Play

by Alex Moggridge

Directed by Michael Lluberes

September 28 - October 7, 2018

In this dark comedy, the Boatman of the Underworld is having a career crisis, and it only gets worse when he meets a girl who refuses to be ferried to the land of the dead. Developed in last season's New Works Festival.


ASSASSINS

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Book by John Weidman

Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.

Directed by Michael Lluberes

November 9- 18, 2018

Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece is a bone-chilling thrill ride through U.S. history. Bold, original, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny!


THE WOLVES

By Sarah DeLappe

Directed by Kathryn Walsh

February 8-17, 2019

This exhilarating new play by Sarah DeLappe charts nine American teenage girls on an elite soccer team as they go through a season, hoping to make it to nationals. Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


THE GLASS MENAGERIE

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Michael Lluberes

April 5-14, 2019

A play of exquisite beauty. Reality and illusion collide in this emotional family drama.

Starring The Rep's Associate Artist, Janet Haley as Amanda Wingfield.


SONGS ABOUT STUFF: THE MUSIC OF WALLY PLEASANT

World Premiere Musical

Music and Lyrics by Wally Pleasant

Conceived and Directed by Michael Lluberes

May 31-June 9, 2019

Welcome to the hilarious world of Mid-Michigan Singer-Songwriter Wally Pleasant! This intimate world premiere musical revue is an offbeat celebration of his music, humor and quirky way of looking at the world.


THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCE SERIES:

THE LITTLE PRINCE

By Rick Cummins and

John Scoullar

Based on the book by

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

December 14-23, 2018

In the middle of the Sahara Desert, a stranded aviator meets the Little Prince, who hails from a small, faraway asteroid. Their dreamlike journey unfolds across a universe sparking our imaginations along the way.


RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES

World Premiere Musical

Created by Geo Decas O'Donnell, Jordan Seavey, Lee Sunday Evans & Nicholas Williams

Text by Geo Decas O'Donnell and Jordan Seavey

Music by Nicholas Williams

Lyrics by Geo Decas O'Donnell, Jordan Seavey & Nicholas Williams

Directed by Lee Sunday Evans

Puppet Design and Direction by Amanda Villalobos

Executive Producer and Puppet Consultation by Jean Marie Keevins for Little Shadow Productions

March 1-10, 2019

An epic, puppet-filled musical adventure set underwater 500 million years ago. With humor and songs, this world premiere musical explores family, loss, and our connection to and impact on our planet. A Co-Production with CollaborationTown.


NEW WORKS FESTIVAL:

FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

January 18, 19, 20, 2019

The Rep's annual New Works Festival is a three-day presentation of staged readings and workshops of world premiere plays and musicals featuring discussions between playwrights and audiences.


Originally founded in 1957 as Flint Youth Theatre, the new Flint Repertory Theatre - also known as "The Rep" - is a professional, not-for-profit regional theatre located in the heart of Flint, Michigan. The Rep is a program of the Flint Institute of Music and its mission is to provide the city of Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought-provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining and inspiring for all ages.

Along with a season of professional works and an annual festival featuring new work, The Rep offers educational programming for all ages. Facilities at The Rep include Bower, a 300-seat proscenium theatre; Elgood,a 150-seat thrust theatre; two rehearsal spaces; and, scenic and costume shops.

Funding for The Rep is primarily through individual and corporate donors including Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, A.G. Bishop Charitable Trust, Allegro, Charles Stewart Harding Foundation, Nartel Family Foundation and The Whiting Foundation.

For more information about Flint Repertory Theatre, please visit www.FlintRep.org

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