Dramatic Repertory Co. Announces 2018/19 Season
Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) proudly announces its 2018/2019 Season of three Maine Premiere productions.
The season will launch with the Maine Premiere of COCK by Mike Bartlett-- (also known as the cockfight play) - November 9 - 18, 2018. This will be followed by the Maine Premiere of FABULOSO by John Kolvenbach - March 8 - 17, 2019. We will conclude our season with the Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Maine Premiere of THE FLICK by Annie Baker in May 31 - June 9, 2019. All three productions will be performed at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage - 25A Forest Ave.
COCK by Mike Bartlett which can be referred to as (the cockfight play) for publication, will feature Ian Carlsen (Equivocation, DRC), James Herrera (The Boston Trial of a Book Named Naked Lunch), Andrew Sawyer ([title of show], DRC), and Marjolaine Whittlesey (False Flag, DRC). Mike Bartlett's highly charged and deeply funny language play provides a unique look at sexual identity, infidelity, and the ways in which our emotions can overwhelm our actions. John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when they separate for a time, he unexpectedly falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn't know which way to turn. As the pressure mounts, a dinner with both parties is arranged, and a surprise guest arrives to make a lively foursome. They all want to know: Who is John? What is he? And what will his decision be? Cock is prescribed to be performed with no props, set or pantomime, so all the focus is on the drama. Directed by Keith Powell Beyland & Tess Van Horn, the show runs November 9 -18, 2018 at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage - (25A Forest Avenue, Portland).
FABULOSO by John Kolvenbach, Directed by Daniel Burson, features Peter Brown (Equivocation, DRC), Christopher Holt (Year of the Rooster, DRC), Janice O'Rourke (The Watson Intelligence, DRC) and Bess Welden (False Flag, DRC). Kate and Teddy are trapped in a soggy, lifeless marriage. Then Teddy's old friend Arthur arrives, bearing chaos, knives, songs and his fiance?e. FABULOSO is a domestic farce about the pleasure in bedlam and a working metaphor for bringing up babies. In this unique DRC production, the actors will alternate roles during the performance schedule. The show runs March 8 - 17, 2019 at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage - (25A Forest Avenue, Portland).
THE FLICK by Annie Baker - WINNER! 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Matt Delamater (Equivocation, DRC), and Casey Turner (Venus in Fur, DRC) - additional cast to be announced. In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. A hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. Directed by Keith Powell Beyland - performed May 31 - June 9, 2019 at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage - (25A Forest Avenue, Portland).
Tickets for all productions can be found online at http://www.dramaticrep.org.
DRC will continue its FuturePatrons program in 2018/2019. With FuturePatrons, theatre- goers 25 and under can see DRC shows for FREE!! Theatre is habit forming, and DRC wants to be a catalyst. DRCs innovative program strives to help build the next generation of theatre- goers. FuturePatron tickets are available day-of only, and require government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Seating is first-come, first-served and subject to availability.
Dramatic Repertory Company aims to make a dramatic difference in the community. DRC continues to establish a burgeoning reputation for provocative and professional productions. DRC intends to produce new and overlooked works that otherwise may never be seen in Maine, as well as provide fresh perspectives on classic works.