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Milwaukee Rep Stages World Premiere of ONE HOUSE OVER

Milwaukee Rep Stages World Premiere of ONE HOUSE OVER

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere of One House Over, a stunning new play by Catherine Trieschmann, in the Quadracci Powerhouse running February 27 through March 25, 2018. This brilliantly funny and provocative new piece has been in development at Milwaukee Rep for nearly two years and is part of our John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program, which revitalizes The Rep's commitment to commission and produce new works.

In One House Over, Joanne lives with her elderly father in their suburban Chicago home and is relieved to have support when Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help care for her father. But, she can't anticipate the complications that arise when "the help" starts to feel like family...and act like it. It's an empathetic but searing examination of boundaries, power, privilege, and fear in a single backyard.

Catherine Trieschmann's plays include How the World Began (produced by Milwaukee Rep in 2012/13), The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock, Crooked, Hot Georgia Sunday and The Most Deserving. Her work has been produced Off-Broadway at the Women's Project, Bush Theatre (London), Out of Joint at the Arcola Theatre (London), South Coast Repertory, New Theatre (Sydney), Florida Stage, Summer Play Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Theater Company and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, among others. She has received commissions from South Coast Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Denver Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. The recipient of several playwriting awards, she also wrote the screenplay for the film, Angel's Crest.

The Rep's production of One House Over features Zoë Sophia Garcia (Goodman, Playwrights Horizon, Actors Theatre of Louisville) as Camila, Justin Huen (Mark Taper, Geffen, Theaterworks) as Rafael, Mark Jacoby (Broadway: Ragtime, The Phantom of the Opera, Show Boat, The Rep's Five Presidents) as Milos, Jeanne Paulsen (Broadway: The Kentucky Cycle(Tony Nomination), The Crucible, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Resident Company member, numerous regional theatre appearances) as Patty and Elaine Rivkin (Writers Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens Theatre) as Joanne.

One House Over is directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, which marks his third World Premiere on the Powerhouse stage following American Song (2015/16) and Five Presidents (2014/15). The creative team features scenic design by Kevin Depinet (Chicago based with work at numerous regional theatres, The Rep's Good People), costume design by Rachel Laritz (APT, Kansas City Rep, Utah Shakespeare, Florentine Opera, most recently for The Rep The Glass Menagerie), lighting design by Jesse Klug (Chicago based with work at numerous regional theatres and Off-Broadway, Jeff Award-winner, most recently for The Rep Of Mice and Men), sound design/original composition by Joe Cerqua (over 250 productions nationally and internationally, numerous regional theatres, most recently for The Rep The Foreigner). Dramaturgs for this production are Brent Hazleton (Rep Associate Artistic Director) and Abigail Gonda (Development Producer for BBC Writersroom).

House Over begins performances February 27 and runs through March 25 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. Opening night is Friday, March 2 at 8:00 pm. Tickets to this powerful new play are now on sale and can be purchased online at, by phone at 414-224-9490 or in person at the Ticket Office (108 E. Wells Street).

Executive Producer for One House Over is Judy Hansen. Associate Producers are Catherine and Buddy Robinson and the Four-Four Foundation, Inc. This production is supported in part by an Edgerton Foundation for New Plays Award. One House Over is a co-production with Geva Theatre Center. The Rep is sponsored in part by The United Performing Arts Fund.

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