OPUS to Open The Rep's 47th Season, 1/8-2/2

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) presents the fascinating play Opus by Michael Hollinger and directed by Brendon Fox. This unique play will be performed on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, 130 Edgar Road (on the campus of Webster University), Webster Groves, January 8-February 2, 2014.

Curtain times are Tuesday at 7 pm; Wednesday-Friday at 8 pm; selected Wednesday matinees at 1:30 pm; Saturday matinees at 5 pm; selected Saturday nights at 9 pm; Sunday matinees at 2 pm; and selected Sunday evenings at 7 pm.

Ticket prices start at just $16.50 (previews) and $20 (regular performances). To purchase, 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.

Major sponsorship for this production is provided by the Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan Charitable Foundation.

With only four days to rehearse for their most important performance ever, a world-class string quartet takes a chance by hiring a gifted but inexperienced young woman. Onstage the Lazara Quartet is pitch perfect but behind the scenes they're coming unstrung as the four artists battle the sweat, tears and pain that go into making extraordinary music seem effortless. This fascinating play is a passionate look at the delicate and complex relationships between artists' lives and their art.

The cast of Opus at The Rep is Matthew Boston as Dorian, Chris Hietikko (Sunday in the Park with George) as Carl, Greg Jackson as Alan, Rachael Jenison as Grace, and James Joseph O'Neil as Elliot.

The Rep's production of Opus is directed by Brendon Fox.

The creative staff also includes James Kronzer, set designer; Holly Poe Durbin, costume designer; Patricia Collins, lighting designer; Rusty Wandall, sound designer; James Kronzer and Naf Wayne, projection designers; Eva Kozma, Bjorn Ranheim and Shannon Farrell Williams, consulting musicians; Rich Cole, casting director; Champe Leary, stage manager; and Tony Dearing, assistant stage manager.

For more information about The Rep's production of Opus including a guide introducing the characters, plot and background on the play; photos related to the production; and more, visit The Rep's comprehensive public website at http://www.repstl.org.

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