Under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Larry Eisenberg and Chris Winfield, The Group Rep has announced its 43rd Season containing a collection of original and classic theatrical offerings. Thematically, the season offers the audience a portal into the motives that drive a fascinating array of complicated human beings.
A Nice Family Christmas
(Nov. 4 – Dec. 18, 2016)
Phil Olson’s world premiere comedy, directed by Doug Engalla, with Guest Artist Broadway veteran, Marcia Rodd. A young newspaper reporter, on the brink of being fired, has been assigned a last chance story about a typical family Christmas — his family.
Witness for the Prosecution
(January 27 – March 12, 2017)
Agatha Christie’s New York Critic’s Circle Award-winning play directed by Jules Aaron featuring Guest Artist Salome Jens. The wife of a man accused of murder can prove his innocence but when she takes the stand she denies his alibi.
A Dull Pain Turned Sharp
(April 7 – May 21, 2017)
Brent Beerman’s world premiere dramatic comedy, directed by Kay Cole. A mother’s dream to be a grandmother, a daughter’s dream of independence, and another mother’s dream of carrying the lineage of her dead son, collide.
Dial “M” for Murder
(June 16 – July 30, 2017)
Mystery-thriller written by Frederick Knott, directed by Bruce Kimmel. A retired tennis pro plots the murder of his own wife—but when she turns the tables on her attempted assailant, she is convicted of murder.
Lost in Yonkers
(August 25 – October 8, 2017)
Neil Simon’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning play directed by Larry Eisenberg. A coming-of-age story set in Yonkers, NY (1942) centers around two young brothers who live in a household with extended family members while their father travels to make a living; they learn about love, responsibility, and the importance of the family.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(November 17 – December 31, 2017)
Shakespeare’s most popular comedy directed by Marc Singer. The play portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors “the mechanicals” who are controlled and manipulated by woodland fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.