Our Season, 2023-24

September 27 – October 1

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
Directed by: Robert Clare
8:00 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sun. (Saturday performance time TBA) Greer Garson Theatre / Owen Arts Center

King Leontes is blessed with a beautiful queen, a son and a baby daughter-to-be, but he loses them all when his mind becomes poisoned by jealousy. During the bleak spiritual winter that follows, faithful friends and a divine oracle slowly lead him back to sanity and a glorious reunion with those he lost.

October 18 – 22

Dance Nation by Clare Baron
Directed by: Kara-Lynn Vaeni
8:00 p.m. Wed.- Sat., 2:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
Margo Jones Theatre / Owen Arts Center

Somewhere in America, an army of preteen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they’ll claw their way to the top at Nationals in Tampa Bay. Dance Nation is a play about ambition, growing up and how to find our souls in the heat of it all.

November 15 – 19

The French Play by Gonzalo Rodríguez Risco
Directed by: Carter Gill 8:00 p.m. Wed.- Sat., 2:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
Greer Garson Theatre / Owen Arts Center

In the wake of an unsolved murder, a resentful ghost demands retribution when his widow takes a most inappropriate lover. Meanwhile, the heir to the estate has taken up with one of the maids (though he can’t always remember which one) and a second killing is in the works. Will things on the DesChamps estate right themselves? Or will this family’s illicit desires cause their world to come crashing down?

February 28 – March 3

No Child… by Nilaja Sun
Directed by: Tiana Kaye Blair
8:00 p.m. Wed.- Sat., 2:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
Margo Jones Theatre / Owen Arts Center

Nilaja Sun’s No Child… is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system. An insightful, hilarious and touching masterclass not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

April 11 – 20

The Rep: Three Contemporary American Plays Performed in Rotation
8:00 p.m. Thurs.- Sat., 2:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
Margo Jones Theatre / Owen Arts Center

  • April 11 & 19 (8:00 p.m.), April 20 (2:00 p.m.)
    References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by José Rivera

    Set in the desert of Barstow, California, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot follows Gabriela, the wife of career soldier Benito, as she dives into a surreal fantasy world during her husband’s prolonged absences and imagines the mating rituals between a coyote and a cat.

  • April 12 & 20 (8:00 p.m.), April 13 (2:00 p.m.)
    The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter

    Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.

  • April 13 & 18 (8:00 p.m.), April 14 (2:00 p.m.)
    PASSAGE by Christopher Chen

    A fantasia inspired by E.M. Forster’s “A Passage to India,” PASSAGE is set in the fictional Country X, which is a neocolonial client of Country Y. B, a local doctor, and F, an expat teacher, begin to forge a friendship that is challenged after a fateful trip to a local attraction. A meditation on how power imbalances affect personal and interpersonal dynamics across a spectrum of situations, the play allows a director wide latitude in casting the roles by race, ethnicity, and gender, with different casting choices highlighting different societal structures.