The REP, the professional theater company of Point Park University, has announced a 2014-15 season that includes two world premieres by Pittsburgh playwrights, a comedy about a popular singer with a dreadful voice and the Steinbeck classic, "Of Mice and Men.".
Season subscriptions, available now, are $64-$72. Single tickets, ranging from $24-$27, go on sale Aug. 4. Those who purchase three subscriptions get the fourth free. Details: 412-392-8000 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.
The REP's 2014-2015 season:
Sept. 5-21, 2014 (preview Sept. 4) in the Rauh Theatre: "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, directed by Robert A. Miller.
Adapted for the stage by Steinbeck from his novella, "Of Mice and Men" tells the story of two migrant workers, George and Lennie, and their doomed dream of settling down one day on their own piece of land.
Sept. 26-Oct. 12, 2014 (preview Sept. 25) in the Studio Theatre: "Souvenir" by Stephen Temperley, directed by Tome Cousin.
Told through the eyes of her accompanist, Cosme McMoon, "Souvenir" recounts the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, an eccentric wealthy socialite who suffered under the delusion that she was a great soprano. "What is extraordinary about 'Souvenir' is that Temperley has made Jenkins, for all her foolishness, a remarkably sympathetic woman. You never doubt that Jenkins has tremendous dedication to the composers whose work she massacres," wrote the New York Daily News.
Feb. 6-Feb. 22, 2015 (preview Feb. 5) in the Rauh Theatre: "Prussia: 1866" is a world premiere by Gab Cody, directed by Kim Martin.
Pittsburgh playwright Gab Cody has crafted a farcical examination of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and his proto-feminist friends. When confronted with a difficult life decision so many have asked, "What would Nietzsche do?" "Prussia: 1866" asks this question and finds the answer is a farce.
March 27-April 12, 2015 (preview March 26): "Endless Lawns" a world premiere by Anthony McKay, directed by Greg Lehane.
The Pittsburgh playwright and Carnegie Mellon University professor's new play is about wo sisters and the men who love and care for them. McKay, who received an acting degree from CMU in 1969, has appeared on Broadway with the Negro Ensemble Company in "The First Breeze of Summer" and in Jean Kerr's "Lunch Hour" with Gilda Radner.