The plays will include Annie Baker's Off-Broadway hit Circle Mirror Transformation, about the eclectic participants in a small-town acting class, which will run Oct. 26- Nov. 13. Stuart Carden will direct.
Keith Huff's two-man drama A Steady Rain, running Jan. 18-Feb. 5, 2012, will be directed by Rep artistic director Steven Woolf. The drama about the strained relationship between two Chicago cops and friends received a high-profile Broadway run starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig.
Following will be the world premiere of Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand, a cautionary tale of an investment banker taken hostage by an Islamic militant group. Directed by Seth Gordon, performances are scheduled for March 7-25, 2012.
The Invisible Hand will kick-off the Rep's New play festival, which will include two commissions from nationally recognized playwrights. It will also feature readings of plays under consideration for the 2012-2013 season. The goal of the festival is to cultivate new plays, which will ultimately premiere at the Rep.
Read the Playbill.com story on the Rep's previously announced main stage season, including Red and Sunday in the Park with George. For season tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at RepStl.