Next Fall, In the Next Room and Magical Thinking to Play St. Louis

News   Next Fall, In the Next Room and Magical Thinking to Play St. Louis The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has added the Tony Award-nominated plays Next Fall and In the Next Room, as well as The Year of Magical Thinking to its 2010-2011 season.

Geoffrey Nauffts' Next Fall, which transferred to Broadway last season after an acclaimed run Off-Broadway, will run Oct. 27-Nov. 14. Seth Gordon will direct the work that the Rep describes as "funny, infuriating and as unpredictable as life itself. In the complicated world of relationships, Next Fall explores, with humor and insight, issues of faith, gay partnership, families and what it means to love in a world that is trying to come to grips with new ways of defining who we are."

Fontaine Syer will star in Joan Didion's one-woman play The Year of Magical Thinking, running Jan. 12-30, 2011, under the direction of Priscilla Lindsay. The Rep bills the work as "a life-affirming approach to the grief experienced after the death of a loved one. Told with eloquent language, humor, and the tough candor Didion is known for, this one-woman play paints a beautiful and insightful portrait of love and loss."

Stuart Carden will stage Sarah Ruhl's romantic comedy of the sexes In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, March 9–27, 2011. "At the dawn of the age of electricity, Dr. Givings has found a remarkable new invention for what at the time was called 'hysteria.' As his young wife listens in the next room, the doctor treats his patients to a brand new experience, stimulating thoughts and feelings long dormant in stifled Victorian society and his own marriage. Fascinatingly funny and elegantly evocative, Sarah Ruhl immerses us in an exploration of traditional values and secret desires."

The previously announced season includes Kauffman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You (Sept. 8-Oct. 3); Matthew Lombardo's High starring Kathleen Turner (Oct. 13-Nov. 7); Tom Dudzick's Over the Tavern (Dec. 1-26); Walter Mosley's The Fall of Heaven (Jan. 5-30, 2011) and Shakespeare's Macbeth (Feb. 9-March 6, 2011) and the 1960's revue Beehive (March 16-April 10, 2011).

For tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at RepStl.

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