In addition to previously announced Doubt, The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea and The Threepenny Opera, the season will include Even Ensler's The Good Body (opening the season Sept. 6) and Water and Power by Richard Montoya (starting Oct. 21).
Here's the season at a glance:The Good Body by Eve Ensler, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Sept. 6-28. "From the acclaimed author of The Vagina Monologues comes a startlingly funny and deeply moving new play about women and their bodies. Inspired by interviews with women from 40 countries, this provocative journey from body obsession to enlightenment is a personal wake-up call from Ensler to love 'the good bodies' we inhabit."Water & Power by Richard Montoya, featuring Herbert Siguenza of Culture Clash, directed by Sam Woodhouse, Oct. 21-Nov. 16. "Members of America's premier Latino theatre troupe star in a funny, tough-minded and penetrating look at Southern California power politics. The twin brothers — Water, a rising star State Senator, and Power, a cop who breaks all the rules — are caught in a life-or-death scandal that threatens to destroy their lives and dreams. A gripping and explosive piece of California noir fiction."
The Princess and the Black-Eyed Pea, book and lyrics by Karole Foreman, music and lyrics by Andrew Chukerman, directed by Stafford Arima, Nov. 23-Dec. 21. "Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Princess and the Pea' is transformed into a soulful musical comedy set in two exotic African kingdoms. This intimate story speaks directly to the parent and the child in all of us. With a charming sense of fun and play, the authors spin a compelling tug of war between destiny, and the destiny-changing power of the individual spirit. Winner of the Richard Rodgers Award for Most Promising New Musical, this Princess is ready and eager for its world premiere." Produced by special arrangement with Chris Bensinger.Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Todd Salovey, Jan. 10-Feb. 8, 2009. "One of the most lauded American dramas in years and winner of all the major awards, including The Pulitzer Prize, four Tony Awards, and the NY Drama Critics Award for Best Play. The audience is invited to examine the available evidence — to deduce what is known, what is unknown, what is likely. And finally to decide who is telling the truth? But what is the truth?"
The Threepenny Opera, book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, directed by Sam Woodhouse, Feb. 28-March 29, 2009. "This radical re-imagining of The Beggars Opera in 1928 was an immediate, scandalous hit, and is now universally-acclaimed as a musical theater masterpiece of the 20th century. Brecht, one of the most controversial and influential revolutionaries of his time, weaves a cunning and glorious story of love, greed, deception and capitalism run wild. Weill creates the perfect match with a legendary score that is jazzy, gusty and as colorful as a Berlin cabaret." San Diego REP's artistic director is Sam Woodhouse.
San Diego REP presents at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza in San Diego, CA. For more information visit www.sandiegorep.com.