The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has revealed the lineup for its 2019–2020 season—the first under the direction of new Artistic Director Hana S. Sharif.
The mainstage season will kick off September 4 with Tony Kushner’s queer epic Angels in America, presenting both parts in a repertory run through October 6. Following it is another play recently seen on Broadway: The Lifespan of a Fact. Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell’s play about the unexpectedly tense world of fact-checking will run October 16 through November 10.
Sharif will direct Christopher Baker’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice from December 4 through 29.
In the new year, The Rep will present Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, Luis Alfaro’s interpretation of the Greek tragedy through the lens of a young immigrant family, running January 8–February 2, 2020. Rounding out the mainstage lineup is horror send-up The Mystery of Irma Vep (February 12–March 8) and Dreaming Zenzile by jazz vocalist Somi (Petite Afrique), inspired by the life of Miriam Makeba (March 18–April 12).
Meanwhile, in the Studio space, The Rep will present the world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge’s Feedying Beatrice (October 30–November 17), Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play (January 22–February 9, 2020)—recently seen Off-Broadway—and Bekah Brunstetter’s The Cake (March 11–29), which begins an Off-Broadway run February 12.
Playwright, director, and producer Sharif previously served as associate artistic director at Baltimore Center Stage. She takes over at The Rep from Steven Woolf.