[title of show], 39 Steps, Amadeus and Anne Frank Set for Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Season

News   [title of show], 39 Steps, Amadeus and Anne Frank Set for Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Season
The Kevin Kline Award-winning Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has announced its 2009-2010 season, including three area premieres and a new production of a Tony-winning drama.

The main stage season at the Rep gets underway Sept. 9 with a new production of Peter Shaffer's Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning Amadeus. Paul Mason Barnes directs the drama about Mozart and Salieri that will run through Oct. 4.

Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth will follow, playing Oct. 14-Nov. 8 on the main stage. Michael Evan Haney directs the Tony-winning play about an English mystery writer and his wife's indiscretions.

Risa Brainin will direct Bob Clyman's medical thriller Secret Order, about a young doctor and a breakthrough in cancer research. Performance dates are Oct. 28-Nov. 5 in the Studio Theatre.

The holidays welcome the annual return of Philip Grecian's stage adaptation of the classic movie A Christmas Story, under the direction of John McCluggage (Dec. 2-27 on the main stage).

The new year launches Jan. 6, 2010, with a production of the Tony-nominated comic thriller Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, running through Jan. 31 under the direction of Martha Banta on the main stage. Adapted by Patrick Barlow, the stage adaptation of the film uses four actors to portray over 150 characters in the madcap production. The 2010 Studio Theatre season launches with Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's [title of show], running Jan. 13-31, 2010. Victoria Bussert will direct the metamusical about four friends who set out to write and star in their own Broadway show.

Steven Woolf will direct a new adaptation of the Tony and Pulitzer-winning drama The Diary of Anne Frank, which runs Feb. 10-March 7, 2010, on the main stage. Wendy Kesselman adapted Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's classic drama about the observations of a young Jewish girl during the Holocaust.

Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus' three-actor, 90-minute adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment will run March 10-28, 1010 in the Studio Theatre. Stuart Carden will direct the dark work that centers on the murder of two elderly women and the infamous criminal mind of Raskolnikov.

The final production of the season will be Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's intimate romantic musical The Fantasticks, running March 17-April 11, 2010 on the main stage. Victoria Brussert stages the long-running Off-Broadway hit about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall.

For tickets and subscriptions, phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at www.repstl.org. The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts is located at 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO.

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