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The Rep Lab is this weekend, Friday, April 10th through Monday, April 13th.  The Friday and Saturday shows are already sold out, so don’t delay. -Fletcher

 

Eight Plays, Two Hours, Ten Bucks

The Rep’s highly-lauded Intern Ensemble presents its annual short-play festival. Now in its fifth season, the critically-acclaimed performance includes everything from comedy to drama to music– and much more! Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of- a-kind night of theater.

Every Show You’ve Ever Seen by Amelia Roper
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
Commissioned for REMIX 38 (2014) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, this tribute to the theater features the Acting Intern Ensemble. Calling upon the collective memory of artists and audiences alike, it begs us to consider our experience of theater as something much greater than any single moment.

 

Tape by José Rivera
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
Prolific playwright and Academy Award Nominee José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries, 2004) ponders the consequences of one man’s lifetime of lies.

 

The Latest News from the Primordial Ooze by Rich Orloff
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
A primordial creature reveals to his girlfriend that his fins are really fingers. What’s worse, he can breathe air! In this punny short originally produced in 2012 by Milwaukee’s Pink Banana Theatre Co., Barry considers taking one small step for an amphibian, and one giant leap for amphibian-kind.

 

People Are Dancing Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond, Music by Benny Gammerman
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
This 10-minute musical by Sarah Hammond, whose Hum of the Arctic appeared in Rep Lab 2013, showcases two strangers who meet on a plane to Venice, fall in love, and eat gelato three times a day. On their last night together, Jim wants to make a clean break, but Rebecca reminds him that they still have time. They are, after all, in Venice. And in Venice, people are dancing.

 

Give Until It Hurts by James Fletcher (1989-1990 Acting Intern)
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Local actor and Bunny Gumbo Artistic Director James Fletcher takes non-profit fundraising to the extreme. Two goons hired by National Public Radio bust in on Robert at dinner time and guilt him into giving…at gunpoint.

 

hysterical by Steve Yockey
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Philip Muehe
From Yockey’s award-winning short-play cycle very still & hard to see, this “play that tastes like black licorice” catches Elizabeth in the throes of a Jäegermeister-fueled breakdown. Repeating a cycle of love, loss, and alcohol abuse, she hallucinates an unusual and somewhat unsympathetic companion.

 

The Cowboy by Patrick Holland (1998-1999 Acting Intern)
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Intern Hannah Greene
In this thrilling offering, featured in “The Best American Short Plays 2011-2012,” The Cowboy muses on his role in the deaths of three women: Linda, Kim, and Amanda. But are their flirtations with The Cowboy their only connection?

 

Devised Piece created by Artistic Intern Ensemble
Directed by 2014-2015 Directing Interns Hannah Greene and Philip Muehe
With a reputation as the highlight of every Rep Lab, this eagerly-anticipated play is a world-premiere created and devised by the Artistic Intern Ensemble.

 

PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Friday, April 10, 8pm
Saturday, April 11, 4pm
Saturday, April 11, 8pm
Sunday, April 12, 2pm
Sunday, April 12, 7pm
Monday, April 13, 7:30pm

 

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