San Jose Repertory Theatre

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San Jose Rep's 2012-2013 Season

2012-2013 Season


Artistic Director Rick LombardoIn our 2012-2013 season we’ll be serving up the mysteries of the creative process, the intersection of faith and psychoanalysis, a suburban family’s odyssey told as a rock musical, and a musical version of a classic Shaw play. It’s going to be quite a ride!!

BE CAPTIVATED AND INSPIRED BY STUNNING PERFORMANCES ALL YEAR.

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DOTN Image WORLD PREMIERE
The Death of the Novel
AUG 30 — SEP 22, 2012
by Jonathan Marc Feldman
directed by Rick Lombardo

Vincent KartheiserFeaturing Vincent Kartheiser of AMC's Mad Men.
Click here to watch his video interview.

 

FINDING THE COURAGE TO CREATE IN A WORLD FULL OF FICTIONS

Brilliant young novelist Sebastian Justice claims to be the most well-adjusted, depressed agoraphobic in Manhattan. While he rants about anything from global warming to tennis, his publisher-ordered psychologist (a “writer’s block-whisperer”) tries to get to the bottom of his grief. But when a stunning and mysterious Saudi woman intrudes into his self-contained world his emotional descent takes a sudden turn, for the raving beauty may not be the person she says she is. Will this stranger be the one to help him find his way back, and at what cost? Identities blur in this enthralling and evocative story that takes a look at the modern world through the eyes of a brilliant and tragically wounded artist. Read More

FLS Image BAY AREA PREMIERE
Freud's Last Session
OCT 11 — NOV 4, 2012

by Mark St. Germain
suggested by The Question of God by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.
directed by Stephen Wrentmore
co-production with the Arizona Theatre Company

MASTER OF SCRUTINY VS. APOSTLE TO THE SKEPTICS

Be a fly on the wall for an imagined debate between two colossal, charismatic thinkers. Legendary psychoanalyst, Dr. Sigmund Freud, invites young professor and author, C.S. Lewis, to his home in London. Freud wants desperately to understand how Lewis, who used to share his atheism, has become a recent convert to Christianity. On the day that England enters World War II, Freud and Lewis clash over the issues of love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life. This astute comedy takes a strong, even-handed look at one of life’s most thought-provoking discussions. Read More

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A Christmas Carol
NOV 21 — DEC 23, 2012
by Charles Dickens
adapted for the stage & directed by Rick Lombardo
original music by Anna Lackaff & Rick Lombardo

THE MOST SATISFYING OF ALL HOLIDAY CONFECTIONS

Rick Lombardo’s musical adaptation of this classic holiday story is a feast for the senses, full of popular Victorian carols, lavish period costumes, and actors playing over a dozen traditional instruments. The San Jose Mercury News called it “an irresistible dose of holiday cheer guaranteed to put some holly in your heart.” Be enchanted and amazed as you follow Scrooge on his transformational journey to rejoin the world, find redemption, and discover what it means to be fully human. This timeless tale is a must-see tradition for any family. Read More

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Next to Normal
JAN 10 — FEB 3, 2013
book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt
directed by David Ira Goldstein
co-production with the Arizona Theatre Company

ONE FAMILY IS ABOUT TO FACE THE MUSIC

With a thrilling contemporary score, this feel-everything musical takes a brave and therapeutic look at coping with so-called sanity. While struggling to maintain “normal,” or something close to it, a mother attempts to find a way to deal with her growing mental illness. Her seemingly typical suburban family fights to stick together as her affliction continues to impact their everyday lives. Together they strive to come to terms with their past and find the courage to face their future. Hailed for its accuracy and empathy, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning rock musical is both poignant and powerful. Read More

Disconnect WEST COAST PREMIERE
Disconnect
MAR 21 — APR 14, 2013
by Anupama Chandrasekhar
directed by Rick Lombardo

CAPITALIZING ON A CULTURE CONSUMED BY CONSUMERISM

Your credit card is maxed out, and you hang up the phone on “Ross” who has been chasing your payments for months. But Ross is actually Roshan, and though the sun is shining for you, it’s past midnight for him. In a contemporary Indian call center, a group of young graduates are renamed and re-branded as they try to claw back cash spent by Americans crippled with debt. In their efforts to chase the very American dream the people they are calling have defaulted on, the desperation and feuds of a high-pressure work environment are revealed. This smart and relevant play depicts the connections and disconnections between economies and peoples on opposite sides of the world with bitter humor and candor. Read More

NEW ADAPTATION
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
MAY 9 — JUNE 2, 2013
by Christopher Marlowe
adapted and directed by Kirsten Brandt

Leaving behind scholarly pursuits for magic, Faustus sells his soul to Lucifer to quench his thirst for knowledge. With the devil, Mephistopheles, as his servant for 24 years, and the dark arts at his disposal, Faustus travels the globe to satisfy his insatiable desire for power. Through encounters with angels, dragons, the Seven Deadly Sins, and classical figures ranging from Helen of Troy to Alexander the Great, Faustus must determine whether or not he has made the right bargain.
This world premiere adaptation of Marlowe's Faust conjures a darkly bawdy, delightfully mischievous world using stylized, state-of-the art stagecraft and leading-edge light and sound gadgetry to spirit the viewer right out of this world.


Bold, ambitious, and stirring…Brandt has become a disciplined and inventive theatrical storyteller. -- San Diego Union-Tribune Read More
AMW Image WEST COAST PREMIERE
A Minister’s Wife
JUNE 20 — JULY 14, 2013
book by Austin Pendleton
music by Joshua Schmidt
lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen
based on Candida by George Bernard Shaw
conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam

TWO MEN’S PASSIONATE QUEST FOR ONE WOMAN

This new musical re-telling of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida questions Victorian notions of love and marriage amidst the swirl of a love triangle. Candida, the strong-willed and beautiful wife of Reverend James Morrell, returns home from a trip to London with a young poet who wants to rescue her from what he presumes to be a dull family life. As Reverend Morrell finally recognizes what he might lose, Candida has to decide what she wants to gain, and choose between them. Filled with lush 19th century ballads, this well-known story questions what it is that a woman really desires from a man. Read More