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Artists Repertory Theatre announces an ambitious and stylistically diverse 2015/16 season of eight engaging stage offerings. These selections emphasize Artists Rep’s role as Portland’s premiere mid-size regional theatre company by offering five of the most acclaimed contemporary plays in recent years, alongside two magnificent mid-20th Century classics, and the World Premiere production of the Broadway-scale musical, Cuba Libre.
“Interestingly, a theme has emerged as I looked at these spectacularly bold and theatrically diverse plays together,” said Dámaso Rodriguez, Artistic Director. “Every single story presents us with characters facing, and ultimately emerging through, life’s obstacles. From challenges of immense or even fantastical proportions to deep, internal hindrances they may not yet understand. How will the grace and beauty of these very human characters come to light?”
The 2015/16 season will again feature the work of Artists Rep’s Resident Artist Company, alongside guest artists from Portland’s world-class theatre community and beyond. Now comprised of 21 theatre practitioners, Artists Rep’s Resident Artists Company represents some of Portland’s finest talent, in a variety of theatrical disciplines.
ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE’S 2015/16 SEASON
by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Michael Mendelson
Sept 8 – Oct 4
An understudy rehearsal for a fictional Kafka play on Broadway teeters on the edge of reality when Harry – the understudy for Jake, who is the understudy for Bruce, a Hollywood action star about to land a multimillion-dollar part – must work with the ill-fated production’s exasperated stage manager whose life he ruined long ago. The Understudy is a raucously funny existential exposé on human motivation that examines the underbelly of the theatre business and the personal drama behind the curtain.
• Off-Broadway and regional theatre hit comedy from the writer of TV’s Smash
• Portland Premiere
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE:
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Are you a wannabe subscriber? We love that story! NEW subscribers can contact us anytime after April 1 and we’ll get you all set to join the subscriber family for next season!
Single tickets go on sale August 1.
The 2015/16 Artists Repertory Theatre season is presented by Ronni Lacroute/WillaKenzie Estate. Other season support comes from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, The Oregon Community Foundation, the Collins Foundation and The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.