Southern Rep Theatre
333 Canal Place (third floor) | New Orleans | Box office: 504.522.6545 | www.southernrep.com
Producing Artistic Director: Aimée Hayes
Arts Education Director: Sarah Singleton
Founded in 1986, Southern Rep’s mission is to develop and produce new plays by American playwrights, provide our audience with professional theater of the highest artistic quality and achievement, and establish a creative working environment that nurtures theater professionals. We strive to use the artistry of theater to enlighten, educate and entertain audiences, and extend our service through educational and outreach programs.
Speech & Debate | Sept. 3-28. By Stephen Karam, directed by Aimée Hayes. In this regional premiere of a deeply comic play with music, three high school misfits find each other via the Internet and decide to combat local corruption, sex scandals and bad casting when they sign up for the speech and debate team to take their grievances public.
History Boys | Oct. 17-26. By Alan Bennett, produced by FourFront Theatre, directed by Fred Nuccio. (Part of the CITY SERIES, a program that supports local independent theater companies.) This six-time 2006 Tony Award winner focuses on an unruly bunch of bright, funny boys in a British boarding school who are seeking university acceptance and social maturity. Playwright Bennett uses his artful
command of wit and character to convey the importance of this year in a boy’s life as well as to raise questions about
present-day education and teaching.
The Seafarer | Nov. 5-Dec. 7. By Conor McPherson, directed by Mark Routhier. In this surprisingly funny tall tale of redemption, Sharkey and his blind brother Richard are set to play some boozy Christmas Eve poker in their dingy Dublin flat when some old friends stop by with a darkly mystifying guest and the stakes become deadly
serious. A regional premiere.