Ten Plays, Two Hours, Ten Bucks

Rep Lab Sponsored by Gordana and Milan Racic

March 28 – 31, 2014
Stiemke Studio

The Rep’s highly-lauded Intern Ensemble presents its annual short-play festival. Now in its fourth 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.

“This lab should stay open for years to come.”MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

Rep Lab 2014

27 Ways I Didn’t Say “Hi” To Laurence Fishburne by Jonathan Josephson
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Based on actual events…sort of. This 2013 Humana Festival hit features the entire Acting Intern Ensemble in ways you won’t expect. Jonathan just wants to say “hi” to Hollywood star Laurence Fishburne, but things never quite go as planned.

Wandering by Lanford Wilson
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Emily Penick
A poignant trip through one man’s life and wanderings, this play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson (Talley’s Folly), explores the role of authority in growing up.

A Midsummer Nite’s Dream by Rachel Claff
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Frank Honts
How fast can seven actors perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Pretty darn fast! First performed as a part of The Chicago-based Neo-Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, don’t blink or you’ll miss one of Shakespeare’s finest plays performed in under two minutes!

The Other Woman by David Ives
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Emily Penick
Emma spends her evenings sleepwalking around the house. When Thomas is visited late at night by his sleepwalking wife, he wonders if she is becoming the “other woman” in their marriage. Playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing), weaves a taut story of identity and connection.

You're Invited by Darren Canady
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Intern Frank Honts
What happens when a four-year-old’s extravagant birthday party is thrown into chaos by a wayward toddler? After an “accident” ruins the birthday cake, the parents prove more immature than their children in this uproariously biting comedy.

Hamlet in Hiding by Rich Rubin
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann
A deserted Dublin theater serves as the hideout for three quirky, dim-witted bank-robbers. Criminal masters in their own minds, the three women quickly realize that they have taken on more than they can chew.

L.A. 8 AM by Mark Harvey Levine
Directed by Literary Coordinator and 2010-2011 Directing Intern Leda Hoffmann Finding comfort in order, some believe that everything can be reduced to numbers and statistics. In this emotionally-wrought drama, Kevin strives to make sense of his life—but mathematics can’t bring comfort to every situation.

Doors Closing by Mark Chrisler
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2011-2012 Directing Intern JC Clementz
Sometimes riding the subway can change lives. Happenstance brings Sam and Veronica together as they navigate the starts and stops of life.

Title by Greg Allen
Directed by Artistic Associate and 2002-2003 & 2003-2004 Acting and Directing Intern Michael Kroeker
Featured on NPR’s This American Life, and from the founder of The Neo-Futurists, this short comedy will have you falling out of your seat with laughter. Greg and Melissa head straight for the “subtext” in this hilarious short.

Devised Piece, created by Artistic Intern Ensemble
Directed by 2013-2014 Directing Interns Frank Honts and Emily Penick
In what has become an eagerly-anticipated, annual highlight of Rep Lab, we are proud to present a world-premiere play created and devised by the Artistic Intern Ensemble!


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Running Time
Approx. 2hrs

Recommended Age
12 years and older

Performance Times
Fri. Mar. 28, 8pm
Sat. Mar. 29, 4 & 8pm
Sun. Mar. 30, 7pm
Mon. Mar. 31, 7:30pm


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