Quadracci Powerhouse Theater

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Ragtime

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty | Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow
Directed by Mark Clements
September 17 – October 27

Adapted from E.L. Doctorow’s novel (voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best Novels of the 20th century), this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, delicate waltzes, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the Quadracci Powerhouse stage “on the wheels of a dream” in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at The Rep.

“It’s big ideas…with big songs, big stories and big personalities.”NY POST

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Noises Off

By Michael Frayn
November 19 – December 22

Called “the funniest farce ever written” by the New York Post, Michael Frayn’s uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a mediocre touring company as they blunder from an ominously bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous closing performance. The perfect show for the Holiday Season, Noises Off is a hysterical romp packed full of a side-splitting collection of forgotten cues, missed connections, and backstage hilarity.

“A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.”THE NEW YORK TIMES

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End of the Rainbow

By Peter Quilter
January 7 – February 9

Explosive acting and classic songs bring down the house in this critically-acclaimed exploration of Judy Garland’s infamous 1968 London comeback. Named in Time Magazine’s “Top Ten” List and called “electrifying” by the New York Times, this savagely funny and emotionally searing play finds the once-glittering starlet sparring with her new fiancé, her devoted accompanist—and her personal demons. Filled with Garland’s legendary tenacity, razor-sharp wit, and once-in-a-generation voice, this is a piece of theater truly befitting the late, great songstress who took us “over the rainbow.”

“…Sensational in every sense of the word.”THE NEW YORK TIMES

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An Iliad

Adapted from Homer
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’ Hare
Translation by Robert Fagles
February 25 – March 23

“It’s a good story,” says the lone figure, just emerged from the darkness, as he launches into this modern, enthralling adaptation of Homer’s epic poem that relives the glory and brutality of the Trojan War. Wisconsin favorite actor, James DeVita, shares the stage with a virtuoso cellist in this lean, muscular, tour-de-force performance filled with wit and wisdom that conjures the rage of the gods as it delves deep into mankind’s attraction to violence and destruction.

“Pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal, and deeply satisfying.”TIMEOUT NY

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The History of Invulnerability

By David Bar Katz
Directed by Mark Clements
April 8 – May 4

For every Superman, there must be a Jerry Siegel—the creative brains behind the fantasy brawn. Siegel, a Jewish writer creating comics on the brink of World War II, is torn by the atrocities taking place in Europe as he struggles to retain control of his most famous creation. Filled with real-life heroes and villains every bit as boldly drawn as the panels from the Golden Age comics that they echo, The History of Invulnerability will forever change the way we see our superheroes.

“Leap[s] across an impressive array of thought-provoking issues in a single bound…a super achievement.”THE WASHINGTONIAN

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