Madison Repertory Theatre celebrates the art of the playwright by once again bringing plays-in-process to our stage. It’s one of the most exciting times of our season, where anything can happen. This year, for the first time, we focus on plays by Wisconsin writers, with themes that celebrate our great state.
…The Only Thing
Academy Award winner Eric Simonson’s play about legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, inspired by David Maraniss’ biography of When Pride Still Mattered.
Commission sponsored by The Capital Times
Saturday, November 4, (workshop)7:00pm
Saturday,November 11, (workshop) 7:00pm
Dave Hudson and Paul Libman (Muskie Love) bring us a new musical about Wisconsin pioneer life, based on the book by Wisconsin-born novelist Hamlin Garland.
Sunday, November 12, (workshop) 2:00pm
Ten Perfect takes us on a journey into the life of James “The Salmon” Solomon and his chilling tale of surviving a mob lynching. Born and raised in the heart of northern Ku Klux Klan territory, Solomon revisits his earliest memories as a child growing up with his best friend Tommy who is white. As the two youths age and society demands their innocence, their troubled friendship comes to a screeching halt on a fateful night in August, 1945. Inspired by a true story, Ten Perfect, a study in character transformation, is a tale that demonstrates the triumph of the human spirit and the healing powers of storytelling.
Saturday, November 11, (reading) 2:00pm
Maggie’s geologist brother was brilliant, until his mind became unhinged. Now someone is digging into his past, forcing Maggie to ask where Jamie’s life went wrong. A searching play by Renaissance Theatre works of Milwaukee resident playwright, Marie Kohler.
Saturday, November 4, (reading) 2:00pm