A World Premiere and a Tony Award Winning Musical…
As we continue to produce productions lost to the pandemic, our 22-23 season rounds out with a World Premier and a Tony award winning musical. Dane Edidi is, in my opinion, one of the industry’s most prolific and important writers of our time. I am both honored and grateful that she has entrusted Rep Stage with the world premiere of her new play Ghost/Writer. Part history play, part ghost story, Ghost/Writer spans time and place to examine the intersections of race and gender inviting us to explore the role of love, justice and joy in a world where the spirits of the past have yet to be laid to rest. We close the season with one of my most beloved musicals Falsettos. William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical is a hilarious, achingly poignant and utterly unique look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that, one way or another, we all learn to grow up and face the future with love and dignity. Falsettos premiered on Broadway 30 years ago yet still feels incredibly relevant for our time. I look forward to seeing you in the theatre for both of these very special productions, and as always I am so grateful for your support and patronage.
Joseph W. Ritsch
Producing Artistic Director