Repertory Theatre returns for its ninth season, featuring a classic American
play, a Cole Porter musical and a new comedy. The season was announced during
the theater company’s fundraiser on February 2.
The 2013 season
begins June 27 with “Harvey,” Mary Chase’s light-hearted comedy about Elwood
Dowd, a lovable eccentric and his invisible best friend Harvey, a 6-foot tall
rabbit, whom he introduces to everyone. Doren Elias directs this classic American
play, which features Jayson Shanafelt as Elwood, Amanda Valley as Veta and
Tobias Andersen as Dr. Chumley. “Harvey” runs through July 21.
musical, running August 3-25, is Cole Porter’s classic “Kiss Me Kate,” about a
second-rate theater company’s musical production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Leif
Norby takes on the role of Fred Graham, a charming, feckless theater impresario.
The same artistic team that created the CRT hits “Cabaret” and “Fiddler on the
Roof” returns for “Kate.” Director David Smith-English, choreographer Wes
Hanson, conductor Rick Modlin, CRT technical director Chris Whitten and
costumer Alva Bradford recreate the cheerfully farcical backstage and onstage
Mix a Hitchcock
masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have “The 39 Steps,” the third and final show of the season. Tim
True will direct this fast-paced whodunit packed with nonstop laughs and over
150 zany characters played by a cast of four. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances
and wildly inventive stagecraft, “The 39 Steps”
amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure. CRT’s zaniest company
members will be featured in this show.
take place Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at
2:30 p.m. All performances are in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community
College. Tickets may be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org
or by calling 503-594-6047.
information, contact CRT managing director Cyndy Smith-English at 503-594-3915.