Tennessee Repertory Theatre announces its 2013-2014 season

Hot on the heels of the smashing success that wasCabaret, the Tennessee Repertory Theatre announces its 2013-2014 season.

So what's on deck? A world premiere born in their Ingram New Works Festival, a classic “trivial comedy for serious people”, a multiple Tony-winning contemporary drama and a musical with a lot of “razzle dazzle.” Plus, the return of Nashville’s newest holiday tradition! Are you excited yet?


by Nate Eppler

September 7 - 21, 2013 (previews September 5 - 6)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

Who’s your Larry?

In this world premiere born in Tennessee Rep’s Ingram New Works Festival, Wanda sends her husband Larry an ultimatum... by e-mail, of course; she wants to have another baby or she wants a divorce. Larry doesn’t respond to the e-mail and when Wanda gets home to find out why, she discovers more than one Larry. And then another Larry shows up. And then another. The multiverse is cracking like a windshield, and there are Larries everywhere.

Which Larry is her Larry? And if she finds him, does she even still want him?

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

October 12 – 26, 2013 (previews October 10 - 11)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

Double lives and double standards abound in this masterpiece of satirical wisdom where Jack and Algernon—two young men looking for escape from social obligations—pretend to be something they are not. Things start to go awry when they both practice their deceptions at Cecily’s country house at the same time, and the two young ladies fear themselves rivals for the hand of one man. And then there is the formidable and unforgettable Lady Bracknell….

Dazzling wordplay, comic invention, sparkling dialogue, improbable plot twists, mistaken identities, and a sprinkling of romance—The Importance of Being Earnest has it all. Considered one of the funniest plays in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” skewers social customs and our obsession with keeping up appearances and social status making it no less relevant today than it was in Victorian times.


by John Logan

February 15 – March 1, 2014 (previews February 13 - 14)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Red paints the vivid picture of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko who has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also be his undoing. Raw and provocative, Red is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.


Book and Lyrics by Fred Ebb and Bob Fossee, Music by John Kander

March 22 – April 12, 2014 (previews March 20 - 21)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

A true entertainment institution, the multiple Tony Award-winner Chicago has everything that makes musical theatre great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and “all that jazz;” one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn’t going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Whether you’re looking for your first musical, whether you’ve seen the Oscar-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage, or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, Chicago always delivers.

And, of Course, Nashville's Newest Holiday Tradition...


A Christmas Story

by Phillip Grecian based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark

November 30 – December 22, 2013 (previews November 29 - 30)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

5TH ANNIVERSARY! Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a “legendary official Red Ryder 200 shot carbine action range-model air rifle.” Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out." This irresistible piece of Americana is guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

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