Wellesley Repertory Theatre

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Marta Rainer

January 5 – 29, 2017

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Talk Backs following each Saturday matinee:

1/7 Cast & Crew Creativity   ~   1/14 Head vs. Heart  

1/21 Celebrating Herstory!  ~  1/28 Women in Science

One of history’s most vibrant, witty and intriguing women was 18th Century scientific genius Emilie du Châtelet. Tonight, we witness her wrestle with the timeless question that dominated her passionate existence: love, or philosophy?  Head, or heart? Confronted with her own legacy, she fights in this her final moment to defend her life and loves. “The ambitious, non-linear experiment is a highly theatrical romp that literally crackles with electricity.” - LA/OC Examiner

WRT is proud to feature critically acclaimed company members under the direction of Marta Rainer.  We welcome Molly Parker Myers in the role of Emilie, as well as Boston and NYC-area professionals:  Woody Gaul*, Charles Linshaw*,  Caroline Parsons*, Charlotte Peed*, and Catherine Piner.  The design team includes:  Set by David Towlun, Lights by Graham Edmondson, Sound by George Cooke with original composition by Alexander Rainer, Costumes by Chelsea Kerl.        *AEA                                                     

WRT is happy to introduce Pay What You Can Thursdays for this production           


Thursdays: January 5, 12, 19, 26  @ 7pm (Pay What You Can)

Fridays: January  6, 13, 20, 27 @ 7pm

Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 2pm & 7pm

                       Sundays: January 8, 15, 28 @ 2pm

                       Sunday January 29 @ 5pm  (instead of @ 2pm)


$20 General Admission ~ $10 for Seniors and Students

Reservations required ~ Call 781.283.2000 or go to Wellesleyrep.org

 The theatre is handicapped accessible. For disability services, contact Jim Wice at 781.283.2434



Wellesley College Theatre


by Ted Tally,  directed by Nora Hussey
April 5 - 9, 2017 - Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Terra Nova is the story of Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole in the winter of 1911-12. Five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the Earth. Only the Norwegians returned. The discovery that Amundsen has preceded him, the bravery and sufferings of his team, the self-sacrifice of Captain Oates and the final tragedy, are recounted in a mixture of fantasy and realism, which underlines both the human and the epic qualities of the adventure. 

Evening performances @ 7pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Matinees @ 2pm on Saturday and Sunday
$15 general admission and $10 seniors/students/staff & faculty
To make a reservation call 781-283-2000
Disability services: Jim Wice @ 781-283-2434

Wellesley Repertory Theatre


Written by Melinda Lopez, Directed by Lois Roach
June 1 - 25, 2017 - Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Wellesley Repertory Theatre is proud to present Sonia Flew, a play written by acclaimed playwright, actress and Lecturer in Theatre Studies Melinda Lopez, and directed by Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies Lois Roach. 
Sonia’s parents, fearful of the new government, sent their only daughter from Cuba to the United States in 1961. Set in Minneapolis and Havana, a story of family unfolds across the generations as Sonia—now raising two children with her Jewish husband—struggles to come to terms with her past, her lost parents, her own children, and her adopted country.

Evening performances @ 7pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Matinees @ 2pm on Saturday and Sunday
$20 general admission and $10 seniors/students/staff & faculty
To make a reservation:
Call 781-283-2000
Disability services: Jim Wice @ 781-283-2434