Current Season

boom January 16 - February 9, 2020

Wellesley Repertory Theatre proudly Presents:

boom

by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Marta Rainer

January 16 - February 9, 2020

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre 

Evenings @ 7pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Matinees @ 2pm on Saturday & Sunday

"Sex to Change the Course of the World" - a grad student's online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of "no strings attached" sex. But when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Will they survive? What about the fish in the tank? And who is that woman pulling levers and playing the timpani? An epic and intimate comedy that spans over billions of years, boom explores the influences of fate versus randomness in the course of one's life, and life as we know it on the planet.

"From pants-around-the-ankles comedy to hipster Twilight Zone takeoff...boom is imaginative and easy to like." -The New Yorker

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Wellesley College Theatre proudly presents

 

STUPID F*CKING BIRD

...sort of adapted from A. Chekhov's THE SEAGULL 

By Aaron Posner, Directed by Marta Rainer

November 14-17, 2019

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre 

Evenings @ 7pm on Thursday Friday, Saturday

Matinees @ 2pm on Saturday & Sunday 

An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Stupid F*cking Bird will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.

Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre is wheelchair accessible; please call 781-283-2678 for further information

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Broad Comedy Oct. 20th @ 7pm in the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

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This feminist musical comedy is presented by the collective of award-winning performer/writer/directors who make up this company, founded and led by comedian Katie Goodman.

Since Broad Comedy first performed at Wellesley College more than a decade ago, the group has had an off-Broadway residency at SoHo Playhouse; appeared at 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Caroline’s on Broadway; been named a “Top Ten Comedy Pick” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland; and headlined fundraisers for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, LGBTQ+ orgs, Democratic fundraisers, and women’s health organizations.

Katie Goodman—company director, author, keynote speaker, podcaster, improviser, HuffPo front-pager, and O, The Oprah Magazine contributor—was founder and director of the National Women’s Theatre Festival in Los Angeles and artistic director of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre. It’s high time we have the group back to enjoy the fruits of their recent labor and the development of their feminist humor!

The Actors From The London Stage

Twelfth Night October 3th, 4th, & 5th @ 7pm in the Diana Chapman Walsh Auditorium

The Actors From The London Stage bring Twelfth Night to life through the highest quality of Shakespearean performance. The Actors From The London Stage are acclaimed for their talent, dexterity with language, and generosity of spirit.

It's FREE | Open to the public | No reservations are necessary

For questions please contact: 781-283-2000

Generously supported by: 

the Committee on Lectures and Cultural Events, under the auspices of the Frye/Martinson Fund, the Marjorie Copland Baum Fund, the Harman Cain Family Foundation, the Ruth Nagel Jones Fund, the Theatre Studies Program and the English Department.