Sep
27
to Oct 7

The Diary of Anne Frank

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In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

"Undeniably moving. It shatters the heart. The evening never lets us forget the inhuman darkness waiting to claim its incandescently human heroine." —The New York Times. "An extraordinary theatrical adventure! Go and remember." —The New York Post. "…new DIARY is chillingly honest about the Holocaust. Wendy Kesselman's work has restored the terror." —The New York Daily News. "Wendy Kesselman's finely textured new DIARY tells a deeper story. A sensitive, stirring and thoroughly engaging new adaptation." —New York Newsday. "A powerful new version that moves the audience to gasp, then tears." —Associated Press. "One of the year's ten best." —Time Magazine.

 

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Dec
13
to Dec 23

Little Women the Musical

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This all-new musical, based upon Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 19th century novel, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. In a time of war and sacrifice, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into women, through romance and courtship, illness and loss, loving and letting go.

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Feb
21
to Mar 3

Lombardi

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Sport produces great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, unquestionably one of the most inspirational and quotable personalities of all time. Though football's Super Bowl trophy is named for him, few know the real story of Lombardi the man—his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible.
"I know nothing about football, but LOMBARDI held my attention from start to finish. I thought of my brother, a regular guy from a small Missouri town. I'd take him without a moment's hesitation. An extremely well-crafted piece of intelligent theater." —Wall Street Journal. "LOMBARDI is theatrical catnip for husbands and boyfriends otherwise reluctant to see most Broadway shows: Football! Vince Lombardi! The legendary Packers!" —Associated Press. "There's enough flexibility in the text and performances that we see Lombardi as a tactical genius one minute and a screaming buffoon the next. His human flaws, alongside his talent, complete him…Lombardi is solid playing in every sense of the word." —Time Out NY. "LOMBARDI scores!" —NY Daily News.

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Apr
25
to May 5

The Legend of Georgia McBride

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He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business—and himself.. 

“Stitch-in-your-side funny…full of sass and good spirits.” —NY Times. “Lopez demonstrates a…stellar gift for amusing dialogue and farcical humor…highly entertaining.” —Hollywood Reporter. “…[an] irresistible crowd-pleaser…Chasing buzzy themes of identity and transformation, GEORGIA MCBRIDE is by turns sweet and salty and deceptively deep…confirms [Lopez’s] status as a writer worth hearing from.” —NY Daily News. “…a delightful, genderbending farce…a funny and often glorious tribute to the art of drag…Lopez delivers a strong message on tolerance for the entire spectrum of human sexuality, while creating a barrelful of fun in the process.” —Variety. “[A] heartfelt, feel-good comedy…a spirited defense of drag as a form of cultural protest and a way of life.” —AM New York.

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May
3
to May 12

Pumpboys and Dinettes

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The 'Pump Boys' sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the 'Dinettes', Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country western songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway. With heartbreak and hilarity, they perform on guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Savannah Rep supports Nine Line Foundation

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Join us for a wickedly hilarious start to your St. Patrick's celebrations.  This disturbingly funny tale of an Irish Liberation Army Officer is your ticket to helping our own wounded American Veterans right here at home.  Half of all ticket sales benefit Nine Line Foundation.

Nine Line Foundation - “Our goal is to rebuild, strengthen and enrich the quality of life of wounded veterans.”

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Mar
1
to Mar 11

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

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On a lonely road on the tiny Irish island of Inishmore, someone has killed an Irish National Liberation Army enforcer’s cat. The enforcer loves his cat more than life itself, and when he returns from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland, someone is going to pay. The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a stunningly, disturbingly funny tale of a young man and his cat. It’s a wickedly hilarious event utilizing a half-dozen stage firearms, approximately six gallons of stage blood per night and a slew of special effects rigs that must be seen to be believed.No real cats will be harmed in the creation of this production.

RATED 18+ for bad language and violence

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Dec
14
to Dec 23

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

  "Marley was dead, to begin with…"—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.

"Marley was dead, to begin with…"—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge's mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He's even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge's heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own.

Friday Dec 15th at 8:00 pm Show is  Savannah Rep Supports Loop It Up Savannah!  50% of ticket sales goes to this wonderful local children's charity!

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Oct
12
to Oct 22

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

By Todd Kreidler

Based on the Screenplay GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER by William Rose

A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter, fresh from a whirlwind romance, brings her African-American fiancé home to meet them. Personal beliefs clash with the mores of the late 1960s in this warm and funny exploration of love and culture and which of them has the greater hold on our hearts.

On the Golden Anniversary of the iconic film, Savannah Rep is proud to present a new stage adaptation of GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER.  When the film premiered in of December 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. was still alive and racial issues were bubbling and there were massive differences in attitude between eastern, southern and western viewpoints. Now, 50 years later, this beloved comedy of manners has a new, totally electric adaptation for the stage with a fresh perspective to the themes that are as relevant as ever.

In GA playwright Todd Kreidler’s adaptation of Willliam Rose’s original screenplay, familiar themes, scenes and characters are refocused to offer a look back to see how far we’ve come and, sometimes, how far we haven’t.

Featuring Savannah Rep’s mix of Broadway and regional pros, along with some of the great professionally-focused local actors, GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER will be a sterling launch to our first regular season in the PLAYShop!

CAST

Matilda “Tillie” Banks - Mia Y. Anderson

Hilary St. George - Nancy Daly

Christina Drayton - Sandra Karas*

Matt Drayton - Mark L. Colberson

Joanna “Joey” Drayton - Madison Rengli

Dr. John Prentice - Christopher Chukweuke

Monsignor Ryan - Chris Bass

John Prentice, Sr. - Andrew R. Cooksey

Mary Prentice - Beth Durodoye

Directed by Ken Neil Hailey**

*Member of Actors Equity Association  

**Member of the Society of Directors & Choreographers

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May
17
to May 28

Greater Tuna

Join us for Greater Tuna! This hilarious comedy features Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

"Howlingly funny."-Variety
"The audience all but exploded the theatre with laughter."- The New York Post
"Hilarious, a tribute to the art of acting" - Washington Post
"Sharp, satiric, & funny" - New Yorker
"A whale of a funny evening"- Houston Post

Catch a preview or a student rush for a bargain! 

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Apr
5
to Apr 15

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom

Charles Busch's camp classic is one of the longest-running plays in Off-Broadway history, "Vampire Lesbians of Sodom" tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. The classic is being offered by a team of talented actors this April in Savannah.

*Student rush before every show, $10 at box office! 

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