Southern Rep season to offer 4 productions

Southern Repertory Theatre in New Orleans has announced its new Mainstage season full of passion, politics, spirit, sex and satire.

Four productions will investigate the voices and histories of an eclectic cast of characters as they grapple with universal issues of love, truth, salvation and self. The Mainstage season will feature a Broadway play, an unforgettable classic, a world-premiere comedy, and the last masterwork of a Louisiana legend.

The season will begin with a partnership with the MESA Production Company on the Tony Award-nominated 33 Variations, set for Sept. 11-29. Written by Moisés Kaufman and starring Maggie Eldred and Dane Rhodes, the play will be directed by Michael Cooper.

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, Southern Rep is featuring Jon Jory’s dynamic stage adaptation of the Jane Austen classic to be co-directed by Jeffrey Gunshol and Southern Rep Producing Artistic Director Aimée Hayes. The play will run Oct. 23-Nov. 24.

Next, January 2014 will mark the world premiere of the political comedy, The Totalitarians, written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Originally commissioned by the National New Play Network in partnership with Full Stage USA at New Dramatists, the program, made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be directed by Kenneth Prestininzi and star Drama Desk Award-nominee Judith Hawking. The show will run Jan. 8-Feb. 2.

Closing the season is the Tennessee Williams classic, The Night of the Iguana, set for March 26-April 20, 2014, directed by Phil Karnell and starring Mike Harkins and Hayes, for the first time on stage together since the award-winning A Streetcar Named Desire.

Subscribers will get all four plays in the Mainstage season for $100, a savings of 40 percent off regularly priced tickets. For season subscriptions or more information, call (504) 522-6545 or visit http://www.SouthernRep.com.

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