Welcome to our 2017-18 season!

Wellesley Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre at Wellesley College, was founded in June 1998 by Artistic Director Nora Hussey.  Productions have been lauded by critics and cherished by audiences.  WRT has twice been awarded the Moss Hart Award for theatrical excellence.

Wellesley Repertory Theatre, founded in June of 1998, provides an artistic home for Wellesley College alums as well as integrating Wellesley College graduates into the Boston theatre scene. What began with a core company of three, and one production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, has grown in the intervening years to a core company of 21, with an age range of 13 to mid 70’s. 


Become part of the narrative of performers, designers, directors and audiences alike. We ask you to take our hands and leap forward into a future we can welcome but not predict. These words by writer/activist Barbara Kingsolver express the ethos of theatrical endeavor in the late summer of 2015:  “to be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another – that is surely the basic instinct…! Time to move out into the glorious debris. Time to take this life for what it is.”


The Liar

by David Ives
adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
directed by Marta Rainer
Jan. 11- Feb. 4, 2018
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

Piece of My Heart

by Shirley Lauro
directed by Nora Hussey
May 31 – June 24, 2018
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre

To be hopeful, to embrace one possibility after another – that is surely the basic instinct…!

Show offers proof that lying never goes out of style

Boston Globe – January 7, 2018 By Lenny Megliola GLOBE CORRESPONDENT WELLESLEY — It’s just by happenstance that the Wellesley College Repertory Theatre is presenting “The Liar” at a time when lying has become a fibbin’ plague in America. We don’t know whom to believe...

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The Liar

THE LIAR by David Ives, adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille Directed by Marta Rainer PARIS, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a...

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Measure for Measure Happening this Weekend

Welcome back, Wellesley! The theatre is excited to have many events on the books this academic year, keeping you inspired and always learning (as well as very entertained). Our first show is Measure for Measure, starring the Actors from the London Stage. You may have...

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