Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet  Defends Her Life Tonight

Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight

Winter 2017 Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet  Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Marta Rainer Jan 5 –  Jan 29, 2017 – Ruth Nagel Jones Theater Sunday 1/15 @ 2pm is SOLD OUT “Gunderson possesses an antic imagination that seeks to...

Get to Know the Cast of #SoniaFlew – Part 2

In this blog post, the second part of a two-part series featuring interviews with the cast of Sonia Flew, we get political: delving into how the play, which takes place at two very dramatic periods in history, relates to our current cultural struggle, both politically...

Get to know the cast of #SoniaFlew – Part 1

Some of my favorite concepts taken from my interviews with the talented cast of Sonia Flew are ones that can be easily applied both inside and outside the theatre: listen to your intuition; happy accidents may change the course of your life; and stop fighting...

Talented WST cast brings “Three Sisters” to life

Metrowest Daily News, Three Sisters By Keith Powers June 8, 2015 Taking full advantage of Paul Schmidt’s fluidly idiomatic translation, the Wellesley Summer Theatre is staging a snappy, insightful production of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre...

Wellesley Repertory Theatre’s Sonia Flew

The Swellesley Report: Sonia Flew By Deborah Brown June 8, 2017 First off, the last thing a mom should ask a nineteen-year-old young man hell-bent on joining the Marines in response to the 9/11 attacks is, “What do you know about how the world works?” And she...

Wellesley College Theatre explores new country in Terra Nova

The Swellesley Report: Terra Nova By Deborah Brown April 6, 2017 How many Wellesley College students does it take to play a bunch of strong, competitive men determined to make it to the South Pole first? Seven, and you’ll be very impressed with their portrayal of all...

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight

The Swellesley Report: Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight By Deborah Brown Jan. 16, 2017 At a time where I’m exposed to so many tweets I’d just as soon ignore, this one from Wellesley Repertory Theatre (WRT) was welcome: “We are SOLD OUT for...

Wellesley Repertory Theatre’s Good Night Desdemona

The Swellesley Report: Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet By Deborah Brown June 14, 2016 As you’ll recall, in Shakespeare’s tragedies Romeo and Juliet and Othello, Juliet, facts-ignorant and hasty, stabs herself to death, while in Othello, the duped and...

Wellesley Rep shakes up Shakespeare

Metrowest Daily News: Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet By Carole LaMond June 13, 2016   WELLESLEY – What if two of Shakespeare’s most iconic tragic heroines, Desdemona and Juliet, were originally intended to enjoy a happy ending in comedies, not...

Molly Parker Myers is crazy good in ‘House of Blue Leaves’

Metrowest Daily News, House of Blue Leaves By Iris Fanger Jan. 8, 2016 John Guare’s black comedy “The House of Blue Leaves” has been confounding audiences since its off-Broadway premiere in 1971. On the surface, the drama is a play about a dysfunctional family;...
Sonia Flew

Sonia Flew

Wellesley Repertory Theatre presents Sonia Flew. Written by Melinda Lopez. Directed by Lois Roach NOTICE: The Saturday 6/24 7pm and the Sunday 6/25 2pm performances are SOLD OUT. June 1–25 (Thursdays–Saturdays*) | 7 PM June 1–25 (Saturdays & Sundays) | 2 PM *No...
Terra Nova

Terra Nova

TERRA NOVA 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...
Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Kanika Vaish ’17 Diana Chapman Walsh Auditorium, Alumnae Hall Written by award-winning American playwright Rajiv Joseph, Guards at the Taj is set in Agra, India in 1648. The Taj Mahal has just been unveiled, and...
Two company members receive IRNE Award nominations

Two company members receive IRNE Award nominations

Wellesley Summer Theatre Company is proud to announce that two company members have received IRNE Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Angela Bilkic, for the role of Linda in Holiday, and Charlotte Peed, for the role of Kate in Dancing and...
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang,  directed by Nora Hussey April 14, 15, 16, 17, 2016   ~  Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their...
Unaccustomed To My Name

Unaccustomed To My Name

Unaccustomed To My Name tells the story of bookish Sofie, who is experiencing a mid-life crisis – at age 21 – with no clue as to how to handle it! Stuck in Warsaw, New York, with her maddeningly motivating mother, she hides in the bathroom and contemplates her life –...
Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

by Ann-Marie MacDonald, directed by Nora Hussey May 26 – June 26, 2016 ~ Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre June 9 – 12  Special Pay What You Can weekend! In this exuberant comedy – and original revision of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet –Constance...