Welcome to our 2016-17 Season

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. The productions over the years have been lauded by critics and audiences alike. Recent productions include Three Sisters, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, The Clearing, Hay Fever, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Dancing at Lughnasa, Holiday, Our Town, and Season’s Greetings. The company has twice been awarded the Moss Hart Award for theatrical excellence.

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

The idea of a “company” has long been a dream held by the director and founder Nora Hussey. The mission statement puts forth this concept: ‘Putting together a diverse group of people that interacts, moves in sync, sometimes in competition, but always working toward a common goal is essentially organic. It is as complex or as simple as our own families. The success of families, or theatre companies, is in how well each member’s personal strengths and weaknesses are utilized or overcome and form into a highly efficient artistic entity.’

Our performances tell stories that will 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 this 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.”

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 the bottom of the...