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…!

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...

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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...

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Talented WST cast brings “Three Sisters” to life

Metrowest Daily News, Three Sisters By Keith Powers June 8, 2017 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...

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