KC Rep Changes Season Offerings

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Posted by Bob Evans

Kansas City Repertory Theatre

To Redesign a NEW 2020-2021 Season

An innovative and reimagined season will be announced in the coming weeks

Previously Announced Season including

A Christmas Carol and OriginKC: New Works Festival

now cancelled or postponed

 

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Stuart Carden and Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced that major efforts are underway to create an exciting NEW 2020-2021 season, different from the 2020-2021 season which was announced in February 2020.  This decision was based on a number of factors including guidance from union partners and social distancing requirements, and current information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. This follows the abrupt mid-March cancellation of the 2019-2020 season due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

 Kansas City Repertory Theatre Executive Director Angela Gieras and Artistic Director Stuart Carden issued a joint statement: “Like so many of you, we at KCRep are responding to the moment and making new plans. And while there is some heartache in this change – we are also discovering exciting opportunities to serve and engage our KC community in new and meaningful ways. And so, all of us at KCRep are creating a new season that is an inventive, revelatory, and entertaining mix of small-scale live performance, outdoor family-friendly events, and digital theatre experiences. We aspire to lift up our community during the pandemic and once on the other side — be there to help bring us back together to connect, heal, and celebrate.  In the coming weeks, we will share details about our redesigned season created specifically for this extraordinary moment and for our beloved KC community.”

 KCRep is working tirelessly to envision revised and appropriate programming this season that considers the health and safety guidelines for all involved. The health of patrons, staff, and artists will be in front of mind as KCRep plans its return and they will be welcomed with the highest public health standards in both Spencer Theatre and Copaken Stage. Details of the health and safety plan will be posted as the anticipated return date gets closer.

 Additionally, in order to remain financially sustainable as the result of the pandemic, Executive Director Angela Gieras announced that 100% of KCRep employees have been impacted through either decreased compensation, reduced hours, furloughs, or job elimination.

 Today’s announcement includes the following performances that were to take place at either Spencer Theatre or Copaken Stage (in date order). In the coming weeks, KCRep will release additional information regarding the possible rescheduling of performances.

 The Old Man and The Old Moon

Sept. 11- Oct. 4 | Spencer Theatre

Written by PigPen Theatre Co.

Directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co.

 Dracula

Oct. 16 – Nov. 8 | Copaken Stage

Written by Kate Hamill

Based on the novel by Bram Stoker

 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Nov. 20 – Dec. 27 | Spencer Theatre

Adapted by Geoff Elliott

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by Jason Chanos

 The Royale

Jan. 29 – Feb. 21, 2021 | Spencer Theatre

Written by Marco Ramirez

Directed by Stuart Carden and Stephanie Paul

 OriginKC: New Works Festival

Feb. 19 – March 21, 2021 | Copaken Stage

 Flood

Written by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

 The Vast In-Between

Written by Laura Eason

 In the Heights

March 19 – April 11, 2021 | Spencer Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda

 Subscription Tickets and Information

Subscribers for our 2020-2021 season will receive a credit to their account for the value of their tickets for cancelled performances. These credits can be applied to any single tickets for performances in KCRep’s 2020-2021 reimagined season or to subscriptions to our 2021-2022 season. This credit will be available for you to use through June 4, 2021. For more information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions, call the Box Office at 816-235-2700, or email us at tickets@kcrep.org. Please note that KCRep’s Box Office staff are working remotely and there is currently no in-person Box Office.  We anticipate an extremely high volume of calls and ask your patience while we work to address each and every patron inquiry.

 Connecting to our Community

Even through these difficult and unprecedented times, KCRep is committed to being the heart of a great theatre town. To learn more about how to connect with KCRep, please visit KCRep Connects which has links to content and resources that are sure to uplift, aid, or inspire. For the latest news and updates related to COVID-19—as well as a peek behind-the-scenes at KCRep—be sure to follow us on all of our social media channels: FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages, as well as Email Club.

 About Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected regional theaters, produces theatrical excellence, creating and sharing stories at the center of our nation’s creative crossroads. The Rep’s mission is to advance the art form while cultivating passionate audiences, artists, and advocates to invest in our region’s creative future. It builds community by connecting people through productions and outreach that educate, entertain, challenge, and inspire. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Variety, and The Toronto Sun, KCRep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. KCRep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually.  To receive updates and news, like KCRep at www.facebook.com/KCREP, follow on Twitter (@KCRep) or Instagram (@KCRepTheatre) or YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/kansascityrep.




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