Rep Theatre expands season by adding two productions

March 29, 2019

Rochester Repertory Theatre has announced an expanded season for 2019-2020, with a later start than usual.

The seven-show season — two more than in past seasons — opens Oct. 4 with “Miss Holmes,” a drama featuring female-led versions of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The season, the Rep’s 36th, will run through mid-August.

In previous years, the season has started in early September and concluded in May, with an additional summer show that is not part of the season ticket package.

The season cuts back on musicals, pointing the Rep back to its roots in drama and thoughtful comedy. Another notable aspect of the new season is the lack of a holiday-themed show.

A look at the new season:

— “Miss Holmes,” a drama by Christopher T. Walsh, Oct. 4-20. Mary Pyfferoen will direct.

— “Wandaleria,” a comic drama by David Valdes Greenwood, Nov. 22-Dec. 8. Deb Fuehrer will direct.

— “Screwtape,” a comedy by James Forsyth, based on the “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis, Jan. 17-26, 2020. Dawn Parr will direct.

— “Strange Snow,” a drama by Steve Metcalfe, March 6-22, 2020. Jeanne Skattum will direct.

— “Red,” a drama by John Logan, April 24-May 10, 2020. Philip Muehe will direct.

— “A Comedy of Tenors,” a comedy by Ken Ludwig, June 12-28, 2020. Bill Schnell will direct.

— “Evil Dead the Musical,” by George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond and Melissa Morris, July 31-Aug. 16, 2020. Annie Landkammer will direct.

Season ticket packages are now available at rochesterrep.org and 507-289-1737.

The Rep’s summer show this year is “The Savannah Sipping Society,” which runs June 21-30.