Five Plays & More Await Subscribers in 2012 - 2013 Season's NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT with Proctors intensifies focus on new plays, musicals, subscriber participation Albany, N.Y. - For theatergoers throughout New York State's Capital Region, a good thing gets even better this week as Albany's esteemed Capital Repertory Theatre announces its 2012 - 2013 season -- and a new play development collaborative effort with Proctors, the Schenectady-based arts and entertainment complex. Ticket buyers can expect such crowd pleasers as:
- ELLA, the story of Ella Fitzgerald,
- a brand new adaptation with bonus features of Jane Austen's PRIDE @ PREJUDICE (the theatre's Classics on Stage production),
- David Mamet's searing drama, RACE,
- the premiere of six Tony Award® winning RED, a portrait of expressionistic artist, Mark Rothko
- an as yet-to-be-named musical.
- The new season also offers a special holiday engagement of THIS WONDERFUL LIFE!, an adaptation of the Frank Capra film, It's A Wonderful Life, in a tour de force performance by one actor.
- And, the Next Act! New Play Summit.
###ABOUT CAPITAL REP Capital Repertory Theatre has a rich, local history of excellent entertainment and strong community relationships. Established in 1981, it came into existence through the dedication and perseverance of a group of Albany business, community and civic leaders. Donated labor, materials and expertise transformed the Grand Cash Market, an abandoned supermarket at 111 North Pearl Street, into what was to become the home of Albany's first professional resident theatre. Over the past 30 years, the facility on North Pearl Street has been renovated several times, and now includes a 286-seat theatre, a café space, a costume-making shop, and a rehearsal hall. In addition to returning more than 83% of its operating budget directly back to the local community, Capital Rep brings vitality and commerce to downtown in the form of more than 75,000 diners, shoppers, and tourists, serving as an economic engine in the entertainment district on North Pearl Street. In all programs and services, Capital Repertory Theatre reflects its mission by embracing its community as a source of inspiration. Capital Rep embraces cast, crew and audiences from every background to expand the horizons of thought and understanding of the human condition through the power of theatre. Capital Repertory Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit cultural organization, and the only member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) within fourteen counties of the Upper Hudson-Mohawk Valley. As a proud member of LORT, an esteemed organization that promotes the positive impact of theatres in the arts and communities nationwide, Capital Rep is able to create excellent opportunities for both up-and-coming and seasoned theatre professionals. Today, these affiliated theatres provide artists with a support system for developing new work, as well as reviving classics and perennial favorites. LORT members strive to provide hundreds of thousands of people with the opportunity to experience the highest caliber of performance right in their own communities. For more information about LORT, please visit http://www.lort.org/ Capital Rep has a proud history of bringing 20 world premiere plays into the American theatrical canon, but that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to producing new work. The production is the end result of what are often years of work with a writer and creative team. This year, working with artistic colleagues at Proctors and in New York, we resolve to develop a pathway - a process -- that will nurture work and provide our community with a sense of pride of ownership for what we create. 2012 - 2013 Season at a Glance ELLA, the legend of Ella Fitzgerald July 20 - August 12, 2012 PRIDE@PREJUDICE (Classics on Stage) September 28 - October 28, 2012 RACE January 11 - February 10, 2013 TBA - MUSICAL March 1 - March 30, 2013 RED April 19- May 19, 2013 Plus! NEXT ACT! - NEW PLAY SUMMIT November 2, 3, 4, 2012 And a very special holiday engagement: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE! November 23-December 16, 2012