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Chapatti

For both Dan and Betty, romance is a distant memory – until a chance encounter brings these two together for one more adventure. Alternating between humorous storytelling and soul-bearing dialogue, this is a tale about rediscovering the importance of human connection.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Four timeless stories and 75 magical puppets bring Eric Carle's iconic creatures to life in this colorful stage production.

Guards at the Taj

Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph explores the friendship of two imperial guards assigned to protect the Taj Mahal. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both.

Outside Mullingar

When Anthony's father threatens to disinherit him, Rosemary, the secret admirer next door, steps into the middle of family eccentricities to prevent disaster. Only an Irish heroine as strong and down-to-earth as Rosemary could hope to secure the land, and her love.

Native Gardens

In this comedy, Pablo and Tania live next to Frank and Virginia, an established couple with a lovely garden. But an impending barbeque and disagreement over a fence line spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing notions of race, taste, class and privilege.

Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley

Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley. Told with exceptional modern wit and dazzling period style, this romantic comedy will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.

The Twelve Dates of Christmas

Dumped on Thanksgiving, Mary stumbles back into the dating world. Growing cynical, the innocence of a little boy brings her a new outlook on life and love. This heartwarming and hilarious show will bring a cheery glow to your holiday season.

Christmas in Babylon

Terry McShane is the father of a typical family in North Babylon, New York. Until he is contacted by his ex-fiancee on a collision more than 25 years in the making. This World Premiere comedy is about two people trying to forgive each other – and themselves – for the past.

A Christmas Carol

The Rep's hit new adaptation is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge in this holiday classic the whole family will love.

Girls in the Boat

The year is 1975. A group of fiery young women from the first first U.S. Women’s Rowing team, where they have to fight to compete in the traditionally male-dominated sport. With the help of an unlikely ally–– the taciturn Harvard men’s coach––they overcome endless obstacles and go all the way to the world championships.  

Junk

Milwaukee’s own Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar returns to The Rep with his epic new play, Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the 1980’s, it’s a battleground of titanic egos where magnates are pitted against workers, lawyers against journalists and everyone against themselves.

Photograph 51

Rosalind Franklin, a driven young physicist, is among London scientists on the verge of discovering the DNA double helix. A play of ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness attempts to answer what kept Franklin out of the history books.

Locomotion

Lonnie Collins Motion has had some tough breaks in his young life. But then he discovers a passion for writing poetry and expresses his feelings about the foster system, his friends and his unique perspective on the world––lyrically revealing one boy's journey of hope.

Blood at the Root

Three nooses hang from a Louisiana school's oak tree. As racial tensions grow, six students wrestle with injustice. These young people speak openly about the prejudices and fears that stand in their way and find the courage to seek solutions for a better life for all.

The Chinese Lady

In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the “Chinese Lady.” Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh unearths hidden history and questions the way we look at ourselves and others.

Strange Snow

Both Megs and Davey are having trouble surviving back home after the war. While Megs bangs on his old buddy's door announcing the start of fishing season, Martha, his friend's older sister, opens the door – to a myriad of new possibilities.

Things I Know To Be True

Set over the course of a year, this innovative play provides a unique perspective on the struggles the four adult Price children face daily to establish their identities and deal with personal crises.

As You Like It

One of Shakespeare's greatest and most beloved comedies, filled with music, love, laughter and reminders of what is most important in this world.

Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

Annie Jump,13-year-old science genius, meets Althea, an intergalactic supercomputer manifesting itself in the form of a mean girl. Althea’s here to help Annie take humanity to the stars, but what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny?

Rep Lab Short Play Festival

See it all—drama, comedy, and everything in between—in this one-of-a-kind theatergoing experience, featuring the talents of Milwaukee Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents.

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

Through flashbacks, time jumps, quirky humor and poignant realism, we meet four smart, passionate people, acutely aware of their family's everlasting connection. Cain asks the questions at the heart of every family: What will never change – and what has to – so we can love?

Ben Butler

Major General Benjamin Butler is in command of Fort Monroe during the Civil War. The law says Shepard Mallory, an escaped slave, must be returned to his owner. But Shepard makes quite the case for himself. This battle of wits for the soul of a nation defies simple characterization.

Every Brilliant Thing

A young boy attempts to ease his mother's depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world, like ice cream, Star Trek, surprises and rollercoasters. As the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life.

Two Trains Running

From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary.

The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker explores the true story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller, the essence of dignity, hope, possibilities and what people can reach for and accomplished under the most adverse of conditions.