Each season, theREP offers full quality productions during the school day complete with a post-show question and answer session with cast members.
2018-2019 Student Matinee Season
Shakespeare in Love
Based on The Screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall
April 11, May 1, 3, & 8, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he desperately needs some inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse —Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including donning a moustache) to appear in his next play. As love blossoms, so does the comedy, great romance and playwriting. Join theREP for this immersive and sumptuous adaptation of the Academy Award©-winning screenplay, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, backstage disasters and a dog.
Shakespeare in Love is a fanciful and entirely fictional imagining of Shakespeare’s life. The play does not contain the level of sexuality or the actual nudity that the film has, although sexuality is still an integral part of Will and Viola’s relationship. The play also contains a brothel scene where a young actor is sent off to lose his virginity to a prostitute and occasional profanity.
Recommended for grades 9+
Curriculum: ELA, European History
2019-2020 Student Matinee Season
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
October 17, 2019 10:30am
Who’s on first? It’s hard to tell when Jeff, a luckless but likable 27-year-old security guard, is drawn into a local murder investigation involving Bill, his tightly wound supervisor, who has been called upon to bear false witness to protect his troubled brother. When Jeff decides to reveal a big secret about the crime to his unrequited crush, an overzealous rookie policewoman, all hell breaks loose when she decides to tell her unscrupulous macho-cop partner. CC: ELA, Ethics, Theatre Arts
Live from WVL Radio Theater: It’s a Wonderful Life
Adapted by WVR Repoley from the motion picture by Frank Capra December 6, 11, 17, 2019 10:30am
Meet George Bailey and all the residents of Bedford Falls as you’ve never seen—or heard them before! Based on the classic Frank Capra film, this story comes to life as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all the memorable Bedford Falls characters, accompanied by sound effects and music created live on stage. Enjoy this timeless tale of a lovable fellow down on his luck and ready to end it all – until an Angel Second Class shows him life’s true value. CC: ELA, History, Great Depression, Theatre Arts
The Irish…. and How They Got That Way
By Frank McCourt, featuring the music of Ireland
March 12, 17, 25, April 2, 2020 10:30am
Hold onto your hats for this rollicking, roller coaster of a ride compiled by Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), who brings his razor-sharp wit, trademark bitter irony and boundless love of his people to this revue about all things Irish. This show delivers what it promises: stirring blarney, a bit of hokum, genuine heartache and much joy. Set in McCourt’s Pub, the narration weaves a buoyant blend of traditional songs, show tunes and pop – from “Danny Boy” and George M. Cohan to U2 – with a reminder of the injustices, humiliations, and privations suffered by the Irish people both in Ireland and here in their new neighborhoods in America. CC: ELA, Irish Culture, Music, Theatre Arts
- Price: $12 a student
- Location: All performances take place in Albany at theREP (111 N. Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207).
- Performance Length: Running times vary but all matinees will be finished by 1:00 p.m. to allow adequate time for bus departure.
- Reservations: To place an order for Student Matinees, please call Group Sales at Proctors at (518) 382-3884 x139.
- Scholarships: If individual students or schools are in need of scholarship support to make attending a performance at theREP possible, we will try to work together with the school to help facilitate attendance (schools must have 50% or more participation in reduced or free lunch programs). Please contact the Arts Education Manager, for a Request for Assistance Form at (518) 382-3884 x128.
- Chaperones: For every 15 students, one complimentary adult ticket is provided.
- Call (518) 382-3884 x139 or fill out the ONLINE ORDER FORM for reservations. Certain shows may be open to the general public on a space-available basis; for individual tickets, call (518) 346-6204.
- Advance registrations are required for all orders. Reservations are processed on a first come, first served basis.
- The minimum size for a group order is 10 people. Orders under 10 can be placed by calling our Box Office (518) 346-6204.
- Final counts are required no later than 30 days prior to the event.
- Payment is accepted by check, cash or major credit card and is due no later than 30 days in advance of each show. Reservations not paid by the 30-day deadline will be cancelled.
- Please notify theREP when placing an order if using BOCES funding.
- Invoices are e-mailed to you promptly after you place an order for immediate confirmation. If you have not received this confirmation, your reservation is not guaranteed.
CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS
- No refunds or exchanges will be made after the 30-day deadline.
- Please be aware that we cannot guarantee seating for additional students if the show is sold out, although we will make every effort to accommodate when space permits.
- Every attendee must reserve a seat. Remember to reserve seating for all teachers and chaperones as well as students.
- If your school is cancelled due to weather, we will make every effort to put you in an alternate School Day performance, if available, or provide a credit to be used within the current season only. Phone calls must be received prior to performance. If your school is not closed and you choose not to attend a performance, we cannot make alternate accommodations.
- theREP accommodates mobility, hearing and visually challenged patrons to the best of our ability.
Please advise theREP of special needs when the order is placed so we can make arrangements prior to your arrival.
Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre Education Programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.