Temple Repertory Theater announces inaugural season

June 1, 2010

New Temple theater company seeks to fill the gap in summer entertainment

A new theatrical experience is headed to the Avenue of the Arts north.

This summer, Temple Theaters will introduce the first season of Temple Repertory Theater, a new professional company featuring actors, directors and designers affiliated with the university’s Theater Department.

Based in Tomlinson Theater, Temple Repertory will stage two performances per season with the hope of attracting theatergoers to campus during a time when Center City companies are in their off season.

“Typically, theater in the city slows down during the summer months,” said Scott Braun, director of public relations and marketing for Temple Theaters. “The new theater company will fill the gap in the city’s entertainment calendar and give theatergoers an opportunity to enjoy the arts year-round.”

The inaugural 2010 Season begins with back-to-back opening nights beginning on July 9 with a performance of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, followed by a July 10 staging of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.

Temple Repertory will feature professional actors enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Acting program, a two-year program designed for mid-career actors interested in pursuing an advanced degree. Temple faculty members and noted theater alumni will serve as technical staff.

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