Dramatic Repertory Company Patron's Club



Supporting great local theatre is a wonderful feeling -- especially when Premium Tickets, gifts and Members-only invites start arriving in your inbox. • • CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR PATRON'S CLUB! • •

Now entering our fifth production season, DRC is incredibly proud of the thought-provoking works we have produced - that otherwise may never have been seen in Portland. We have been rewarded with critical acclaim and sold-out performances. This success could not have happened without the wonderful patrons who backed our first few years.

The next step is to make our vision continually sustainable by assembling a wider circle of enthusiastic supporters. Become a founding member of the DRC Patron's Club, and we'll remember that you were there with us from the start.


Season Highlights
Top: Ian Carlsen, Corey M. Gagne, Christopher Holt
     & Matthew Delamater in Equivocation
Middle: Bari Robinson & J.H. Smith III in Topdog/Underdog
Bottom: Casey Turner in My Name Is Rachel Corrie
• • Founding Members & Founding Couples • •
For less than the cost of three Premium Tickets, get the best reserved seats for each DRC show in the 2014/15 season. (Fully exchangeable, by the way.) Plus perks. You'll receive discount tickets for a companion or comrade, and be invited to sit in on first rehearsals and developmental readings -- where we test-drive new scripts -- and other creative projects and unusual evenings that DRC's cast and crew are fomenting behind the scenes. One more thing: we adore those die-hard theatre mavens who save programs and ticket stubs from fabulous performances, so we'll slip you a signed poster from your favorite show this season. An affordable way to show your support - and you get a nice little deal on tickets, too.

Founding Membership (Premium Ticket for each show) - $99    $65
Couple's Membership (pair of Premium Tickets for each show) - $185    $125



• • Sustaining Members • •
Sustaining Members enjoy all the benefits of a Founding Couple - and go the extra mile to champion DRC with an additional, tax-deductible contribution. As a token of our thanks, you'll get a second autographed poster from a 14/15 show of your chosing! We couldn't do this without you.

Sustaining Membership - $200-$499
(portion tax-deductible)



• • Gold Circle Members • •
Your generosity is impressive. And it fuels our mission to produce fresh, daring, rarely-seen plays year in and year out. May we add to all the above benefits a post-show reception with the cast? You can also look forward to a special DRC Season Gift thanking you for your contribution, and signed posters from all the season productions.

Gold Circle Membership - $500+
(portion tax-deductible)



• • Angel Members • •
Our Angel Members not only believe in DRC's work, but feel called to support the broad, vibrant arts community that makes Maine remarkable. This level of support helps DRC hire the pros - masterful local theatre artists, delighted to ply their craft here in Portland. Angel Members receive Four Premium Tickets to all three productions, get all the above benefits, and are invited to an annual hosted dinner with DRC's Artistic Director and select cast members. Here's hoping you'll be able to spend some quality time as a member of our new theatrical family.

Angel Membership - $1,000+
(portion tax-deductible)


Want to make a contribution, without Club benefits, that's fully tax-deductible and goes entirely towards putting on a show? Bravo! Choose the Friend of DRC option to give any amount. Also, consider buying Premium Tickets next time you come see us. You can reserve a choice seat, and $15 of each sale counts as a tax-deductible donation.


• • CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR PATRON'S CLUB! • •

Questions? Email us at patron@dramaticrep.org


PATRON'S CLUB READING SERIES – History

MUD BLUE SKY
by Marisa Wegrzyn
with Leo Hilton, Laura Houck,
Abigail Killeen, Kathleen Kimball

directed by Daniel Burson

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 7:30pm

One long night in a grungy chain hotel room near O'Hare Airport is enough to make anyone question their aspirations in life, but for middle-aged flight attendants Beth and Sam, itís just part of a never-ending layover that goes with the job. Joined by their former colleague, and Beth's 18 year-old pot dealer (dressed for his prom), a somewhat ordinary evening descends into something quite a bit more turbulent. MUD BLUE SKY is a comedy about how the small kindnesses we afford each other can inspire us to grab onto life before it flies by.




FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
by María Irene Fornés
with Deirdre Fulton, Lisa Boucher Hartman, Tarra Haskell
Heather Irish, Caroline O'Connor, Vanessa Romanoff
Casey Turner, Marjolaine Whittlesey

directed by Tess Van Horn

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30pm

Itís spring in New England in 1935 when Fefu invites seven of her closest
female friends to her home to rehearse for a presentation for their charity
toward school education. In an absurdist, non-traditional format, Fefu and
her friends explore what they mean to each other, their relationships to the men who control their lives, and how power and control are simultaneously desired and relinquished. María Irene Fornés is a highly-influential and award-winning Cuban-American playwright and director who was a leading figure of the avant garde Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Fornés' themes focused on poverty and feminism.




A Developmental Reading
DEATH WINGS
by Bess Welden
with Kat Moraros and Janice O'Rourke

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30pm

Grand is the maker of death wings. Some people call her the crazy bird-lady artist. Her granddaughter Rachel is determined to fly. Some people call her the enigmatic genius scientist. Both women feel certain that the limitations of the human body that keep us grounded can be transcended. But their approaches to solving the problem of flight couldn't be more different.




MADAGASCAR
by J.T. Rogers
with Daniel Noel, Jackie Oliveri & Leslie Trentalange
directed by Whitney Smith

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30pm

MADAGASCAR is the haunting story of a mysterious
disappearance that changes three lives forever.
At three different periods in time, three Americans
find themselves alone, in the same hotel room
overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome.




THE NINA VARIATIONS
by Steven Dietz
with Dan Beaulieu and Christine Penney
directed by Kevin Condardo

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7:30pm

In this funny, fierce and heartbreaking homage to THE SEAGULL, Steven Dietz
puts Chekhov's star-crossed lovers in a room and doesn't let them out. In
forty-three variations on their famous final scene, Nina (a young actress) and
Treplev (a young writer), pit their vibrant wit and soaring passions against
one another in a fast-paced tour de force of romantic entanglement.




GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by Rajiv Joseph
with Kat Moraros and Nathan Speckman
directed by Whitney Smith

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:30pm

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together.




DYING CITY
by Christopher Shinn
with Kat Moraros and Andrew Sawyer
directed by Nathan Speckman

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:30pm

Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY an intimate play, set in a spare downtown-Manhattan apartment, depicts the role of historic events that transform the lives of three closely observed characters. Infusing his play with references to the war in Iraq and to 9/11 and its aftermath, Shinn explores the loss of a loved one who has died while on military duty in Iraq, and the repercussions of this death on his wife, Kelly, and identical twin brother, Peter.




ENDGAME
by Samuel Beckett
directed by Eryn Colleen Snyder
with Karen Ball, Elizabeth Lardie,
Johnny Speckman
and Nate Speckman

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 7:30pm

“A few words...from your heart”
A seminal Beckett masterwork, presented here with a slight twist.
Four souls, isolated, alone together – dependant. Beautiful
and captivating. “If I could sleep I might make love. I'd go into
the woods. My eyes would see... the sky, the earth. I'd run, run, they wouldn't catch me...”






TOPDOG /
UNDERDOG

by Suzan-Lori Parks

with Bari Robinson
and J.H. Smith III

Tuesday, March 13, 2012




A 2002 Pulitzer Prize winner, TOPDOG / UNDERDOG is a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity. The play tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by the past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.

Topdog/Underdog photo by Emily Delamater




Georg Büchner's
WOYZECK

directed by Tess Van Horn

with Mariah Bergeron, Matt Delamater,
Christopher Reiling, Nick Schroeder

and Michael Dix Thomas

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



Written in the 1830's, Büchner's last work is one of the most performed and influential plays in the German Theatre repertory. It is considered an "unfinished" work, and Lorem Ipsum's (Threepenny Opera, Blood Wedding) Tess Van Horn will give her take on this often interpreted work. The play can be seen as working class tragedy, though it can also be viewed as having another dimension, portraying the perennial tragedy of human jealousy.

Van Horn explains "I want to tighten up the translation, to try and make it as minimal of a cast as possible, with most actors playing multiple characters. I like this idea to heighten the sense of "madness" that the character of Woyzeck slowly slumps into as the story progresses. What is "real" to the character? What is "real" to the audience? Are these characters that keep interacting with Woyzeck real or progressively more and more surreal?"

Woyzeck photo by Emily Delamater


2014/15 PATRON'S CLUB BENEFITS

Founding Member Founding Couple Sustaining Member Gold Circle Member Angel
Member
Premium Tickets
1
to each 14/15 show
(2 total)
2
to each 14/15 show
(4 total)
2
to each 14/15 show
(6 total)
2
to each 14/15 show
(4 total)
4
to each 14/15 show
(12 total)
Invites to Rehearsal
& Developmental Readings
Full Exchange Privileges
(subject to availability)
Plus 1 Discount
Discount ticket(s) for companion.
Signed Poster(s)
1 1 2 3 3
Post-Show Reception with the cast
     
A Special Season Gift
     
A hosted dinner with the DRC Artistic Director and select cast
       
Tax Deductible Portion
   



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