Dramatic Repertory Company
On Stage
2018 / 2019 SEASON!
(the cockfight play)
Maine Premiere

COCK
(the cockfight play)
by Mike Bartlett
directed by Keith Powell Beyland
& Tess Van Horn

November 9 - 18, 2018

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Fabuloso
Maine Premiere

FABULOSO
by John Kolvenbach
directed by Daniel Burson

March 8 - 17, 2019

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The Flick
Maine Premiere

THE FLICK
by Annie Baker
directed by Keith Powell Beyland

May 31 - June 9, 2019

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COCK
(the cockfight play)

Performance Times

Fri. Nov. 9 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 10 @7:30pm
Sun. Nov. 11 @7:30pm

Wed. Nov. 14 @7:30pm**
Thurs. Nov. 15 @7:30pm
Fri. Nov. 16 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 17 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 18 @7:30pm

** Discount Wednesdays -- All Seats $10
Cock
NOVEMBER 9 - 18, 2018

“A terrific comedy...Hypnotic
and utterly contemporary.”

—NY Times

“Pure theatricality. An engagingly unique perspective on affairs of the heart...
and that other part of the body.”

—NY1

“With the exception of Oscar Wilde, quarreling lovers are never as articulate and entertaining as they are in COCK, Mike Bartlett's Battle Royal of wit and persuasion.”
—Variety


Maine Premiere
COCK
(the cockfight play)
by Mike Bartlett
with Ian Carlsen*, James Herrera,
Andrew Sawyer and Marjolaine Whittlesey

directed by Keith Powell Beyland
& Tess Van Horn




When emotions are high - the claws come out. Mike Bartlett's (CONTRACTions) highly charged and deeply funny language play provides a unique look at sexual identity, infidelity, and the ways in which our emotions can overwhelm our actions. Cock is prescribed to be performed with no props, set or pantomime, so the focus is all on the drama.

John has been in a stable relationship with his boyfriend for a number of years. But when they separate for a time, he unexpectedly falls in love with a woman. Torn between the two, filled with guilt and conflicting emotions, he doesn't know which way to turn. His boyfriend is willing to wait for him to make a decision, but so is his girlfriend. And both are prepared to fight to keep him. As the pressure mounts, a dinner with both parties is arranged, and a surprise guest arrives to make a lively foursome. They all want to know: Who is John? What is he? And what will his decision be?

n.b. – due to the nature of the play, no one under 17 will be admitted.




FABULOSO
Performance Times

Fri. March 8 @7:30pm
Sat. March 9 @7:30pm
Sun. March 10 @7:30pm

Tues. March 12 @7:30pm**
Wed. March 13 @7:30pm**
Thurs. March 14 @7:30pm
Fri. March 15 @7:30pm
Sat. March 16 @7:30pm
Sun. March 17 @7:30pm

** Discount Tuesday / Wednesdays -- All Seats $10
Fabuloso
MARCH 8 - 17, 2019


“This high-energy farce is good for more than laughs. It succeeds where so many fail because of an unusually effective emotional component that's just touching enough. It's perfect ballast for the madcap farcical elements, which are executed with precision and a pounding heart. FABULOSO is near-perfect summer entertainment. Playwright John Kolvenbach keeps you guessing while you're laughing. He's a playwright's playwright, sending his well-drawn characters down a carefully plotted structure that reveals its craft only in hindsight.”
- Eye Weekly (Canada)


Maine Premiere
FABULOSO
by John Kolvenbach
directed by Daniel Burson

with Peter Brown, Christopher Holt,
Janice O'Rourke and Bess Welden





Kate works in a bank. Teddy is an uninspired kids’ soccer coach. They are feeling trapped in an ordinary apartment and their ordinary marriage. Then Teddy's long-lost friend Arthur arrives after a 20-year absence. He bursts into their home with nonstop games, ruses, schemes, not to mention knives, songs, cocktails for all, and his wildly dramatic fiancée, Samantha. FABULOSO is a madcap and surprisingly touching farce about the pleasures of bedlam and the far-from-ordinary feeling of being needed. DRC’s production of this zany comedy even more delightful chaos: the cast will switch roles each night.

Directed by Daniel Burson, features Peter Brown (Equivocation, DRC), Christopher Holt (Year of the Rooster, DRC), Janice O'Rourke (The Watson Intelligence, DRC) and Bess Welden (False Flag, DRC). The stellar design team includes Emily Dixon (set), Christine Nilles (costumes), Matt Kennedy (sound), Michaela Wirth (lights), Vanessa SW Beyland (choreography) and Katie Day (props).

In this unique DRC production, the actors will alternate roles during the performance schedule.



THE FLICK
Performance Times

Fri. May 31 @7:30pm
Sat. June 1 @7:30pm
Sun. June 2 @7:00pm

Wed. June 5 @7:30pm**
Thurs. June 6 @7:30pm
Fri. June 7 @7:30pm
Sat. June 8 @7:30pm
Sun. June 9 @7:00pm

** Discount Wednesdays -- All Seats $10
The Flick
MAY 31 - JUNE 9, 2019


WINNER! 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Nominee! 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Play
Nominee! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play
Winner! 2013 OBIE Award, Playwriting


“CRITIC’S PICK. Hilarious and touching...Annie Baker, one of the freshest and most talented dramatists to emerge Off Broadway in the past decade, writes with tenderness and keen insight. Her writing is a great blessing to performers: THE FLICK draws out nakedly truthful and unadorned acting. This lovingly observed play will sink deep into your consciousness.”
— The New York Times

“Funny, heartbreaking, sly, and unblinking. THE FLICK may be the best argument anyone has yet made for the continued necessity, and profound uniqueness, of theater.”
— New York Magazine



Maine Premiere
THE FLICK
by Annie Baker
directed by Keith Powell Beyland

with Tsiambwom M. Akuchu, Corey M. Gagne,
Johnny Speckman and Casey Turner




Tsiambwom M. Akuchu (Everyman, UM Theatre & Dance), Corey M. Gagne (Equivocation, DRC), Johnny Speckman (The Watson Intelligence, DRC) and Casey Turner (Venus in Fur, DRC). In a movie theater near Worcester, MA (called The Flick) -- one of the few that hasn't yet switched to digital film -- three employees work dreary jobs for just above minimum wage: selling tickets, cleaning up after patrons, and running the projector. The economy is depressed and so are they, and yet over the course of this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sam, Rose, and Avery show themselves to be complex, feeling people with unrealized ambitions to become more than their dreary surroundings. Annie Baker's drama unfolds in unhurried naturalistic scenes (much to the frustration of some early audiences at the New York premiere), and her astonishingly well observed and subtle characterizations suggest a Chekhovian ability to forge compelling drama from the littleness of everyday life.




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