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Dear Theatre Arts Community,

The health and safety of our community, our campus and our visitors are of paramount importance to us.

Out of an abundance of caution, and to assist with the state-wide recommendations on social distancing, our performance calendar has changed:

All Theatre Arts public performances have been postponed.

We are continuing to evaluate the situation as it evolves and the university is in regular communication with our local government offices.  Our hope is to resume performances after April 20th. We will keep you updated as that schedule solidifies.

For urgent questions, please contact our Cal Rep Ticket Service Office at tickets@calrep.org.

We value and appreciate your support, patronage, and your love for Theatre Arts.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these challenges together.


In the Blood

By Suzan Lori Parks
Directed by Desean K. Terry

February 13 -- March 1 
Players Theater
A California Repertory Production

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In this modern day riff on The Scarlet Letter, Hester La Negrita, a homeless mother of five, lives with her kids on the tough streets of the inner city. Her eldest child is teaching her how to read and write, but the letter "A" is, so far, the only letter she knows. Her five kids are named Jabber, Bully, Trouble, Beauty and Baby, and the characters are played by adult actors who double as five other people in Hester's life: her ex-boyfriend, her social worker, her doctor, her best friend and her minister. While Hester's kids fill her life with joy—lovingly comical moments amid the harsh world of poverty—the adults with whom she comes into contact only hold her back. Nothing can stop the play's tragic end.

Blood at the Root 

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Bruce A. Lemon, Jr.

March 5 – 14, 2020
University Theater
A California Repertory Production

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A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold new play examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Jessica Hanna

March 19 -- March 27 
Studio Theater
A California Repertory Production

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Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. An indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

Zoot Suit

By Luis Valdez
Directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx

April 30 – May 10, 2020
Studio Theater
A California Repertory Production

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This critically acclaimed play by Luis Valdez, the first by a Mexican American to be produced on Broadway, cracks open the depiction of Chicanos on stage, challenging viewers to revisit a troubled moment in our nation's history. From the moment the myth-infused character El Pachuco burst onto the stage, cutting his way through the drop curtain with a switchblade, Luis Valdez spurred a revolution in Chicano theater.