Resident Ensemble Theatre season

New REP season: ‘Heat of the Night,’ ‘Deathtrap;’ ‘Exodus/Godot’

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The Resident Ensemble Players’ 2023-24 season will include a look at the power of words; a stage version of  “In the Heat of the Night;” a mash-up of “Waiting for Godot” and “Exodus;” and the crowd-pleasing “Deathtrap.” The season is designed to reflect our lives. “As theater fans you know this, but I never get tired of saying it, these …

Abby Brewster (Kathleen Pirkl Tague) and her nephews Mortimer (Mic Matarrese, center) and Jonathan (Stephen Pelinski) in the University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players production of “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

UD REP stages ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Ken MammarellaCulture, Entertainment, Headlines

Arsenic and Old Lace is a “bit of a love letter to the theater,” according to actor Mic Matarrese. “It does everything that’s nice and great about theater and is a good time.” The University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players presents the 1941 comedy through Nov. 20. Matarrese said that his character, Mortimer Brewster, is the “engine” of the Joseph …

UD's REP announced 2022-23 theater season

UD’s REP to offer 2-play season, bonus shows

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players will offer a two-play 2022-23 season, with bonus weekend-only chamber shows. The REP, as the University of Delaware’s professional acting troupe is called, will offer “Arsenic and Old Lace” Nov. 3-Nov. 20 and “Medea” April 13-April 30. In addition, the resident ensemble will off something new: Chamber REP, a series of one-weekend events, …

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Budget cuts lead UD’s theater head to retire after 2021-22 school year

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

The longtime head of UD’s theater program and professional acting troupe will leave in 2022.   The longtime head of the University of Delaware’s theatre department is retiring after his theater’s budget was cut more than 50%. Sanford “Sandy” Robbins, who has been working at UD for 32 years, will lead the theater program through one more school year, leaving …