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ABOUT CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY:
Center REP is the resident professional theatre company of the Lesher Center for the Arts. Our season consists of eight productions a year – a variety of musicals, dramas and comedies, both classic and contemporary, that continually strive to reach new levels of artistic excellence and professional standards.
Our mission is to celebrate the power of the human imagination by producing emotionally engaging, intellectually involving, and visually astonishing live theatre, and through Outreach and Education programs, to enrich and advance the cultural life of the communities we serve.
What does it mean to be a producing theatre? We hire the finest professional directors, actors and designers to create our productions at Center REP. These are not touring productions – they’re conceived and developed here, the sets and costumes are built in our shops, and the actors rehearse in our rehearsal hall. Whether the production is a Bay Area premiere or a Shakespearean classic, each is devised to be a one of a kind, artistic creation that will be a unique theatre experience for our audience.
What does it mean to be a professional theatre? It means that all our artists and artisans are career theatre-practitioners. Many of the actors are members of Actors’ Equity Association or are Equity Membership candidates; many of our directors and designers are members of professional unions. All do theatre because it is their profession and their passion.
We are very proud to have the opportunity to produce professional theatre for our community in the beautiful Margaret Lesher Theatre. Thank you for your support!