2011-2012

Featuring six must-see performances, this season includes three regional premieres, a Tony Award® winning play, talent direct from the Broadway stage and a new musical. Also premiering is the NEXT ACT! New Play Summit, focusing on new plays and musicals, as part of the collaboration between Capital Rep and Proctors. The ever-expanding repertoire of performances at Capital Rep had delighted audiences for over 30 years, and the 2012-2013 season is no exception.

Leslie Uggams in Uptown Downtown
Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts
Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman - Lyrics by Joe Darion and Music by Mitch Leigh
The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein
Black Pearl Sings! by Frank Higgins
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
Jul 19 2011 to Jul 31 2011

Join us for a dazzling musical evening with the legendary Leslie Uggams! In stories and song, Leslie recreates her extraordinary journey from uptown to downtown...from Mitch Miller to "Roots"...from the Apollo Theatre to Broadway. Uptown Downtown, played in 2010 at New York City's Jazz at Lincoln Center and is directed by Michael Bush - who previously directed Stormy Weather for Ms. Uggams and Cactus Flower at Capital Rep in October 2010.

Sep 20 2011 to Oct 16 2011
Previews start on Sep 16 2011

In this delicious new comedy from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of August: Osage County, an offbeat friendship grows between a cantankerous white shop owner and an ambitious black teenager with something to hide. As the two men bond over literature and entrepreneurship, they discover that family runs deeper than blood. Amidst the changing face of an old Chicago neighborhood, a local donut shop becomes the setting for old secrets and new beginnings.

Nov 15 2011 to Dec 17 2011
Previews start on Nov 11 2011

Thrown into prison on trumped-up charges, Miquel Cervantes and his sidekick, Sancho Panza find themselves among a throng of debtors, thieves and worse. What better way to prepare your defense and plead your innocence than by enlisting the inmates to re-enact the magical tale of the greatest knight of all, Don Quixote – slayer of dragons, windmills and defender of ladies in distress. Man of La Mancha, based on the timeless Cervantes novel, has inspired audiences "To Dream the Impossible Dream" ever since winning 5 Tony Awards. The story reminds us all to never give up – that miracles happen – and we can reach the stars.

Jan 24 2012 to Feb 19 2012
Previews start on Jan 20 2012

"The laughter is all but continuous." The New Yorker This delightful Tony-nominated play, which won the 1993 Outer Critics Circle award for Best Broadway Play, follows three disparate Jewish sisters from Brooklyn as they reunite in London for the birthday of Sara, the eldest. Over the course of a chaotic weekend, the sisters come to terms with their differences – as well as their love for one another. The Sisters Rosensweig is a heart-warming comic portrait of a complex family from one of America's best playwrights, the late Pulitzer Prize-winner Wendy Wasserstein.. 

Mar 13 2012 to Apr 7 2012
Previews start on Mar 9 2012


The search for the soul of America's hidden African roots takes Susannah an ethnomusicologist, to a Texas prison where she encounters Albertina "Pearl" Johnson.

Imprisoned for a crime of passion, Pearl is a living album of folk songs and spirituals passed down from her African American ancestors and their slave era past. She must decide whether to trust the white Susannah with her invaluable songs and with her only chance at freedom.

Pearl's stirring voice will touch your heart as will this story of complete strangers united by a common love.

May 1 2012 to May 27 2012
Previews start on Apr 27 2012


A comedy of manners...without the manners.

The New Yorker calls this laugh-out-loud hilarity "ninety minutes of sustained mayhem." In unanimous critical praise for its Broadway debut, God of Carnage has been hailed "first class" (The New York Times) and "scabrously funny" (USA Today) and earned the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and three Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Mature Content - strong language and adult situations.

NOTE: Late seating will happen 17 minutes into the show, NO ONE will be allowed in after this time.