Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Lobby of the Studio Theatre
|Tolland County, Connecticut|
|Matthew J. Pugliese|
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) at the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut is the professional theatre run by the Department of Dramatic Arts, a part of the School of Fine Arts.
Although a part of a university, the CRT is a major presence in the theatre world and sells more than twelve thousand tickets each year. CRT offers a subscription series of six plays and musicals each year—two in the 116-seat Studio Theatre, two in the 240-seat Nafe Katter Theatre, and two in the 485-seat Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Productions range from dramas such as The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman to more light-hearted fare such as The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Prominent theatre personalities who have appeared in CRT productions include actors Kim Hunter, Judy Kaye, and Aleta Mitchell, directors James Warwick and Larry Carpenter, choreographer Tony Stevens, and designer Dennis Parichy.
The New York Times said of the CRT, "Theater lovers desperately seeking a touch of class to assuage the ache of Tony fallout should drive to the University of Connecticut at Storrs for an essential restorative by the Connecticut Repertory Theater."
- Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Mission Statement
- New York Times: Review of The Odd Couple, June 29, 2012
- Hartford Courant: A&E Scene, October 01, 1995
- New York Times THEATER; In Storrs, the Return of a Vintage Musical Enriched by Time, by Alvin Klein, June 13, 1999
- Eric Wright: Puppet Kitchen Archived 2013-07-14 at the Wayback Machine