Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents: Ragtime
Voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best Novels of the last century, this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American couple and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage “on the wheels of a dream” in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at The Rep.
Ragtime will be directed by Artistic
Director Mark Clements who begins his fourth season at Milwaukee
Repertory Theater and recently renewed his contract for another four years.
The epic production will feature a cast of 36 actors and 9 musicians on the
Quadracci Powerhouse stage, The Rep’s main stage theater.
BOOK BY: Terrence McNally
BASED ON: The novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow
DIRECTED BY: Mark Clements
THEATER: Quadracci Powerhouse
DATES: September 17, 2013 – October 27, 2013