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Come to ‘Cabaret’: CRT brings 1920s Berlin night club to the stage

Come to ‘Cabaret’: CRT brings 1920s Berlin night club to the stage

Similar to the transportive quality of its earlier summer production of “Mamma Mia!”, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s second production in the Nutmeg Summer Series sent its audience on a journey through time and space--but with a less lighthearted storyline. CRT’s production of “Cabaret,” directed by Scott LaFeber, brought audiences to late 1920s Berlin.

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s relevant take on ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s relevant take on ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

Audiences were transported to the 1930s dusty midwest this weekend as Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) held the opening weekend for their adaptation of “The Grapes of Wrath.” John Steinbeck’s literary classic tells of the Joad family abandoning their farm during the Dust Bowl to seek refuge in sunny California.

“Waiting for Lefty” and “Severance” bookend economic hardships of the past and present

“Waiting for Lefty” and “Severance” bookend economic hardships of the past and present

Connecticut Repertory Theatre presented a full night of theatre Thursday evening by pairing the classic agitation propaganda play “Waiting for Lefty,” by Clifford Odets, with a new play, “Severance,” written by University of Connecticut theatre studies alumnae Levi Alpert.