Michael Friedman
(© Tristan Fuge)
Michael Friedman
(© Tristan Fuge)
Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced its 2011-2012 season, which will include the world premiere of The Civilians' The Great Immensity, to run February 17 - March 18. Written and directed by Steven Cosson, and featuring songs by Michael Friedman, this new piece centers on a photojournalist who disappears while working in the rainforests of Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal, and her twin sister, who embarks on an international search for her sister that spans the North American continent.

The company will begin the year with Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County (September 16 - October 9). Eric Rosen will direct this look at a family thrown into crisis after the disappearance of its patriarch. Rosen will also direct The Whipping Man (March 16 - April 8), Matthew Lopez's look at the surprising reunion between two former slaves and the son of the man who used to own them.

The Rep will also produce David Cale's The History of Kisses (October 21 - November 27), about a writer who's holed himself up trying to complete a new series of stories; as well as Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (November 18 - December 26), to be directed by Kyle Hatley; Laura Eason's adaptation of Mark Twain's classic The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (January 20 - February 12), to be directed by Jeremy B. Cohen; and Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's B-movie inspired musical Little Shop of Horrors (April 20 - May 20), also directed by Hatley.

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