For Immediate Release

Local Press Contact:
Michael Lluberes
Flint Repertory Theatre
347-804-7623 | mlluberes@flintrep.org

Dionanda Tillman
Flint Institute of Music
810-237-3112 | dtillman@thefim.org
FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE ANNOUNCES 
THE 2021—2022 SEASON
INCLUDING TWO WORLD PREMIERES
Flint, Mich. - The Flint Repertory Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Michael Lluberes unveiled an exciting line-up of shows for Rep’s 2021—2022 Season.

“We remain hopeful that cancelations will not occur. Still, if they do happen, subscribers will have the option to receive a full refund, make a donation to the Flint Repertory Theatre or exchange their tickets for future events. Dates are subject to change depending on where we are with capacity restrictions due to the pandemic. Patrons who purchased a season subscription to the 2020-2021 season that was canceled due to COVID were issued a credit on their account at The Ticket Center. This credit can be used toward any FIM purchase.”
 
After this summer’s critically acclaimed FLINT MURAL PLAYS, Flint Rep looks to the future with a season of extraordinary variety.
 
Lluberes says, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the community back into the theatre. As we reopen our doors, we invite audiences to reignite their imagination and fall in love with theatre all over again. From world premieres to bold new interpretations of theatrical classics, we renew our commitment to creating thought-provoking, entertaining, and daring new work for Flint!”
 
The Rep season kicks off in the fall with Samuel Beckett’s surreal and darkly comic masterpiece HAPPY DAYS, starring Janet Haley. Next up in December is the premiere of a new version of the landmark musical THE FANTASTICKS. With a fresh new rewrite by Tom Jones, in collaboration with director Michael Lluberes, the young lovers at the story's center are re-imagined as two young men.
 
In the New Year, the Rep dives into the theatrically daring currents of the WRONG RIVER by Josh Wilder, a world-premiere play about an African-American family living in Flint during the water crisis.
 
Spring brings Arthur Miller’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN, starring one of Broadway’s most exciting actors, two-time Tony Award nominee Lewis J. Stadlen as Willy Loman.
 
The annual NEW WORKS FESTIVAL brings cutting-edge playwrights and composers from all over the country to Flint for a week of staged readings of new plays and musicals at the end of April.
 
The season culminates with THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN by Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, a world-premiere musical about the 1996 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team as they capture the nation’s imagination while competing for Olympic Gold.
 
Subscription packages are available July 20 and can be purchased at FlintRep.org or by calling The Ticket Center at 810.237.7333.
FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE 2021-22 SEASON:
HAPPY DAYS
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Kathryn Walsh
September 8-17, 2021
Absurdist Comedy
 
Flint Rep associate artist Janet Haley plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s darkly comic masterpiece Happy Days. Stuck in a mound of earth from the waist down, Winnie’s humor and boundless optimism guard her against the harsh glare of the inevitable. Beckett’s surreal play is an absurdly funny and unforgettable theatrical event.
THE FANTASTICKS
Written by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Michael Lluberes
December 3 – 19, 2021
Reimagined Landmark Musical
 
Flint Rep reinvents the classic musical. With a fresh new rewrite by book writer and lyricist Tom Jones, collaborating with director Michael Lluberes, the young lovers at the story’s center are re-imagined as two young men. The Fantasticks is a funny and beautiful allegory about falling in love and growing up. This is an exciting new interpretation of the longest-running musical in history.
WRONG RIVER
By Josh Wilder
Directed by Jeremiah Davison
February 4 - 20, 2022
World-Premiere Play
 
As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, begins to make national headlines, a young couple struggling to make ends meet scrambles to fight for a better future for their daughter–– even if it means losing everything they have. The show was developed in Flint Rep’s 2020 New Works Festival.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by Arthur Miller
Starring Lewis J. Stadlen
Directed by Michael Lluberes
March 25 – April 10, 2022      
                             
An American Masterpiece widely considered one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic hero Willy Loman as he crumbles under the weight of the American Dream. This emotionally gripping American classic about fathers and sons, promise and anguish, loyalty and loss, is as relevant today as ever. Featuring two-time Tony Award nominee Lewis J. Stadlen. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
2022 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
April 29 - May 1, 2022
 
Flint Rep's annual New Works Festival is a three-day event presenting staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Audience members will get a chance to experience this new work before anyone else and participate in post-show discussions with the playwrights and composers.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary
Music by Julia Meinwald
June 3 – 19, 2022
World Premiere Musical
 
Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and Kerri Strug made up the first U.S. womenʼs gymnastics team to win Olympic gold in 1996. This world-premiere musical imagines their inner lives as they reach for their young dreams and their faces on the Wheaties box, all leading up to a star-making vault heard ʼround the world. The show was developed in Flint Rep’s 2019 New Works Festival.
FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE is a professional, not-for-profit theatre in the heart of Flint, Mich. The Rep’s commitment is to provide the City of Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought-provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining, and inspiring for all ages. Flint Repertory Theatre is a Flint Institute of Music program, alongside the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Through FIM, it receives partial funding from the Genesee County Arts Education and Enrichment Millage. The Rep is the recipient of a 2018 National Theatre Company Grant from The American Theatre Wing. www.flintrep.org