Connecticut Repertory Theatre

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.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Lobby of the Studio Theatre, U Conn, Storrs CT.jpg
Lobby of the Studio Theatre
TypeTheatre Company
Region served
Tolland County, Connecticut
Artistic Director
Michael Bradford
Managing Director
Matthew J. Pugliese

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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."[4]

CRT and the Department of Dramatic Arts also run the internationally renowned Puppet Arts program.[5][1]


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