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Range of offerings highlight Connecticut Rep's season

Contemporary plays by John Guare and Sam Shepard, a Broadway musical, a Moliere comedy, and a Shakespearean drama are offered by Connecticut Repertory Theatre this season.

The Main Stage Series, consisting of four plays in Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, opens October 9. Performances begin October 30 for the Studio Works Series, two productions in the Studio Theatre located in the Fine Arts Building.

Guare's comedy Six Degrees of Separation runs from October 9 through October 19. The play won the 1990 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play and was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Directed by Michael Montel, the show revolves around a con artist posing as the son of Sidney Poitier.

CRT's first Studio Works production, opening October 30, is Simpatico, a drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shephard. Directed by Jerry Krasser, the play involves old friends, betrayal and blackmail.

The musical She Loves Me, directed by Nagle Jackson, runs from November 20 through November 22, and December 3 through December 7. The bittersweet romance involves two feuding employees in a Hungarian parfumerie, unaware they are anonymous pen pals.

Moliere's comedy The Miser runs from February 26 through March 8. Directed by Robert McDonald, the play revolves around the theme that money can't buy happiness.

A Studio Works play will be performed Apr. 2 through Apr. 11. (To be announced)

King Lear, one of Shakespeare's most universal dramas, will close the season. Directed by Eric Hill, the show runs April 23 through May 3.

For information and tickets, call (860) 486-4226.