Nashville Repertory Theatre's REPaloud Series

Reading Excellent Plays Aloud

REPaloud means “Reading Excellent Plays” aloud. It was a popular addition to the roster of events presented by Nashville Rep. REPaloud features staged reading of contemporary, award-winning plays as well as engaging and interactive TalkBacks. REPaloud is free for season subscribers.

Leading Ladies Series

Date and Time:

November 12-15 at 7:00 PM


Nashville Rep Rehearsal Hall, NPT Studio A (161 Rains Avenue)

Top Girls

by Caryl Churchill

Winner of the Obie Award for Best Play
Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite: she has become, figuratively speaking, a male oppressor and even coaches female clients on adopting odious male traits. Marlene has also abandoned her illegitimate and dull witted daughter. Her emotional and sexual life has become as barren as Lady Macbeth's.


by David Mamet

This classic of the American theatre is David Mamet at his best. This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a scalding comedy-drama took Broadway and London by storm when it opened in 1984, when it also garnered a Tony nomination for best play. Never has the author's ear for the rhythms of contemporary speech been more keen than in this tale of cutthroat competition among real estate salesmen. In the first act, the salesmen vie for position as they gulp their cocktails in the local Chinese restaurant. The second act shifts to the office where the promising Glengarry Glen Ross leads have been filched. Mamet’s not-so-subtle reflection on how bad things happen when vulnerable people are reduced to targets by unscrupulous sharks unfortunately still resonates today from the current credit card debacle to the subprime mortgage collapse.


Free for 2014-2015 subscribers, a suggested $10 per ticket donation for all non-subscribers, and a suggested $5 donation for actors and students. VIP seating available for $20.

REPaloud with Ingram New Works Fellow

Dinner With Friends

by Donald Margulies
Date and Time:

January 13 - 14 at 7:00 pm


Nashville Rep Rehearsal Hall, NPT Studio A (161 Rains Avenue)

Ever since Karen and Gabe played matchmaker with their friends Beth and Tom, the two couples have been inseparable—going to the Vineyard every summer, raising their kids and enjoying countless dinners together. But when one marriage unexpectedly crumbles, the couples' lives begin to veer in opposite directions. Can these four friends move on to the next chapter without moving apart… or have they changed beyond recognition?

Wryly funny and richly layered, Dinner With Friends is a modern masterpiece about the path you choose, the millions you don’t and the detours that make it worth the ride.