Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Gertrude Stein


Coproduced and copresented with About Face Theatre

From the Tony Award–winning team of director Frank Galati and composer Stephen Flaherty, Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein is a new chamber-scale musical about the life and loves of the American expatriate author, intellectual, and modernist. Using exclusively selected writings of Stein’s, Frank Galati’s insightful adaptation and Stephen Flaherty’s charming music bring to life Stein’s great love of language, her life with Alice B. Toklas, and her fascinating view of the world. Loving Repeating is an inspired homage to a pivotal 20th-century artist.

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Gertrude Stein
Choreographed by Liza Gennaro
Adapted and directed by Frank Galati


Major support for Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein is provided by Northwestern University; Deborah Bricker and Kelly Rosen; LaSalle Bank; Helen Zell; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Meta S. and Ronald Berger Family Foundation; Margot and George Greig; Kovler Family Foundation; and Elizabeth Amy Liebman.

Additional support is provided by the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago; The Cameron Family; Mary Ittelson and Rick Tuttle; Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett; Jordan and Jean Nerenberg; C. Bradford Smith and Donald L. Davis; Lynn and Allen Turner; Richard G. Weinberg; Duane Schuler and Sylvia Wolf; Carol Prins and John H. Hart/The Jessica Fund; Martin Gapshis; Robert Ollis and Richard Gibbons; Ed and Betty Harris; and Shirley Schnackenberg and the Baila Foundation.

Wireless microphones generously provided by Shure Incorporated, a leading manufacturer of audio electronics.