"Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare, at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. through Dec. 7. Pictured: Maurice Jones and Michael Sharon. (Photo by Jeff Malet)
As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s not just holiday fare lighting up the nation’s stages but a notably large helping of Shakespeare, musicals, and provocative drama.
“Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw, at the Long Beach Playhouse in Long Beach, Calif. through Dec. 6. Pictured: Alex Maxwell and Charlotte Williams. (Photo by Michael Hardy)
David Lee’s version of “Camelot” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, at Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, N.J., in 2014. Pictured: Kent Overshown, Ryan G. Dunkin, Britney Coleman and Perry Sook. (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)
“The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare, at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company through Dec. 14, 2014. Pictured: Brent Vimtrup and Frank Delaney. (Photo by Mikki Schaffner)
“Don’t Dress for Dinner” by Marc Camoletti, at North Carolina Stage in Asheville, N.C. through Dec. 7. Pictured: Scott Treadway, top, and Charlie Flynn-McIver. (Photo by Katie Bailey)
“Enron” by Lucy Prebble, at the Moxie Theatre in San Diego through Dec. 7. Pictured: Eddie Yaroch and James P. Darvas. (Photo by David Penwell)
“Honky” by Greg Kallares, at San Diego Repertory Theatre through Dec. 7. Pictured: DeLeon Dallas, James Newcomb and Cortez L. Johnson.
“The Humans” by Stephen Karam, running at the American Theater Company in Chicago through Dec. 21. Pictured: Hanna Dworkin; background: Lance Baker and Kelly O’Sullivan. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)
“Isaac’s Eye” by Lucas Hnath, at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Ill. through Dec. 14. Pictured: LaShawn Banks and Marc Grapey. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)
“Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. through Dec. 7. Pictured: Maurice Jones and Michael Sharon. (Photo by Jeff Malet)
“Liberace!” by Brent Hazleton, at Milwaukee Repertory Theater through Jan. 11, 2015; pictured: Jack Wilson Forbes (photo by Michael Brosilow)
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, at PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, N.C. through Dec. 7. Pictured: Ray Dooley. (Photo by Jon Gardiner)
“On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson, at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis through Dec. 21. Pictured: Bain Boehlke and Wendy Lehr. (Photo by Michal Daniel)
“Reasons to Live” by Meryl Cohn, an Open Fist Theatre production at the Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles through Nov. 30. Pictured: Jessica Ires Morris and Amanda Weier. (Photo by Ed Krieger)
“Rollo’s Wild Oat” by Clare Beecher Kummer, at the Metropolitan Playhouse in New York City through Dec. 20. Pictured: Erica Knight and Kevin Sebastian.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Coterie Theater in Kansas City, Mo. through Jan. 4. (Photo by J. Robert Schraeder)
“The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens,” at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Ore. through Dec. 24; pictured: Lauren Modica, Chantal DeGroat, Sam Dinkowitz and Craig Cackowski (photo by Patrick Weishampel)
“South Pacific” at Asolo RepertoryTheatre in Sarasota, Fla. through Dec. 28. Pictured: Autumn Ogawa and Anthony Festa. (Photo by Cliff Roles)
“The Testament of Mary” by Colm Toibin, at Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago through Dec. 14. Pictured: Linda Reiter.