"Fall River" by Frederick Stroppel, at Penguin Repertory Theatre in Stony Point, N.Y., through Nov. 5. Pictured: Sofia Jean Gomez and Oliver Wadsworth. (Photo by Dorice A. Madronero)

October 2017 Onstage

From Gothic tales to classic plays, from a funeral home to the wrestling ring, here is what is onstage this month.


Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, (334) 271-5353, asf.net
The Glass Menagerie,
Tennessee Williams. Oct 13-Nov 5.


Cyrano’s Theatre Company, Anchorage, (907) 274-2599, cyranos.org
She Kills Monsters,
Qui Nguyen. Sep 22-Oct 15.

Perseverance Theatre, Douglas, (907) 463-tixs, perseverancetheatre.org
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,
Kristoffer Diaz; dir: Shona Osterhout. Sep 12-Oct 8 (Juneau), Nov 9-19 (Anchorage).
Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling; dir: Carolyn Howarth. Sep 28-Oct 15 (Anchorage), Dec 1-31 (Juneau).
Dreaming Glacier Bay, Joel Bennett; dir: Michael Haney. Oct 24-Nov 19.


Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson, (520) 622-2823, arizonatheatre.org
Chapter Two
Neil Simon; dir: Marsha Mason. Sep 9-30 (Tucson), Oct 5-22 (Phoenix).

Borderlands Theater, Tucson, (520) 882-7406, borderlandstheater.org
Building the Wall,
Robert Schenkkan; dir: Marc Pinate. Sep 27-Oct 15.

Childsplay, Tempe, (480) 350-2822, childsplayaz.org
The Phantom Tollbooth,
Susan Nanus; dir: Dwayne Hartford. Sep 17-Oct 15.
On Tour: Tomas and the Library Lady, José Cruz González; dir: David Saar. Sep 18-Dec 22.

Phoenix Theatre, (602) 254-2151, phoenixtheatre.com
Mamma Mia!,
Sep 6-Oct 15.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Sep 20-Oct 15.


Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, (501) 378-0405, therep.org
The School for Lies,
David Ives; dir: Giovanna Sardelli. Oct 11-29.

TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, (479) 443-5600, theatre2.org
The Champion,
Amy Evans. Oct 11-Nov 5.

“Benny and Joon,” by Kirsten Guenther, Nolan Gasser, and Mindi Dickstein, at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Calif., through Oct. 22. Pictured: January LaVoy, Andrew Samonsky, Bryce Pinkham, and Hannah Elless. (Photo by Jim Cox)


24th Street Theatre Company, Los Angeles, (213) 745-6516, 24thstreet.org
La Razon Blindada,
Aristides Vargas (also dir). Sep 9-Oct 15.

African-American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco, (800) 838-3006, african-americanshakes.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Shakespeare; dir: Sherri Young. Sep 15-Oct 1.

American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, (415) 749-2228, act-sf.org
Shakespeare; dir: Carey Perloff. Sep 20-Oct 15.
Small Mouth Sounds, Bess Wohl; dir: Rachel Chavkin. Oct 11-Dec 10.

Antaeus Theatre Company, Glendale, (818) 506-1983, antaeus.org
Les Liaisons Dangereuses,
Christopher Hampton; dir: Robin Larsen. Oct 19-Dec 10.

Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley, (510) 843-4822, auroratheatre.org
Luna Gale,
Rebecca Gilman; dir: Tom Ross. Sep 1-Oct 1.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre, (510) 647-2949, berkeleyrep.org
Ain’t Too Proud,
Dominique Morisseau; dir: Des McAnuff. Aug 31-Oct 8.
Imaginary Comforts, Daniel Handler; dir: Tony Taccone. Oct 5-Nov 19.

Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, bootlegtheater.org
Live Arts Exchange/LAX Festival,
Oct 8-25.

CalArts Center for New Performance Valencia, (661) 253-7800, centerfornewperformance.org
Spiritrials (Working Title),
Dahlak Brathwaite; dir: Roberta Uno. Sep 18-Oct 7.
Fantômas: Revenge of the Image, Tom Gunning, Travis Preston (also dir); music: Ellen Reid. Oct 19-29.

California Repertory Company, Long Beach, (562) 985-5526, calrep.org
Alice’s Wonderland,
Ezra LeBank (also dir). Sep 22-Oct 1.
Machinal, Sophie Treadwell; dir: Justine Just. Oct 13-22.

Capital Stage Company, Sacramento, (916) 995-5464, capstage.org
An Octoroon,
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Aug 30-Oct 1.
Luna Gale, Rebecca Gilman. Oct 18-Nov 19.

Center Repertory Company, Walnut Creek, (925) 943-7469, centerrep.org
Million Dollar Quartet,
book: Colin Escott, Floyd Mutrux; dir: Hunter Foster. Sep 1-Oct 6.
The Liar, David Ives; dir: Michael Butler. Oct 20-Nov 18.

Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, (213) 972-4400, centertheatregroup.org
Big Night,
Paul Rudnick; dir: Walter Bobbie. Sep 3-Oct 1.
Head of Passes, Tarell Alvin McCraney; dir: Tina Landau. Sep 13-Oct 22.
The Red Shoes, music: Bernard Herrmann; dir: Matthew Bourne. Sep 15-Oct 1.
Bright Star, book, music, lyrics: Edie Brickell, Steve Martin; dir: Walter Bobbie. Oct 11-Nov 19.

Central Works, Berkeley, centralworks.org
Strange Ladies,
Susan Sobeloff; dir: Jan Zvaifler. Oct 12-Nov 12.

The Chance Theater, Anaheim, (888) 455-4212, ChanceTheater.com
in a word,
Lauren Yee; dir: Jocelyn A. Brown. Sep 8-Oct 8.
Tribes, Nina Raine; dir: Marya Mazor. Sep 24-Oct 22.

City Lights Theater Company, San Jose, cltc.org
Stupid Fucking Bird,
Aaron Posner; dir: Kirsten Brandt. Sep 14-Oct 15.

Coachella Valley Repertory, Rancho Mirage, (760) 296-2966, cvrep.org
Venus in Fur,
David Ives; dir: Ron Celona. Oct 25-Nov 19.

Company of Angels, Los Angeles, companyofangels.org
This Land,
Evangeline Ordaz; dir: Armando Molina. Oct 20-Nov 13.

Crowded Fire Theater, San Francisco, crowdedfire.org
A Tale of Autumn,
Christopher Chen; dir: Mina Morita. Sep 14-Oct 7.

The Cutting Ball Theater, San Francisco, (415) 525-1205, cuttingball.com
The Mineola Twins,
Paula Vogel; dir: Ariel Craft. Sep 28-Oct 29.

Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego, (619) 337-1525, cygnettheatre.com
The Legend of Georgia McBride,
Matthew Lopez; dir: Sean Murray. Oct 11-Nov 5.

Dell’Arte International, Blue Lake, (707) 668-5663, dellarte.com
Macabre Cabaret,
dir: Michael Fields. Oct 13-14.

Diversionary Theatre, San Diego, (619) 220-0097, diversionary.org
Homos, or Everyone in America,
Jordan Seavey; dir: Matt M. Morrow. Sep 14-Oct 15.

East West Players, Los Angeles, (213) 625-7000, eastwestplayers.org
Philip Kan Gotanda; dir: Ben Guillory. Oct 26-Nov 19. Coproduction with the
Robey Theatre Company, CA

Ensemble Theatre Company, Santa Barbara, (805) 965-5400, etcsb.org
Husbands and Wives,
adapt: Jonathan Fox from Woody Allen; dir: Jonathan Fox. Oct 5-22.

Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, (323) 663-1525, fountaintheatre.com
The Chosen,
adapt: Aaron Posner from Chaim Potok. Sep 13-Dec 17.
Runaway Home, Jeremy J. Kamps; dir: Shirley Jo Finney. Sep 16-Nov 5.
Freddy, Deborah Lawlor; dir: Frances Loy. Sep 27-Oct 14.
Freddie, Deborah Lawlor; dir: Frances Loy. Oct 4-22.

Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles, (310) 208-5454, geffenplayhouse.org
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City,
Halley Feiffer; dir: Trip Cullman. Sep 5-Oct 8.
Underneath the Lintel, Glen Berger; dir: Steve Robman. Oct 10-Nov 19.

Impro Theatre, Los Feliz, improtheatre.com
Sondheim UnScripted,
Impro Theatre. dirs: Dan O’Connor, Michele Spears. Sep 29-Oct 1.
Horror UnScripted, Impro Theatre; dirs: Edi Patterson, Ryan Smith. Oct 27-29.

International City Theatre, Long Beach, (562) 436-4610, ictlongbeach.org
Samm-Art Williams; dir: Gregg T. Daniel. Oct 18-Nov 5.

Intrepid Theatre Company, San Diego, 188871TICK, intrepidtheatre.org
Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2, & 3,
Suzan-Lori Parks; dir: Christy Yael-Cox. Sep 21-Nov 5.

L.A. Theatre Works, Venice, (310) 827-0889, latw.org
Watch on the Rhine,
Lillian Helman; dir: Rosalind Ayres. Oct 12-15.

La Jolla Playhouse, (858) 550-1010, lajollaplayhouse.org
Wild Goose Dreams,
Hansol Jung; dir: Leigh Silverman. Sep 5-Oct 1.

Magic Theatre, San Francisco, (415) 441-8822, magictheatre.org
The Eva Trilogy,
Barbara Hammond; dir: Loretta Greco. Oct 26-Nov 12.

MainStreet Theatre Company, Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 477-2752, lewisfamilyplayhouse.com
Roald Dahl’s The Witches,
David Wood; dir: Abigail Deser. Oct 9-29.

Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, (415) 388-5208, marintheatre.org
Thomas and Sally,
Thomas Bradshaw; dir: Jasson Minadakis. Sep 28-Oct 22.

The New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco, (415) 861-8972, nctcsf.org
This Bitter Earth,
Harrison David Rivers. Sep 22-Oct 22.
Le Switch, Phillip Dawkins. Oct 27-Dec 3.

New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad, (760) 433-3245, newvillagearts.org
American Hero,
Bess Whol; dir: Kristianne Kurner. Sep 15-Oct 15.

A Noise Within, Pasadena, (626) 356-3100, anoisewithin.org
Mrs. Warren’s Profession,
George Bernard Shaw; dir: Michael Michetti. Oct 8-Nov 18.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach, (858) 481-1055, northcoastrep.org
Last of the Red Hot Lovers,
Neil Simon; dir: Christopher Williams. Sep 6-Oct 1.
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck; dir: Richard Baird. Oct 18-Nov 12.

The Old Globe, San Diego, (619) 234-5623, theoldglobe.org
Benny & Joon. A New Musical,
book: Kirsten Guenther; lyrics: Mindi Dickstein; music: Nolan Gasser; dir: Jack Cummings III. Sep 7-Oct 22.
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, James Lecesne; dir: Tony Speciale. Sep 30-Oct 29.
Twelfth Night, Shakespeare; dir: Jerry Ruiz. Oct 31-Nov 19.

The Pasadena Playhouse, (626) 356-7529, pasadenaplayhouse.org
Our Town,
Thornton Wilder; dir: Sheryl Kaller, Srda Vasiljevic. Sep 26-Oct 22. Coproduction
with Deaf West Theatre, CA

PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, (805) 922-8313, pcpa.org
August Wilson; dir: Timothy Bond. Sep 15-Oct 1.

The Road Theatre Company, North Hollywood, roadtheatre.org
Stupid Kid,
Sharr White; dir: Cameron Watson. Sep 22-Nov 12.

The Robey Theatre Company, Los Angeles, (186) 681-1411, robeytheatrecompany.com
Philip Kan Gotanda; dir: Ben Guillory. Oct 26-Nov 19. Coproduction with East West Players, CA

Sacred Fools Theater, Los Angeles, sacredfools.org
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,
Anne Washburn; dir: Jaime Robledo. Oct 6-Nov 18.

San Diego Repertory Theatre, (619) 544-1000, sdrep.org
Roz & Ray,
Karen Hartman; dir: Delicia Turner Sonnenberg. Sep 7-Oct 1.
Hand to God, Robert Askins; dir: Sam Woodhouse. Oct 19-Nov 12.

San Francisco Playhouse, (415) 677-9596, sfplayhouse.org
Robert O’Hara; dir: Margo Hall. Sep 26-Nov 11.

Scripps Ranch Theatre, San Diego, (858) 578-7728, scrippsranchtheatre.org
Rupert Holmes. Sep 8-Oct 8.

Shotgun Players, Berkeley, (510) 841-6500, shotgunplayers.org
Sarah Kane; dir: Jon Tracy. Sep 21-Oct 22.
Kiss, Guillermo Calderón; dir: Katja Rivera. Oct 16-Oct 17.

South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, (714) 708-5555, scr.org
Curve of Departure,
Rachel Bonds; dir: Mike Donahue. Sep 24-Oct 15.
Gem of the Ocean, August Wilson; dir: Kent Gash. Oct 14-Nov 11.
Ella Enchanted: The Musical, Karen Zacarias; lyrics: Deborah Wicks La Puma; dir: Casey Stangl. Oct 27-Nov 12.

TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, (650) 463-1960, theatreworks.org
The Prince of Egypt,
book: Philip LaZebnik; music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz; dir: Scott Schwartz. Oct 6-Nov 5.

The Western Stage, Salinas, (831) 755-6816, westernstage.com
The Boondawgle Estate,
Peter McDonough; dir: Jeff McGrath. Sep 22-Oct 8.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Steve Martin; dir: Dennis Beasley. Oct 28-Nov 18.

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga, (310) 455-3723, theatricum.com
The Merchant of Venice
, Shakespeare. Jun 3-Oct 1.


Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, (720) 898-7200, arvadacenter.org
A Chorus Line,
book: Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics: Edward Kleban; music: Bob Avian; dir: Rod A. Lansberry. Sep 12-Oct 1.
The Foreigner, Larry Shue; dir: Geoffrey Kent. Oct 13-Nov 18.

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, (303) 444-SEAT, betc.org
The Revolutionists,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: Allison Watrous. Sep 14-Oct 8.
Birds of North America, Anna Moench; dir: Stephen Weitz. Oct 19-Nov 12.

The Butte Theater Cripple Creek, buttetheater.com
The Toxic Avenger Musical,
book and lyrics: David Bryan; music and lyrics: Joe DiPietro. Sep 29-Oct 28.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Theatre Company, (719) 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org
Parallel Lives,
Mo Gaffney, Kathy Najimy. Sep 8-Oct 1.
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Ken Ludwig. Oct 5-29.
Bunnicula, book and lyrics: Jon Klein; music: Chris Jeffries. Oct 13-Nov 12.

Curious Theatre Company, Denver, (303) 623-0524, curioustheatre.org
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; dir: Jamil Jude. Aug 31-Oct 14.

Denver Center Theatre Co, (303) 893-4100, denvercenter.org
Shakespeare; dir: Robert O’Hara. Sep 15-Oct 29.
Smart People, Lydia Diamond; dir: Nataki Garrett. Oct 13-Nov 19.

OpenStage Theatre & Co, Fort Collins, (970) 221-6730, openstage.com
Aaron Loeb; dir: Kate Austin-Groen. Sep 22-Oct 14.
Monty Python’s Spamalot, book and lyrics: Eric Idle; music: John DuPrez; dir: Emelie Borello. Oct 28-Nov 25.

Su Teatro, Denver, (303) 296-0219, suteatro.org
La Carpa Aztlan Presents: I Don’t Speak English Only,
Anthony J Garcia. Oct 12-28.

THEATREWORKS, Colorado Springs, (719) 255-3232, theatreworkscs.org
Wild Honey,
adapt: Michael Frayn; dir: Kevin Landis. Oct 19-Nov 5.


Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu
The Importance of Being Earnest,
Oscar Wilde; dir: Jean Randich. Oct 5-15.
That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her, Jen Silverman; dir: Matthew J. Pugliese. Oct 26-Nov 5.

Hartford Stage, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Shakespeare; dir: Darko Tresnjak. Sep 7-Oct 8.
Seder, Sarah Gancher; dir: Elizabeth Williamson. Oct 19-Nov 12.

Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
Matthew Barber; dir: Gordon Edelstein. Oct 11-Nov 5.

Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org
An Enemy of the People,
Henrik Ibsen; dir: James Bundy. Oct 6-28.

“Something Wicked This Way Comes,” by Ray Bradbury, Neil Bartram, and Brian Hill, at Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, Del., through Oct. 8. Pictured: Jake Blouch, Rob Riddle, Christopher Sapienza, Joelle Teeter, Rajeer Alford, Clare O’Malley, Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton, and Melissa Joy Hart. (Photo by Mark Miller)


Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, (302) 594-1100, delawaretheatre.org
Something Wicked This Way Comes,
book: Brian Hill; music and lyrics: Neil Bartram; dir: Rachel Rockwell. Sep 13-Oct 8.
Dare to Be Black: The Jack Johnson Story, Tommie J. Moore; dir: Bud Martin. Oct 25-Nov 12.

Resident Ensemble Players, Newark, (302) 831-2204, rep.udel.edu
The Mountaintop,
Katori Hall; dir: Walter Dallas. Sep 14-Oct 8.
You Can’t Take It With You, Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman; dir: Sanford Robbins. Sep 21-Oct 8.

District of Columbia

Arena Stage, (202) 488-3300, arenastage.org
Native Gardens,
Karen Zacarias; dir: Blake Robison. Sep 15-Oct 22. Coproduction with Guthrie Theater, MN
The Price, Arthur Miller; dir: Seema Sueko. Oct 6-Nov 5.
The Pajama Game, book: George Abbott, Richard Bissell; music and lyrics: Richard Adler, Jerry Ross; dir: Alan Paul. Oct 27-Dec 24.

Folger Theatre, (202) 544-7077, folger.edu/theatre
Antony and Cleopatra,
Shakespeare; dir: Robert Richmond. Oct 10-Nov 19.

GALA Hispanic Theatre, (202) 234-7174, galatheatre.org
Don Juan Tenorio, The Infamous Seducer of All Times,
adapt: Nando Lopez from Jose Zorrilla. Sep 7-Oct 1.
Blancaflor, Cecilia Cackley. Oct 7-21.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, (202) 547-1122, shakespearetheatre.org
The Lover and the Collection,
Harold Pinter; dir: Michael Kahn. Sep 26-Oct 29.

Studio Theatre, (202) 332-3300, studiotheatre.org
Skeleton Crew, Dominique Morisseau; dir: Patricia McGregor. Sep 5-Oct 8.
The Effect, Lucy Prebble; dir: David Muse. Oct 4-29.

Theater J, (202) 777-3210, theaterj.org
Sotto Voce,
Nilo Cruz; dir: José Carrasquillo. Oct 3-29.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co, (202) 393-3939, woollymammoth.net
The Arsonists,
Max Frisch; dir: Michael John Garcés. Sep 5-Oct 8.


American Stage Theatre Company, St Petersburg, (727) 823-7529, americanstage.org
The Royale,
Marco Ramirez; dir: Lisa Tricomi. Sep 20-Oct 15.

Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, (239) 332-4488, floridarep.org
Outside Mullingar,
John Patrick Shanley; dir: Chris Clavelli. Sep 19-Oct 22.
Sylvia, A.R. Gurney; dir: Maureen Heffernan. Oct 24-Nov 15.

Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, (941) 366-9000, floridastudiotheatre.org
Mack The Knife: The Bobby Darin Songbook,
Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins; book: Jim Prosser; dir: Catherine Randazzo. Oct 4-Jan 28, 2018.
Robin Hood, Greg Banks; dir: Jason Cannon. Oct 7-21.
Out of Bounds, dir: Will Luera. Oct 8-Mar 25, 2018.

GableStage, Coral Gables, (305) 445-1119, gablestage.org
The Humans,
Stephen Karam. Oct 7-Nov 5.

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, (866) 811-4111, gulfshoreplayhouse.org
Laura Maria Censabella; dir: Kristen Coury. Oct 14-29.

Jobsite Theater, Tampa, (813) 229-7827, jobsitetheater.org
The Threepenny Opera,
adapt: Marc Blitzstein from Brecht (book and lyrics); music: Kurt Weill; dir: David Jenkins. Oct 20-Nov 12.

Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, (561) 575-2223, jupitertheatre.org
Born Yesterday,
Garson Kanin; dir: Peter Flynn. Oct 29-Nov 12.

Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, (561) 514-4042, palmbeachdramaworks.org
The Little Foxes,
Lillian Hellman; dir: J. Barry Lewis. Oct 18-Nov 12.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota (941) 366-1505, westcoastblacktheatre.org
In the Heights,
Lin-Manuel Miranda; book: Quiara Alegria Hudes; dir: Jim Weaver. Oct 11-Nov 19.

“Holler If Ya Hear Me” by Tupac Shakur, at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, through Oct. 8.


7 Stages, Atlanta, (404) 523-7647, 7stages.org
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,
Rajiv Joseph; music: Paul Mercer; dir: Michael Haverty. Sep 15-Oct 8.

Actor’s Express, Atlanta, (404) 607-7469, actors-express.com
The Christians,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Freddie Ashley. Sep 16-Oct 15.

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, (404) 733-5000, alliancetheatre.org
Beautiful Blackbird,
dir: Donya K. Washington. Oct 3-Nov 5.
Crossing Delancey, Susan Sandler; dir: Leora Morris. Oct 7-Nov 18.
Hand to God, Robert Askins; dir: Marc Masterson. Oct 20-Nov 12.

Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville, (678) 226-6222, auroratheatre.com
Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,
Lucy Alibar; dir: Rachel Parish. Sep 8-Oct 1.
Abigail/1702, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; dir: Justin Anderson. Sep 21-Oct 15.
Goosebumps: Phantom of the Auditorium, book: John Maclay; lyrics: Danny Abosch; music: John Maclay; dir: Jaclyn Hofmann. Sep 28-Oct 22.

Dad’s Garage, Atlanta, (404) 523-3141, dadsgarage.com
Travis Sharp; dir: Scott Warren. Sep 1-Oct 7.

Out of Hand Theater, Atlanta, (404) 462-8836, outofhandtheater.com
Dogs of Rwanda,
Sean Christopher Lewis. Sep 24-Nov 19.
The Georgia Tech Hunt, Maureen Downs, Ariel Fristoe. Oct 5-6.

Serenbe Playhouse, Chattahoochee Hills, (770) 463-1110, serenbeplayhouse.com
The Sleepy Hollow Experience,
Brian Clowdus; dir: Ryan Oliveti. Sep 28-Nov 5, 2018.

Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta, (404) 484-8636, synchrotheatre.com
Sense and Sensibility,
Kate Hamill. Sep 22-Oct 15.

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta, (678) 528-1500, theatricaloutfit.org
Anna Ziegler; dir: Melissa Foulger. Sep 28-Oct 15.

True Colors Theatre Company, Atlanta, (877) 725-8849, truecolorstheatre.org
Holler if Ya Hear Me,
Todd Kreidler; music: Tupac Shakur; dir: Kenny Leon. Sep 12-Oct 8.


Honolulu Theatre For Youth, (808) 839-9885, htyweb.org
Masters of the Currents,
TeAda Productions. Oct 13-21.


Boise Contemporary Theater, (208) 331-9224, bctheater.org
Hand to God,
Robert Askins; dir: Matthew Cameron Clark. Oct 18-Nov 4.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise, (208) 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org
The Hound of the Baskervilles,
adapt: Steven Canny, John Nicholson from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; dir: Charles Fee. Sep 8-Oct 1.


16th Street Theater, Berwyn, (708) 795-6704, 16thstreettheater.org
Minita Gandhi; dir: Heidi Stillman. Aug 31-Oct 7, 2018.

Adventure Stage Chicago, Chicago, (773) 342-4141, adventurestage.org
Akeelah and the Bee,
adapt: Cheryl L. West; dir: Daryl Brooks. Oct 27-Nov 25.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, (312) 595-5600, chicagoshakes.com
The Taming of the Shrew,
adapt: Barbara Gaines (also dir) from Shakespeare. Sep 16-Nov 12.

Court Theatre, Chicago, (773) 753-4472, courttheatre.org
Five Guys Named Moe,
Clarke Peters; music: Louis Jordan; dir: Ron OJ Parson. Sep 7-Oct 8.

First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook, (630) 986-8067, firstfolio.org
The Man-Beast,
Joseph Zettelmaier; dir: Hayley Rice. Oct 4-Nov 5.

Goodman Theatre, Chicago, (312) 443-3800, goodmantheatre.org
A View From the Bridge,
Arthur Miller; dir: Ivo Van Hove. Sep 9-Oct 15.
Yasmina’s Necklace, Rohina Malik; dir: Ann Filmer. Oct 20-Nov 19.

The House Theatre of Chicago, (773) 769-3832, thehousetheatre.com
United Flight 232,
adapt: Vanessa Stalling (also dir). Sep 1-Oct 21.

Lookingglass Theatre Co, Chicago, (312) 337-0665, lookingglasstheatre.org
Hard Times for These Times,
adapt: Heidi Stillman (also dir). Oct 4-Jan 14, 2018.

Northlight Theatre, Skokie, (847) 673-6300, northlight.org
Bruce Grahm; dir: BJ Jones. Sep 14-Oct 22.

Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview (847) 834-0738, oillamptheater.org/
A Love Affair,
Jerry Mayer; dir: Keith Gerth. Aug 17-Oct 1.
Par for the Corpse, Jack Sharkey; dir: Keith Gerth. Oct 12-Nov 19.

Piven Theatre Workshop, Evanston, (847) 866-8049, piventheatre.org
Scott Shallenbarger; dir: Abby Pierce. Oct 3.
Variations on a Theme, dir: Erika Haaland. Oct 9-10.
Story & Sketch: The Fourth Annual Piven Improv Series, Oct 27-Nov 19.

Raven Theatre Company, Chicago, (773) 338-2177, raventheatre.com
Choir Boy,
Tarell Alvin McCraney. Sep 27-Nov 12.

A Red Orchid Theatre, Chicago, aredorchidtheatre.org
Evening at the Talkhouse,
Wallace Shawn; dir: Shade Murray. Oct 5-Nov 19.

Steep Theatre Company, Chicago (866) 811-4111, steeptheatre.com
The Invisible Hand,
Ayad Akhtar; dir: Audrey Francis. Oct 5-Nov 11.

Steppenwolf Theatre Co, Chicago, (312) 335-1650, steppenwolf.org
The Rembrandt,
Jessica Dickey; dir: Hallie Gordon. Sep 7-Nov 5.
The Crucible, Arthur Miller; dir: Jonathan Berry. Oct 4-21.

Timeline Theatre Company, Chicago, (773) 281-8463, timelinetheatre.com
The Audience,
Peter Morgan; dir: Nick Bowling. Aug 16-Nov 12.
In the Next Room or the vibrator play, Sarah Ruhl; dir: Mechelle Moe. Oct 20-Dec 16.

Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, (773) 871-3000, VictoryGardens.org
Fun Home,
book: Lisa Kron; lyrics: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Gary Griffin. Sep 19-Nov 12.

Writers Theatre, Glencoe, (847) 242-6000, writerstheatre.org
book and lyrics: Dan Collins; music: Julianne Wick Davis; dir: Marc Bruni. Aug 9-Sep 17.

“Fun Home” at Victory Gardens Theater. Pictured: Stella Rose Hoyt, Leo Gonzalez, and Preetish Chakraborty. (Photo by Liz Lauren)


Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, (317) 635-5252, irtlive.com
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
Simon Stephens; dir: Risa Brainin. Sep 19-Oct 14. Coproduction with Syracuse Stage, NY
The Originalist, John Strand; dir: James Still. Oct 17-Nov 12.

Phoenix Theatre, Inc, Indianapolis, (317) 635-7529, phoenixtheatre.org
Fun Home,
book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeanine Tesori. Sep 21-Oct 22.
Broken Promises, Olga Sanchez. Oct 15.
Barbecue, Robert O’Hara. Oct 26-Nov 19.


Actors Theatre of Louisville, (502) 584-1205, actorstheatre.org
Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches,
Tony Kushner; dir: Meredith McDonough. Aug 29-Oct 10.
Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula, adapt: William McNulty (also dir) from John L. Balderston, Hamilton Deane. Sep 8-Nov 2.
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, Tony Kushner; dir: Meredith McDonough. Sep 19-Oct 14.

Lexington Children’s Theatre, (859) 254-4546, lctonstage.org
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.,
book: Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating; music and lyrics: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe; dir: Rhonda Bell. Oct 14-15.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapt: Kathryn Schultz Miller; dir: Esther Neel. Oct 22-29.

Commonwealth Theatre Center, Louisville, (502) 589-0084, commonwealththeatre.org
The Crucible,
Arthur Miller; dir: Charlie Sexton. Oct 12-21.
Little Red Riding Hood, Geraldine Ann Snyder; dir: Mera Kathryn Corlett. Oct 28.


The NOLA Project, New Orleans, (504) 302-9117, nolaproject.com
book and lyrics: Greg Kotis; music and lyrics: Mark Hollmann; dir: A.J. Allegra. Sep 29-Oct 15.

Southern Rep Theatre New Orleans, (504) 522-6545, southernrep.com
Fun Home,
Sep 27-Oct 22.


Penobscot Theatre, Bangor, (207) 942-3333, penobscottheatre.org
adapt: William Goldman; book: Stephen King. Oct 12-Nov 5.

Portland Stage Company, (207) 774-0465, portlandstage.org
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,
Lanie Robertson. Sep 19-Oct 15.
Complications from a Fall, Kate Hawley. Oct 24-Nov 12.

The Public Theatre, Lewiston, (207) 782-3200, thepublictheatre.org
The Revolutionists,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: Christopher Schario. Oct 20-29, 2018.


Center Stage, Baltimore, (410) 332-0033, centerstage.org
the Christians,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Hana Sharif. Sep 7-Oct 8.
Shakespeare in Love, adapt: Lee Hall; dir: Blake Robinson. Oct 19-Nov 26. Coproduction with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, OH

Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, (410) 752-2208, everymantheatre.org
M. Butterfly,
David Henry Hwang; dir: Vincent M. Lancisi. Sep 6-Oct 8.
Intimate Apparel, Lynn Nottage; dir: Tazewell Thompson. Oct 18-Nov 19.

Forum Theatre, Silver Spring, forum-theatre.org
Love and Information,
Caryl Churchill; dir: Michael Dove. Sep 28-Oct 21.

Imagination Stage, Bethesda, (301) 280-1660, imaginationstage.org
The Smartest Girl in the World,
Miriam Gonzales; music: Timothy Guillot; dir: Kathryn Chase Bryer. Oct 7-29.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick, (301) 694-4744, marylandensemble.org
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged,
Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield; dir: Tad Janes. Sep 8-Oct 1.
1984, Michael Gene Sullivan; book: George Orwell; dir: Julie Herber. Oct 19-Nov 12.

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, (301) 924-3400, olneytheatre.org
In the Heights,
book: Quiara Alegría Hudes; music and lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda; dir: Marcos Santana. Sep 6-Oct 8. Coproduction with Round House Theatre, MD
Our Town, Thornton Wilder; dir: Aaron Posner. Oct 4-Nov 12.

Round House Theatre, Bethesda, (240) 644-1100, roundhousetheatre.org
In the Heights,
book: Quiara Alegría Hudes; music and lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda; dir: Marcos Santana. Sep 6-Oct 8. Coproduction with Olney Theatre Center
I’ll Get You Back Again, Sarah Gancher; dir: Rachel Chavkin. Oct 4-29.

Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore, (443) 844-9253, singlecarrot.com
Young Jean Lee; dir: Andrew Peters. Oct 6-29.

Theatre Project, Baltimore, (410) 752-8558, theatreproject.org
The Cradle Will Rock,
Marc Blitzstein. Sep 29-Oct 8.
Manifesto!, Ensemble; dir: Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell. Oct 26-Nov 12.

“The Royale” by Marco Ramirez, at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Mass., through Oct. 8.


Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Somerville, (866) 811-4111, actorsshakespeareproject.org
Exit the King,
Eugene Ionesco; dir: Dmitry Troyanovsky. Sep 13-Oct 8.

American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, (617) 547-8300, americanrepertorytheater.org
Warhol Capote,
adapt: Rob Roth; dir: Michael Mayer. Sep 9-Oct 13.

ArtsEmerson, Boston, (617) 824-8000, artsemerson.org
music: Elvis Perkins; dir: Lee Sunday Evans. Sep 27-Oct 1.
Kiss, Guillermo Calderón; dir: David Dower. Oct 26-Nov 19.

Boston Children’s Theatre, (617) 424-6634, bostonchildrenstheatre.org
Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium,
book and lyrics: John Maclay; music and lyrics: Danny Abosch. Oct 20-Nov 7.

Central Square Theater, Cambridge, (617) 576-9278, CentralSquareTheater.org
Nick Payne; dir: Scott Edmiston. Sep 7-Oct 8.
The Revolutionists, Lauren Gunderson; dir: Courtney O’Connor. Oct 19-Nov 12.
Black Odyssey, Marcus Gardley. Oct 30.

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, (617) 266-0800, huntingtontheatre.org
Merrily We Roll Along,
Stephen Sondheim (also lyrics), George Furth; dir: Maria Friedman. Sep 8-Oct 15.
A Guide for the Homesick, Ken Urban; dir: Colman Domingo. Oct 6-Nov 4.

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, (617) 585-5678, lyricstage.com
book: Arthur Laurents; lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; music: Jule Styne; dir: Rachel Bertone. Sep 1-Oct 8.
Souvenir, Stephen Temperley; dir: Spiro Veloudos. Oct 20-Nov 19.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, (978) 654-4678, mrt.org
The Royale,
Marco Ramirez; dir: Megan Sandberg-Zakian. Sep 13-Oct 8.
Silent Sky, Lauren Gunderson; dir: Sean Daniels. Oct 18-Nov 12.

New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, (617) 923-8487, newrep.org
David Mamet; dir: Elaine Vaan Hogue. Oct 14-Nov 5.

SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston, (617) 933-8600, speakeasystage.com
Men on Boats,
Jaclyn Backhaus; dir: Dawn Simmons. Sep 8-Oct 7.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapt: Simon Stephens; dir: Paul Daigneault. Oct 20-Nov 18.

Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, (508) 696-6300, mvplayhouse.org
Driving Miss Daisy,
Alfred Uhry; dir: MJ Bruder Munafo. Sep 8-Oct 7.


Detroit Public Theatre, (313) 576-5111, detroitpublictheatre.org
Skeleton Crew,
Dominique Morisseau; dir: Steve Broadnax. Sep 28-Oct 29.

Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, (248) 377-3300, mbtheatre.com
Shear Madness,
Paul Pörtner; dir: Travis Walter. Oct 4.

Thunder Bay Theatre, Inc., Alpena, thunderbaytheatre.com
Songs for a New World,
music and lyrics: Jason Robert Brown; dir: Jeffrey Mindock. Sep 29-Oct 15.
Hamlet, Shakespeare; dir: Jeffrey Mindock. Oct 27-Nov 12.

Williamston Theatre, Williamston, (517) 655-7469, williamstontheatre.org
The Taming,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: Lynn Lammers. Sep 21-Oct 22.


Bedlam Theatre, St Paul, (612) 338-9817, bedlamtheatre.org
The Hoprah Show,
dir: Nicole Smith. Oct 1-Sep 30.

Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, (612) 874-0400, childrenstheatre.org
The Abominables,
Steve Cosson; music and lyrics: Michael Friedman; dir: Steve Cosson. Sep 12-Oct 15.
Balloonacy, Barry Kornhauser; music: Victor Zupanc; dir: Peter C. Brosius. Oct 3-Nov 12.

Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro, (800) 657-7025, commonwealtheatre.org
Steel Magnolias,
Robert Harling. Jun 16-Oct 23.
Ghost-Writer, Michael Hollinger. Sep 15-Nov 12.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, book: Rachel Sheinkin; lyrics: William Finn; music: Jay Reiss. Jun 22-Oct 22, 2018.

DalekoArts, New Prague, (952) 314-9072, dalekoarts.com
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),
Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield; dir: Shanan Custer. Sep 22-Oct 8.
Sometimes There’s Wine, Shanan Custer, Carolyn Pool. Oct 27-28.

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, (612) 377-2224, guthrietheater.org
Romeo and Juliet,
Shakespeare; dir: Joseph Haj. Sep 9-Oct 28.
Watch on the Rhine, Lillian Hellman; dir: Lisa Peterson. Sep 30-Nov 5. Coproduction with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, CA

History Theatre, St Paul, (651) 292-4323, historytheatre.com
All The Way,
Robert Schenkkan. Oct 7-29.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, St Paul, (651) 647-4315, mnjewishtheatre.org
Church & State,
Jason Odell Williams. Oct 21-Nov 12.

Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis, mixedblood.com
How to Use a Knife, Will Snider; dir: Jesca Prudencio. Sep 29-Oct 15.

Park Square Theatre, St Paul, (651) 291-7005, parksquaretheatre.org
Henry and Alice: Into the Wild,
Michele Riml; dir: Mary M. Finnerty. Sep 15-Oct 22.
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, adapt: Joel Sass. Oct 13-Nov 11.

Penumbra Theatre Company, St Paul, (651) 224-3180, penumbratheatre.org
Wedding Band: A Love Story in Black and White,
Alice Childress; dir: Lou Bellamy. Oct 17-Nov 12.

The Playwrights’ Center, Minneapolis, (612) 332-7481, pwcenter.org
A Humbling in Saint Paul,
Alice Tuan; dir: Laurie Woolery. Oct 23-27, 2018.
Take Care, Jason Gray Platt; dir: Tracy Brigden. Oct 24-28, 2018.
In the Time of the Volcano, Jen Silverman; dir: Jeremy B. Cohen. Oct 25-28, 2018.

Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins, (952) 979-1111, stagestheatre.org
The Hobbit,
Edward Mast; dir: Jeannine Coulombe. Sep 22-Oct 22.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Jeff Frank; book and lyrics: Jeffrey Zahn; dir: Cody R. Braudt. Sep 29-Oct 29.

Teatro del Pueblo, St Paul, (651) 224-8806, teatrodelpueblo.org
Coco’s Latinidad (Radio Theater),
dir: Alberto Justiniano. Oct 27-28.

Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, Minneapolis, (612) 203-9052, tenthousandthings.org
Euripides; dir: Rebecca Novick. Oct 13-Nov 5.

Theater Latte Da, Minneapolis, latteda.org
Man of La Mancha,
Dale Wasserman; lyrics: Joe Darion; music: Mitch Leigh; dir: Peter Rothstein. Sep 13-Oct 22.


New Stage Theatre, Jackson, (601) 948-3531, newstagetheatre.com
The Eccentricities of a Nightingale,
Tennesse Williams; dir: Rus Blackwell. Oct 24-Nov 5.


The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 474-6552, thecoterie.org
We Shall Not Be Moved,
Ed Simpson; dir: Jeff Church. Sep 19-Oct 22.

Kansas City Actors Theatre, (816) 235-6222, kcactors.org
A Lie of the Mind,
Sam Shepard; dir: Cinnamon Schultz. Sep 13-Oct 1.
King Lear, Shakespeare; dir: Ed Stern. Oct 13-22.
Coproduction with University of Missouri – Kansas City Theatre Department

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, (816) 235-2700, kcrep.org
Between the Lines,
Timothy Allen McDonald; lyrics: Kate Anderson, Elyssa Samsel; dir: Jeff Calhoun. Sep 8-Oct 1.
Fences, August Wilson; dir: Ron OJ Parson. Oct 13-Nov 5.

Metro Theater Company, St Louis, metroplays.org
Games Dad Didn’t Play,
Jeremy Schaefer; dir: Jacqueline Thompson. Sep 14-Nov 22.

Metropolitan Ensemble Theare, Kansas City, (816) 569-3226, metkc.org
adapt: Jean Anouilh from Sophocles; dir: Karen Paisley. Sep 14-Oct 1.
The Weir, Connor McPherson; dir: Bob Paisley. Oct 19-Oct 29.

Mesner Puppet Theater, Kansas City, (816) 235-6222, mesnerpuppets.org
The Dinosaur Show,
adapt: Mike Horner. Oct 3-22, 2018.

The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, (314) 968-4925, repstl.org
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
Simon Stephens; dir: Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Sep 6-Oct 1. Coproduction with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, OH
Hamlet, Shakespeare; dir: Paul Mason Barnes. Oct 11-Nov 5.
The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, book: Sarah Brandt; music and lyrics: Stephen James Neale; dir: Suki Peters. Oct 23-Apr 8, 2018.
Heisenberg, Simon Stephens; dir: Steven Woolf. Oct 25-Nov 12.

Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 531-7529, unicorntheatre.org
Men on Boats,
Jaclyn Backhaus; dir: Missy Koonce. Sep 6-Oct 1. Coproduction with UMKC Theatre
Disgraced, Ayad Akhtar; dir: Sidonie Garrett. Oct 18-Nov 12.


The BLUEBARN Theatre, Omaha, (402) 345-1576, bluebarn.org
Every Brilliant Thing,
Jonny Donahoe, Duncan MacMillan; dir: Susan Clement-Toberer. Sep 21-Oct 15.

Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Lincoln, (402) 472-4747, nebraskarep.org
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; dir: Andy Park. Sep 30-Oct 15.

Omaha Theater Company, (402) 345-4849, rosetheater.org
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure,
book: Kevin Del Aguila; music and lyrics: George Noriega, Joel Somellian; dir: Kevin Ehrhart. Oct 6-22.
Point A to Point B David Kilpatrick; dir: Michael Miller. Oct 21-Nov 12.

“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansbury, at Two River Theater in Red Bank, N.J., through Oct. 8. Pictured: Jasmine Batchelor, Owen Tabaka, Brenda Pressley, Brandon Dirden, and Crystal Dickinson.

New Jersey

Cape May Stage, (609) 770-8311, capemaystage.org
Outside Mullingar,
John Patrick Shanley; dir: Roy Steinberg. Sep 27-Nov 10.

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown, (908) 979-0900, centenarystageco.org
Learned Ladies,
Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor; dir: Roy Steinberg. Oct 6-22.
Song & Dance Men, Oct 26-29.

McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, (609) 258-2787, mccarter.org
Sam Shepard; dir: Dado. Sep 8-Oct 8.
A Night With Janis Joplin, Randy Johnson (also dir). Oct 10-29.

New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch, (732) 229-3166, njrep.org
Mutual Philanthropy,
Karen Rizzo; dir: Evan Bergman. Oct 19-Nov 19.
Wolf at the Door, Marisela Orta. Oct 18-Nov 18, 2018.

Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union, (908) 737-7469, premierestagesatkean.com
Brick City,
Nicole Pandolfo. Oct 20-22.

Two River Theater, Red Bank, (732) 345-1400, tworivertheater.org
A Raisin in the Sun,
Lorraine Hansberry; dir: Carl Cofield. Sep 9-Oct 8.

New York

The 52nd Street Project, NYC, 52project.org
Playback 2017,
Oct 27-29.

Atlantic Theater Company, NYC, atlantictheater.org
On the Shore of the Wide World,
Simon Stephens; dir: Neil Pepe. Aug 23-Oct 8.
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, book: Melvin Tunstall III, music and lyrics: Douglas Lyons, music: Greg Borowsky. Sep 16-Oct 1.

Classic Stage Company, NYC, (212) 677-4210, classicstage.org
As You Like It,
Shakespeare. Sep 12-Oct 29. Coproduction with Bay Street Theater

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Auburn, (315) 255-1785, fingerlakesmtf.com
Always…Patsy Cline,
Ted Swindley. Sep 21-Oct 11.

Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, (585) 232-4382, gevatheatre.org
In the Heights,
book: Quiara Alegria Hudes; music and lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda; dir: Melissa Rain Anderson. Sep 5-Oct 8.
Smart People, Lydia Diamond; dir: Summer L. Williams. Oct 5-22.
The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, Mat Smart; dir: Logan Vaughn. Oct 17-Nov 12.

Irish Classical Theatre Co, Buffalo, (716) 853-4282, irishclassicaltheatre.com
Design for Living,
Noel Coward; dir: Fortunato Pezzimenti. Sep 15-Oct 8.

Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca, (607) 272-0403, kitchentheatre.org
Brahmanii: A One Hijra Stand-up Comedy Show,
Aditi Brennan Kapil; dir: M. Bevin O’Gara. Oct 8-29, 2018.

La MaMa E.T.C., NYC, (646) 430-5374, lamama.org
Kingdom of Earth,
Tennessee Williams; music: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder; dir: Fred Abrahamse. Oct 5-8.

ALAXSXA | ALASKA, dir: Ping Chong, Ryan Conarro. Oct 12-29.
Burning Doors, Oct 12-22.

Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC, (212) 239-6200, ManhattanTheatreClub.com
Prince of Broadway,
book: David Thompson; music: Jason Robert Brown; dir: Harold Prince, Susan Stroman. Aug 3-Oct 22.
The Portuguese Kid, John Patrick Shanley (also dir). Sep 19-Nov 12.
Actually, Anna Ziegler; dir: Lileana Blain-Cruz. Oct 31-Dec 3.

Ma-Yi Theater Company, NYC, ma-yitheatre.org
book: Jason Kim; music: Helen Park, Max Vernon; dir: Teddy Bergman. Sep 5-Oct 7. Coproduction with Ars Nova

Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC, (212) 995-8410, metropolitanplayhouse.org
The Climbers,
Clyde Fitch; dir: Michael Hardart. Sep 8-Oct 8.

MusicalFare Theatre, Amherst, (716) 839-8540, musicalfare.com
Peter & the Starcatcher,
book: Rick Elice; music: Wayne Barker; dir: Chris Kelly. Sep 6-Oct 8.

National Black Theatre, Inc, NYC, nationalblacktheatre.org
The Peculiar Patriot,
Liza Jessie Peterson; dir: Talvin Wilkes. Sep 13-Oct 1. Coproduction with Hi-ARTS

Penguin Rep Theatre, Stony Point, penguinrep.org
Small World,
Frederick Stroppel; dir: Joe Brancato. Sep 13-Oct 7.
Fall River, Frederick Stroppel; dir: Joe Brancato. Oct 13-Nov 5.

Ping Chong & Company, NYC, pingchong.org
Ping Chong (also dir), Ryan Conarro (also dir), Justin Perkins, Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik). Oct 12-29.

Playwrights Horizons, NYC, (212) 279-4200, phnyc.org
For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday,
Sarah Ruhl; dir: Les Waters. Aug 18-Oct 1.
The Treasurer, Max Posner; dir: David Cromer. Sep 6-Oct 22.

The Public Theater, NYC, (212) 967-7555, publictheater.org
Measure for Measure,
adapt: Elevator Repair Service from Shakespeare; dir: John Collins. Sep 18-Nov 5. Coproduction with Elevator Repair Service
Tiny Beautiful Things, adapt: Nia Vardalos from Cheryl Strayed; dir: Thomas Kail. Sep 19-Nov 12.
Oedipus El Rey, Luis Alfaro; dir: Chay Yew. Oct 3-Nov 19.
Office Hour, Julia Cho; dir: Neel Keller. Oct 17-Dec 3.
Illyria, Richard Nelson (also dir). Oct 22-Nov 26.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYC, (212) 627-2556, rattlestick.org
{my lingerie play},
book, music, lyrics, dir: Diana Oh; dir: Stephanie Ryan Johnstone. Sep 29-Oct 28.

Road Less Traveled Productions, Buffalo, (716) 629-3069, roadlesstraveledproductions.org
Annie Baker; dir: David Oliver. Sep 8-Oct 1.
Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet; dir: Scott Behrend. Oct 27-Nov 19.

Roundabout Theatre Co, NYC, (212) 719-1300, roundabouttheatre.org
Time and the Conways,
J.B. Priestley; dir: Rebecca Taichman. Sep 14-Nov 26.
Too Heavy For Your Pocket, Jiréh Breon Holder; dir: Margot Bordelon. Sep 15-Nov 19.
The Last Match, Anna Ziegler; dir: Gaye Taylor Upchurch. Sep 28-Dec 24.

Signature Theatre Co, NYC, (212) 244-7529, signaturetheatre.org
The Red Letter Plays: Fucking A,
Suzan-Lori Parks; dir: Jo Bonney. Aug 22-Oct 1.
The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood, Suzan-Lori Parks; dir: Sarah Benson. Aug 29-Oct 8.
Jesus Hopped the A Train, Stephen Adly Guirgis; dir: Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Oct 3-Nov 12.

SITI Company, NYC, siti.org
Yukio Mishima; music: Christian Frederickson; dir: Leon Ingulsrud. Oct 6, Dec 7-9.

Syracuse Stage, (315) 443-3275, syracusestage.org
The Three Musketeers,
adapt: Catherine Bush; dir: Robert Hupp. Sep 20-Oct 8.

Coproduction with Syracuse University Department of Drama
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapt: Simon Stephens; dir: Risa Brainin. Oct 25-Nov 12. Coproduction with Indiana Repertory Theatre, IN

Transport Group Theatre Company, NYC, transportgroup.org
Strange Interlude,
Eugene O’Neill; dir: Jack Cummings III. Oct 6-Nov 18.

WP Theater, NYC, womensproject.org
One Night Only,
Anna Bass, Monica Bill Barnes, Robert de Saenz Viteri. Sep 12-Oct 8.

The Wooster Group, NYC, (212) 966-3651, thewoostergroup.org
THE B-SIDE: Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons, A Record Album Interpretation,
dir: Kate Valk. Oct 25-Nov 12.

North Carolina

Burning Coal Theatre Co, Raleigh, (919) 834-4001, burningcoal.org
Pink Floyd, Tom Stoppard; dir: Jonsdottir Palina. Oct 12-29.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Fayetteville, (910) 323-4233, cfrt.org
book and lyrics: Tom Eyen; music: Henry Krieger; dir: Suzanne Agins. Sep 14-Oct 8.
Wait Until Dark, Frederick Knott; dir: Tayla Klein. Oct 26-Nov 12.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, (704) 973-2828, ctcharlotte.org
Mary Poppins,
Oct 6-29.
The Snowy Day and Other Stories, Jerome Hairston. Oct 27-Nov 12.

PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-7529, playmakersrep.org
The Cake,
Bekah Brunstetter; dir: Rebecca Martinez, Jeffrey Meanza. Sep 13-Oct 1.
Sense and Sensibility, Kate Hamill; music: Justin Ellington; dir: Taibi Magar. Oct 18-Nov 5.

Triad Stage, Greensboro, (336) 272-0160, triadstage.org
South Pacific,
Oscar Hammerstein II (also lyrics), Joshua Logan; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Preston Lane. Sep 17-Oct 15.
Buyer & Cellar, Jonathan Tolins; dir: Donna Baldwin Bradby. Oct 11-22.

“The Arsonists” by Jacqueline Goldfinger, at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, through Oct. 14. Pictured: Jim Stark and Erin Ward.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, (513) 421-3888, cincyplay.com
Mr. Joy,
Daniel Beaty; dir: Nicole A. Watson. Sep 23-Oct 22.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapt: Simon Stephens; dir: Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Oct 14-Nov 11. Coproduction with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, MO

Cleveland Play House, (216) 241-6000, clevelandplayhouse.com
Shakespeare In Love,
adapt: Lee Hall; dir: Laura Kepley. Sep 9-Oct 1.
The Diary of Anne Frank, adapt: Wendy Kesselman from Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett; dir: Laura Kepley. Oct 21-Nov 12.

Cleveland Public Theatre, (216) 631-2727, cptonline.org
The Family Claxon,
Eric Coble; dir: Craig J. George. Oct 5-28.
Teatro Publico de Cleveland 10 Minute Play Series, Teatro Publico de Cleveland Ensemble Members. Oct 5-7.
The Art of Longing, Lisa Langford; dir: Jimmie Woody. Oct 26-Nov 18.

Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-3396, dobama.org
Marjorie Prime,
Jordan Harrison; dir: Shannon Sindelar. Oct 13-Nov 12.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, (513) 421-3555, ensemblecincinnati.org
This Random World,
Steven Dietz. Oct 10-Nov 4.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati, (513) 300-5669, knowtheatre.com
The Arsonists,
Jacqueline Goldfinger; dir: Tamara Winters. Sep 22-Oct 14.


CityRep, Oklahoma City, (405) 848-3761, cityrep.com
Hal Holbrook in MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!,
Oct 7.

“Me and My Girl,” by Douglas Furber, Wayne Gwillim, and Noel Gay, at Shaw Festival. Pictured: Michael Therriault and Kristi Frank. (Photo by David Cooper)


Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, shawfest.com
Me and My Girl, adapt: Stephen Fry from Douglas Furber, L. Arthur Rose; music: Noel Gay; dir: Ashlie Corcoran. Apr 11-Oct 15.
Madness of George III, Alan Bennett; dir: Kevin Bennett. Apr 11-Oct 15.
St Joan, George Bernard Shaw; dir: Tim Carroll. May 3-Oct 15.
1837: The Famers’ Revolt, Theatre Passe Muraille , Rick Salutin; dir: Philip Akin. May 12-Oct 8.
Dancing at Lughnasa, Brian Friel; dir: Krista Jackson. May 14-Oct 15.
1979, Michael Healey; dir: Eric Coates. May 20-Oct 14.
Secret Theatre Events, yes shhhhhh; dir: itsa secret. Jun 1-Dec 31.
Androcles and the Lion, George Bernard Shaw; music: Paul Sportelli; dir: Tim Carroll. Jun 6-Oct 7, 2018.
Wilde Tales, adapt: Kate Hennig; dir: Christine Brunbaker. Jun 8-Oct 7.
Dracula, Liz Lochhead; dir: Eda Holmes. Jul 4-Oct 15.
Middletown, Will Eno; dir: Meg Roe. Jul 13-Sep 10.
An Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; dir: Peter Hinton. Jul 16-Oct 14.


Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro, (503) 345-9590, bagnbaggage.org
Farndale Avenue…Murder Mystery,
David McGillivray, Walter Zerlin Jr.; dir: Scott Palmer. Oct 12-31.

Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Eugene, (541) 465-1506, octheatre.org
Will Eno; dir: Tara Wibrew. Sep 21-Oct 14.

Miracle Theatre Group, Portland, (503) 236-7253, milagro.org
dir: Roy Arauz. Oct 19-Nov 12.

Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland, (503) 228-9571, octc.org
Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt,
adapt: Allison Gregory; book: Megan McDonald; music: Rory Stitt; dir: Stan Foote. Oct 21-Nov 19. Coproduction with Adventure Theatre, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Chidren’s Theatre of Charlotte, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and the Rose Theatre
Jasper in Deadland, book: Hunter Foster; book, music, lyrics: Ryan Scott Oliver; dir: Dani Baldwin. Oct 27-Nov 12.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, (800) 219-8161, osfashland.org
Julius Caesar,
Shakespeare; dir: Shana Cooper. Feb 17-Oct 29.
Shakespeare in Love, adapt: Lee Hall from Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard; music: David Reiffel; dir: Christopher Liam Moore. Feb 18-Oct 29.
Mojada, Luis Alfaro; dir: Juliette Carrillo. Feb 19-Oct 29.
Henry IV, Part One, Shakespeare; dir: Lileana Blain-Cruz. Feb 23-Oct 28.
Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Jiehae Park; dir: Chay Yew. Mar 29-Oct 28.
August Wilson’s poetry in UniSon, William Ruiz, aka Ninja, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp; music: Toshi Reagon; dir: Robert O’Hara. Apr 19-Oct 28.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare; dir: Dawn-Monique Williams. Jun 6-Oct 13.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, book: Linda Woolverton; lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice; music: Alan Menken; dir: Eric Tucker. Jun 7-Oct 14.
The Odyssey, adapt: Mary Zimmerman; dir: Mary Zimmerman. Jun 8-Oct 15.
Henry IV, Part Two, Shakespeare; dir: Carl Cofield. Jul 4-Oct 29.
Off the Rails, Randy Reinholz; dir: Bill Rauch. Jul 27-Oct 28.

Portland Center Stage, (503) 445-3700, pcs.org
Fun Home,
book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Chris Coleman. Sep 16-Oct 22.
Every Brilliant Thing, Duncan Macmillan; dir: Rose Riordan. Sep 23-Nov 5.

Staged! Musical Theatre Portland, stagedpdx.org
Merrily We Roll Along,
book: George Furth; music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; dir: Paul Angelo. Oct 23.

Stumptown Stages Portland, (800) 273-1530, stumptownstages.org
book: Arthur Kopit; music and lyrics: Maury Yeston; dir: Jon Kretzu. Sep 28-Oct 15.

Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Portland, (503) 235-1101, thirdrailrep.org
The Events,
David Greig; music: John Browne; dir: Scott Yarbrough. Oct 27-Nov 18.


1812 Productions, Philadelphia, (215) 592-9560, 1812productions.org
Buyer & Cellar,
Jonathan Tolins; dir: Dan O’Neil. Oct 5-29.

Act II Playhouse, Ambler, (215) 654-0200, act2.org
Red Herring,
Michael Hollinger; dir: David Bradley. Oct 24-Nov 19.

Arden Theatre Co, Philadelphia, (215) 922-1122, ardentheatre.org
book: Joe Masteroff; lyrics: Fredd Ebb; music: John Kander; dir: Matthew Decker. Sep 21-Oct 22.
TouchTones, adapt: Tony Lawton from Micheal Hollinger (book and lyrics); music: Robert Maggio. Oct 19-Dec 3.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, (570) 784-8181, bte.org
The Diary of Anne Frank,
adapt: Wendy Kesselman; dir: Daniel Roth. Sep 14-Oct 8.

Bricolage Production Company, Pittsburgh, bricolagepgh.org
DODO: the time has come
. Oct 13-Nov.19.

Bristol Riverside Theatre, (215) 785-0100, brtstage.org
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,
adapt and book: Rachel Sheinkin; music
and lyrics: William Fin; dir: Amy Kaissar. Sep 19-Oct 15.
Quartet, Ronald Harwood; dir: Susan D. Atkinson. Oct 31-Nov 19.

City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, (412) 431-2489, citytheatrecompany.org
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit…,
Halley Feiffer; dir: Joshua Kahan Brody. Sep 23-Oct 15.

Gamut Theatre Group, Harrisburg, (717) 238-4111, gamuttheatre.org
TMI Improv,
Sep 21, Oct 20, Nov 16, Dec 15, Jan 25, 2018, Feb 22, Apr 20.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Tara Herweg-Mann. Oct 11-28.

InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia, (215) 568-8079, interacttheatre.org
Broken Stones,
Fin Kennedy; dir: Seth Rozin. Oct 27-Nov 19.

Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia, (215) 829-0395, lanterntheater.org
Red Velvet,
Lolita Chakrabarti; dir: Peter DeLaurier. Sep 7-Oct 8.

Montgomery Theater, Souderton, (215) 723-9984, montgomerytheater.org
The Gin Game,
D. L. Coburn; dir: Tom Quinn. Sep 14-Oct 8.

Open Stage of Harrisburg, (717) 232-6736, openstagehbg.com
Fun Home,
book: Lisa Kron. Oct 6-29.

People’s Light Malvern, (610) 644-3500, peopleslight.org
Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole,
Colman Domingo, Patricia McGregor (also dir). Oct 11-Dec 3.

Pittsburgh Public Theater, (412) 316-1600, ppt.org
Peter Shaffer; dir: Ted Pappas. Sep 28-Oct 29.

Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh, (412) 362-1713, quantumtheatre.com
The Hard Problem,
Tom Stoppard; dir: Rachel M. Stevens. Oct 27-Nov 19.

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia, (215) 987-4450, qtgrep.org
Long Day’s Journey Into Night,
Eugene O’Neill. Oct 4-22.

Theatre Exile, Philadelphia, (215) 218-4022, theatreexile.org
Aaron Loeb; dir: Joe Canuso. Oct 12-Nov 5.

The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, (215) 546-7824, wilmatheater.org
Blood Wedding,
Federico García Lorca; dir: Csaba Horvath. Oct 25-Nov 19.

“The Caretaker” by Harold Pinter, at the Wilbury Theatre Groupin Providence, R.I., through Oct. 7. Pictured: Josh Short and Richard Donelly. (Photo by James Lastowski)

Rhode Island

Gamm Theatre, Pawtucket, (401) 723-4266, gammtheatre.org
The Importance of Being Earnest,
Oscar Wilde; dir: Fred Sullivan, Jr. Sep 14-Oct 22.

Trinity Repertory Co, Providence, (401) 351-4242, trinityrep.com
Skeleton Crew,
Dominique Morisseau; dir: Tiffany Nichole Greene. Sep 28-Nov 26.
Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller; dir: Brian McEleney. Sep 28-Nov 26.

The Wilbury Theatre Group, Providence, thewilburygroup.org
The Caretaker,
adapt: Steve Kidd from Harold Pinter. Sep 14-Oct 8.

South Carolina

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, (888) 860-2787, artshhi.com
The Color Purple,
book: Marsha Norman; music and lyrics: Stephen Bray, Linda Russell, Allee Willis; dir: Evan Pappas. Oct 4-22.

Centre Stage, Greenville, (864) 233-6733, centrestage.org
Ghost the Musical,
book: Bruce Joel Rubin; lyrics: Glen Ballard, Dave Stewart. Oct 26-Nov 12.
When the Rain Stops Falling, Andrew Bovell. Oct 31-Nov 8.

Charleston Stage, (843) 577-7183, charlestonstage.com
To Kill a Mockingbird,
adapt: Christopher Sergel; dir: Jesse Siak. Oct 18-Nov 5.

Lean Ensemble Theater, Hilton Head Island, (843) 715-6676, leanensemble.org
Nick Payne; dir: Peggy Trecker White. Oct 19-29.

PURE Theatre, Charleston, (843) 723-4444, puretheatre.org
If I Forget,
Steven Levenson. Sep 15-Oct 7.
The Royale, Marco Ramirez. Oct 27-Nov 18.

Trustus Theatre, Columbia, (803) 254-9732, trustus.org
Building the Wall, Robert Schenkkan; dir: Jim O’Connor. Oct 6-Oct 14.
Evil Dead, The Musical, Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolia, Melissa Morris, George Reinblatt; dir: Chad Henderson. Oct 27-Nov 11.

The Village Repertory Co, Charleston, villagerep.com
Sweeney Todd,
Patrick Quentin; music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim; dir: Keely Enright. Oct 27-Nov 18.

The Warehouse Theatre, Greenville, (864) 235-6948, warehousetheatre.com
Clybourne Park,
Bruce Norris; dir: Jay Briggs. Sep 22-Oct 8.


Clarence Brown Theatre Co, Knoxville, (865) 974-5161, clarencebrowntheatre.org
Three Sisters,
adapt: Libby Appel from Chekhov. Sep 27-Oct 15.
Blue Window, Craig Lucas. Oct 25-Nov 12.


A. D. Players, Houston, adplayers.org
Mary Chase; dir: Julia Traber. Sep 6-Oct 1, 2018.
Balloonacy, Barry Kornhauser; dir: Philip Hays. Oct 17-Nov 4.

Alley Theatre, Houston, (713) 220-5700, alleytheatre.org
Describe the Night,
Rajiv Joseph; dir: Giovanna Sardelli. Sep 15-Oct 15.
Cleo, Lawrence Wright; dir: Bob Balaban. Sep 29-Oct 22.

Amphibian Stage Productions, Fort Worth, (817) 923-3012, amphibianstage.com
A Lost Leonardo,
David Davalos. Oct 13-Nov 5.

Cara Mia Theatre Co, Dallas, (214) 516-0706, caramiatheatre.org
Deferred Action Tour,
David Lozano (also dir), Lee Trull. Sep 21-Nov 29, 2018.

The Catastrophic Theatre, Houston, (713) 521-4533, catastrophictheatre.com
Evening at the Talkhouse,
Wallace Shawn; dir: Jason Nodler. Sep 29-Oct 21.

Dallas Children’s Theater, (214) 740-0051, dct.org
Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium,
book and lyrics: John Maclay; music: Danny Abosch. Sep 22-Oct 29.
Ghouls and Graveyards, Philip Schaeffer. Oct 13-29.

Dallas Theater Center, (214) 252-3927, dallastheatercenter.org
Miller, Mississippi,
Boo Killebrew; dir: Lee Sunday Evans. Aug 30-Oct 1.
Hair, James Rado, Gerome Ragni; music and lyrics: Galt MacDermot; dir: Kevin Moriarty. Sep 22-Oct 22.

The Ensemble Theatre Houston, (713) 807-4300, EnsembleHouston.org
Sassy Mamas,
Celeste Bedford Walker; dir: Eileen J. Morris. Sep 16-Oct 15.

Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, (512) 479-7529, hydeparktheatre.org
The Wolves,
Sarah DeLappe; dir: Ken Webster. Sep 21-Oct 21.

Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas, (214) 953-1055, kitchendogtheater.org
Martyna Majok; dir: Tina Parker. Oct 26-Nov 12.

Main Street Theater, Houston, (713) 524-6706, mainstreettheater.com
adapt: David Hare from Maxim Gorky; dir: Rebecca Greene Udden. Sep 16-Oct 15.
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, adapt and lyrics: James E. Grote; music and lyrics: George Howe; dir: Robin Robinson. Sep 19-Oct 14.
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook, Allison Gregory; dir: Katie Harrison. Oct 10-May 26.
Akeelah and the Bee, adapt: Cheryl L. West; dir: Troy Scheid. Oct 24-Nov 11.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Austin, (512) 448-8484, stedwards.edu/theatre
Eugene Ionesco; dir: David Long. Sep 28-Oct 8.

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company, Houston, (832) 463-0409, mildredsumbrella.com
Feathers and Teeth,
Charise Castro Smith; dir: Jacey Little. Oct 19-Nov 4.

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Dallas, (214) 948-0716, bishopartstheatre.org
Unchain My Heart: A Tribute to Ray Charles Featuring Joe McBride,
dir: Teresa Coleman Wash. Oct 26-29.

Theatre Britain, Addison, (972) 492-4202, theatre-britain.com
Winston’s Birthday,
Paul Baker; music: Aaron Fryklund; dir: Sue Birch. Sep 8-Oct 1.

Undermain Theatre, Dallas, (214) 747-5515, undermain.org
so go the ghosts of méxico, part two,
Matthew Paul Olmos; dir: Katherine Owens. Sep 6-Oct 1.

The VORTEX, Austin, (512) 478-5282, vortexrep.org
book, music, lyrics: Chad Salvata; dir: Bonnie Cullum. Sep 22-Oct 21.
ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol 1, Jade Esteban Estrada. Oct 4.

WaterTower Theatre, Addison, (972) 450-6232, watertowertheatre.org
Pride and Prejudice,
adapt: Kate Hamill; dir: Joanie Schultz. Oct 13-Nov 5.

ZACH Theatre, Austin, (512) 476-0541, zachtheatre.org
Singin’ in the Rain,
dir: Abe Reybold. Sep 27-Oct 29.


Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-7522, saltlakeactingcompany.org
Surely Goodness and Mercy,
Chisa Hutchinson; dir: Alicia M. Washington. Sep 6-Oct 15.
Mercury, Steve Yockey; dir: Shannon Musgrave. Oct 11-Nov 12.


Vermont Stage, Burlington, (802) 863-5966, vermontstage.org
Fun Home,
book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeannie Tesori; dir: Robin Fawcett. Oct 4-29.

Virgin Islands

Pistarckle Theater, St Thomas, pistarckletheater.com
Oct 12-18.

“The Fall of King Henry (Henry VI, Part 3)” by Williams Shakespeare, at American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., through Nov. 25. Pictured: Greg Brostrom and Shunté Lofton. (Photo by Lindsey Walters)


1st Stage, Tysons, 1ststagetysons.org
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train,
Stephen Adly Guirgis; dir: Juan Francisco Villa, Alex Levy. Sep 7-Oct 8.

American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, (540) 851-1733, americanshakespearecenter.com
Peter and the Starcatcher,
Rick Elice; lyrics: Wayne Barker ; dir: Jim Warren. Jun 14-Nov 25.
Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare; dir: Jenny Bennett. Jun 15-Nov 26.
Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare; dir: Matthew Radford Davies. Jul 7-Nov 24.
The Fall of King Henry (Henry VI, Part 3), Shakespeare; dir: Jim Warren. Sep 7-Nov 25.

Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, (804) 282-2620, virginiarep.org
Fun Home,
book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Chase Kniffen. Sep 9-Oct 8. Coproduction with Cadence Theatre Company
Shakespeare in Love, adapt: Lee Hall from Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard; dir: Jen Wineman. Sep 15-Oct 8.

Cadence Theatre Company, Richmond, cadencetheatre.org
Fun Home,
book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Chase Kniffen. Sep 9-Oct 8. Coproduction with Virginia Repertory Theatre

Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, (804) 355-2001, firehousetheatre.org
Desire Under the Elms,
Eugene O’Neill; dir: Josh Chenard. Oct 20-Nov 18.

Kennedy Center – Theater for Young Audiences, Arlington, (202) 467-4600, kennedy-center.org
Night Train 57: A Sensory-Friendly Folk Opera,
Claudia Eliaza, Dan Zanes. Oct 6-8.

Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, (540) 342-5740, millmountain.org
Little Shop of Horrors,
book and lyrics: Howard Ashman; music: Alan Menken; dir: Alicia Varcoe. Oct 4-22.

Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, (757) 627-1234, vastage.org
Ring of Fire,
Richard Maltby, Jr., William Meade; music: Steven Bishop, Jeff Lisenby. Sep 13-Oct 1.
The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ‘61 Freedom Riders, Mike Wiley (also dir). Oct 25-Nov 12.

WSC Avant Bard, Arlington, (703) 418-4808, avantbard.org
Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelait Defends Her Life Tonight,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: Rick Hammerly. Oct 12-Nov 19.



The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, (206) 625-1900, 5thavenue.org
Something Rotten!,
book: Karey Kirkpatrick (also lyrics), John O’Farrell; lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick; dir: Casey Nicholaw. Sep 12-Oct 1.
Ragtime, book: Terrence McNally; lyrics: Lynn Ahrens; music: Stephen Flaherty; dir: Peter Rothstein. Oct 13-Nov 5.

ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, (206) 292-7676, acttheatre.org
King of the Yees,
Lauren Yee. Sep 8-Oct 1.
The Crucible, Arthur Miller. Oct 13-Nov 12.

ARTSWEST, Seattle, (206) 938-0339, artswest.org
The Who & the What, Ayad Akhtar. Sep 7-Oct 1.
The Nance, Douglas Carter Beane. Oct 26-Nov 19.

Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle, (206) 216-0833, book-it.org
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,
adapt: Malika Oyetemein (also dir), Myra Platt. Sep 13-Oct 15.

Harlequin Productions, Olympia, (360) 786-0151, harlequinproductions.org
Shakespeare; dir: Scot Whitney. Oct 5-28.

Seattle Children’s Theatre, (206) 441-3322, sct.org
Go, Dog. Go!,
adapt: Steven Dietz, Allison Gregory; book: P.D. Eastman; music and lyrics: Michael Koerner. Sep 28-Nov 26.

Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222, seattlerep.org
Pride and Prejudice,
adapt: Kate Hamill; dir: Amanda Dehnert. Sep 29-Oct 29.

Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle, (206) 781-9707, taproottheatre.org
Mark St. Germain. Sep 20-Oct 21.

West Virginia

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, (304) 645-3838, gvtheatre.org
To Kill a Mockingbird,
adapt: Christopher Sergel from Harper Lee ; dir: Cathey Sawyer. Sep 22-Oct 14.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Eugene O’Neill; dir: Cathey Sawyer. Oct 26-Nov 11.

“Naked Radio,” by Dave Hudson and Paul Libman, at Northern Sky Theatre in Fish Creek, Wis., through Oct. 21. Pictured: Molly Rhode.



Northern Sky Theater, Fish Creek, (920) 854-6117, northernskytheater.com
Naked Radio,
book and lyrics: Dave Hudson; book and music: Paul Libman; dir: Jeffrey Herbst. Sep 1-Oct 21.

American Players Theatre, Spring Green, (608) 588-2361, americanplayers.org
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Shakespeare; music: Josh Schmidt; dir: John Langs. Jun 10-Oct 8.
A Flea in Her Ear, adapt: David Frank (also dir) from Georges Feydeau; music: John Tanner; dir: David Frank. Jun 16-Oct 7.
Cyrano de Bergerac, adapt: James DeVita (also dir) from Edmond Rostond; music: Sarah Pickett. Jun 23-Oct 6.
The Maids, Jean Genet; music: Victoria Deiorio; dir: Gigi Buffington. Jun 27-Oct 5.
A View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller; music: Gregg Coffin; dir: Tim Ocel. Aug 12-Oct 22.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, (414) 291-7800, milwaukeechambertheatre.com
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,
Terrence McNally; dir: Mary MacDonald Kerr. Sep 20-Oct 15.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, (414) 224-9490, milwaukeerep.com
Stephen Temperley; dir: Laura Braza. Sep 8-Nov 5.
Guys and Dolls, book: Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; music and lyrics: Frank Loesser; dir: Mark Clements. Sep 19-Oct 29.
The Who & The What, Ayad Akhtar; dir: May Adarles. Sep 27-Nov 5.

Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee, (414) 278-0765, nextact.org
Silent Sky,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: David Cecsarini. Sep 28-Oct 22.

Peninsula Players Theatre, Fish Creek, (920) 868-3287, peninsulaplayers.com
Almost, Maine,
John Cariani; dir: Patrick New. Sep 6-Oct 15.

Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee, (414) 291-7800, r-t-w.com
Sex With Strangers,
Laura Eason; dir: Mallory Metoxen. Oct 20-Nov 12.

Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, (920) 743-1760, thirdavenueplayhouse.com
Every Brilliant Thing,
Jonny Donahoe, Duncan Macmillan; dir: Robert Boles. Sep 6-Oct 15.

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