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"Steambath" by Bruce Jay Friedman at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles, through Dec. 16. Picture: Jeff LeBeau and Paul Rodriguez. (Photo by Enci Box)

October 2018 Onstage

From revenge thrillers to Shakespearean comedies, from hungry caterpillars to neighborhood disputes, check out what is onstage this month.

Here's what's playing this month at TCG theatres nationwide. For the most up-to-date information about performance schedules, contact the theatre or visit Theatre Profiles.

Discounted tickets are available to TCG Individual Members for performances at participating theatres, marked on these pages with an orange dot . Please check with each theatre for performance times, ticket discounts, and ticket availability. Present your TCG membership card to receive ticket discounts. Theatre participation is subject to change. For information on becoming an Individual Member, see


Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, (334) 271-5353,
Every Brilliant Thing,
Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe; dir: Rick Dildine. Sep 29-Oct 20.


• Cyrano’s Theatre Company, Anchorage, (907) 274-2599,
Much Ado About Nothing,
Shakespeare; dir: Teresa K. Pond. Sep 14-Oct 7.
A Doll’s House, Part 2, Lucas Hnath; dir: Codie Costello. Oct 19-Nov 11.

“Native Gardens” by Karen Zacarías, at Arizona Theatre Company in Phoenix, Ariz., through Oct. 21.


Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson, (520) 622-2823,
Native Gardens,
Karen Zacarías; dir: Jane Jones. Sep 8-29 (Tucson) and Oct 4-21 (Phoenix).
Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, Allison Engel, Margaret Engel; dir: Casey Stangl. Oct 20-Nov 10 (Tucson) and Nov 15-Dec 2 (Phoenix).

• Childsplay, Tempe, (602) 252-8497,
Charlotte’s Web,
adapt: Joseph Robinette. Sep 2-Oct 14.
The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus, Eric Coble. Oct 27-Nov 18.

• Invisible Theatre Co, Tucson, (520) 882-9721,
The Busy World is Hushed,
Keith Bunin; dir: Nancy Davis Booth. Oct 30-Nov 11.

iTheatre Collaborative, Phoenix, (602) 252-8497,
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine,
Daniel Berrigan; dir: Charles St. Clair. Oct 19-Nov 3.

Southwest Shakespeare Co, Mesa, (480) 644-6500,
Pericles, the Prince of Tyre,
Shakespeare; dir: Beth Gardiner. Oct 26-Nov 10.
Frankenstein, adapt: Quinn Mattfeld; dir: Patrick Walsh. Oct 27-Nov 10.

Valley Youth Theatre, Phoenix, (602) 253-8188,
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical,
dir: Bobb Cooper. Oct 12-28.


TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, (479) 443-5600,
Skeleton Crew,
Dominique Morisseau. Oct 10-Nov 14.


• 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa,
Guys and Dolls,
music and lyrics: Frank Loesser; dir: James Newman. Sep 14-Oct 7.
The Rocky Horror Show, book, music, and lyrics: Richard O’Brien; dir: Amanda Morando. Oct 12-Nov 3.

American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, (415) 749-2228,
Lynn Nottage; dir: Loretta Greco. Sep 26-Oct 21.
Men On Boats, Jacklyn Backhaus; dir: Tamilla Woodard. Oct 17-Dec 16.

Antaeus Theatre Company, Glendale, (818) 506-1983,
The Little Foxes,
Lillian Hellman; dir: Cameron Watson. Oct 18-Dec 10.

• Berkeley Repertory Theatre, (510) 647-2949,
A Doll’s House, Part 2,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Les Waters. Sep 6-Oct 21. Coproduction with Huntington Theatre Company, MA.
Fairview, Jackie Sibbles Drury; dir: Sarah Benson. Oct 4-Nov 4.

Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles,
Blaktina 6,
dir: Licia Perea. Oct 4-6.
Write Club LA, dir: Jeffery Dorchen, Paula Killen, Justin Welborn. Oct 8.
LAX Festival/Live Arts Exchange, Oct 11-21.
Solo Queens Fest 2, Oct 25-Nov 18.

Boston Court, Pasadena,
Everything that Never Happened,
Sarah B. Mantell; dir: Jessica Kubzansky. Sep 27-Nov 4.

CalArts Center for New Performance, Valencia, (661) 253-7800,
Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden,
Stan Lai. Sep 21-Oct 26.
Try Step Trip, Dahlak Brathwaite; dir: Roberta Uno. Oct 19-22.

California Repertory Company, Long Beach, (562) 985-5526,
Dear Harvey,
Patricia Loughrey; dir: Michael A. Shepperd. Oct 11-20.

Capital Stage Company, Sacramento, (916) 995-5464,
Lynn Nottage. Oct 17-Nov 18.

Center Repertory Company, Walnut Creek, (925) 943-7469,
Mamma Mia!,
book: Catherine Johnson; music and lyrics: Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus; dir: Marc Jacobs. Aug 31-Oct 7.
Dancing Lessons, Mark St. Germain; dir: Joy Carlin. Oct 19-Nov 17.

• Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, (213) 972-4400,
Lynn Nottage; dir: Lisa Peterson. Aug 29-Oct 7.
Dear Evan Hansen, book: Steven Levenson; music and lyrics: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul; dir: Michael Greif. Oct 17-Nov 25.
Quack, Eliza Clark; dir: Neel Keller. Oct 21-Nov 18.
Valley of the Heart, Luis Valdez (also dir). Oct 30-Dec 9.

Central Works, Berkeley,
Chekhov’s Ward 6,
Gary Graves (also dir). Oct 11-Nov 11.

Chance Theater, Anaheim, (888) 455-4212,
The Other Place,
Sharr White. Sep 21-Oct 21.
Fancy Nancy, The Musical, book and lyrics: Susan DiLallo; music: Danny Abosch. Oct 5-28.

• City Lights Theater Company, San Jose,
God of Carnage,
Yasmina Reza; dir: Virginia Drake. Sep 13-Oct 14.

Coachella Valley Repertory, Rancho Mirage, (760) 296-2966,
Isreal Horovitz; dir: Joanne Gordon. Oct 24-Nov 18.

The Custom Made Theatre Company, San Francisco,
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?,
Edward Albee; dir: Paul Stout. Sep 20-Oct 20.

Cygnet Theatre Company, San Diego, (619) 337-1525,
Taylor Mac; dir: Rob Lutfy. Oct 3-28.

Dell’Arte International, Blue Lake, (707) 668-5663,
Macabre Cabaret,
Oct 19-20.

• Diversionary Theatre, San Diego, (619) 220-0097,
Bull in a China Shop,
Bryna Turner; dir: Kim Strassburger. Sep 13-Oct 14.

East West Players, Los Angeles, (213) 625-7000,
Qui Nguyen; dir: Jennifer Chang. Oct 18-Nov 11.

Ensemble Theatre Company, Santa Barbara, (805) 965-5400,
School for Lies,
David Ives; dir: Jonathan Fox. Oct 4-21.

• Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, (323) 663-1525,
Cost of Living,
Martyna Majok; dir: John Vreeke. Oct 17-Dec 9.

Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, (310) 208-5454,
The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona,
José Rivera; dir: Jo Bonney. Sep 4-Oct 7.
The Cake, Bekah Brunstetter; dir: Jennifer Chambers. Sep 10-Oct 21.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapt: Susan Lyons, Jefferson Mays; dir: Michael Arden. Oct 30-Dec 2.

Independent Shakespeare Co, Los Angeles,
Letters From Home,
book: Kalean Ung; music: Chinary Ung; dir: Marina McClure. Oct 26-Nov 17.

International City Theatre, Long Beach, (562) 436-4610,
A Splintered Soul,
Alan L. Brooks. Oct 17-Nov 4.

L.A. Theatre Works, Venice, (310) 827-0889,
The Little Foxes,
Lillian Hellman; dir: Rosalind Ayres. Oct 19-21.

La Jolla Playhouse, (858) 550-1010,
Hundred Days,
book, music, lyrics: The Bengsons; book: Sarah Gancher; dir: Anne Kauffman. Sep 22-Oct 21.

Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach, (949) 497-2787,
The Seafarer,
Conner McPherson; dir: Michael Matthews. Oct 17-Nov 4.

Magic Theatre, San Francisco, (415) 441-8822,
The Resting Place,
Ashlin Halfnight; dir: Jessica Holt. Oct 10-Nov 4.

MainStreet Theatre Company, Rancho Cucamonga, (909) 477-2752,
Schoolhouse Rock Live!,
book: Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keeting; music and lyrics: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newell, Tom Yohe; dir: Art Manke. Oct 1-28.

• Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, (415) 388-5208,
J.T. Rogers; dir: Jasson Minadakis. Sep 27-Oct 21.

Native Voices at the Autry, Los Angeles, (323) 667-2000,
Hurricane Savage,
Montana Cypress; dir: Jason Grasl. Oct 6.

• The New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco, (415) 861-8972,
Red Scare on Sunset,
Charles Busch; dir: Allen Sawyer. Sep 21-Oct 21.
Cardboard Piano, Native American Playwrights. Oct 26-Dec 2.

New Village Arts Theatre, Carlsbad, (760) 433-3245,
Guadalupe in the Guest Room,
Tony Menses; dir: Nadia Guevara. Sep 28-Oct 28.

A Noise Within, Pasadena, (626) 356-3100,
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,
Tom Stoppard; dir: Geoff Elliott. Oct 7-Nov 18.

North Coast Repertory Theatre, Solana Beach, (858) 481-1055,
Holmes and Watson,
Jeffrey Hatcher; dir: David Ellenstein. Oct 17-Nov 11.

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Los Angeles, (310) 477-2055,
Bruce Jay Friedman; dir: Ron Sossi. Oct 13-Dec 16.

The Old Globe, San Diego, (619) 234-5623,
The Heart of Rock & Roll,
book: Jonathan Abrams, Tyler Mitchell; dir: Gordon Greenberg. Sep 6-Oct 21.
On tour: Globe for All A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare; dir: Patricia McGregor. Oct 30-Nov 18.

The Pasadena Playhouse, (626) 356-7529,
The Woman In Black,
adapt: Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill; dir: Robin Herford. Oct 17-Nov 11.

PCPA Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Santa Maria, (805) 922-8313,
An Iliad,
Dennis O’Hare, Lisa Peterseon. Oct 4-20.
Muthaland, Minita Gandhi. Oct 5-21.

San Diego Repertory Theatre, (619) 544-1000,
Anna Ziegler; dir: Jesca Prudencio. Oct 11-Nov 4.

Shotgun Players, Berkeley, (510) 841-6500,
Women Laughing Alone With Salad,
Sheila Callaghan; dir: Susannah Martin. Oct 12-Nov 18.

• South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, (714) 708-5555,
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,
Christopher Durang; dir: Bart DeLorenzo. Sep 30-Oct 21.
Kings, Sarah Burgess; dir: Dámaso Rodriguez. Oct 13-Nov 10.

TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, (650) 463-1960,
Fun Home,
book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeanine Tesori. Oct 3-28.

• The Western Stage, Salinas, (831) 755-6816,
American Night: The Ballad of Juan José,
Richard Montoya of Culture Clash; dir: Lorenzo Aragon. Sep 22-Oct 7.
Legacy of Light, Karen Zacarías; dir: Ellen Brooks, Asst. Sam Travino. Oct 27-Nov 11.


Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, (720) 898-7200,
Educating Rita,
Willy Russell; dir: Lynne Collins. Oct 5-Nov 11.

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, (303) 444-SEAT,
Pride and Prejudice,
adapt: Kate Hamill; dir: Rebecca Remaly. Sep 13-Oct 7.
The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe; dir: Rebecca Remaly. Oct 25-Nov 18.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Theatre Company, (719) 634-5583,
Go, Dog. Go!,
Steven Dietz, Allison Gregory. Sep 14-Oct 14.
Shakespeare in Love, adapt: Lee Hall. Sep 27-Oct 21.

• Curious Theatre Company, Denver, (303) 623-0524,
The Cake,
Bekah Brunstetter; dir: Chip Walton. Aug 30-Oct 13.

Denver Center Theatre Co, (303) 893-4100,
book and lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Chris Coleman. Sep 7-Oct 14.
The Constant Wife, W. Somerset Maugham; dir: Shelley Butler. Sep 21-Oct 21.

• Local Theater Company, Boulder, (303) 444-7328,
Paper Cut,
Andrew Rosendorf; dir: Pesha Rudnick. Oct 17-Nov 11.

• OpenStage Theatre & Co, Fort Collins, (970) 221-6730,
The Mystery of Love and Sex,
Bathsheba Doran; dir: Corinne Wieben. Sep 14-Oct 6.
Frankenstein, Nick Dear; dir: Peter Anthony. Oct 27-Nov 24.

Su Teatro, Denver, (303) 296-0219,
Interview with A Mexican,
Anthony J Garcia (also dir). Sep 27-Oct 21.

THEATREWORKS – Colorado, Colorado Springs, (719) 255-3232,
A Raisin in the Sun,
Lorraine Hansberry; dir: Nambi E. Kelley. Sep 27-Oct 21.
Lysistrata, Aristophanes; dir: Joye Cook-Levy. Oct 25-28.


Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Storrs, (860) 486-2113,
The Grapes of Wrath,
Frank Galati; dir: Gary English. Oct 4-14.
Good Children, Tracy Thorne; dir: Michael Bradford. Oct 25-Nov 4.

Hartford Stage, Hartford, (860) 527-5151,
Henry V,
Shakespeare; dir: Elizabeth Williamson. Oct 11-Nov 11.

Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, (203) 787-4282,
The Roomate,
Jen Silverman; dir: Mike Donahue. Oct 10-Nov 4.

Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, (203) 432-1234,
El Huracán,
Charise Castro Smith; dir: Laurie Woolery. Sep 28-Oct 20.


Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, (302) 594-1100,
Fully Committed, Becky Mode; dir: Kathryn MacMillan. Oct 17-Nov 4.

Resident Ensemble Players, Newark, (302) 831-2204,
Lettice and Lovage,
Peter Schaffer; dir: Steve Taue. Sep 13-Oct 7.
The Seafarer, Conor McPherson; dir: Ben Barnes. Sep 20-Oct 7.

“The Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespeare, at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. through Oct. 28. (Photo by Scott Suchman)

District of Columbia

Arena Stage, (202) 488-3300,
Turn Me Loose,
Gretchen Law; dir: John Gould Rubin. Sep 6-Oct 14.

Folger Theatre, (202) 544-7077,
King John,
Shakespeare; music: Lindsay Jones; dir: Aaron Posner. Oct 23-Dec 2.

GALA Hispanic Theatre, Washington, (202) 234-7174,
Como agua para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate),
adapt: Garbi Losada; dir: Olga Sanchez. Sep 6-Oct 7.
Entre la tierra y el cielo (Between Earth and Sky), Cecilia Cackley; dir: Elena Velasco. Oct 13-27.

Mosaic Theater Company of DC,
The Agitators,
Mat Smart; dir: KenYatta Rogers. Oct 24-Nov 25.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, (202) 547-1122,
The Comedy of Errors,
Shakespeare; dir: Alan Paul. Sep 25-Oct 26.

Studio Theatre, (202) 332-3300,
If I Forget,
Steven Levenson; dir: Matt Torney. Sep 12-Oct 14.
The Fall, Ameera Conrad, Oarabile Ditsele, Kgomotso Khunoane, Zandile Madliewa, Tankiso Mamabolo, Thando Mangcu, Sizwesandile Mnisi, Sihle Mnqwazana, Cleo Raatus. Oct 17-Nov 25.

Theater J, (202) 777-3210,
Anna Ziegler; dir: Johanna Gruenhut. Oct 17-Nov 18.


American Stage Theatre Company, St Petersburg, (727) 823-7529,
Between Riverside and Crazy,
Stephen Adly Guirguis; dir: Benjamin T. Ismail. Oct 4-Nov 5.

Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Miramar Beach
The Spitfire Grill, book: James Valcq; lyrics: Fred Alley; dir: Nathanael Fisher. Sep 20-Oct 7.
TYA: Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Jeremy Desmon; book: John Kavanaugh; dir: Nathanael Fisher. Oct 19-27.

Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers, (239) 332-4488,
Becoming Dr. Ruth,
Mark St. Germain; dir: Chris Clavelli. Sep 18-Oct 21.
Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling; dir: Jason Parrish. Oct 16-Nov 7.

Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, (941) 366-9000,
CABARET: Under the Boardwalk,
Rebecca Hopkins, Richard Hopkins; book: Jim Prosser; dir: Catherine Randazzo. Oct 3-Feb 3, 2019.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Peter Pan, dir: Jason Cannon. Oct 13-Nov 3.

GableStage, Coral Gables, (305) 445-1119,
Sarah Burgess. Oct 13-Nov 11.

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples, (866) 811-4111,
6th Annual New Works Festival,
Oct 4-5.
An Iliad, Denis O’Hare, Lisa Peterson; dir: Kristen Coury. Oct 20-Nov 4.

Jobsite Theater, Tampa, (813) 229-7827,
Edgar & Emily,
Joseph McDonough; dir: David Jenkins. Oct 12-Nov 4.

Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, (561) 575-2223,
Steel Magnolias,
Robert Harling; dir: Marcia Milgrom Dodge. Oct 28-Nov 11.

Miami New Drama | Colony Theatre, Miami Beach One Night in Miami…, Kemp Powers. Oct 25-Nov 18.

Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, (561) 514-4042,
Paula Vogel; dir: J. Barry Lewis. Oct 17-Nov 11.

Miami Theater Center, Miami Shores, (305) 751-9550,
Trusty Sidekick’s Shadow Play,
Oct 20.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, (941) 366-1505,
Lorraine Hansberry; book: Robert Nemiroff, Charlotte Zaltzberg; lyrics: Robert Brittan; dir: Jim Weaver. Oct 3-Nov 11.


7 Stages, Atlanta, (404) 523-7647,
Waiting for Godot,
Beckett; dir: Heidi S. Howard. Sep 27-Oct 14.

Actor’s Express, Atlanta, (404) 607-7469,
Merrily We Roll Along in Concert,
book: George Furth; book and music: Stephen Sondheim; dir: Freddie Ashley. Oct 5-7.
Reykjavík, Steve Yockey; dir: Melissa Foulger. Oct 27-Nov 18.

Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, (404) 733-5000,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
adapt: David Catlin (also dir) from Shakespeare. Sep 5-Oct 21.
Nick’s Flamingo Grill, music: Philip DePoy (also book), Tyrone Jackson; dir: Tinashe Kajese-Bolden. Sep 29-Oct 28.
Little Raindrop Songs, Michael Haverty (also dir). Oct 2-Nov 4.
Paige in Full, dirs: Paige Hernandez (also book), Rosemary Newcott. Oct 6-13.

Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville, (678) 226-6222,
Be Here Now,
Deborah Zoe Laufer; dir: Rachel Parish. Sep 20-Oct 21.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, adapt: Kathryn Schultz Miller; dir: Katie Erin Chambers. Sep 27-Oct 19.

Dad’s Garage, Atlanta, (404) 523-3141,
Travis Sharp. Sep 7-Oct 13.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Roswell, (770) 641-1260,
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti,
Jacques Lamarre. Oct 25-Nov 11.

Horizon Theatre Co, Atlanta, (404) 584-7450,
Nomad Motel,
Carla Ching; dir: Melissa Foulger. Sep 21-Oct 21.

Out of Hand Theater, Atlanta, (404) 462-8836,
Shaking the Wind,
Minka Wiltz. Sep 21-Nov 17.
The Zombie Outbreak Game, Maureen Downs, Ariel Fristoe. Oct 30.

Serenbe Playhouse, Chattahoochee Hills, (770) 463-1110,
The Sleepy Hollow Experience,
adapt: Brian Clowdus; dir: Ryan Oliveti. Sep 26-Nov 4.

Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta, (404) 484-8636,
Nell Gwynn,
Jessica Swale. Sep 27-Oct 21.

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, Atlanta, (877) 725-8849,
Nina Simone: Four Women,
Christina Ham; dir: Michelle Shay. Sep 25-Oct 21.


Honolulu Theatre For Youth, (808) 839-9885,
Annie Cusick Wood. Oct 13-20.


Boise Contemporary Theater, (208) 331-9224,
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
Simon Stephens; dir: Tracy Sunderland. Oct 17-Nov 10.

“Downstate” by Bruce Norris, at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago through Nov. 11. Pictured: Francis Guinan and K. Todd Freeman. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)


16th Street Theater, Berwyn, (708) 795-6704,
J. Joseph Cox. Sep 20-Oct 27.

Adventure Stage Chicago, (773) 342-4141,
The Adventures of Robin Hood,
Oliver Emanuel; dir: Adrian Danzig. Oct 19-Nov 24.

American Blues Theater, Chicago, (773) 327-5252,
Flyin’ West,
Pearl Cleage; dir: Chuck Smith. Oct 5-Nov 3.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, (312) 595-5600,
Fight Night,
Alexander Devriendt (also dir), Angelo Tijssens. Oct 23-Nov 4.

First Folio Theatre, Oak Brook, (630) 986-8067,
The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story,
David Rice; dir: Skyler Schrempp. Oct 3-Nov 4.

The Gift Theatre, Chicago,
David Rabe; dir: Michael Patrick Thornton. Oct 12-Dec 9.

Goodman Theatre, Chicago, (312) 443-3800,
We’re Only Alive For A Short Amount of Time,
book and music: David Cale, Matthew Dean Marsh; dir: Tony Speciale. Sep 15-Oct 21.
Lady in Denmark, Dael Orlandersmith; dir: Chay Yew. Oct 19-Nov 18.

Halcyon Theatre, Chicago, (773) 413-0454,
The Worst Mother in the World,
Kari Bentley-Quinn; dir: Tony Adams. Sep 6-Oct 20.

The House Theatre of Chicago, (773) 769-3832,
Bennett Fisher; dir: Monty Cole. Aug 30-Oct 21.

Jackalope Theatre Company, Chicago,
In The Canyon,
Calamity West; dir: Elly Green. Oct 16-Nov 24.

Northlight Theatre, Skokie, (847) 673-6300,
Curve of Departure,
Rachel Bonds; dir: BJ Jones. Sep 13-Oct 21.

Oil Lamp Theater, Glenview, (847) 834-0738,
The Front Page,
Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur; dir: Keith Gerth. Oct 4-Nov 18.

Raven Theatre Company, Chicago, (773) 338-2177,
Crumbs From the Table of Joy,
Lynn Nottage; dir: Tyrone Phillips. Oct 4-Nov 18.

A Red Orchid Theatre, Chicago,
Small Mouth Sounds,
Bess Wohl; dir: Shade Murray. Oct 18-Dec 9.

Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, (773) 649-3186,
Amelia Roper; dir: Brad DeFabo Akin. Oct 4-Nov 10.

Steppenwolf Theatre Co, Chicago, (312) 335-1650,
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,
Simon Stephens; dir: Jonathan Berry. Oct 3-27.

TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago, (773) 281-8463,
A Shayna Maidel,
Barbara Lebow; dir: Vanessa Stalling. Aug 22-Nov 4.
Master Class, Terrence McNally; dir: Nick Bowling. Oct 19-Dec 9.

Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, (773) 871-3000,
Paula Vogel; dir: Gary Griffin. Sep 21-Nov 4.

Williams Street Repertory, Crystal Lake, (815) 356-9212,
Bomber’s Moon,
Deborah Yarchun; dir: Michele Vazquez. Sep 28-Oct 21.

Writers Theatre, Glencoe, (847) 242-6000,
Jen Silverman; dir: Marti Lyons. Sep 26-Dec 16.

“Flyin’ West” by Pearl Cleage, at American Blues Theater in Chicago through Nov. 3. Pictured: Tiffany Oglesby, Wardell Julius Clark, Tiffany Renee Johnson, and Sydney Charles. (Photo by Michael Brosilow)


Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomington, 812 336930,
The Christians,
Lucas Hnath. Oct 18-Nov 4.

Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, (317) 635-5252,
Holmes and Watson,
Jeffrey Hatcher; music: Michael Keck; dir: Risa Brianin. Sep 25-Oct 21.
Pipeline, Dominique Morisseau; music: Justin Hicks; dir: Raelle Myrick-Hodges. Oct 16-Nov 11.

Phoenix Theatre, Inc, Indianapolis, (317) 635-7529,
Bright Star,
Edie Brickell, Steve Martin; dir: Suzanne Fleenor. Sep 21-Oct 7.
Cabaret Poe, Ben Asaykwee (also dir). Oct 5-Nov 4.

Shakespeare At Notre Dame, Notre Dame, (574) 631-2273,
On tour: AFTLS: Hamlet, Shakespeare. Sep 2-Nov 18.


Actors Theatre of Louisville, (502) 584-1205,
Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula,
adapt: William McNulty from John L. Balderston, Hamilton Deane; dir: Drew Fracher. Sep 7-Oct 31.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Simon Stephens; dir: Meredith McDonough. Sep 18-Oct 10.
A Doll’s House, Part 2, Lucas Hnath; dir: Pirronne Yousefzadeh. Oct 2-Nov 4.

Lexington Children’s Theatre, (859) 254-4546,
The Ghosts of Pineville,
Jeremy Kisling, Sara Turner; dir: Esther Neel. Oct 20-21.

Commonwealth Theatre Center, Louisville, (502) 589-0084,
The Laramie Project,
Moisés Kaufman, members of Tectonic Theater Project; dir: Mitchell Martin. Oct 11-20.


Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, New Orleans,
Satchmo at the Waldorf,
Terry Teachout; dir: Maxwell Williams. Oct 4-21.

The NOLA Project, New Orleans, (504) 302-9117,
The Pillowman,
Martin McDonagh; dir: Mark Routhier. Oct 18-Nov 4.

Southern Rep Theatre, New Orleans, (504) 522-6545,
A Doll’s House, Part 2,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Aimee Hayes. Oct 3-21.


Penobscot Theatre, Bangor, (207) 942-3333,
Wait Until Dark,
adapt: Jeffrey Hatcher from Frederick Knott; dir: Tricia Hobbs. Oct 18-Nov 4.

Portland Stage Company, (207) 774-0465,
Ben Butler,
Richard Strand. Sep 25-Oct 21.
Refuge *Malja*, Bess Welden. Oct 30-Nov 18.

The Public Theatre, Lewiston, (207) 782-3200,
Things My Mother Taught Me,
Katherine DiSavino; dir: Janet Mitchko. Oct 19-28.


Center Stage, Baltimore, (410) 332-0033,
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,
Tennessee Williams; dir: Judith Ivey. Sep 13-Oct 14.
King of the Yees, Lauren Yee; dir: Desdemona Chiang. Oct 25-Nov 18.

Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, (410) 752-2208,
Dancing at Lughnasa,
Brian Friel; dir: Amber Paige McGinnis. Sep 4-Oct 7.
Sweat, Lynn Nottage; dir: Vincent M. Lancisi. Oct 23-Nov 25.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre, Frederick, (301) 694-4744,
Let the Right One In,
John Ajvide indqvist; dir: Julie Herber. Oct 1-Nov 11.

Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, (301) 924-3400,
South Pacific,
book and lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II; book: Joshua Logan; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Alan Muraoka. Aug 31-Oct 7.
Labour of Love, James Graham; dir: Leora Morris. Sep 26-Oct 28.

Round House Theatre, Bethesda, (240) 644-1100,
How I Learned to Drive,
Paula Vogel; dir: Amber Paige McGinnis. Oct 10-Nov 4.

Theatre Project, Baltimore, (410) 752-8558,
The Fig Tree Waltzes,
Ensemble. Oct 4-7.
Dirty Pictures, D.W. Gregory. Oct 12-21.
BAROCOCO, Ensemble; dir: Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell. Oct 25-Nov 11.


ArtsEmerson, Boston, (617) 824-8000,
adapt and dirs: Ben Kidd, Bush Moukarzel. Sep 20-Oct 7.
The Peculiar Patriot, Liza Jessie Peterson; dir: Talvin Wilks. Oct 17-27.
Measure for Measure, Shakespeare; music: Paul Akimkin; dir: Declan Donnellan. Oct 24-28.

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, (617) 266-0800,
The Niceties,
Eleanor Burgess; dir: Kimberly Senior. Aug 31-Oct 7.
Sherlock’s Last Case, Charles Marowitz; dir: Maria Aitken. Sep 28-Oct 28.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Lowell, (978) 654-4678,
Native Gardens,
Karen Zacarias; dir: Giovanna Sardelli. Sep 12-Oct 7.
Murder for Two, book: Kellen Blair (also lyrics), Joe Kinosian (also music); dir: JC Clementz. Oct 17-Nov 11.

New Repertory Theatre, Watertown, (617) 923-8487,
We Will Not Be Silent,
David Meyers; dir: Jim Petosa. Oct 13-Nov 4.

SpeakEasy Stage Company, Boston, (617) 933-8600,
Between Riverside and Crazy,
Stephen Adly Guirgis; dir: Tiffany Nichole Green. Sep 14-Oct 13.
Fun Home, book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Paul Daigneault. Oct 19-Nov 17.

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, (508) 228-4305,
The Cocktail Hour,
A.R Gurney; dir: Dan Foster. Sep 13-Oct 7.

“The Boatman” by Alex Moggridge, at Flint Repertory Theatre in Flint, Mich., through Oct. 7. Pictured: Deirdre Baker, Meagan Kimberly Smith, Bret Beaudry, Jørdän Clímæ, and Shelby Coleman.


Flint Repertory Theatre, (810) 237-7333,
The Boatman,
Alex Moggridge; dir: Michael Lluberes. Sep 28-Oct 7.

Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester, (248) 377-3300,
Arsenic & Old Lace,
Joseph Kesselring; dir: Travis Walter. Oct 3-28.

Thunder Bay Theatre, Inc., Alpena,
I Love a Piano – The Music of Irving Berlin,
music and lyrics: Irving Berlin; dir: Jeffrey Mindock. Sep 28-Oct 24.
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare; dir: Jeffrey Mindock. Oct 26-Nov 11.

Williamston Theatre, (517) 655-7469,
Silent Sky,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: Tony Caselli. Sep 20-Oct 21.


Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, (612) 874-0400,
Last Stop on Market Street,
adapt: Cheryl L West; music and lyrics: Lamont Dozier, Paris Ray Dozier; dir: Henry Godinez. Sep 15-Oct 21.
I Come From Arizona, adapt: Carlos Murillo; music: Victor Zupanc; dir: Lisa Portes. Oct 9-Nov 25.

Commonweal Theatre Company, Lanesboro, (800) 657-7025,
The Clean House,
Sarah Ruhl. Jun 28-Oct 22.

DalekoArts, New Prague, (952) 314-9072,
book: John-Michael Tebelak; music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz; dir: Amanda White. Sep 28-Oct 14.
Harold, Nick Ryan. Oct 26-28.

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, (612) 377-2224,
Playing with Fire,
Barbara Field. Sep 15-Oct 27.
Noises Off, Michael Frayn. Oct 27-Dec 16.

History Theatre, St Paul, (651) 292-4323,
The Great Society,
Robert Schenkkan; dir: Ron Peluso. Oct 6-28.

Jungle Theater, Minneapolis, (612) 822-7063,
Little Women,
Kate Hamill; dir: Sarah Rasmussen. Sep 15-Oct 21.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, St Paul, (651) 647-4315,
The Last Schwartz,
Deborah Zoe Laufer; dir: Warren C. Bowles. Oct 20-Nov 11.

Mixed Blood Theatre Co, Minneapolis, (612) 338-6131,
Is God Is,
Aleshea Harris; dir: Nataki Garrett. Sep 21-Oct 14.

Penumbra Theatre Company, St Paul, (651) 224-3180,
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,
Ntozake Shange; dir: Lou Bellamy, Sarah Bellamy. Sep 18-Oct 14.
Let’s Talk: Ancient Future – AfroFuturism and Our Ancestral Past, dir: Sarah Bellamy. Oct 22.

Pillsbury House Theatre, Minneapolis, (612) 825-0459,
West of Central,
Christina M. Ham; dir: Haley Finn. Sep 14-Oct 14.

The Playwrights’ Center, Minneapolis, (612) 332-7481,
Kara & Emma & Barbara & Miranda,
Ariel Stess. Oct 22-28.
Berlin Diary, Andrea Stolowitz. Oct 22-28.
Legacy Land, Stacey Rose. Oct 22-28.
Playwriting Fellows Showcase, Antonio Duke, Marvin Gonzalez De Leon, Idris Goodwin, May Lee-Yang, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Casey Llewellyn, Philana Omorotionmwan, Tori Sampson, Haygen-Brice Walker. Oct 28.

Theater Latte Da, Minneapolis,
Enda Walsh; lyrics: Markéta Irglová; music: Glen Hansard; dir: Peter Rothstein. Sep 18-Oct 21.


• New Stage Theatre, Jackson, (601) 948-3531,
Diary of Anne Frank,
adapt: Wendy Kesselman from Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett. Oct 23-Nov 4.


The Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 474-6552,
Becoming Martin,
Kevin Willmott; dir: Chip Miller. Sep 18-Oct 21.

• Kansas City Actors Theatre, (816) 235-6222,
Dracula: A Song of Love and Death,
Mitch Brian; dir: John Rensenhouse. Oct 12-Oct 21.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, (816) 235-2700,
Of Mice and Men,
John Steinbeck; dir: Jason Chanos. Oct 19-Nov 11.

Metro Theater Company, St Louis,
Frida Libre,
book and lyrics: Karen Zacarías; music: Deborah Lapuma; dir: Julia Flood. Sep 7-Nov 1.

Metropolitan Ensemble Theare, Kansas City, (816) 569-3226,
The Orphan’s Home Cycle,
Horton Foote; dir: Karen Paisley. Oct 18-Nov 18.

• New Line Theatre, St Louis, (314) 534-1111,
The Zombies of Penzance,
book and lyrics: W.S. Gilbert, Scott Miller (also dir); music: John Gerdes, Arthur Sullivan; dir: Mike Dowdy-Windsor. Sep 27-Oct 20.

Mesner Puppet Theater, Kansas City, (816) 235-6222,
Animal Amigos! Stories from the Tree of Life,
Erika Baker, Mike Horner. Oct 17-Nov 4.

The Repertory Theatre of St Louis, (314) 968-4925,
A Doll’s House, Part 2,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Timothy Near. Oct 10-Nov 4.
The Tortoise and the Hare, book: Sarah Brandt; music and lyrics: Neal Richardson; dir: Laurie McConnell. Oct 22-Apr 6, 2019.
Admissions, Joshua Harmon; dir: Steven Woolf. Oct 24-Nov 11.

Shakespeare Festival St Louis,
Into the Breeches,
George Brant; dir: Nancy Bell. Oct 26-Nov 18.

• Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, (816) 531-7529,
Lynn Nottage. Oct 17-Nov 11.

Upstream Theater, St Louis, (314) 863-4999,
Sabrina Mahfouz; dir: Marianne de Pury. Sep 28-Oct 14.


The BLUEBARN Theatre, Omaha, (402) 345-1576,
Circle Mirror Transformation,
Annie Baker. Sep 27-Oct 21.

• Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Lincoln, (402) 472-4747,
An Act of God,
David Javerbaum; dir: Michael Mendelson. Sep 26-Oct 14.

Omaha Theater Company, (402) 345-4849,
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites,
adapt: Jim Morrow (also dir); music: Steven Naylor. Sep 28-Oct 14.
The Little Engine That Could, adapt: Matthew Gutschick. Oct 13-Nov 4.
R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps: The Musical – The Phantom of the Auditorium, adapt: John Maclay; music and lyrics: Danny Abosch. Oct 26-Nov 11.

New Jersey

• Cape May Stage, (609) 770-8311,
The Shuck,
Shawn Fisher; dir: Roy Steinberg. Sep 19-Nov 9.

Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown, (908) 979-0900,
Bram Stoker’s Dracula,
Charles Morey. Oct 12-28.

• McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, (609) 258-2787,
The Age of Innocence,
adapt: Doug McGrath; dir: Doug Hughes. Sep 7-Oct 7.
Detroit ‘67, Dominique Morriseau; dir: Jade King Carroll. Oct 9-28.

New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch, (732) 229-3166,
Wolf at the Door,
Marisela Orta; dir: Daniel Jáquez. Oct 18-Nov 18.

• Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union, (908) 737-7469,
Black Tom Island,
Martin Casella; dir: John J. Wooten. Oct 11-21.

Two River Theater, Red Bank, (732) 345-1400,
Pamela’s First Musical,
book: Christopher Durang, Wendy Wasserstein; lyrics: David Zippel; music: Cy Coleman; dir: Graciela Daniele. Sep 8-Oct 7.

New York

The 52nd Street Project, NYC,
Playback 2018,
Oct 19-21.

Atlantic Theater Company, NYC, (212) 279-4200,
Donja R. Love; dir: Saheem Ali. Sep 26-Nov 11.

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Auburn, (315) 255-1785,
book: Larry Gallagher; dir: Brett Smock. Sep 21-Oct 6.

• Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, (585) 232-4382,
book and lyrics: James Rado, Gerome Ragni; music: Galt McDermot; dir: Melissa Rain Anderson. Sep 4-Oct 7.
Fortune, Deborah Zoe Laufer (also dir). Oct 4-21.
Thurgood, George Stevens, Jr.; dir: Lou Bellamy. Oct 16-Nov 18.

The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company, NYC, (212) 689-0087,
What’s Wrong With You,
Jan Rosenberg; dir: Shira-Lee Shalit. Sep 20-Oct 6.

Irish Classical Theatre Co, Buffalo, (716) 853-4282,
Golden Boy,
Clifford Odets; dir: Fortunato Pezzimenti. Sep 14-Oct 7.

Irondale Ensemble Project, Brooklyn, (718) 488-9233,
Art Buffet 2,
Oct 12.

Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca, (607) 272-0403,
The Piano Teacher,
Julia Cho; dir: Diego Arciniegas. Oct 21-Nov 4.

• La MaMa E.T.C., NYC, (212) 352-3101,
Gunnar Montana. Sep 20-Oct 7.
Language Reversal, Aaron Landsman (also dir). Oct 4-14.
Wildflowers, a feminine genesis, Maureen Fleming. Oct 18-21.

Lincoln Center Theater, NYC, (212) 239-6200,
Plot Points in our Sexual Development,
Miranda Rose Hall; dir: Margot Bordelon. Oct 6-Nov 18.
The Hard Problem, Tom Stoppard; dir: Jack O’Brien. Oct 25-Jan 6, 2019.

Mabou Mines, NYC,
Animal Magnetism,
Terry O’Reilly; dir: Lee Breuer. Oct 23-28.

Manhattan Theatre Club, NYC, (212) 239-6200,
The Nap,
Richard Bean; dir: Daniel Sullivan. Sep 5-Nov 11.
India Pale Ale, Jaclyn Backhaus; dir: Will Davis. Oct 2-Nov 18.
The Niceties, Eleanor Burgess; dir: Kimberly Senior. Oct 12-Nov 18.

Ma-Yi Theater Company, NYC,
The Chinese Lady,
Lloyd Suh; dir: Ralph B. Peña. Oct 20-30.

• Metropolitan Playhouse, NYC, (212) 995-8410,
You and I,
Philip Barry; dir: Michael Hardart. Sep 7-Oct 7.

MusicalFare Theatre, Amherst, (716) 839-8540,
Pump Boys & Dinettes,
book, music, lyrics: John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, Jim Wann; dir: Chris Kelly. Sep 5-Oct 7.

The New Group, NYC, (212) 279-4200,
The True,
Sharr White; dir: Scott Elliott. Sep 4-Oct 21.

New Light Theater Project, NYC,
Hitler’s Tasters,
Michelle Kholos Brooks; dir: Sarah Norris. Oct 5-27.

New York Theatre Workshop, NYC, (212) 460-5475,
What the Constitution Means to Me,
Heidi Schreck; dir: Oliver Butler. Sep 12-Oct 21.

• The Open Eye Theater, Margaretville, (845) 586-2727,
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,
adapt: Dwayne Hartfod; dir: Amie Brockway. Oct 24-Nov 4.

• Penguin Rep Theatre, Stony Point,
Michael McKeever; dir: Joe Brancato. Sep 21-Oct 14.

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, NYC, (212) 352-3101,
Serious Money,
Caryl Churchill. Oct 21-22.

Ping Chong & Company, NYC,
Ping Chong (also dir), Ryan Conarro (also dir), Justin Perkins, Gary Upay’aq Beaver (Central Yup’ik). Oct 1-6.

Playwrights Horizons, NYC, (212) 279-4200,
I Was Most Alive with You,
Craig Lucas; dir: Sabrina Dennison (Director of Artistic Sign Language), Tyne Rafaeli. Aug 31-Oct 14.
The Thanksgiving Play, Larissa FastHorse; dir: Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Oct 12-Nov 25.

The Playwrights Realm, NYC,
The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d,
Jonathan Payne; dir: Awoye Timpo. Sep 7-Oct 6.

The Public Theater, NYC, (212) 967-7555,
Girl from the North Country,
Conor McPherson (also dir); music and lyrics: Bob Dylan. Sep 11-Nov 18.
Mother of the Maid, Jane Anderson; dir: Matthew Penn. Sep 25-Dec 2.
Eve’s Song, Patricia Ione Lloyd; dir: Jo Bonney. Oct 23-Dec 2.
Fall Mobile Unit: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare; dir: Jenny Koons. Oct 29-Nov 18.
Wild Goose Dreams, Hansol Jung; dir: Leigh Silverman. Oct 30-Dec 9.

Road Less Traveled Productions, Buffalo, (716) 629-3069,
David Mamet; dir: Scott Behrend. Oct 26-Nov 18.

Roundabout Theatre Co, NYC, (212) 719-1300,
Theresa Rebeck; dir: Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Aug 31-Nov 25.
Apologia, Alexi Kaye Campbell; dir: Daniel Aukin. Sep 27-Dec 16.
Usual Girls, Ming Peiffer; dir: Tyne Rafaeli. Oct 11-Dec 9.

Syracuse Stage, (315) 443-3275,
Possessing Harriet,
Kyle Bass; dir: Tazewell Thompson. Oct 17-Nov 4.

Theater Breaking Through Barriers, NYC, (212) 279-4200,
Heads and Tales: Theater Breaking Through Barriers 1st One-Act Play Festival,
Oct 5-Nov 3.

• The Vineyard Theatre, NYC, (212) 353-0303,
Good Grief,
Ngozi Anyanwu; dir: Awoye Timpo. Oct 11-Nov 18.

North Carolina

• Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, (704) 342-2251,
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time,
adapt: Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon; dir: Chip Decker. Oct 11-Nov 3.

Burning Coal Theatre Co, Raleigh, (919) 834-4001,
Stuff Happens,
David Hare; dir: Lillian White. Oct 11-28.

• Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Fayetteville, (910) 323-4233,
Music City,
book: Peter Zinn; music and lyrics: J.T. Harding; dir: Mary Catherine Burke. Sep 20-Oct 7.
Peter and the Starcatcher, Wayne Barker, Rick Elice; dir: Michelle Tattenbaum. Oct 27-Nov 11.

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, (704) 973-2828,
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical,
Sep 28-Oct 21.

PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chapel Hill, (919) 962-7529,
Skeleton Crew,
Dominique Morisseau; dir: Valerie Curtis-Newton. Oct 10-28.

• Triad Stage, Greensboro, (336) 272-0160,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
adapt: Preston Lane (also dir) from Shakespeare. Oct 28-Nov 18.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, (513) 421-3888,
The Roommate,
Jen Silverman; dir: Tracy Brigden. Sep 21-Oct 21.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Lauren Gunderson, Margot Melcon; dir: Eleanor Holdridge. Oct 13-Nov 10.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, (513) 381-2273,
On tour: Macbeth, Shakespeare; dir: Darnell Pierre Benjamin. Oct 1-May 26, 2019.
1984, Robert Icke, Duncan Macmillan; dir: Brian Isaac Phillips. Oct 10-Nov 3.

Cleveland Play House, (216) 241-6000,
The Woman in Black,
adapt: Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill; dir: Robin Herford. Sep 15-Oct 7.
Sweat, Lynn Nottage; dir: Laura Kepley. Oct 13-Nov 4.

• Cleveland Public Theatre, (216) 631-2727,
¡Obras en Evolución 2018! A Festival of New Play Readings,
Ensemble. Oct 4-6.
Ya Mama!, Nina Domingue; dir: Nathan Henry. Oct 11-27.
Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies), book, music, lyrics: Melissa Crum, Caitlin Lewins; dir: Matthew Wright. Oct 20-Nov 10.

Dobama Theatre, Cleveland Heights, (216) 932-3396,
Annie Baker; dir: Nathan Motta. Oct 19-Nov 11.

• Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, (513) 421-3555,
St. Nicholas,
Conor McPherson. Oct 12-27.

Know Theatre of Cincinnati, (513) 300-5669,
The Man-Beast,
Joseph Zettelmaier; dir: Brant Russell. Oct 19-Nov 10.


CityRep, Oklahoma City, (405) 848-3761,
Beyond Glory,
adapt: Stephen Lang. Nov 11-12.


Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, (180) 051-1742,
The Magician’s Nephew,
adapt: Michael O’Brien from C.S. Lewis; dir: Tim Carroll. Apr 4-Oct 13.
Grand Hotel, Luther Davis; music and lyrics: George Forrest, Robert Wright; dir: Eda Holmes. May 3-Oct 14.
O’ Flaherty V.C., George Bernard Shaw; dir: Kimberly Rampersad. May 31-Oct 1.
The Baroness and the Pig, Michael Mackenzie; dir: Selma Dimitrijevic. Jun 10-Oct 6.
Oh What a Lovely War, book: Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Joan Littlewood; dir: Peter Hinton. Jul 14-Oct 13.
Henry V, Shakespeare; dir: Kevin Bennett, Tim Carroll. Jul 22-Oct 28.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, adapt: David Pichette, R. Hamilton Wright from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; dir: Craig Hall. Aug 1-Oct 27.

“Hurl” by Charlie O’Neill, at Corrib Theatre in Portland, Ore., through Oct. 28.
Pictured: Wynee Hu, Falynn Burton, Kenneth Dembo, Clara-Liis Hillier, James Dixon, Alec Lugo, and Heath Hyun Houg. (Photo by Adam Liberman)


• Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland, (503) 241-1278,
Small Mouth Sounds,
Bess Wohl; dir: Shawn Lee. Oct 7-Nov 4.

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro, (503) 345-9590,
Ira Levin; dir: Scott Palmer. Oct 4-31.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Tigard, (503) 620-5262,
Ordinary Days,
Sep 20-Oct 21.

CoHo Productions, Portland, (503) 220-2646,
The Taming,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: Mariel Sierra. Oct 26-Nov 17.

• Corrib Theatre, Portland,
Charlie O’Neill; dir: Tracy Cameron Francis. Oct 5-28.

Oregon Contemporary Theatre, Eugene, (541) 465-1506,
Fun Home,
book and lyrics: Lisa Kron; music: Jeanine Tesori; dir: Craig Willis. Sep 19-Oct 13.
At Home At The Zoo, Edward Albee; dir: Craig Willis. Oct 24-Nov 11.

Milagro, Portland, (503) 236-7253,
Alebrijes: Dia de Muertos,
Martin Milagro; dir: Georgina Escobar. Oct 18-Nov 11.

Oregon Children’s Theatre, Portland, (503) 228-9571,
Ella Enchanted,
adapt: Karen Zacarías; book: Gail Carson Levine; music: Deborah Wicks la Puma; dir: Jessica Wallenfels. Oct 20-Nov 18.
Shiver, Matthew B. Zrebski; music and lyrics: Matthew B. Zrebski. Oct 26-Nov 11.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, (800) 219-8161,
Shakespeare; music: Andre Pluess; dir: Bill Rauch. Feb 16-Oct 28.
Sense and Sensibility, adapt: Kate Hamill from Jane Austen; music: Justin Ellington; dir: Hana Sharif. Feb 17-Oct 28.
Henry V, Shakespeare; music: Palmer Hefferan; dir: Rosa Joshi. Feb 21-Oct 27.
Manahatta, Mary Kathryn Nagle; music: Paul James Prendergast; dir: Laurie Woolery. Mar 28-Oct 27.
Oklahoma!, book and lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II; music: Richard Rodgers; dir: Bill Rauch. Apr 18-Oct 27.
Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare; music: Rodolfo Ortega; dir: Dámaso Rodriguez. Jun 5-Oct 12.
The Book of Will, Lauren Gunderson; music: Paul James Prendergast; dir: Christopher Liam Moore. Jun 6-Oct 13.
Love’s Labor’s Lost, Shakespeare; music: Amanda Dehnert (also dir), Andre Pluess. Jun 7-Oct 14.
The Way the Mountain Moved, Idris Goodwin; dir: May Adrales. Jul 10-Oct 28.
Snow in Midsummer, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig; dir: Justin Audibert. Aug 2-Oct 27.

Portland Center Stage, (503) 445-3700,
The Color Purple,
book: Marsha Norman; music and lyrics: Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis; dir: Timothy Douglas. Sep 15-Oct 28.
A Life, Adam Bock; dir: Rose Riordan. Sep 29-Nov 11.

Portland Playhouse, (503) 488-5822,
Wakey, Wakey,
Will Eno; dir: Gretchen Corbett. Sep 26-Oct 21.

Profile Theatre, Portland, (503) 242-0080,
Fires in the Mirror,
Anna Deavere Smith; dir: J. Nicole Brooks. Oct 12-21.

• Shaking the Tree Theatre, Portland, (503) 235-0635,
_____ the wolf,
Devised; music: Briana Ratterman Trevithick; dir: Samantha Van Der Merwe. Oct 4-Nov 3.

“Frankenstein,” adapted by Alexander Burns from Mary Shelley, at Quintessence Theatre Group in Philadelphia through Oct. 21. Pictured: Hannah Wolff, Michael Zlabinger, and Kevin Bergen. (Photo by Mark Garvin)


1812 Productions, Philadelphia, (215) 592-9560,
Broken Biscuits,
Tom Wells; music: Matthew Robins; dir: Jennifer Childs. Oct 4-28.

Act II Playhouse, Ambler, (215) 654-0200,
Collected Stories,
Donald Margulies; dir: Jessica Bedford. Oct 23-Nov 18.

Arden Theatre Co, Philadelphia, (215) 922-1122,
book: Enda Walsh; music and lyrics: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová; dir: Terrence J. Nolen. Sep 20-Oct 21.
A Doll’s House, Part 2, Lucas Hnath; dir: Tracy Brigden. Oct 25-Dec 9.

Azuka Theatre, Philadelphia, (215) 563-1100,
J.C. Lee; dir: Kevin Glaccum. Oct 31-Nov 18.

• Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bloomsburg, (570) 784-8181,
The Explorers Club,
Nell Benjamin; dir: Leigh Strimbeck. Sep 13-Oct 7.

Bristol Riverside Theatre, (215) 785-0100,
Erma Bombeck: On Wit’s End,
Allison Engel, Margaret Engel; dir: Jenny Eisenhower. Sep 18-Oct 7.
The Rivals, book and lyrics: Peter Kellogg; music: Stephen Weiner. Oct 30-Nov 18.

City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, (412) 431-2489,
Dominique Morisseau; dir: Reginald L. Douglas. Oct 27-Nov 18.

• EgoPo Classic Theater, Philadelphia, (267) 273-1414,
A Human Being Died That Night,
adapt: Nicholas Wright from Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela; dir: Steven Wright. Oct 24-Nov 11.

Gamut Theatre Group, Harrisburg, (717) 238-4111,
Jack and the Beanstalk,
adapt: Don Bridge, J. Clark Nicholson. Oct 10-27.

InterAct Theatre Company, Philadelphia, (215) 568-8079,
Salt Pepper Ketchup,
Josh Wilder; dir: Jarrell L. Henderson. Oct 26-Nov 18.

Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia, (215) 829-0395,
Tom Stoppard; dir: Peter DeLaurier. Sep 6-Oct 14.

Montgomery Theater, Souderton, (215) 723-9984,
Mary’s Wedding,
Stephen Massicotte; dir: Tom Quinn. Sep 13-Oct 7.

• Open Stage of Harrisburg, (717) 232-6736,
Carrie the musical,
Lawrence D. Cohen; lyrics: Dean Pitchford; music: Michael Gore; dir: Stuart Landon. Sep 29-Oct 21.
Court Street Cabaret: Guilty Pleasures Edition, Oct 7-14.

• People’s Light, Malvern, (610) 644-3500,
Such Things As Vampires,
Zak Berkman, Stuart Carden, Jessie Fisher, Mary Tuomanen;  dir: Stuart Carden. Sep 20-Oct 31.

• Pittsburgh Public Theater, (412) 316-1600,
Pride and Prejudice,
Kate Hamill; dir: Desdemona Chiang. Sep 27-Oct 28.

Quantum Theatre, Pittsburgh, (412) 362-1713,
adapt and dir: Karla Boos. Sep 14-Oct 28.

Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia, (215) 987-4450,
adapt: Alexander Burns (also dir) from Mary Shelley. Sep 26-Oct 26.

• Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, (610) 867-1689,
Tse Sho?/What’s that?,
Teatr Pralnia. Oct 5-6.

The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, (215) 546-7824,
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play,
Anne Washburn; dir: Yury Urnov. Oct 23-Nov 11.

Rhode Island

Gamm Theatre, Warwick, (401) 723-4266,
The Night of the Iguana,
Tennessee Williams; dir: Fred Sullivan, Jr. Oct 11-Nov 4.

• Trinity Repertory Co, Providence, (401) 351-4242,
Pride & Prejudice,
Kate Hamill. Oct 4-Nov 4.

South Carolina

• Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head, (888) 860-2787,
Peter Shaffer; dir: Russell Treyz. Oct 2-21.

Charleston Stage, (843) 577-7183,
Of Mice and Men,
John Steinbeck; dir: Marybeth Clark. Oct 17-Nov 4.

Lean Ensemble Theater, Hilton Head Island, (843) 715-6676,
Who Am I This Time?,
Aaron Posner; dir: Jay Briggs. Oct 18-28.

• PURE Theatre, Charleston, (843) 723-4444,
Lynn Nottage. Oct 4-20.

Trustus Theatre, Columbia, (803) 254-9732,
SILENCE! The Musical,
book: Hunter Bell; music and lyrics: Al Kaplan, Jon Kaplan; dir: Jonathan Monk. Oct 5-Nov 3.

The Village Repertory Co, Charleston,
Night of the Living Dead LIVE,
Christopher Bond; dir: Robbie Thomas. Oct 19-Nov 10.
Vanity Fair, adapt: Kate Hamill; dir: Robbie Thomas. Oct 30-Dec 22.

The Warehouse Theatre, Greenville, (864) 235-6948,
Lynn Nottage; dir: Martin Wilkins. Oct 12-28.


Clarence Brown Theatre Co, Knoxville, (865) 974-5161,
Alias Grace,
adapt: Jennifer Blackmer; book: Margaret Atwood; dir: Karen Kessler. Sep 26-Oct 14.

Nashville Repertory Theatre, (615) 782-4040,
A Doll’s House, Part 2,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Rene Copeland. Oct 11-Nov 3.


Alley Theatre, Houston, (713) 220-5700,
Skeleton Crew,
Dominique Morrisseau; dir: Taibi Magar. Sep 7-Oct 7.
Twelfth Night, Shakespeare; dir: Jonathan Moscone. Oct 5-28.

Cara Mía Theatre Co, Dallas, (214) 516-0706,
WET: A DACAmented Journey,
Alex Alpharoah; dir: Jamie Castañeda. Sep 20-Nov 25.

The Catastrophic Theatre, Houston, (713) 521-4533,
Curse of the Starving Class,
Sam Shepard. Sep 28-Oct 21.

• Dallas Children’s Theater, (214) 740-0051,
Treasure Island Reimagined!,
adapt: Jeffrey Colangelo, Robyn Flatt, Katy Tye. Sep 23-Oct 21.
A Wrinkle in Time, John Glore. Oct 19-28.

Dallas Theater Center, (214) 252-3927,
Steel Magnolias,
Robert Harling; dir: Joel Ferrell. Sep 28-Oct 21.

The Ensemble Theatre Houston, (713) 807-4300,
da Kink in My Hair,
Trey Anthony; dir: Eileen J. Morris. Sep 15-Oct 10.

Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, (512) 479-7529,
Confessions of a Mexpatriate,
Raul Garza; dir: Ken Webster. Sep 20-Oct 20.
TBA, Sep 20-Oct 20.

Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas, (214) 953-1055,
Radiant Vermin,
Philip Ridley; dir: Tim Johnson. Oct 4-28.

Main Street Theater, Houston, (713) 524-6706,
The Book of Will,
Lauren Gunderson; dir: Rebecca Udden. Sep 22-Oct 21.
Curious George: The Golden Meatball, book and lyrics: Jeremy Desmon; music: John Kavanaugh; dir: Robin Robinson. Sep 30-Oct 27.
Schoolhouse Rock Live!, adapt: Theatre BAM; book: Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating; music and lyrics: Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, Tom Yohe; dir: Daria Allen. Oct 15-May 24, 2019.

• Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Austin, (512) 448-8484,
Will Eno; dir: Robert Tolaro. Sep 27-Oct 7.

• Stage West Theatre, Fort Worth, (817) 784-9378,
A Doll’s House, Part 2,
Lucas Hnath; dir: Clare Shaffer. Oct 25-Nov 25.

Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston, (713) 527-0123,
Swimming While Drowning,
Emilio Rodriguez. Oct 3-21.

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Dallas, (214) 948-0716,
The Champion,
Amy Evans; dir: Becki McDonald. Oct 11-28.

Theatre Three, Dallas, (214) 871-3300,
book: Enda Walsh; music and lyrics: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová; dir: Marianne Galloway. Sep 13-Oct 7.
The Moors, Jen Silverman; dir: Garret Storms. Oct 25-Nov 18.

Undermain Theatre, Dallas, (214) 747-5515,
How is it That We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice,
Len Jenkin; dir: Katherine Owens. Sep 13-Oct 7.

The VORTEX, Austin, (512) 478-5282,
Fares al Zahaby. Oct 4-7.
Salvador Dali’s Naked Feast, dir: Bonnie Cullum. Oct 20.

WaterTower Theatre, Addison, (972) 450-6232,
A Doll’s House,
adapt: Joanie Schultz (also dir) from Ibsen. Oct 12-Nov 4.

ZACH Theatre, Austin, (512) 476-0541,
book: Enda Walsh; music and lyrics: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová; dir: Dave Steakley. Sep 19-Oct 28.


Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, (801) 363-7522,
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering…,
Halley Feiffer; dir: Sarah Shippobotham. Sep 12-Oct 21.
The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe; dir: Alexandra Harbold. Oct 10-Nov 11.


Northern Stage, White River Junction, (802) 296-7000,
J.T. Rogers. Sep 19-Oct 21.
Dear Elizabeth, Sarah Ruhl. Oct 4-28.

Vermont Stage, Burlington, (802) 863-5966,
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time,
adapt: Simon Stevens; dir: Jordon Gullikson. Oct 3-28.

Virgin Islands

Pistarckle Theater, St. Thomas,
book and lyrics: Tom Eyen; music: Henry Krieger; dir: Francis Bartolucci. Oct 11-27.


• 1st Stage, Tysons,
Hero’s Welcome,
Alan Ayckbourn; dir: Alex Levy. Sep 6-Oct 7.

American Shakespeare Center, (540) 851-1733,
As You Like It,
Shakespeare; dir: Ralph Alan Cohen. Jun 13-Dec 2.
Emma, Emma Whipday; dir: Stephanie Holladay Earl. Jun 14-Dec 1.
Richard III, Shakespeare; dir: Jenny Bennett. Jul 6-Dec 1.
The Man of Mode, or Sir Fopling Flutter, George Etherege; dir: Christopher Marino. Aug 22-Nov 30.

Cadence Theatre Company, Richmond,
The Wolves,
Sarah DeLapppe; dir: Sharon Ott. Sep 27-Oct 7.
Between Riverside and Crazy, Stephen Adly Guirgis; dir: Rusty Wilson. Oct 11-Nov 4. Coproduction with Virginia Repertory Theatre, VA.

Firehouse Theatre, Richmond, (804) 355-2001,
Humbug: The Great P.T. Barnum Seance,
David London. Oct 4-7.
Songs From Bedlam, Douglas Jones; dir: Todd LaBelle. Oct 17-Nov 4.
Because I Can, Sir! A Metastatic Musical Comedy, book, music, lyrics: Susan Randloph Braden. Oct 21-22.
War of the Worlds, adapt: Howard Koch; dir: James Nygren. Oct 30.

Kennedy Center – Theater for Young Audiences, Arlington, (202) 467-4600,
Long Way Down- Performance for Young Audiences,
Jason Reynolds. Oct 27-29.

Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, (540) 342-5740,
West Side Story,
music: Leonard Bernstein; dir: Ginger Poole. Oct 3-21.

• Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond, (804) 282-2620,
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,
Simon Stephens; dir: Nathaniel Shaw. Sep 21-Oct 14.
Between Riverside and Crazy, Stephen Adly Guirgis. Oct 13-Nov 4. Coproduction with Cadence Theatre, VA.

Virginia Stage Company, Norfolk, (757) 627-1234,
Our Town,
Thornton Wilder. Oct 17-Nov 4.

• WSC Avant Bard, Arlington, (703) 418-4808,
Illyria (Or What You Will),
adapt: Mitchell Hébert (also dir), Jonelle Walker from Shakespeare. Oct 18-Nov 18.


The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, (206) 625-1900,
Come From Away,
book, music, lyrics: David Hein, Irene Sankoff; dir: Christopher Ashley. Oct 9-Nov 4.

• ACT – A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, (206) 292-7676,
J.T. Rogers; dir: John Langs. Oct 12-Nov 11.

ARTSWEST, Seattle, (206) 938-0339,
Skeleton Crew,
Dominique Morisseau. Sep 20-Oct 14.

Harlequin Productions, Olympia, (360) 786-0151,
A Steady Rain,
Keith Huff; dir: Scot Whitney. Oct 4-27.

Seattle Children’s Theatre, (206) 441-3322,
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show,
adapt: Jonathan Rockefeller (also dir). Sep 13-Oct 21.
And in This Corner: Cassius Clay, Idris Goodwin; dir: Malika Oyetimein. Oct 11-Nov 25.

Seattle Repertory Theatre, (206) 443-2222,
A Thousand Splendid Suns,
adapt: Ursula Rani Sarma; dir: Carey Perloff. Oct 5-Nov 10.
A People’s History, Mike Daisey. Oct 17-Nov 25.

Taproot Theatre Company, Seattle, (206) 781-9707,
Ken Ludwig. Sep 12-Oct 13.

West Virginia

• Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, (304) 645-3838,
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar,
Shakespeare; dir: Courtney Susman. Sep 21-Oct 6.
Bricktop: Legend of the Jazz Age, Cathey Sawyer (also dir). Oct 26-Nov 10.


American Players Theatre, Spring Green, (608) 588-2361,
As You Like It,
Shakespeare; music: Gregg Coffin; dir: James Bohnen. Jun 9-Oct 7.
Heartbreak House, adapt: Aaron Posner from George Bernard Shaw; music: Andre Pluess; dir: Aaron Posner. Aug 3-Oct 5.
Measure for Measure, Shakespeare; music: Victoria Deiorio; dir: Risa Brainin. Aug 10-Oct 6.
Our Country’s Good, adapt: Timberlake Wertenbaker; book: Thomas Keneally; music: Josh Schmidt. Aug 11-Oct 7.
Engaging Shaw, John Morogiello; music: John Tanner; dir: David Frank. Oct 25-Nov 18.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, (414) 291-7800,
Christian O’Reilly; dir: Michelle Lopez-Rios. Sep 21-Oct 14.

• Milwaukee Repertory Theater, (414) 224-9490,
Songs for Nobodies,
Joanna Murray-Smith; dir: Laura Braza. Sep 7-Nov 4.
In the Heights, book: Quiara Alegria Hudes; music and lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda; dir: May Adrales. Sep 18-Oct 28. Coproduction with Seattle Repertory Theatre, WA; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, OH.
Guards at the Taj, Rajiv Joseph; dir: Brent Hazelton. Sep 26-Nov 4.

Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee, (414) 278-0765,
Outside Mullingar,
John Patrick Shanley. Sep 27-Oct 21.

Northern Sky Theater, Fish Creek, (920) 854-6117,
Muskie Love,
book and lyrics: Dave Hudson; music: Paul Libman; dir: Pam Kriger. Aug 31-Oct 20.

Peninsula Players Theatre, Fish Creek, (920) 868-3287,
Joseph Zettelmaier; dir: Greg Vinkler. Sep 5-Oct 14.

Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee, (414) 273-0800,
Native Gardens,
Karen Zacarias; dir: Marti Gobel. Oct 19-Nov 11.

Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, (920) 743-1760,
Billy Bishop Goes to War,
John MacLachian Gray (also music), Eric Peterson; dir: Robert Boles. Sep 12-Oct 21.

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