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September 2021

Rolling into fall with plenty of stage offerings.

California

Yellowman

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Khanisha Foster

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 24 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $20-39

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/yellowman2021/

Description:

The OC premiere of this Pulitzer finalist is an exquisite and provocative exploration of the challenges of overcoming racism, class, biases, and prejudices inherited both from community and family.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording, includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of Kenneth Lin’s inspired-by-a-true-story play. When a billionaire dies in a plane crash, a forensic economist butts heads with a small town actuary over the exact value. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $$20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An L.A. Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio recording of a new play by Australian playwright and newspaper columnist Hannie Rayson about the urgent need to combat man-made climate change to protect biodiversity. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 30 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

Price: $20 or $150 for 9-Play digital subscription

Reference Link: https://latw.org/digital-season

Description:

An LA Theatre Works state-of-the-art audio theater recording of Atik’s comedy. based on the true story of Jorge Odón and the birthing device he invented in his garage. Includes access to a Zoom interview with the playwright.

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The Garden

By: Charlayne Woodard

Directed by: Patricia McGregor

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 21 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: La Jolla Playhouse

Price: $

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

This moving world premiere explores the complex relationship between two “alpha” women: Claire Rose, an elderly Black woman, and her middle-aged daughter Cassandra. Both women give as good as they get, taking us on a rollercoaster ride unearthing conflicts and secrets of the past.

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District-Of-Columbia

Toni Stone

By: Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by: Pam MacKinnon

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Kreeger Theater

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.arenastage.org/

Description:

The season kicks off in September in the Kreeger Theater with Lydia R. Diamond’s play, based on the real-life woman who became the first female to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues.

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My Father, My Martyr, and Me

By: Fargo Tbakhi

Directed by: Danielle Drakes

Mosaic Theater of DC

Washington DC

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 10 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center

Price: $50-60

Reference Link: https://https://mosaictheater.org/my-father

Description:

This electric and groundbreaking solo show-in-poetry weaves the autobiographies of the playwright, his father, and RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan to examine the criminality often layered onto Palestinians and asks: In the face of colonization, how can we love each other better?

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Florida

Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé

By: Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 13 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Goldstein Cabaret

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/shades-bubl%C3%A9-three-man-tribute-michael-bubl%C3%A9

Description:

With three voices singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” and many more, Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert.

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Jukebox Saturday Night with The Swingaroos

By: Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 07 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Bowne's Lab

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/jukebox-saturday-night-swingaroos

Description:

Countless musical genres emerged during the first half of the 20th Century, and there was only one place you could find them all: The Jukebox. In this jazzy music revue, The Swingaroos put a dynamic twist on the Jukebox’s greatest hits, including “Get Your Kicks On Route 66.”

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Dr. Ride’s American Beach House

By: Liza Birkenmeier

Directed by: TBA

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $$39.50 - $109.50

Reference Link: https://www.jobsitetheater.org/dr-rides-american-beach-house/

Description:

It’s 1983, the evening before Dr. Sally Ride’s historic space flight. A group of women friends gather on a sweltering St. Louis rooftop, each caught in their own failure-to-launch. This enticing juxtaposition thrusts the women into the space of their uncharted desires.

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Dr. Ride’s American Beach House

By: Liza Birkenmeier

Directed by: TBA

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 10 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Price: $15-$35

Reference Link: https://jobsitetheater.org/dr-rides

Description:

Four women gather on a St. Louis rooftop the night before a historic flight, each caught in their own failure to launch. This juxtaposition thrusts the women into the space of their uncharted desires where they bump against American norms of sex and power in this intimate snapshot.

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Jobsite Digital Shorts

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Online series

Venue: digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Price: $1.99-$9.99

Reference Link: https://digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Description:

An online series from the Jobsite Ensemble, this mixture of music videos, movement pieces, sketch, short films, readings, and more was commissioned by the company to help keep artists employed during the pandemic and possibly beyond. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

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Georgia

Scandal: SeaLab!

By: Dad's Garage Improvisers

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 16 - Fri Sep 10

Type of Event: Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Mainstage

Price: $16.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.com/event-page/?sId=a0S1K00000J6iwyUAB

Description:

The epic Dad’s Garage improvised soap opera returns, but this time it’s 20,000 leagues under the sea…. and live on our stage! There is a little underwater research facility, and that little underwater research facility is filled with… scandal!

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TheatreSports

By: Dad's Garage Improvisers

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat Jul 17 - Sat Sep 18

Type of Event: Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Mainstage

Price: $14.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.com/event-page/?sId=a0S41000000dheiEAA

Description:

Our longest-running improv show and an audience favorite for years, TheatreSports is a fast-paced improv competition that features the best improvisers in the city and uses your suggestions to fuel the show.

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Maryland

Quixote Nuevo

By: Octavio Solis

Directed by: Lisa Portes

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 08 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Round House Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/

Description:

This music-filled modern epic, set to the spirited sounds of Tejano music, reimagines Cervantes’s beloved classic.

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Every Brilliant Thing

By: Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe

Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: TBD

Price: $10-55

Reference Link: https://singlecarrot.com/announcing-season-14

Description:

Don’t we all have the capacity to find joy and resilience in life’s little moments? Audiences are invited to help tell the humorous and moving story of a 7-year-old’s experience holding onto hope while grappling with a suicidal mother.

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Massachusetts

Reparations

By: James Sheldon

Directed by: Myriam Cyr

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $54

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/reparations/

Description:

Reparations, directed by Myriam Cyr, will run Sept. 3-19. Performances are outdoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257R Granite St, Rockport, Mass.

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Laiona Michelle: A Night with Nina Simone

By: Laiona Michelle

Directed by: Laiona Michelle

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Sun Sep 12 - Tue Sep 14

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $34

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/little-girl-blue/

Description:

Following her critically acclaimed performance in American Hero, Laiona Michelle steps into the role of Nina Simone in a new musical. This exuberant show reveals a life in between the black and white keys.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Robert O'Hara

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 03

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Streetcar

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Streetcar

Description:

Haunted by her past, Blanche (Audra McDonald) seeks refuge with Stella and Stanley (Carla Gugino and Ariel Shafir) in New Orleans, where she wrestles with the nature of her sister’s husband, her sister’s denial, and her own unraveling mind.

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Photograph 51

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Susan Stroman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 10

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Photograph51

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Photograph51

Description:

In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results.

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Animals

By: Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Directed by: Whitney White

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Fri Dec 17

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Animals

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Animals

Description:

Lydia and Henry’s dinner guests are about to arrive when Henry’s spontaneous marriage proposal threatens to burn the evening to a crisp. Wine bottles and years of unspoken tensions are uncorked, and, before the evening is through, Lydia must confront her long-held fears and feelings if she’s going to commit to a future with Henry.

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Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

By: Shakina Nayfack

Directed by: Laura Savia

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 14 - Wed Dec 29

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Chonburi

Price: $Varies

Reference Link: https://audible.com/Chonburi

Description:

In Shakina Nayfack’s world premiere play, a vibrant, international group of transgender women band together at a hotel in Thailand to confront the challenges and joys of gender confirmation surgery.

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Minnesota

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

Directed by: Jaclyn Johnson

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat Jul 10 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/complete-works-of-william-shakespeare-abridged-revised/

Description:

As Shakespeare said, “The play’s the thing!” and we’ve got 37 of them for you! Three actors stumble their way through all of Shakespeare’s plays in one irreverent wild ride that will leave you breathless with laughter.

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Come Back

By: Neil Haven

Directed by: Adrienne Sweeney

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 11 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/come-back/

Description:

Sky is stunned to learn he is the sole beneficiary of his best friend Erin’s estate. But there’s a catch: Sky must conquer his paralyzing anxiety and criss-cross the country in search of the perfect way to dispose of his friend’s remains in this offbeat comedy.

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Missouri

Mary’s Wedding

By: Stephen Massicotte

Directed by: Stuart Carden

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep)

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 27 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Grounds of the National WW1 Museum and Memorial

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://https://kcrep.org/show/marys-wedding

Description:

On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humor, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war.

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Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC’s Cultural Crossroads

By: Conceived by Stuart Carden

Directed by: Stuart Carden

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep)

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 30 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Outdoor Concert/Storytelling Event

Venue: Grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://kcrep.org/show/ghost-light

Description:

Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC’s Cultural Crossroads returns! This hybrid concert and ghost story event weaves together local storytellers and musicians to share frighteningly fun tales from KC’s cultural crossroads that will leave you shaking.

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Nebraska

Disney’s Descendants

By: book: Nick Blaemire; lyrics/music: Madeline Smith; orchestration/music production: Matthew Tishler

Directed by: Katherine M. Carter

The Rose Theater

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 10 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Children's Musical Theater Production

Venue: The Rose Theater

Price: $22-27

Reference Link: https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/descendants/

Description:

Based on the runaway hit Disney Channel Original Movie musical, this spectacular new stage production will feature many of your favorite showstoppers…and some of the Rose’s—and Omaha’s—most talented teens showcasing their song and dance skills live onstage!

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New-York

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues

By: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Directed by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 14 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Broadway Play

Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/

Description:

Giving a tour-de-force performance accompanied by live blues music, Ruben Santiago-Hudson embodies more than 20 vibrant characters, creating a richly textured reminiscence about the incredible woman who raised him.

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Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Neel Keller

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Sun Nov 15 - Sun Oct 15

Type of Event: Virtual Screening of Recorded Live Performance

Venue: All Arts TV

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://allarts.org/programs/all-arts-performance-selects/until-the-flood-wtcesv/

Description:

Writer-performer Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show explores Ferguson following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Based on extensive interviews, this theatrical event gives voice to a community grappling with injustice and yearning for change.

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Ni Mi Madre

Directed by: Danilo Gambini

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 25 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Rattlestick Playwright's Theater

Price: $40.00

Reference Link: https://www.rattlestick.org/20212022-season/ni-mi-madre

Description:

Inspirited with the tradition of Umbanda ritual, the music of Gloria Estefan, Cher, and Maria Bethânia, Ni Mi Madre invites the audience into the tumultuous relationship between Bete (a larger-than-life Brazilian woman) and her queer son.

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On the Uses of Pain for Life

By: Annie Baker

Directed by: Annie Baker

Signature Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 14 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2021-2022/On-the-Uses-of-Pain-for-Life.aspx

Description:

A world premiere play about no end in sight. After the critically acclaimed premiere of John and sold-out run of The Antipodes, Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker returns with the final play of her Signature Residency, directing a new work that tackles the eros of illness.

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

By: Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by: Taibi Magar

Signature Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 21 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Irene Diamond Stage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2021-2022/Twilight--Los-Angeles,-1992.aspx

Description:

Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is equal parts meticulously researched reportage and cry for reform.

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Oregon

Today Is My Birthday

By: Susan Soon He Stanton

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 01 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/today-is-my-birthday/

Description:

Emily is a would-be writer whose bubble life in NYC has popped. Finding life back home in Hawaii chaotic and unfulfilling, she becomes strangely activated after creating a sassy alter-ego for a radio bit. A playful mixture of live radio, voicemail, and phone calls.

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Pennsylvania

Dragonbutter

By: Brian Sanders

Directed by: Brian Sanders

Brian Sanders' JUNK

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Interactive, performative video game-style experience

Venue: 200 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Price: $50-60

Reference Link: https://www.briansandersjunk.com/dragonbutter

Description:

Join Philadelphia-based Fringe Festival favorite Brian Sanders’s Junk to experience Dragonbutter, a thrilling and immersive performance that puts you deep inside a sci-fi adventure. Limited dates and capacity; advance purchase strongly suggested.

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Texas

Shakespeare Decoded

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 09 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://anchor.fm/shakespeare-decoded

Description:

What forms of colonization of thought and language do we encounter in our theatrical practices today? This episode explores themes of colonialism and the resulting subjugation in The Tempest.

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As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Nick Lawson

The Classic Theatre San Antonio

San Antonio

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 09 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Botanical Garden San Antonio

Price: $Adult $39.00; SR/MIL/EDU $35.00; Student $24.00

Reference Link: https://www.classictheatre.org/shows/as-you-like-it/

Description:

Will love always win or are we merely mad? As You Like It is an entertaining and touching exploration of life, death, love, family, and the bonds that tie us together.

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Vermont

Queen of the Night

By: travis tate

Directed by: Raz Golden

Dorset Theatre Festival

Manchester

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 10 - Sat Sep 04

Type of Event: Outdoor Theatre

Venue: Southern Vermont Art Center

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://dorsettheatrefestival.org/queen-of-the-night

Description:

Recently divorced Stephen and his millennial son, Ty, set out on a camping trip to their old stomping grounds in southeastern Texas. As an important family event approaches, father and son attempt to survive the woods, and one another.

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Washington

My Father, My Martyr, and Me

By: Fargo Tbakhi

Directed by: Danielle A. Drakes

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

District of Columbia

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 10 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center

Price: $

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/2122-season-show-pages

Description:

This electric and groundbreaking solo show-in-poetry weaves the autobiographies of the playwright, his father, and RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan to examine the criminality often automatically layered onto Palestinians.

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Wisconsin

Romance in D

By: James Sherman

Directed by: Tom Mula

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 24 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Romantic Comedy

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $41 to $47

Reference Link: https://www.peninsulaplayers.com/performances/2021-plays/romance-in-d/

Description:

A romantic comedy that follows two lonely neighbors and their thoughtful parents’ journey to adjoining hearts.

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