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June 2021

June is busting out all over U.S. stages.

Alabama

Boston Project: Project Resiliance

SpeakEasy Stage

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 04 - Thu Jun 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online Streaming

Price: $30

Reference Link: http://www.speakeasystage.com/speakeasy-spring-season-2021/

Description:

To celebrate the distinct and enduring spirit of this great city, SpeakEasy is commissioning five Boston playwrights to each write a brand-new, site-specific, ten-minute play that celebrates the resilience that sees us through each day.

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California

Place/Settings: Berkeley

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 16 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Podcast

Venue: Various

Price: $10.00

Reference Link: https://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/2021/15861.asp

Description:

Ten writers, inspired by events in their own personal histories, take us on an aural adventure to specific locations around Berkeley.

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The Story of My Life

By: Brian Hill

Directed by: Matthew McCray

Chance Theater

Orange County

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 30 - Sun Jun 06

Type of Event: Online Live Stream

Venue: Online

Price: $49

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

Description:

The Story of My Life is a profoundly funny and deeply moving musical about lifelong best friends, Thomas and Alvin. As time tests the bonds of friendship, Thomas calls on the only resource he has—his stories of Alvin—to better understand the best friend that got away.

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The Story of My Life

By: Neil Bertram & Brian Hill

Directed by: Matthew McCray

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 30 - Sun Jun 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Chance Theater - Virtual Performance

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

To kick off Season 23, the Chance presents the OC premiere of the Drama Desk Award-nominated musical that is a soaring tribute to the power of friendship and the people who change our lives forever.

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Sweat

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Elina de Santos

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 11 - Sun Jul 18

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chance Theater - Virtual Performance

Price: $20-39

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

Description:

Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, this Pulitzer winning play tells the story of a group of friends who find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay true to themselves and each other.

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Chance Cyber Chat on ‘Rose’

By: Martin Sherman

Directed by: Scott Le Crass

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 25 - Fri Jun 25

Type of Event: Online Live Stream

Venue: Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/chance-cyber-chats/

Description:

Now is the chance to take a virtual theatre trip together by watching Rose online then joining us on Zoom right to share our experiences! Rose acts as a caution, highlighting the importance of unity in face of adversity, and the need to empathize with the suffering of others

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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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TransNational Cabaret

Directed by: Richard A. Mosqueda

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Mon May 10 - Thu Jun 10

Type of Event: Cabaret

Venue: Online

Price: $5-40

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/TransNational-Cabaret

Description:

Transcultural. Transformative. Transcendent. Artists unite to unearth the joy, power and magic of being trans in TransNational Cabaret. Featuring a variety of innovative performances, this effervescent celebration highlights the vibrant kaleidoscope of the trans experience.

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Red Riding Hood

By: Allison Gregory

Directed by: Shannon Flynn

South Coast Repertory

Costa Mesa

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 27 - Sun Jun 13

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences family show

Venue: online

Price: $30, per streaming device

Reference Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=12267

Description:

A surprising and fun spin on the classic fairy tale.

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Clean

By: Christine Quintana

Directed by: Lisa Portes

South Coast Repertory

Costa Mesa

Event Date(s): Mon May 31 - Sun Jun 06

Type of Event: Pacific Playwrights Festival Reading

Venue: online

Price: $19

Reference Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=12284

Description:

An impenetrable border runs through the fake paradise of a Mexican resort.

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Harold & Lillian

By: book & lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis

Directed by: Michael Greif

South Coast Repertory

Costa Mesa

Event Date(s): Mon Jun 21 - Tue Jul 27

Type of Event: Pacific Playwrights Festival Reading

Venue: online

Price: $19

Reference Link: https://www.scr.org/calendar/view?id=12288

Description:

Final reading for the 2021 Pacific Playwrights Festival. A Hollywood love story about two of Hollywood’s unheralded magic makers.

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The Plastic Bag Store

By: Robin Frohardt

Directed by: Robin Frohardt

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sun Jul 11

Type of Event: Installation and immersive experience

Venue: 661 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://cap.ucla.edu/plasticbagstore

Description:

The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation, is a store stocked with hand-sculpted replica items made from discarded plastics. The store transforms into an immersive multimedia experience using humor and puppetry to focus a critical lens upon our culture of consumption.

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Colorado

Discount Ghost Stories: Songs from the Rockies

By: Book: Pesha Rudnick and Rob Wright, Music and Lyrics: Alexander Sage Oyen

Directed by: Pesha Rudnick

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 24 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: The historic Boulder Bandshell

Price: $0-40

Reference Link: https://www.localtheaterco.org/dgs

Description:

Fall down the mineshaft in Discount Ghost Stories: Songs from the Rockies. This haunting and hopeful show features original bluegrass, pop, and funk music interwoven with rarely-heard true stories of Colorado’s past.

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Living Room Local with Congressman Joe Neguse

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 12 - Sat Jun 12

Type of Event: Livestream

Venue: Online

Price: $Free (suggested donation $20)

Reference Link: https://https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-room-local-with-congressman-joe-neguse-registration-151845950325

Description:

Congressman Joe Neguse joins us for a conversation on the value of arts and culture in a healthy democracy.

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Discount Ghost Stories: Songs from the Rockies

By: Book - Pesha Rudnick, Rob Wright; Music and Original Lyrics - Alexander Sage Oyen

Directed by: Pesha Rudnick

Local Theater Company

Boulder

Event Date(s): Mon Jun 21 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Boulder Bandshell

Price: $0-40

Reference Link: https://www.localtheaterco.org/dgs

Description:

Discount Ghost Stories: Songs from the Rockies is a haunting and hopeful night of live music and Colorado stories you probably don’t know but won’t soon forget.

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Connecticut

Why Puppets?

By: Kathryn Mullen

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Event Date(s): Mon Jun 07 - Mon Jun 07

Type of Event: Puppetry Master Class

Venue: Zoom

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://https://www.theoneill.org/pup21

Description:

Kathryn Mullen will talk about her experiences creating informational and educational puppet videos for children around the world. She will discuss why puppets are a good choice for getting across important messages to kids in dire and scary situations.

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Puppetry Master Class With Ping Chong

By: Ping Chong

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 08 - Tue Jun 08

Type of Event: Puppetry Master Class

Venue: Zoom

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://www.theoneill.org/pup21

Description:

A conversation with the director will take place on Zoom 2-3 p.m. EST; the link to join the event will be sent to your email by 1 p.m. EST on the day of the event.

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Puppetry Master Class With Mervyn Millar

By: Mervyn Millar

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 09 - Wed Jun 09

Type of Event: Puppetry Master Class

Venue: Zoom

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://www.theoneill.org/pup21

Description:

This conversation will take place on Zoom 2-3 p.m. EST. The link to join the event will be sent to your email by 1 p.m. EST on the day of the event.

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Puppetry Master Class With François Delarozière

By: François Delarozière

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 10 - Thu Jun 10

Type of Event: Puppetry Master Class

Venue: Zoom

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://https://www.theoneill.org/pup21

Description:

This conversation will take place on Zoom 2-3 p.m. EST. The link to join the event will be sent to your email by 1 p.m. EST on the day of the event.

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A Life Led by Puppets

By: Chia-yin Cheng

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 11 - Fri Jun 11

Type of Event: Puppetry Master Class

Venue: Zoom

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://https://www.theoneill.org/pup21

Description:

How did Cheng become a puppeteer? This brief introduction features the Puppet & Its Double Theater, its belief and art, and explores how the company works in an unconventional way to create new work in its current productions and international collaborations.

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District-Of-Columbia

Inherit The Windbag Episode #1

By: Alexandra Petri

Directed by: Lee Mikeska Gardner

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 25 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Virtual New Play Development

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0 - 25

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F4N00000QLcogUAD

Description:

From the depths of Hell (AKA the Richard Nixon Library), the spirits of bitter rivals Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. are summoned to do… something. Debate? Fight? Save the soul of the country? They’re not sure—tune in to find out!

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Inherit The Windbag Episode #2

By: Alexandra Petri

Directed by: Lee Mikeska Gardner

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Tue Mar 09 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Virtual New Play Development

Venue: Virtual

Price: $0 - 25

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F4N00000QLoMbUAL

Description:

EPISODE #2 Ayn Rand disparages Latin. Norman Mailer drops by; so does Gore’s mom. It’s one big happy reunion made in Hell. Join Mosaic for an 8-part web series of Alexandra Petri’s Inherit the Windbag. A new episode of 10-20 minutes in length will be released every two weeks!

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All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain

By: Patrick Page

Directed by: Alan Paul

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 14 - Wed Jul 28

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: online

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://tickets.shakespearetheatre.org/27199/allthedevilsarehere

Description:

Macbeth. Iago. Claudius. Tony Award nominee Patrick Page invites you to experience the evolution of evil in Shakespeare’s villains, from rogues and cutthroats to tyrants and sociopaths.

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Florida

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

By: Jack Fournier and Kathy Halenda

Directed by: Richard Hopkins

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 02 - Sun Jul 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/sophie-tucker-last-red-hot-mamas

Description:

With a voice and personality that lit up Vaudeville and Broadway, Sophie Tucker proved that female entertainers could reach the top of show business on their own terms. This sizzling show features classics like “The Lady is a Tramp” and “Some of These Days.”

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My Lord, What a Night

By: Deborah Brevoort

Directed by: Kate Alexander

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/my-lord-what-night

Description:

In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, N.J., internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invited her to stay in his own home, sparking a lifelong friendship.

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Great Balls of Fire

By: Jason Cohen and Michael Schiralli

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 15 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/great-balls-fire

Description:

Led by Jason Cohen, who has played Jerry Lee Lewis in nearly 80 cities across North America, Great Balls of Fire brings the ivory-smashing superstar back to life. Featuring hits from the ‘50s and beyond, such as “Good Golly, Miss Molly,” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”

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Shockheaded Peter

By: Created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott Original music by The Tiger Lillies Based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 08 - Sun Jun 27

Type of Event: Musical Entertainment

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $$39.50 - $109.50

Reference Link: https://www.jobsitetheater.org/shockheaded-peter/

Description:

A little bit Edward Gorey, a little bit Nightmare Before Christmas, Shockheaded Peter is the phantasmagorical musical staging of Heinrich Hoffman’s dark, mildl terrifying 19th-century German children’s book Struwwelpeter. The show illuminates graphic cautionary tales.

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Shockheaded Peter

By: Created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott Original music by The Tiger Lillies Based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sat Jul 03

Type of Event: Musical Entertainment

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $39.50+

Reference Link: https://jobsitetheater.org/shockheaded-peter

Description:

A little bit Edward Gorey, a little bit Tim Burton, Shockheaded Peter is the phantasmagorical musical staging of Heinrich Hoffman’s dark, mildly terrifying 19th-century German children’s book Der Struwwelpeter.

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Shockheaded Peter

By: Created for the stage by Julian Crouch and Phelim McDermott, original music by the Tiger Lillies, based on Struwwelpeter by Heinrich Hoffmann

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 11 - Sun Jun 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Streaming via Vimeo.

Price: $9.99-$99.50

Reference Link: https://jobsitetheater.org/shockheaded-peter

Description:

The phantasmagorical musical staging of the dark, mildly terrifying 19th-century German children’s book Struwwelpeter. The show illuminates graphic cautionary tales about a cast of misbehaving youngsters who come to untimely and hilariously horrific ends.

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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

Working: A Musical

By: From the book by Studs Terkel; Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso; With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor

Directed by: Tamilla Woodard

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 22 - Sun Jun 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Under the Tent at Alliance Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2020-21/working-a-musical

Description:

“Everyone should have something to point to.” Working: A Musical explores what makes our work meaningful across all walks of life. Whether it be in an office, a restaurant, your home, or you’ve retired, this musical reminds us to celebrate not only what we do, but how we do it

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Improv in the Park(ing Lot)

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat May 08 - Sat Jun 26

Type of Event: Outdoor Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Parking Lot Stage

Price: $16.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.secure.force.com/ticket/PatronTicket__PublicTicketApp#/events/a0S1K00000J6i9IUAR

Description:

Our improvisers are finally back on the stage… an outdoor one! We’re excited to launch our very first drive-in improv theatre in our own parking lot. Every Saturday night through the summer, you can catch live improv from the comfort of your own car.

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Improv in the Park(ing Lot)

Dad's Garage Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat May 29 - Sat Jun 26

Type of Event: Outdoor Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Outdoor Stage

Price: $16.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.secure.force.com/ticket/PatronTicket__PublicTicketApp#/events/a0S1K00000J6i9IUAR

Description:

Our improvisers are finally back on the stage… AN OUTDOOR ONE! We’re excited to launch our very first drive-in improv theatre in our own parking lot. Every Saturday night through the summer, you can catch live improv from the comfort of your own car.

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Illinois

Power in Pride at Home

By: multiple

Directed by: Lexi Saunders

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Streaming video series

Price: $free

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

Description:

Power in Pride is About Face Theatre’s touring show, sharing humorous and brave stories about gender & sexuality to spark conversations with students, educators, and community members of all ages.

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First Folio Storytellers Series

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Web Series

Venue: Online / YouTube

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=the-first-folio-storytellers-series

Description:

Join the First Folio Artistic Associates as they read short stories and poems chosen to help provide joy and illumination each month for holidays from Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day and beyond.
This series is made possible through the generosity of David and Susan Weidenfeld.

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First Folio Bedtime Tales

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 11 - Thu Jul 15

Type of Event: Web Series

Venue: Online / YouTube

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=first-folio-bedtime-tales

Description:

First Folio artistic associates Diana Coates and Michael Goldberg will help you read your children to sleep. Each month, two new bedtime tales will be shared with your little ones in mind. Ages 2+.
This series is made possible through the generosity of David and Suzanne Arch.

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Indiana

Sherlock in Btown Walkabout Radio Plays

By: Liam Castellan and Bruce Walsh

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 09 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Radio Play (available on-demand)

Venue: Online

Price: $Suggested Donation

Reference Link: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/walkabout-radio-plays/

Description:

Cardinal’s Sherlock Holmes-themed Walkabout Radio Plays are a safe way to enjoy great storytelling in a unique way. With two new mysteries, “Predisposed to Violins” and “John Watson, PhD,” you’ll love these fresh takes on a beloved classic. Listen from anywhere—on demand now!

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The Women in the Woods Walkabout Radio Plays

By: Josie Gingrich & Emily Goodson

Directed by: Kate Galvin

Cardinal Stage

Bloomington

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 09 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Radio Play (available on-demand)

Venue: Online

Price: $Suggested Donation

Reference Link: https://cardinalstage.org/mainstage/walkabout-radio-play-fall/

Description:

The Women in the Woods is a 4-episode, site-specific radio play series about a young woman who arrives at IU and discovers she has ties to Bloomington that she’s never known about. Listen from anywhere—each play comes with a visual companion document! Available on-demand.

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Louisiana

Summer Reads

By: A.J. Allegra, James Bartelle, Alex Martinez Wallace, Brittany N. Williams , Gab Reisman

The NOLA Project

New Orleans

Event Date(s): Sun Jun 06 - Sun Jun 13

Type of Event: Play Reading

Venue: New Orleans Museum of Art

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.nolaproject.com/copy-of-the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-1?

Description:

The NOLA Project is excited to present three FREE world-premiere play readings of upcoming new works!

6/6 – Treasure Island
6/12 – Tell It to Me Sweet
6/13 – The Seagull, or How to Eat It

#SummerReadsNOMA info/Covid policies: bit.ly/3y82eCC

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Massachusetts

Who Could Ask For Anything More?

By: The Songs of George Gershwin

Directed by: Julianne Boyd

Barrington Stage Company

Pittsfield

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 10 - Sat Jul 03

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: Under a Tent at BSC Production Center

Price: $25-85

Reference Link: https://barringtonstageco.org/gershwin/

Description:

Join us in celebrating one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. From “I Got Rhythm” to “Embraceable You” to “Summertime,” George Gershwin’s soaring, glorious music will lift your spirits and warm your hearts, sung here by a cast of stellar Broadway singers.

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Tiny Beautiful Things

By: Nia Vardalos

Directed by: Lyndsay Allyn Cox

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 23 - Sun Jun 27

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $54

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Tiny Beautiful Things, directed by Lyndsay Allyn Cox, will run June 11 through June 27. Performances are outdoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, 257R Granite St, Rockport, Mass.

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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

I Love to Eat

By: James Still

Directed by: Hal Cropp

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 17 - Sat Jun 26

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/i-love-to-eat/

Description:

Before Rachael Ray, Gordon Ramsay, and even Julia Child, there was James Beard, America’s first TV chef. Join us for the cooking lesson of a lifetime, celebrating food, friends, and faith in oneself.

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Dancing Lessons

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: Rachel Kuhnle

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

Event Date(s): Sat May 29 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://commonwealtheatre.org/our-season/dancing-lessons/

Description:

Senga is a brilliant dancer whose world crumbles after a life-changing accident. Evers is a brilliant college professor with Asperger’s. Their sudden physical closeness collides with their emotional distance, unleashing a torrent of feelings in this tender, unpredictable romance.

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Nebraska

Misunderstood: Heroes & Villains

Directed by: Katherine M. Carter

The Rose Theater

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 04 - Sun Jun 20

Type of Event: Music Concert

Venue: The Rose Theater

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/misunderstood-heroes-villains/

Description:

Treat the heroes in your life to a lineup of diabolically delightful songs in a musical journey of good and evil: Misunderstood: Heroes & Villains! Come dressed as your favorite hero or villain as we rock out, Rose-style.

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New-York

Broadway Stories & Songs with Ted Sperling & Friends Featuring Victoria Clark in Concert

Directed by: Ted Sperling

Dreamstage

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 04 - Sat Jun 05

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: Virtual

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://dreamstage.live/event/broadway-series

Description:

Each concert in the series will feature stories unique to the artists, along with will fan favorite songs the artists have performed in shows, and new tunes they have never performed before live. Catch Victoria Clark @ 8:00PM ET (2nd stream June 5 @ 2:00pm ET)

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Broadway Stories & Songs with Ted Sperling & Friends Featuring Meghan Picerno & John Riddle in Concert

Directed by: Ted Sperling

Dreamstage

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 11 - Sat Jun 12

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: Virtual

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://dreamstage.live/event/broadway-series

Description:

Each concert will feature stories unique to the artists, along with will fan favorite songs the artists have performed in shows, and new tunes they have never performed before live. Catch Meghan Picerno & John Riddle @ 8:00PM ET (2nd stream June 12 @ 2:00pm ET)

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The Visitation

By: Stephanie Fleischmann, Christina Campanella, and Mallory Catlett

HERE Arts Center

New York City

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 23 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Immersive Experience - Sound walk

Venue: Jackie Robinson Park

Price: $0-50

Reference Link: https://here.org/shows/the-visitation/

Description:

Inspired by the appearance of a one-antlered deer in Harlem in 2016, this site-specific sound walk is a meditation on the presence of the mythic in the everyday and the uneasy relationship between the built environment and the natural world.

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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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Oregon

Magellanica

By: E.M. Lewis

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 13 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Audio Drama

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/magellanica-the-audio-drama/

Description:

In 1986, scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station to figure out if there really is a hole in the sky. Part historical adventure, love story, and mystical foray into the unknown, it’s a vital story for today.

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The Berlin Diaries

By: Andrea Stolowitz

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 25 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Audio Drama

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/berlin-diaries-audio-drama/

Description:

An autobiographical story of Andrea’s quest to untangle her family’s history using her German-Jewish great-grandfather’s diary from 1939. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, Stolowitz goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives.

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The Vertical City

By: Diana Burbano

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat May 01 - Fri Jul 30

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/vertical-city/

Description:

The Vertical City, a collaboration of ART and The Actors Conservatory, is a character study set in a future-Portland built to survive the effects of climate change and imagines how technology might evolve society at the end of the 21st century, both for better and worse.

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The Carlalogues

By: Anthony Hudson

Directed by: Luan Schooler

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat May 22 - Fri Aug 20

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/the-carlalogues/

Description:

Whatever Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi wants, Carla gets. And Carla wants… an audience! Now! Sick of the pandemic and desperate to be back in the spotlight, she breaks into the Flamingo Club to put on an evening of guerrilla storytelling. This show is captivating!

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Drop the Mic

By: Chris Williams, Darshanpreet Gill, Katie Nguyen, Kisha Jarrett, Lauren Modica, Monica Choy, Shauna Hahn, and Vin Shambry

Directed by: B. Frayn Masters and Mindy Nettifee

Artists Repertory Theatre with Back Fence PDX

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat May 01 - Fri Jul 23

Type of Event: Storytelling

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding scale

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/drop-the-mic/

Description:

A collaboration with ART & Back Fence PDX featuring the work of eight Portland storytellers. You’ll hear their stories with the theme, “Can I get a do over?” From a sweet 16 party to venturing outside after the shelter in place is lifted, we have a story for everyone to enjoy.

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Pennsylvania

F*ck7thGrade

By: Jill Sobule and Liza Birkenmeier

Directed by: Lisa Peterson

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 25 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Digital Stream

Venue: Online

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/fck7thgrade/

Description:

In this world premiere concert film, award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Sobule – whose 1990’s hits include “Supermodel” and the original “I Kissed a Girl” – takes audiences through a Rock’n’Roll celebration of coming of age and coming out.

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When We Fall

By: Emma Gibson

Directed by: Marya Sea Kaminski

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 17 - Sun Jun 20

Type of Event: Virtual Benefit Reading

Venue: Online

Price: $Donations start at 10.00

Reference Link: https://donate2.app/fnekjP

Description:

7.7 billion people on earth and everyone is lonely. Perhaps. Trina definitely is, even though tonight is her birthday and she’s going to party like it’s 1982. When We Fall is a new play about learning to fly, telling stories, and finding friendship in unexpected places.

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Pass Over

By: Antoinette Nwandu

Directed by: Ozzie Jones

Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 10 - Sun Jun 27

Type of Event: Show

Venue: Hawthorne Park (12th & Catherine St)

Price: $15-45

Reference Link: https://https://theatreexile.org/shows/pass-over/

Description:

Pass Over tells the story of two Black men, Moses and Kitch—friends hanging out on a city street corner, sharing dreams of an escapee from their circumstances. When a stranger wanders onto their corner with his own agenda, he derails their plans of finding their promised land.

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A Breath For Us

By: Jarrett McCreary and Sara Outing

Tiny Dynamite

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 15 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Theater by Mail

Venue: Via Mail

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://tinydynamite.org/a-breath-for-us/

Description:

A Breath for Us is a unique storytelling experience for this moment, told through six packages sent to you by mail. Set in an alternative timeline, A Breath for Us unfolds the relationship of two young Black women, Josie and Ruthy, during the turbulent uprising of the late 1960s.

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Fresh Voices: Spring Festival of New Works

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 04 - Sat Jun 05

Type of Event: Festival, New Works

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: $10 suggested donation

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/events/fresh-voices/

Description:

The Touchstone Theatre/Moravian College MFA class of 2022 presents original devised work exploring shifting identities, how to process change, and connecting after chaos. The festival will consist of five short solo pieces and one longer group piece.

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South-Carolina

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

By: Lanie Robertson

Directed by: Jocelyn Sanders

Trustus Theatre

Columbia

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 04 - Sun Jun 20

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Trustus Theatre

Price: $30-35

Reference Link: https://https://trustus.org/event/lady-day-at-emersons-bar-and-grill/

Description:

The time is 1959, in a smoky bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances. Starring Trustus Company Member Katrina Garvin as Billie Holiday, this show is a powerful piece that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theatre

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Texas

Hamlet Project

By: Migdalia Cruz, Erik Ehn

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 03 - Sun Jun 13

Type of Event: Solo Performance

Venue: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater

Price: $20

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

Description:

Hamlet Project is a world premiere performance event where actors will perform a one-person interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Shakespeare Dallas has commissioned two playwrights, Migdalia Cruz and Erik Ehn, to interpret the entirety of Hamlet into solo performance plays.

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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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Quarto vs. Folio

By: John S. Davies

Directed by: John S. Davies

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 09 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: Short Film

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.shakespearedallas.org/quartovsfolio/

Description:

A mixture of lecture and performance! Learn the history of how Shakespeare’s work was complied, printed, and distributed in the years following his death in this 75 minute educational program. Please be advised! This video contains strong language!

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Directed by: Raphael Parry

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 30 - Sat Jul 24

Type of Event: Live theatre

Venue: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://shakespearedallas.org/get-your-tickets

Description:

Three actors parody Shakespeare’s entire library of plays in comically shortened form. Performances run Thursday through Sunday with the final performance on Saturday, July 24. Performances begin at 8:15 p.m. each evening.

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Washington

The Canterville Ghost

By: Oscar Wilde/Brandon J. Simmons

Directed by: Brandon J. Simmons

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 08 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15 or pay what you will

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-canterville-ghost/

Description:

Full of Wilde’s wit and humor, for lovers of the cozy British mystery and a good holiday special, this classic ghost story is full of warmth, laughs, and great good fun.

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Childfinder

By: Octavia E. Butler/Shermona Mitchell

Directed by: Gin Hammon

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 16 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/childfinder/

Description:

From a giant in the science fiction genre, we bring you the short story of a woman charged with finding telepathic children and her mission to unleash a young girl’s potential. “Nuanced voice acting connects you intimately to complex characters in the audioplay’s 33 minutes.”

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Mañanaland

By: Pam Muñoz Ryan/Gillian Jorgensen & Jordi Montes

Directed by: Arlene Martínez-Vázquez

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 15 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $25 or pay what you will

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/mananaland/

Description:

An inspiring all-ages adventure about a young boy who discovers a family legacy of mystical guardians in this timeless tale of hope and resistance by a Newbery Honor recipient. It is a beautiful reminder of the struggle in becoming the person you were meant to be.

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The Effluent Engine

By: N.K. Jemisin/Jéhan Òsanyín

Directed by: Jéhan Òsanyín

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 01 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-effluent-engine/

Description:

This speculative spy thriller by a multiple Hugo Award-winning author introduces us to a post-revolution Haitian spy sent to a reimagined New Orleans to bring home technology to save the burgeoning nation, with a thread of steampunk and a touch of Sapphic romance.

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The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes

By: Jamyang Norbu/Bilal Dardai

Directed by: Gus Menary

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Sat May 15 - Wed Jun 30

Type of Event: All-audio drama

Venue: Online

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-mandala-of-sherlock-holmes/

Description:

An account of the great detective’s time in India and Tibet eluding the minions of his nemesis, Dr. Moriarty, only to encounter “The Dark One” in what may prove to be Sherlock’s most dangerous battle yet. This loving homage to Holmes is a ripping good yarn!

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Lydia and the Troll

By: Justin Huertas

Directed by: Ameena Kaplan

Seattle Rep

Seattle

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 03 - Thu Jun 03

Type of Event: Virtual Theatre

Price: $$0-$20

Reference Link: https://www.seattlerep.org/audience-programs/newplay/plays-in-process/lydia-and-the-troll/

Description:

Join artistic director Braden Abraham, Justin Huertas (book, music, and lyrics), Ameenah Kaplan (director/co-creator), and more incredible artists as they share key elements, interviews, and exclusive excerpts from Huertas’s world premiere musical, Lydia and the Troll.

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Wisconsin

The Mountaintop

By: Katori Hall

Directed by: Ron OJ Parson

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Mon May 17 - Sat Jun 19

Type of Event: Staged Production (Filmed version available)

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://americanplayers.org/plays/the-mountaintop

Description:

There’s a storm brewing at the Lorraine Motel, as a weary hero receives a smoke and a reality check from a mysterious housekeeper; both of them roiled by the repercussions. Featuring Gavin Lawrence as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sola Thompson as Camae.

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An Improbable Fiction

By: James DeVita

Directed by: Tim Ocel

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Thu May 27 - Sat Jun 26

Type of Event: Staged Production (Filmed version available)

Venue: Hill Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://americanplayers.org/plays/an-improbable-fiction

Description:

This world-premiere staging is a glorious gift to lit-nerd wish fulfillment, providing a heartfelt answer to the question, “What would it be like to sit out the plague at a bar with your five favorite Shakespearean characters?” A tale that feels custom-made for APT. Because it was.

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