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August 2021

Stage offerings from coast to coast.

Arkansas

Primating

By: Jennifer Vanderbes

Directed by: Ari Edelson

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Little Rock Zoo

Price: $45.00

Reference Link: https://www.therep.org/show/primating/

Description:

When an old flame unexpectedly arrives at his East African research camp, famed primatologist (and self-proclaimed alpha male) Desmond Hawkes has no idea just how much his world is about to change. Catch the world premiere of a “wild” romantic comedy!

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California

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

By: Nora and Delia Ephron

Directed by: Libby Oberlin

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 13 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Monroe Stage

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

This play reveals wise and witty stories stitched together by the memories clothes can trigger. Written by superstar authors Nora and Delia Ephron of You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, the play is like a heart-to-heart with a dear friend over coffee: Funny and profound.

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Hold These Truths

By: Jeanne Sakata

Directed by: Jeffrey Lo

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 25 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/hold-these-truths/

Description:

During WWII, Gordon Hirabayashi fights the U.S. government’s orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. This is his story of a 50 year journey to hold the U.S. accountable for it’s crimes.

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The Queer Couch

By: B.J. Tindal

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 19 - Sun Aug 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $15.00

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/queer-couch/?referrer=4

Description:

Zayn, Nola, and Tia are each having trouble moving past the humiliation of their high school experience. When they get together and recount their own unresolved pain, they decide to enact their revenge by returning to high school and situating themselves on top of the food chain.

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Edges

By: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by: James McHale

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 09 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

The OC premiere of Pasek & Paul’s thrilling first musical about four burgeoning adults asking classic coming-of-age questions about love, commitment, identity, and meaning. A charming, witty, and honest examination of adulthood.

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Edges

By: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Directed by: James Michael McHale

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 09 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Musical theatre

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $$39-$49

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

Description:

A charming, witty, and honest examination of adulthood that explores what happens when we’re teetering on the edge of the rest of our lives. Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes with no intermissions. Please note: This show contains adult language.

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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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Pop-Up WOW

By: Multiple Creators

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 14 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Without Walls (WOW) Event

Venue: ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

This special outdoor Pop-Up WOW event will feature five original, Playhouse-commissioned projects by David Israel Reynoso/Optika Moderna, Blindspot Collective, Jesca Prudencio, Kenny Ramos, and the San Diego Black Artist Collective.

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Colorado

Until the Flood

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Neel Keller

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 07 - Thu Nov 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/until-the-flood/

Description:

After the death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Unrest shook the nation to its core and put a spotlight on the police brutality and discrimination that plague our institutions. Dael Orlandersmith created eight fictional characters to represent the broad spectrum of perspectives.

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Connecticut

Walden

By: Amy Berryman

Directed by: Mei Ann Teo

TheaterWorks Hartford

Hartford

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 06 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Live outdoor theater

Venue: THW @ Riverfront Recapture

Price: $95

Reference Link: https://twhartford.org/

Description:

After returning from a year-long Moon mission, Cassie, a NASA botanist, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods, where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.

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Florida

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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Rounding Third

By: Richard Dresser

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jul 28 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Comedy

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/rounding-third

Description:

Little League coaches Don and Michael couldn’t be more different—Don believes in winning at all costs, while Michael just wants the team to have fun. This Off-Broadway comedy is a heartwarming story of runs and errors, exploring fatherhood, friendship, and what it means to win.

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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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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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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

Song and Dance

By: Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Don Black

Directed by: Lilliangina Quinones and Justin Anderson

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 28 - Sun Sep 12

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Aurora Theatre

Price: $from $30

Reference Link: https://www.auroratheatre.com/productions-and-programs/view/song-and-dance/

Description:

Song and Dance is by legendary musical theatre icon Andrew Lloyd Webber. The first act, told entirely in “Song,” features India Tyree. The second act is told through “Dance,” and features cello virtuoso Noah Johnson, with choreography by Angela Harris. Two acts connected by love.

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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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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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Why Dogs Don’t Talk

By: Story by Dean Monti, Adapted by David Rice

Directed by: Morgan Manasa

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 27 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Virtual

Venue: Online

Price: $Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://www.onthestage.tickets/show/first-folio-theatre/why-dogs-dont-talk-67971

Description:

Man’s best friend is his dog. So it must follow, then, that a dog’s best friend is…well, his human, right? What happens to the relationship when that assumption is put to the test? How good a friend is Mel to their faithful hound Hubert?

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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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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NDSF 2021)

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Tlaloc Rivas

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

Notre Dame

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 12 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Irish Green, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Price: $10-$31.50

Reference Link: https://shakespeare.nd.edu

Description:

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is excited to return to live, in-person performances, with a new Professional Company staging of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” directed by award-winning writer, director, and dramaturg Tlaloc Rivas, co-founder of the Latinx Theatre Commons.

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Maryland

Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Casey Stangl

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 10 - Sun Sep 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mainstage

Price: Starting at $29

Reference Link: http://everymantheatre.org/steel-magnolias-1

Description:

In a beauty parlor in northwestern Louisiana, life is anything but boring. This heartwarming and uproariously joyful story follows six uniquely Southern women over the course of three years as they gather to gossip and share each other’s lives with wit, warmth, and intelligence.

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An Almost Holy Picture

By: Heather McDonald

Directed by: Noah Himmelstein

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 09 - Sun Aug 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Video On-Demand

Price: $30

Reference Link: http://everymantheatre.org/almost-holy-picture

Description:

Featuring the transcendent Bruce Randolph Nelson, this Pulitzer Prize-nominated play takes a look at one man’s spiritual journey for solace and meaning, and his quest toward understanding — and impacting — his own destiny. Will Samuel regain faith and discover what is most holy?

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Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds

By: Michael J. Bobbit

Directed by: Ray Hatch

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Frederick

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 27 - Sun Sep 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Baker Park Bandshell

Price: Pay what you will

Reference Link: https://marylandensemble.org/bob-marleys-three-little-birds/https://

Description:

Ziggy’s afraid to leave the house. He’s too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits, and steering clear of that sneaky, Duppy! But with the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy’s reminded that “every little thing is gonna be all right.”

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Massachusetts

Seared

By: Theresa Rebeck

Directed by: Victoria Gruenberg

Gloucester Stage Company

Gloucester

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 06 - Sun Aug 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $54

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

Description:

Theresa Rebeck’s Seared, directed by Victoria Gruenberg, will run Aug. 6-22. 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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The Queen of Fenway Court: Isabella Stewart Gardner

By: Leigh Strimbeck

Directed by: Joshua Briggs

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Sun Aug 15 - Tue Aug 17

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $34

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/isabella-stewart/

Description:

A leading American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, she often spent summers in Gloucester. You know the legacy; now learn the story of her life as an eccentric female millionaire.

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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

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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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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A Pickle

By: Deborah Yarchun

Directed by: Craig Johnson

Six Points Theater (formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company)

Saint Paul

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 04 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: play

Venue: several

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://mnjewishtheatre.org/a-pickle

Description:

After entering her kosher pickles into the Minnesota State Fair, Doris discovers they’ve been discarded for the second year in a row! Disappointed but not defeated, Doris sets out to uncover why they’re not receiving their due ranking amongst pickles. Based on true events.

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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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New-Jersey

The New York Rat Pack

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 16 - Mon Aug 16

Type of Event: concert

Venue: Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 08204

Price: $Times Square General Admission: $54.00; Off-Off Broadway: $750.00 for table (seats 6), $89.00 for individual seat; Off-Broadway Table (seats 6): $1,000.00; Broadway Table (seats 6):$1,500.00

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=368

Description:

The Rat Pack features impersonators of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. They’ll be singing classics such as “That’s Amore,” “New York, New York,” and more. Louisa Bradshaw makes a guest appearance as Marilyn Monroe, singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.”

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Ann

By: Holland Taylor

Directed by: Marlena Lustik

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 30 - Sun Aug 22

Type of Event: play

Venue: Cape May Stage, 405 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ, 08204

Price: $49.00

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=358

Description:

Ann is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed.

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Karen Ziemba Live

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 02 - Mon Aug 02

Type of Event: concert

Venue: Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ, 08204

Price: $Times Square General Admission: $54.00; Off-Off-Broadway: $750.00 for Table (Seats 6), $89.00 for individual seat; Off-Broadway Table (Seats 6), $1,000.00; Broadway Table (seats 6): $1,500.00

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=367

Description:

Tony-winning actor-singer-dancer Karen Ziemba returns to Cape May Stage! Join one of Broadway’s most versatile and beloved performers as she performs Broadway classics like never before.

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The British Invasion Years

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 21 - Sat Aug 21

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: The Sitnik Theatre

Price: $30

Reference Link: http://www.centenarystageco.org/british-invasion-years

Description:

More than just the Beatles, this nostalgic musical tribute spans the entire ’60s British Invasion era with music from both sides of the Atlantic and is three acts in one.

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Always…Patsy Cline

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Thu Jul 29 - Sun Aug 08

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Sitnik Theatre: Lackland Performing Arts Center

Price: $Varies Check Site for More Info

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/rent

Description:

More than a tribute to the legendary country singer, the show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 04 - Wed Aug 04

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: 400 Jefferson Street

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/fps-yas-polkadots

Description:

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot, who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all-Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers.

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Twilight Music Cabaret

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown (Warren County)

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 11 - Wed Aug 11

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: 400 Jefferson Street

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://http://www.centenarystageco.org/fps-twilight-music-cabaret-1

Description:

A themed selection of musical theatre favorites featuring Centenary University students, alumni, and CSC veterans. Evening’s programming to be announced.

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New-Mexico

Sheets Tango Tangled Like, How to People Again

By: Stephanie Grilo

Directed by: Katie Farmin

Duke City Repertory Theatre

Albuquerque

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 12 - Thu Aug 26

Type of Event: Live performance

Venue: The Farm at Farm and Table Restaurant

Price: $Pay What It's Worth

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

Description:

Part live performance, part audio play, part gallery experience, Sheets Tango Tangled playfully and poignantly examines (through the time-honored tradition of blanket-fort building) where and how we unite when connection is lost.

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New-York

Camelot

By: Lerner and Loewe

Directed by: Scott Schwartz

Bay Street Theater

Sag Harbor

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 07 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: 2011 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY

Price: $45

Reference Link: http://www.baystreet.org/calendar/camelot-a-concert-musical-under-the-stars/

Description:

This new envisioning of Camelot and the story of King Arthur, Guenevere, and Lancelot is told with intimacy, immediacy, and incandescent passion.

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Camelot—A Concert Musical Under the Stars

By: Lerner & Loewe

Directed by: Scott Schwartz

Bay Street Theater

Sag Harbor

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 09 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: 2011 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY

Price: $45

Reference Link: http://www.baystreet.org/calendar/camelot-a-concert-musical-under-the-stars/

Description:

This new envisioning of Camelot and the story of King Arthur, Guenevere, and Lancelot is told with intimacy, immediacy, and incandescent passion.

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The Addams Family: Quarantine Edition

By: Andrew Lippa, Marshall Brickman, and Rick Elice

Directed by: Michelle Storrs-Ryan

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 12 - Sun Aug 22

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre

Price: $$10-$25

Reference Link: https://bstaddams.brownpapertickets.com

Description:

A two-weekend run of the musical The Addams Family: Quarantine Edition with an all-student cast will be presented Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 12-22, at Bridge Street Theatre located at 44 W. Bridge Street in Catskill, NY. More info at bridgest.org/the-addams-family/

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Semblance

By: Whitney White

Directed by: Whitney White

New York Theatre Workshop

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 04 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Filmed Theatrical Installation

Venue: New York Theatre Workshop

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://nytw.org/show/semblance/

Description:

Semblance is both a filmed theatrical experience and a remote virtual experience that asks us to examine how Black women are perceived and how we interact with the Black feminine. In your everyday life, how do you encounter Black women? What do you see? What do you assume?

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Semblance

By: Whitney White

Directed by: Whitney White

New York Theatre Workshop

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 06 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Filmed theatrical experience

Venue: New York Theatre Workshop

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.nytw.org/show/semblance/

Description:

From artistic instigator, NYTW usual suspect, and former 2050 fellow Whitney White, Semblance is a filmed theatrical experience that asks us to examine how Black women are perceived and how we interact with the Black feminine.

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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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North-Carolina

The Winter’s Tale

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Jeremy Fiebig

Sweet Tea Shakespeare

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 19 - Sun Sep 05

Type of Event: Theater Production

Venue: Leggett Theatre, William Peace University

Price: $10-25

Reference Link: https://sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets/

Description:

Family, fairytale, and forgiveness entwine in this lyrical, late-Shakespearean romance. When King Leontes wrongfully accuses his wife of adultery, he unleashes a storm of tragedy. But 16 years and some old-fashioned magic may just bring about a happily-ever-after for all.

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Ohio

All’s Faire (Video on Demand)

By: Alexx Rouse & Zach Robinson, Music & Lyrics by James Allen

Directed by: Zach Robinson

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 10 - Tue Aug 31

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Video on Demand!

Price: $10-35

Reference Link: https://knowtheatre.com/alls-faire

Description:

When a wave of petty theft hits the local Renaissance Fair, Private Eye Johnson and her assistant Josh are on the case. Will they catch the culprit before the Fellowship of Funding pulls the plug on the Faire for good? A world premiere musical, now available on video on demand.

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Mongrel

By: Adam Tran

Directed by: Rebecca Wear

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 27 - Sun Sep 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Outdoor

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://www.knowtheatre.com/mongrel/

Description:

You, with your town under siege, have the opportunity to plead your case before the great Genghis Khan himself. But first you’ll need some advice from the Khan’s most trusted adviser. An outdoor solo performance written and performed by Adam Tran and directed by Rebecca Wear.

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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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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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Pennsylvania

An Odyssey

By: Jay Ball

Directed by: Jed Allen Harris

Quantum Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 13 - Sun Sep 05

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink

Price: $38-50

Reference Link: https://www.quantumtheatre.com/anodyssey/

Description:

We ask what defines heroism, emphasize female characters who were mere footnotes to the original, and find ample humor in this adaptation of Homer’s classic. In collaboration with Citiparks, An Odyssey will be the first show to kickoff Quantum’s 30th anniversary season.

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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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Utah

The Comedy of Terrors

By: John Goodrum

Directed by: Brian Vaughn

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 17 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $29-80

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

Description:

Photo: Michael Doherty (left) as Janet Jones and Alex Keiper as Fiona Smith in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 production of The Comedy of Terrors. (Photo by Karl Hugh.)

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Pericles

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Kent Thompson

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 17 - Thu Sep 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $13-80

Reference Link: https://bard.org

Description:

Photo: Danforth Comins (left) as Pericles and Desirée Mee Jung as Thaisa in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 production of Pericles. (Photo by Karl Hugh.)

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Richard III

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Cameron Knight

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 17 - Fri Sep 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $13-80

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

Description:

Photo: Aidan O’Reilly (left) as Richard and Sarah Suzuki as Lady Anne in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 production of Richard III. (Photo by Karl Hugh.)

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The Comedy of Errors

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Vincent J. Cardinal

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 17 - Sat Sep 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $13-80

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

Description:

Photo: Mauricio Miranda (left) as Antipholus of Syracuse and Michael Doherty as Dromio of Syracuse in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 production of The Comedy of Errors. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2021.)

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The Pirates of Penzance

By: W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sulivan

Directed by: Cassie Abate

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 17 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $34-85

Reference Link: https://

Description:

A scene from the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 production of The Pirates of Penzance. (Photo by Karl Hugh.)

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Cymbeline

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Britannia Howe

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 17 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Price: $49-59

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

Description:

Featuring Constance V Swain as Imogen and Yao Dogbe as Posthumus in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 production of Cymbeline.

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Intimate Apparel

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Tasia A. Jones

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 17 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Price: $49-59

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

Description:

Photo: Afua Busia (left) as Esther and Yao Dogbe as George in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2021 production of Intimate Apparel. (Photo by Karl Hugh.)

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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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Million Dollar Quartet

By: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Directed by: Carol Dunne and Russell Brand

Northern Stage

White River Junction

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 14 - Sun Sep 12

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Outdoor Courtyard Theater

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://northernstage.org/million-dollar-quartet/

Description:

Northern Stage is bringing you Million Dollar Quarter, the musical that drops you into December 4, 1956, when icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gathered for the first and only time for what would become one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

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Virginia

Making Opera Soup

By: Lori Brown Mirabal

Directed by: Vincent Scott

1st Stage

Tysons

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 21 - Sun Aug 29

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Boro Park, Tysons

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://https://1ststage.org/operasoup

Description:

Award-winning opera singer Lori Brown Mirabal invokes the excitement and magic of opera in a performance aimed at children and families, with music and captivating storytelling.

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Charmed Life

By: Lori Brown Mirabal

Directed by: Vincent Scott

1st Stage

Tysons

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 27 - Sat Aug 28

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Boro Park, Tysons

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://1ststage.org/charmedlife

Description:

This autobiographical solo performance tells not only Mirabal’s own story, but also pays homage to famous opera artists who have gone before, and specifically to the Black women opera singers of the past.

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Henry V

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 23 - Thu Sep 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $27-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/

Description:

In this final, epic installment of Shakespeare’s Henriad trilogy, ASC veteran Brandon Carter leads “once more unto the breach” as King Henry V. Bold adventure and romance burst at the seams of this the most exciting of Shakespeare’s histories.

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Macbeth

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

Event Date(s): Sun Aug 08 - Fri Nov 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/?_ga=2.63590639.1133677167.1628475419-664346024.1624476007

Description:

Electrifying and immediate, Macbeth plunges headlong into the darkest depths of the human condition and the toxic underbelly of politics and warfare — with murder begetting murder, and blood thirsting for blood.

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All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

Event Date(s): Sat Aug 14 - Sat Nov 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/?_ga=2.122379723.1133677167.1628475419-664346024.1624476007

Description:

All’s Well That Ends Well upends and reexamines the love story, reveling in the imperfection. Part fairy tale, part farce, and all heart, this often-overlooked masterpiece takes audiences on a hilarious journey through courtship and class.

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The Miraculous Magical Balloon

Directed by: Irina Tsikurishvili

Synetic Theater

Arlington

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 24 - Fri Oct 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pop-Up Outdoor Locations in Arlington

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://synetictheater.org/event_pages/the-miraculous-magical-balloon/

Description:

Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and dazzling choreography, The Miraculous Magical Balloon tells a story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk, full of toys, tricks, and surprises.

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Wisconsin

Cymbeline

By: William Shakespeare. Adapted by Marti Lyons & Sara Becker from an original adaptation by Henry Woronicz

Directed by: Marti Lyons

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 12 - Sat Sep 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hill Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://americanplayers.org/plays/cymbeline

Description:

Like many in Shakespeare’s comedy quiver, this one kicks off with a young couple in love. But Cymbeline is not your average Shakespeare comedy, and things go rapidly off the rails, driven by wicked stepmothers, spoiled princes, and a villain looking to flip a hero to the dark side.

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A Phoenix Too Frequent

By: Christopher Fry

Directed by: Keira Fromm

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 26 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://americanplayers.org/plays/a-phoenix-too-frequent

Description:

Here we have the classic “boy-meets-girl, boy-dies, girl-meets-new-boy-in-the-first-boy’s-tomb-while- waiting-to-die-with-her-faithful-servant” story. It may sound ridiculous. And it is. But youth is a ridiculous ride, and it’s hard to be hopeless for long when you’re on it.

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An Iliad

By: By Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, based on an translation of Homer's "The Iliad" by Robert Fagles

Directed by: John Langs

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Thu Aug 12 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hill Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://americanplayers.org/plays/an-iliad

Description:

This is a story you may think you know, a grand classic borne on the backs of gods and warriors. Homer’s epic is razed and reborn through the heart of a war-weary poet. History’s greatest battle is whetted to a razor-sharp edge in a stunning night of theatre.

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Naked Radio

By: Dave Hudson and Paul Libman

Directed by: Jeff Herbst

Northern Sky Theater

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Mon Aug 23 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Northern Sky's Gould Theater

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://northernskytheater.com/show/naked-radio/

Description:

When a snowstorm knocks out the county and the local radio station loses its tie to the pre-programmed feed, the DJs have to improvise. Two DJs. One Blizzard. No records.

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Romance in D

Directed by: Tom Mula

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 31 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $47+

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

Description:

This romantic comedy by James Sherman follows the lovable but awkward Isabel (Cassandra Bissell) and Charles (Neil Brookshire), two neighbors who develop a friendship while their parents, Helen (Judy Blue) and George (Greg Vinkler), start their own romance! Photo by Len Villano.

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Talley’s Folly

By: Lanford Wilson

Directed by: David New

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 20 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Theatre live performance

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $41 to $47

Reference Link: https://www.peninsulaplayers.com/performances/2021-plays/talleys-folly/

Description:

On an enchanting moonlit night in 1944, two unlikely sweethearts reveal their poignant love story. The theatre’s 86th season opens with actors, and real-life husband and wife, Sean Fortunato and Linda Fortunato. Publicity photo by Guy Rhodes.

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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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Talley’s Folly

By: Lanford Wilson

Directed by: David New

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 20 - Sun Aug 15

Type of Event: Theatre live performance

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $41 to $47

Reference Link: https://www.peninsulaplayers.com/performances/2021-plays/talleys-folly/

Description:

Actors Sean Fortunato and Linda Fortunato star in a play about finding love when you have stopped looking. Press Release at: https://conta.cc/3AMz5hJ

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