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February 2022

This month’s offerings across the U.S.

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Alabama

Macbeth

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Rick Dildine

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Thu Feb 24

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Festival Stage

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://asf.net/macbeth-2022

Description:

Dunsinane’s power couple embarks on a blind ambition tour of betrayal and bloodletting when Scottish nobleman Macbeth is told by witches that he will become king one day. This supernatural battle between fate and will is one of the Bard’s most action-packed tragedies.

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Pipeline

By: Dominique Moriseau

Directed by: TBA

L.A. Theatre Works

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Live in performance audio theatre recording

Venue: James Bridges Theater

Price: $65.00

Reference Link: https://latw.org/

Description:

L.A. Theatre Works celebrates Black History Month with this compelling exploration of the modern education system, and those it does and doesn’t privilege. Each of the four performances will be recorded in front of an audience for radio, CD, digital download, and online streaming.

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Alaska

Fallen Angels

By: Noel Coward

Directed by: Teresa K. Pond

Cyrano's Theatre Company

Anchorage

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Cyrano's Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://cyranos.org

Description:

A sparkling cocktail of hilarity, poured over marriage! Best friends now married and bored, find out their former French lover is back in town… a charming romp of 1925 sexual scandals!

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Arizona

Women in Jeopardy!

By: WENDY MACLEOD

Directed by: Sean Daniels

Arizona Theatre Company

Phoenix

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Herberger Theater Center - Center Stage

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/women-in-jeopardy/

Description:

Liz’s friends want her to be happy, but the guy she likes is plain creepy, they can’t help but wonder if he may be a serial killer…This comedy reminds us about the value of friendship when the group turns their wine glasses in for spy glasses to solve his sudden disappearance.

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Nina Simone: Four Women

By: Christina Ham

Directed by: Tiffany Nichole Greene

Arizona Theatre Company

Tucson and Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 26 - Sun Apr 10

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Temple of Music and Art and Herberger Theater Center - Center Stage

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/nina-simone-four-women/

Description:

A musical evening with the fiery genius, activist, and musician that is Nina Simone. She rocked the nation with “Four Women,” her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the 1963 bombing by the Ku Klux Klan at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

By: Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, Based on Eric Carle’s Books

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 05 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Herberger Theatre Center

Price: $Starting at $13

Reference Link: https://www.childsplayaz.org/caterpillar

Description:

This critically acclaimed production features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets and faithfully adapts four stories by author/illustrator Eric Carle.

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Arkansas

Designing Women

By: Linda Bloodworth Thomason

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 18 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Price: Varies

Reference Link: https://therep.org

Description:

From the creators of the smash hit television series comes a world-premiere comedy bringing the ladies of Sugarbaker’s design firm into our current age. With the same whip-smart and unmistakably Southern brand of humor, this new play proves nothing unites us like laughter.

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The Mountaintop

By: Katori Hall

Directed by: vickie washington

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Sun Dec 19 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: In-Person and Streaming

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $10-58

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of Civil Rights leade Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On April 3, 1968, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages, when a mysterious stranger arrives with news.

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California

Hair

By: James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Galt McDermot

Directed by: Aja Gianola-Norris

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GK Hardt Theatre

Price: $38.00

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

The first great rock musical that spawned a genre, and provides a vivid, affectionate look at the flower children of the ’60s. A celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change, Hair defined one generation and continues to inspire today.

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All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Nike Doukas

A Noise Within

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 06 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

Reference Link: https://www.anoisewithin.org/play/alls-well-that-ends-well/

Description:

What’s a woman to do with a runaway groom? Hatch a scheme, of course. Roping in a fantastic cast of fools, romantics, and cynics, the clever Helen pursues the crusty Bertram in a clash of wits and deception in Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy.

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Freestyle Love Supreme

By: Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale

Directed by: Thomas Kail

American Conservatory Theater

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Geary Theater

Price: $25–130

Reference Link: https://www.act-sf.org

Description:

Launching its American tour at the Geary Theater, Freestyle Love Supreme pays homage to John Coltrane’s improvisational musical style as it takes audiences on a freestyle, never-before-seen-and-never-to-be-seen-again hip-hop comedy ride.

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The Zip Code Plays, Season Three

By: Peppur Chambers, Diana Burbano, Daniel Hirsch, Ann Noble, Alex Goldberg, and Steve Apostolina

Directed by: Rondrell McCormick, Cameron Watson, Sara Lyons, Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, Lisa Sanaye Dring, and Gregg T Daniel

Antaeus Theatre Company

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 02 - Fri Dec 02

Type of Event: Audio Play Series

Venue: Zipcodeplays.info or wherever you get your podcasts

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://antaeus.org/plays-events/the-zip-code-plays-season-three/

Description:

Celebrate the diverse culture and history of Los Angeles neighborhoods from the safety of your home with The Zip Code Plays, Season Three, a new series of six original audio plays written by Playwrights Lab members and recorded by Antaeus Actors.

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The Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Jeffrey Lo

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/the-great-leap/

Description:

An American college basketball team travels to Beijing for a “friendship” game in the post-Cultural Revolution 1980s. Both countries try to tease out the politics behind this newly popular sport.

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

By: Tom MacRae from Jonathan Butterell, with music by Dan Gillespie Sells and lyrics by MacRae

Directed by: Jonathan Butterell

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 16 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ahmanson Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2021/everybodys-talking-about-jamie/

Description:

Jamie New is sixteen and lives in public housing in Sheffield, England. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in, he’s terrified about the future, and he’s going to be a sensation. Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is an award-winning hit musical for today.

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Next to Normal

By: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Directed by: Matthew McCray, Stephen Hulsey

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Live Theater

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $39-49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/next-to-normal/

Description:

This powerful musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting the family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By: Dwayne Hartford (adaptor) and Kate DiCamillo (book)

Directed by: Darryl B. Hovis

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: TYA Play

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $24-30

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com

Description:

Based on the award-winning book about a very dapper china rabbit, who loves himself more than anything else. However, when he gets lost at sea, Edward finds he has a lot to learn, including a thorough lesson about the transformative power of love.

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Next to Normal

By: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com

Description:

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical takes a powerful look into how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. “A brave, breathtaking musical. It is much more than a feel-good musical: It is a feel-everything musical” — New York Times.

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The Hollow

By: Agatha Christie

Directed by: Doll Piccotto

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: In Person

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://cltc.org/explore-our-2021-22-season/

Description:

There’s a wife and a husband, a mistress and a movie star, and plenty of other people tangled up in romantic situations, but only one of them does the deed. And by “deed,” we mean “murder.” After all, this is an Agatha Christie play.

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Best Lesbian Erotica 1995

By: Miranda Rose Hall

Directed by: Kym Pappas

Diversionary Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Diversionary Theatre

Price: $15-50

Reference Link: https://www.diversionary.org/azul

Description:

In this triptych of love, lust, and domestic terrorism, a joyous romp through lesbian erotic fiction collides with one of the darkest hours in U.S. history. A thrilling new play from the author of The Hour of Great Mercy.

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Carmen Jones

By: Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Music by Georges Bizet

Directed by: Jonathan Fox

Ensemble Theatre Company

Santa Barbara

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Theater Performance

Venue: The New Vic

Price: $

Reference Link: https://etcsb.org/production/carmen-jones/

Description:

Oscar Hammerstein adapted Bizet’s timeless classic into an African American Broadway musical set at a parachute factory. ETC presents a contemporary and dynamic version with all of Bizet’s famous music.

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Power of Sail

By: Paul Grellong

Directed by: Weyni Mengesha

Geffen Playhouse

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Geffen Playhouse

Price: $65+

Reference Link: https://https://www.geffenplayhouse.org/tickets/25th-anniversary-season/

Description:

Distinguished Harvard professor Charles Nichols (Emmy and Tony Award-winner Bryan Cranston) finds himself in hot water after inviting an incendiary white nationalist to speak at his annual symposium.

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Pass Over

By: Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

Directed by: Kevin R. Free

Marin Theatre Company

Mill Valley

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boyer Theatre

Price: $25-$60

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

Description:

Evoking heartbreak, hope, and joy, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s critically acclaimed play crafts everyday profanities into poetic and humorous riffs, illuminating the unquestionable human spirit of young men looking for a way out. West Coast post-Broadway premiere.

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Getting There

By: Dipika Guha

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Walker Theatre

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://www.nctcsf.org/21-22-Season/Getting-There

Description:

Five women. One city. Twenty-four hours. Full of surprises and serendipity, Getting There is an intergenerational meditation on love, aging, and solitude.

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Desperate Measures

By: David Friedman & Peter Kellogg

Directed by: Christopher Williams

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

This witty, wild musical comedy takes Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and shakes it up. A rollicking romantic musical that manages to address law and order, justice, and hypocrisy set in the Wild West. Fully loaded with laughs and toe-tappin’ music, so saddle up and enjoy.

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Teenage Dick

By: Mike Lew

Directed by: Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pasadena Playhouse

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://www.pasadenaplayhouse.org/event/teenage-dick/

Description:

A brilliantly hilarious take on Richard III, Shakespeare’s classic tale of power lust, Teenage Dick reimagines the most famous disabled character of all time as a 16-year-old outsider in the deepest winter of his discontent: His junior year at Roseland High.

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As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Emily Trask

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Santa Maria

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marion Theatre

Price: $19.25-50.00

Reference Link: http://pcpa.org/AsYouLikeIt/

Description:

All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most musical of masterpieces, inspiringly envisioned for today’s audiences, where foolish lovers and lovely fools seek freedom in the forest and discover lively romance and lasting redemption.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

By: Roger Bean

Directed by: Kevin Harris

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $40-60

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their bouffants! We laugh and learn about their lives and loves in this must-take musical trip down memory lane.

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Babes in Ho-lland

By: Deneen Reynolds-Knott

Directed by: Leigh Rondon-Davis

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

Reference Link: https://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/babes

Description:

In the sunless Pittsburgh winter of 1996, two co-eds connect over a shared love for R&B girl groups, but quickly discover something deeper. While attending a predominantly white college, these two Black students create their own bubble of self-discovery, music, and sanctuary.

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Fluff

By: Sigrid Gilmer

Directed by: TBA

Skylight Theatre Company

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Skylight Theatre

Price: $35-40

Reference Link: https://skylighttheatre.org/

Description:

An absurdist “disaster film” play about the dark carnival of our current political climate, the hell of other people, and killer pillows. Presented with Playwrights’ Arena.

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Hershey Felder as Monsieur Chopin

By: Hershey Felder

Directed by: Joel Zwick

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Mountain View

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season51/hershey-felder-chopin/

Description:

Virtuoso pianist and performer Hershey Felder performs as composer Fryderyk Chopin, illuminating an exclusive piano lesson with this musical master. In this stunning solo show, the “Poet of the Piano” tells his romantic story while sharing dazzling performances of his compositions.

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Colorado

The Liar

By: Adapted by David Ives from Pierre Corneille

Directed by: Geoffrey Kent

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun May 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/the-liar

Description:

Fiendishly clever and a bit naughty, this updated adaptation of the classic French farce weaves wordplay and swordplay into a wild 17th-century romp.

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Animal Farm

By: Adapted by Nelson Bond from George Orwell

Directed by: Jessica Robblee

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sat May 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/animal-farm

Description:

All animals are created equal — or are they? Animal Farm is a timely fable of power and corruption revealing sharp insights and relevant questions about today’s society.

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The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Directed by: Sabin Epstein

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $28-$45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/the-sound-inside/

Description:

Yale creative writing professor Bella has recently been diagnosed with stage two cancer and is making unconventional choices regarding her treatment decisions. As she mentors a prodigy misfit student, Bella seeks something of her own — something she desperately wants to ask.

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The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $20-45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/the-sound-inside/

Description:

In this intimate drama, we meet Yale professor Bella Lee Baird and her prodigy, misfit student Christopher Dunn. Bella has recently been diagnosed with stage two cancer. The two grow closer as Bella helps Christopher with his novel.

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Rattlesnake Kate

By: Music and lyrics by Neyla Pekarek; Book by Karen Hartman

Directed by: Chris Coleman

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Wolf Theatre

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/rattlesnake-kate/

Description:

A new musical celebrating the true story of a Colorado woman the world wasn’t ready for.

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In the Upper Room

By: Beaufield Berry

Directed by: Gregg T. Daniel

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 11 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Kilstrom Theatre

Price: TBD

Reference Link: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/in-the-upper-room/

Description:

A new play about family, secrets, and the power of the stories we grow up hearing.

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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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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By: Edward Albee

Directed by: Rose Riordan

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Drama, Comedy

Venue: The Singleton Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/whos-afraid-of-virginia-woolf/

Description:

There is no dysfunctional stage couple quite like George and Martha, and there is no better way to experience this powder keg drama than up close in the intimate Singleton Theatre.

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen

Directed by: Noah Racey

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Price: $10-32

Reference Link: https://https://www.openstage.com/events/49th-season/sense-and-sensibility/

Description:

The classic Jane Austen tale of the Dashwood sisters gets a spirited update. Full of humor and bold theatricality, highlighted by original music and dance. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

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Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue

By: Quiara Alegría Hudes

Directed by: Julio Agustín

Theatreworks Colorado

Colorado Springs

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ent Center for the Arts

Price: $32.00

Reference Link: https://entcenterforthearts.org/theatreworks/events

Description:

This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play celebrates three generations of Puerto Rican American veterans and the woman, a nurse, who holds their family together.

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Connecticut

Fires in the Mirror

By: Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by: Nicole Brewer

Long Wharf Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 18 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre

Price: $55

Reference Link: https://longwharf.org/shows-events/fires-in-the-mirror/

Description:

Fires in the Mirror is Anna Deavere Smith’s insightful one-person play exploring the Crown Heights riot its aftermath through the viewpoints of African American and Jewish people who were connected directly and indirectly to the riot.

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Today Is My Birthday

By: Susan Soon He Stanton

Directed by: Mina Morita

Yale Repertory Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sat Feb 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Yale Repertory Theatre

Price: $10-65

Reference Link: https://yalerep.org

Description:

Susan Soon He Stanton’s critically acclaimed play is a wise and witty comedy about loneliness in the age of connectivity.

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District-of-Columbia

Change Agent

By: Craig Lucas

Directed by: Craig Lucas

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Kogod Cradle

Price: $

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

Description:

This provocative tale, written and directed by Craig Lucas, dramatically conjures celebrated, controversial, and unsung figures in American history surrounding pivotal events in the 1960s.

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La Casa De La Laguna – The House on the Lagoon

By: A play by Caridad Svich; Based on the novel by Rosario Ferré

Directed by: Victoria Collado

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $20-55

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/la-casa-de-la-laguna

Description:

This thrilling saga of racial tensions, linguistic differences, religious schisms, economic struggles, and social upheaval frame the narrative of Rosario Ferré’s famous work, not only shedding light on one family, but also the tumultuous history of Puerto Rico.

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District-Of-Columbia

Flight

By: Vox Motus

Directed by: Jamie Harrison and Candice Edmunds

Studio Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 16 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theatrical Production

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $42-52

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022/flight

Description:

The story of two orphaned brothers on an epic cross-continental odyssey to freedom and safety plays out in breathtaking miniature in Flight. The immersive theatrical installation uses spectacularly detailed dioramas to tell this story of hope and survival.

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White Noise

By: Suzan-Lori Parks

Directed by: Reginald L. Douglas

Studio Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $50-95

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022/white-noise

Description:

In this bold drama, four 30-something friends—and sometime lovers—are forced to face the realities of a not at all post-racial world when a violent police encounter leads to an audacious social experiment that pushes their relationship to its limits.

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District-of-Columbia

Compulsion or the House Behind

By: Rinnie B. Groff

Directed by: Johanna Gruenhut

Theater J

Washington, DC

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: EDCJCC

Price: $35-70

Reference Link: https://theaterj.org/2021-2022-season/compulsion-21-22/

Description:

When Sid Silver learns about a young girl named Anne Frank and her diary, he fights for the diary’s publication and the rights to adapt it into a play. A fascinating, semi-fictional story about one forgotten writer’s battle for one extraordinary girl’s diary.

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District-Of-Columbia

Seven methods of killing kylie jenner

By: Jasmine Lee-Jones

Directed by: Milli Bhatia

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: https://https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/killing-kylie-jenner/

Description:

Through a digital world of GIFs, memes, and #cancelculture, seven methods offers a Gen Z analysis of Black womanhood, colorism, and the politics of social media activism. A Royal Court Theatre production.

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Florida

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

By: Jocelyn Bioh

American Stage

St. Petersburg

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 02 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Raymond James Theatre

Price: $32-53

Reference Link: https://americanstage.org

Description:

Picture it: 1986. An all girls school in Ghana and there’s a new girl in town, an American, who challenges the reigning queen bee. This is a funny and touching story about the universal teenage struggle and the need to feel like you belong.

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Our Town

By: Thornton Wilder

Directed by: Desdemona Chiang

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sat Mar 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mertz Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/ourtown

Description:

As another ordinary day begins, a small American town goes about its daily business: Newspapers are delivered, people go to work, gardens are tended. And a boy and girl fall in love. But as life’s events unfold, one question remains: “Do humans realize life as they live it?”

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Grand Horizons

By: Bess Wohl

Directed by: Celine Rosenthal

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Fri Apr 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mertz Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/grandhorizons

Description:

What if you learn that the person you’ve been married to for 50 years is making you miserable? Sophisticated, funny, delightfully— and sometimes provocatively — honest, this new Broadway hit comedy takes an intimate look at the unpredictable and enduring nature of love.

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The Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Vanessa Stalling

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mertz Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.asolorep.org/events/detail/thegreatleap

Description:

Born in the United States but inextricably tied to far off and forbidden China, Manford Lum finds his home on the basketball courts of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Smart, feisty and hilarious, The Great Leap is about family, history, and learning that every game is a second chance.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

By: Musical by Roger Bean

Directed by: Vincent Pelligrino

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Professional Theatre Performance

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $29.00-35.00

Reference Link: https://www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/on-stage

Description:

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes is a must-take musical trip down memory lane.

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America In One Room

By: Jason Odell Williams

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Dec 08 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/america-one-room

Description:

Inspired by the real-life convention from 2019 of the same name, America in One Room dissects recent headlines and our nation’s past to answer the question: What does it mean to be an American? World premiere.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

By: Henry Lewis, Johnathan Sayer, and Henry Shields

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Mainstage Play

Venue: FST's Gompertz Theatre

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/play-goes-wrong

Description:

It’s the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are going from bad to utterly disastrous. Will these accident-prone performers beat the odds and make it to their final curtain call?

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The Wanderers

By: Richard Hopkins and Rebecca Hopkins

Directed by: Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/wanderers-0

Description:

Honoring the dynamic harmony groups of the mid-20th century—from the Four Seasons and the Platters to the Beatles and beyond, The Wanderers will transport you to simpler times with their tight harmonies, smooth moves, and, of course, matching jackets.

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Friends in Low Places

By: Rebecca Hopkins and Richard Hopkins

Directed by: Catherine Randazzo

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Nov 17 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Goldstein Cabaret

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/friends-low-places

Description:

Friends in Low Places celebrates the contemporary country artists like Garth Brooks and Miranda Lambert, who transformed their genre and rocketed to the top of the charts. Featuring such songs as “Could I Have This Dance,” “Bluebird,” and “Good Hearted Woman.”

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Laughing Matters

By: Rebecca Hopkins, Kevin Allen, Stephan deGhelder, Sarah Durham, and Jim Prosser

Directed by: Richard Hopkins

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: FST Original Musical Revue

Venue: FST's Court Cabaret

Price: $36+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/laughing-matters-0

Description:

Laughing Matters, FST’s hit musical sketch comedy show, is back for round six! And this time, nothing and no one is safe from a good-spirited roast. Laughing Matters delivers fast-paced comedy inspired by the culture and politics of today.

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Hare & Tortoise

By: Brendan Murray

Directed by: BillyD Hart

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 08 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: FST's Bowne's Lab

Price: $5-10

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/hare-tortoise

Description:

Hare & Tortoise is a whimsical retelling of one of Aesop’s best-known fables about two friends who have opposite approaches to just about everything. This fun, treasured tale tells a timeless story of friendship, change, and the excitement of growing up.

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The White Card

By: Claudia Rankine

Directed by: Lydia Fort

GableStage

Coral Gables

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: GableStage @ the Biltmore Hotel & Resort

Price: $35-65

Reference Link: http://www.gablestage.org/production/

Description:

Award-winning poet Rankine’s first published play poses the essential question: Can American society progress if whiteness remains invisible? The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as in living rooms, galleries, theatre, and imagination itself.

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Me Before You

By: Janece Shaffer, with music by Kristian Bush and lyrics by Bush and Shaffer

Directed by: Bari Newport

GableStage

Coral Gables

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GableStage @ the Biltmore Hotel & Resort

Price: $35-65

Reference Link: http://www.gablestage.org/production/

Description:

With a book by Atlanta-based playwright Janece Shaffer, Me Before You is a world premiere featuring music by Grammy Award winner Kristian Bush of Sugarland fame. Join us for a new musical that explores how the politics of a nation can impact the politics of a marriage.

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The 39 Steps

By: Patrick Barlow

Directed by: Peter Amster

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/2021-2022-season/39-steps/

Description:

A Hitchcock masterpiece meets spy novel in this hilarious whodunit. Richard Hannay, trapped in a boring life, encounters a woman who claims to be a spy. Soon thereafter, she is murdered and Hannay finds himself entangled in a nationwide manhunt.

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Romeo & Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $19.50+

Reference Link: https://

Description:

It’s 1985, and an unprecedented epidemic and social unrest compete for the soul of our nation (sound familiar?) as Romeo and Juliet, the offspring of sworn enemies, defy their world by choosing love over hate.

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I Hate Hamlet

By: Paul Rudnick

Directed by: Bill Fennelly

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

North Palm Beach

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 08 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Benjamin School theatre

Price: $66+

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

Description:

In this offbeat comedy, the ghost of a legendary actor returns to his old apartment in New York to convince television star Andrew Rally to take an offer to play Hamlet. Andrew is torn when he receives a lucrative part in a huge television show. Which will he choose?

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Sweet Charity

By: Neil Simon, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Directed by: Marcos Santana

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Jupiter

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 19 - Wed Mar 09

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Price: $66+

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

Description:

This high-energy, dance-filled, Tony-nominated musical features unforgettable classics such as “If My Friends Could See Me Now” and “Big Spender,” and captures all the humor and heartbreak of life in the Big Apple.

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When Monica Met Hillary

By: Winter Miller

Miami New Drama

Miami Beach

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Reference Link: www.miaminewdrama.org

Description:

World premiere play!

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The Fantasticks

By: Tom Jones

Directed by: Joshian Morales

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 02 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Margeson Theater

Price: $37-72

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/the-fantasticks/

Description:

Our fabled storyteller invites you into a world of moonlight and magic with his audacious romantic schemes.

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The Duration

By: Bruce Graham

Palm Beach Dramaworks

West Palm Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Price: $59-94

Reference Link: https://www.palmbeachdramaworks.org/program/groupevent

Description:

Can two strong women with very different coping strategies on the journey from grief to release meet each other somewhere in the middle—out in the middle of nowhere?

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The Savannah Sipping Society

By: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

The Naples Players

Naples

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Naples Players, Blackburn Hall

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://https://naplesplayers.org/show/savannah-sipping-society/

Description:

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by an impromptu happy hour and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years.

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The Cake

By: Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by: Jessica Walck

The Naples Players

Naples

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 02 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Naples Players, Tobye Studio

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://https://naplesplayers.org/show/the-cake/

Description:

All is going well for Della, the legendary baker. But then, her late best friend’s daughter comes home to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding — to another woman. This emotional and deliciously funny play challenges people of every belief to engage in dialogue.

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Bright Star

By: Written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star features superb melodies and powerfully moving characters in a beautiful story of love and redemption.

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Bright Star

By: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 - 85

Reference Link: https://theatre.zone

Description:

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star features superb melodies and powerfully moving characters in a beautiful story of love and redemption.

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The Smuggler

By: Ronan Noone

Directed by: Brendan Ragan

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $5-35

Reference Link: https://www.urbanitetheatre.com/thesmuggler

Description:

Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan wants to be a writer in America but struggles to find his path. That changes when a stranger arrives who makes people “disappear and reappear.” In this mischievous, one-man, rhyming-verse comedy, Tim learns the price he must pay to become an American.

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Ruby

By: Michael Jacobs

Directed by: Nate Jacobs

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://westcoastblacktheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S5a00000FHLxoEAH

Description:

The world-premiere musical Ruby tells the story of the 1952 murder in Florida of a white doctor by a Black woman, guaranteeing a conviction for the shocking crime and bringing celebrated writer Zora Neale Hurston to town to cover the story for a Northern newspaper.

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Georgia

Dream Hou$e

By: Eliana Pipes

Directed by: Laurie Woolery

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 22 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $25 - 45

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/dream-house

Description:

Dream Hou$e follows two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style reality show to sell their home. What is the cultural cost of progress in America — and is cashing in always selling out? Dream Hou$e is the winner of the 2021/22 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition.

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Toni Stone

By: Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by: Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $25 - 85

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/toni-stone

Description:

Declared the “Best New Play of 2019” by The Wall Street JournalToni Stone is a funny and fascinating story of race, gender, and raw ambition… and an unheralded superstar you’ll never forget. ​

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Do You Love the Dark?

By: Based on the book by Maya Lawrence and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Directed by: TBA

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Selig Family Black Box at Alliance Theatre

Price: $Free for kids under 5, $5 for kids 6 - 17, $10 for adults

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/do-you-love-the-dark

Description:

Do You Love the Dark? follows a young girl during a sleepless night trying to conquer her biggest fear of all: the dark! Join us for this humungous hug of a play and discover all of the good love glowing in the dark!

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Feeding Beatrice: A Gothic Tale

By: Kirsten Greenidge

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Aurora Theatre

Description:

June and Lurie Walker have a haunting new houseguest — and she’s ravenously hungry. When Beatrice arrives, she burrows so deeply into their existence that she unearths dark secrets with explosive consequences.

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Alabama Story

By: Kenneth Jones

Directed by: TBA

Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Roswell

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Drama/Comedy

Venue: Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Price: $32-50

Reference Link: https://get.org

Description:

Political foes, star-crossed childhood friends, and one feisty state librarian take the stage for a uniquely poetic love letter to reading. We all have more in common than we imagine. A drama based on true events.

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Southbound: True Life Tales from the ATL and Beyond

By: Various

Directed by: Megan Hayes, Brittani Minnieweather producers

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 13 - Thu Jun 30

Type of Event: Performance virtual/live

Venue: Horizon Theatre Company, on location and virtual

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://www.horizontheatre.com/southbound-true-life-tales-from-the-atl-and-beyond/

Description:

From the depths of the ATL, an original show of short-form performances based on true-life tales told from the heart by writers, musicians, actors, journalists, leaders. Story, song, spoken word, film, and more, once a month on Monday nights—virtual and eventually live.

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TBA

By: TBA

Directed by: TBA

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Atlanta or Southeastern premiere

Venue: Horizon Theatre Company

Price: $$25-$45

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

Description:

Horizon’s 2022 season opening play.

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Raisin

By: Book by Lorraine Hansberry, Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg; Music by Judd Woldin; Lyrics by Robert Brittan

Directed by: Kelly Foster-Warder

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 08 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Southwest Arts Center

Price: $25-55

Reference Link: https://truecolorstheatre.org/event/raisin/

Description:

The “American Dream” of home ownership and self-determination drives Lena and Walter Younger in different directions as each struggles with how to achieve it. Race, class, generational aspirations and family dynamics combine for an emotional climax in this still relevant work.

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Calf

By: Levi Jelks

Directed by: Marlon Andrew Burnley

Out of Hand Theater

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://outofhandtheater.kindful.com/register/calf

Description:

Calf follows Eli “Bull” Willis in the months after he’s released from incarceration as he attempts to overcome obstacles to building a new life and connecting with his son. In Calf, we address the prison industrial complex and recidivism in Atlanta.

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Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice

By: Various Playwrights

Directed by: Various Directors

Out of Hand Theater

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sun Sep 19 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Virtual Via Zoom

Price: $0.00

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

Description:

A new play every month. Equitable Dinners: Lift Every Voice is a free monthly, online series featuring art, experts, and conversation. Every month, we address a different racial equity topic—with a guest speaker, a 10-minute play, and small-group conversations.

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Bright Half Life

By: Tanya Barfield

Directed by: Melissa Foulger

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 02 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Balzer Theater at Herren's

Price: $15+

Reference Link: https://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/bright-half-life/

Description:

Tanya Barfield brings the world a kaleidoscopic new play about love, heartbreak, and the infinite moments that make a relationship. We see the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, and go through all the trials and tribulations of marriage and family.

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Illinois

The Moors

By: Jen Silverman

Directed by: Artistic director & ensemble member Kirsten Fitzgerald

A Red Orchid Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 06 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Chicago Premiere Play

Venue: A Red Orchid Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://aredorchidtheatre.org/

Description:

On the wind-blown desolate moors two sisters and their mastiff scheme to wrest their destinies from the systems and savage land around them. Featuring the work of ensemble members Karen Aldridge, Dado, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Jennifer Engstrom, and Guy Van Swearingen.

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The Lady from the Sea

By: Henrik Ibsen, in a new translation by Richard Nelson

Directed by: Shana Cooper

Court Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Court Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2021-2022-season/the-lady-from-the-sea-2/

Description:

When a sailor returns to fulfill their promise, a lighthouse keeper’s daughter must choose between her landlocked marriage and the mesmerizing allure of the sea. Hailed as a watershed moment in Ibsen’s writing, The Lady from the Sea dissects issues of duty, marriage, and agency.

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The Secret Council

By: Adapted by David Rice from Agatha Christie

Directed by: Brigitte Ditmars

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mayslake Peabody Estate

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=agatha-christies-the-secret-council

Description:

In the wake of the Great War, England finds itself under attack from a Secret Council of its enemies. Can sleuths Tommy and Tuppence thread the maze of mysteries and murders to save Great Britain from the Bolsheviks? Based on Agatha Christie’s work and adapted by David Rice.

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Fireflies

By: Donja R. Love

Directed by: Mikael Burke

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Northlight Theatre

Price: $30-$89

Reference Link: https://northlight.org/events/fireflies/

Description:

The Civil Rights Movement has ignited the South, and the charismatic Rev. Charles Grace needs a new speech to galvanize the people. But it is Olivia, his pregnant wife, who writes those fiery speeches, and her tolerance for playing the supporting role is wearing thin.

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Beautiful Thing

By: Jonathan Harvey

Directed by: Mikael Burke

Raven Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: East Stage

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://www.raventheatre.com/stage/beautiful-thing/

Description:

Two London boys struggle to carve out their own space in a constricting world. With the pressures of their divergent lives mounting, the boys find solace in each other. Nightly refuge evolves into something more, something transformative: something beautiful.

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1919

By: Eve L. Ewing, adapted by J. Nicole Brooks

Directed by: Gabrielle Randle-Bent & Tasia A. Jones

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

Reference Link: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2021-22/1919/

Description:

A bold, lyrical world premiere adaptation of Eve L. Ewing’s 1919, which tells the story of the killing of 17-year-old Eugene Williams in treacherous waters off the segregated 1919 Lake Michigan shoreline.

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King James

By: Rajiv Joseph

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

Reference Link: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/seasons/2021-22/king-james/

Description:

“King” LeBron James’s reign in Cleveland brings promise, prosperity, and renewal to a city in desperate need of all three. King James is an intimate exploration of hope, spotlighting two childhood friends who communicate best when they are talking and arguing about sports.

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Queen of the Night

By: travis tate

Directed by: Victory Gardens artistic director Ken-Matt Martin

Victory Gardens Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 29 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Victory Gardens Theater

Price: $29-62

Reference Link: https://victorygardens.org/

Description:

A divorced father and his queer son head to the Texas woods to relive the camping trips of easier days. But even without cell service, certain things are inescapable. Playwright travis tate explores masculinity and queerness through the lens of multi-generational Blackness.

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Indiana

Fahrenheit 451

By: Novel and stage version by Ray Bradbury; adaptation by Tobias Andersen

Directed by: Benjamin Hanna

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: One American Stage

Price: $26-$67.50

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

Description:

In a dystopian future where the written word is forbidden, firemen are paid to burn books instead of fight fires. But when Montag starts to read the books he is supposed to burn, he begins to question the life he leads.

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Kentucky

When I Read My Daughter Rudyard Kipling

By: Adapted by Manik Choksi from Rudyard Kipling

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Animated play

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/when-i-read-my-daughter-rudyard-kipling/

Description:

In this brief animated series reminiscent of Charlie Brown, a daughter’s perceptive questions prompt her father to see Kipling’s tales in a new light. With humor and warmth, When I Read My Daughter Rudyard Kipling illuminates how a child’s curiosity can catalyze fresh insight.

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Finding Black Boy Joy

By: Lance G. Newman II

Directed by: Featuring Isiah Fish, Nipsey Green, David Moore, Lance G. Newman II, and DeepSea Rice

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/finding-black-boy-joy/

Description:

Finding Black Boy Joy is an exploration of the nature of existing in this nation as a Black man. It spans politics to love to introspections on race, class, and masculinity. These selections were written at various stages of Newman’s 16-year career writing and performing poetry.

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Plague Doctor: Contagion 430 BCE–2020 AD

By: Robert Barry Fleming and Jenni Page-White

Directed by: Game design by Alex Bezuska

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Video Game

Venue: Virtual

Price: $5

Reference Link: https://bit.ly/PlagueDoctorGame

Description:

Athens, 430 BCE. Marseille, 1720. Philadelphia, 1918. Louisville, 2020. In this first-person narrative game, explore four deadly epidemics and the choices that save—or cost—the lives of countless people. A gripping story of greed, compassion, and courage in times of crisis.

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Unscripted

Directed by: curated by Erica Denise

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Conversation Series

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/unscripted/

Description:

Launched in 2020 as a series of live broadcasts, this responsive discussion series brings together panelists across the community to investigate an array of topics—from the protests and reckoning with systemic racism in Louisville to questions of equity in the American theatre.

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Still Ready: Originals

By: Created and performed by Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 27 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Musical Celebration of Black Artistry

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/still-ready/

Description:

Still Ready shares the creative partnership between the Robinsons, together for more than a decade. Blending Ken’s gorgeous musical compositions and Christina’s stunning artwork and poetry, this production celebrates love, joy, and expansive Black artistry.

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Romeo & Juliet: Louisville 2020

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 01 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Digital play

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

Reference Link: https://https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/romeo-juliet-louisville-2020/

Description:

A global pandemic and social unrest embroil the nation in conflict as the children of sworn enemies dare to imagine a world where hearts are not ruled by hatred. This interpretation explores the divisions that animate contemporary culture — and the tragic costs of intolerance.

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Ali Summit

By: Idris Goodwin

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming in collaboration with Crux Cooperative, with graphic art by Andy Perez

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Play and virtual reality experience

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay what you choose, starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/ali-summit/

Description:

Inspired by the 1967 summit of prominent Black athletes who met to question Muhammad Ali about his conscientious objection to military service, this project is a collaboration between Idris Goodwin, Robert Barry Fleming, and the extended reality storytellers of Crux Cooperative.

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Where Did We Sit on the Bus?

By: Brian Quijada

Directed by: Matt Dickson, with digital creation by Satya Chávez and Dickson

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Tue May 31

Type of Event: Play and virtual

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/where-did-we-sit-on-the-bus/

Description:

During a lesson on Rosa Parks, a Latinx kid begins searching for her own people’s place in American history. Infused with a mix of rap, hip-hop, and spoken word, this exploration delves into the experience of growing up in an immigrant family and finding identity in making art.

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COVID Classics: One-Act Plays for the Age of Quarantine

By: Guillaume Apollinaire, Anton Chekhov, Luigi Pirandello, August Strindberg, and Thucydides

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming Short Plays

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/covid-classics/

Description:

Reimagining works by master dramatists—and the first surrealist—this vibrant assortment of short plays brings together tales from trailblazing writers whose creative experiments redefined the possibilities of theatre in moments of seismic change.

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The Yellow Wallpaper

By: Adapted from Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Directed by: Cinematography and editing by Christopher Gerson, with associate producing by Tarah Flanagan and costume coordinator by Margaret E Weedon

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Animated play

Venue: Virtual

Price: Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/the-yellow-wallpaper/

Description:

Cut off from intellectual stimulation and coddled by her doctor husband, a woman with a “nervous condition” begins to notice troubling things hiding in the bedroom wallpaper. This animated suspense-thriller breathes new life into Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist masterpiece.

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Okolona Habla (okolona speaks)

By: Marcos Morales

Directed by: performed by Alexa Echeverria, Marcos Morales, and Sassa Rivera

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming Spoken Word Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/okolona-habla/

Description:

It’s political. It’s hopeful. Written by poet Marcos Morales, Okolona Habla (okolona speaks) is a bilingual exploration of being a child of immigrants in Louisville, Ky. This event celebrates remembering where you came from and claiming space where you are.

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Fix It, Black Girl

By: Hannah L. Drake

Directed by: Performed by Erica Denise, Hannah L. Drake, Janelle Renee Dunn, Robin G, Sujotta Pace, and Kala Ross

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2020-2021/fix-it-black-girl/

Description:

Hannah L. Drake, nationally recognized poet and author, presents an original curation of spoken word poetry, essay, and song. Performed by Drake and other Louisville artists, this virtual event celebrates resilience and the power generated by collective action.

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Louisville Sessions

By: sessions by Bridge 19, Chanson Calhoun, Coyia, JONJOHN, Rob Lee, Sasha Renee, Kiana & the Sun Kings, Tez of 2Deep, Tiny Tiny, and Unusual Heat

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Music Series

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/louisville-sessions/

Description:

This series celebrates the vast sound, feel, and artistry of Kentucky’s dynamic music scene. Each session features a local band or solo artist responding to the moment through an original song and video. The first 10 sessions are available to watch in our Member Library.

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Borrowed Wisdom With Robert Barry Fleming

By: featuring guests from many different disciplines

Directed by: Robert Barry Fleming

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Dec 31

Type of Event: Podcast

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free with Membership

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/borrowed-wisdom/

Description:

Theatre is an inherently interdisciplinary craft, and Robert Barry Fleming, Actors Theatre’s executive artistic director, finds inspiration everywhere. In each episode, he talks with an unrivaled expert in their field, full of ideas, strategies, and challenges around their work.

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Maryland

Behold, a Negress

By: Jacqueline E. Lawton

Directed by: Tatyana-Marie Carlo

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: mainstage

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Set in Paris at the beginning of Napoleon’s reign, this world premiere imagines an intimate relationship between a painter and her muse, a formerly enslaved Black woman. A passionate and daring examination of feminism and the role of art during times of social unrest and upheaval.

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Balloonacy

By: Barry Kornhauser

Directed by: Kathryn Chase Bryer

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Price: $12

Reference Link: https://imaginationstage.org/2021-2022-season/

Description:

A beautiful, movement-based show that revisits the classic film The Red Balloon. Nothing can go right for the character of the old man, whose days are gray and dreary—until he is visited by a friendly red balloon.

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Massachusetts

Ocean Filibuster

By: Lisa D'Amour

Directed by: Katie Pearl

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: World Premiere

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/ocean-filibuster/

Description:

A world-premiere, genre-crashing music theatre experience created PearlDamour and featuring Jennifer Kidwell that fuses myth, song, video, stand-up, and science to explore the vast depths crucial to our daily survival.

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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower

By: Adapted by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon from Octavia E. Butler

Directed by: Eric Ting

Arts Emerson

Boston

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

Type of Event: Opera

Venue: Cutler Majestic Theatre

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://artsemerson.org/events/parable-of-the-sower-2022/

Description:

All that you touch, you change. All that you change, changes you.

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Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

By: Allison Engel and Margaret Engel

Directed by: Terry Berliner

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Lowell

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Price: $

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

Description:

Funniest. Mom. Ever. A celebration of humorist Erma Bombeck, At Wit’s End rejoices in the life of a woman considered to be one of America’s favorite moms, who championed the everyday lives of housewives with a daring truth few of her generation were willing to tell.

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People, Places & Things

By: Duncan Macmillan

Directed by: David R. Gammons

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sat Feb 05

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

Price: $25+

Reference Link: http://www.speakeasystage.com/2021-22-season/

Description:

A young actress lands in rehab after her life spirals out of control in this mesmerizing new play about addiction, identity, and surviving the modern world.

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Michigan

Asking Strangers the Meaning of Life

By: William Missouri Downs

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Detroit

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Apr 03

Type of Event: Theatrical Play

Venue: Detroit Repertory Theatre

Price: $20

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

Description:

A trippy interaction with James Baldwin sets off a series of encounters asking strangers the eternal question.

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The Lifespan of a Fact

By: Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell

Directed by: D. Terry Williams

Farmers Alley Theatre

Kalamazoo

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Farmers Alley Theatre

Price: $10-40

Reference Link: http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2021-22/lifespan-fact

Description:

With timely themes about truth and media, this topical comedy will be the one to talk about in 2022!

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Wrong River

By: Josh Wilder

Directed by: Jeremiah Davison

Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Flint Repertory Theatre

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://flintrep.org/wrong-river/

Description:

As the water crisis in Flint, Mich., begins to make national headlines, a young couple struggling to make ends meet scrambles to fight for a better future for their daughter. World premiere.

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Minnesota

Bina’s Six Apples

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Eric Ting

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 09 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Production

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

Reference Link: https://childrenstheatre.org/shows-and-tickets/2021-2022-season/

Description:

Can six apples from the finest orchard in Korea help Bina find her way back to her family?

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Circus Abyssinia: Tulu

By: Mehari “Bibi” Tesfamariam

Directed by: Binyam “Bichu” Tesfamariam

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 18 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Circus Production

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

Reference Link: https://childrenstheatre.org/shows-and-tickets/2021-2022-season/

Description:

World-famous Circus Abyssinia returns by popular demand with a fantastical celebration of athleticism and the power of speed inspired by Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu, the first Black African woman to win Olympic gold.

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Something Happened in Our Town

By: Cheryl L. West

Directed by: Timothy Douglas

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 27 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Production-Play

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

Reference Link: https://childrenstheatre.org/shows-and-tickets/2021-2022-season/

Description:

Friendships challenged, a world changed, and two young people struggling to make sense of it all. Follow friends and neighbors Josh and Emma as they navigate their way through an experience beyond their control and understanding.

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Lone Star Spirits

By: Josh Tobiessen

Directed by: Shanan Custer

DalekoArts

New Prague

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

Type of Event: Play and virtual

Venue: Prague Theater

Price: $15-25

Reference Link: https://www.dalekoarts.com/c/tickets-season/lone-star-spirits

Description:

Marley is hoping for a quick trip home to the dwindling Texas town where she grew up, but she and her hipster fiancé, Ben, are in for more than they bargained for.

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A Raisin in the Sun

By: Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by: Austene Van

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 08 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: McGuire Proscenium Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” Lorraine Hansberry’s theatrical masterpiece boldly examines the relationship between racism and the American dream.

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The Tempest

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Joe Dowling

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 26 - Sat Apr 16

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Wurtele Thrust Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

Former artistic director Joe Dowling returns to the Guthrie to direct one of Shakespeare’s final and most heartfelt plays, which shines a spotlight on family relationships, justice, and forgiveness.

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Decoys

By: Gracie Gardner

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Tue Feb 08

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Playwrights' Center & Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/ruth-easton-new-play-series

Description:

There’s something weird about the kid. She’s making everything confusing. They are friends, they have nothing in common except the situation. Things were simpler before. Everything is turning into something else. What if nothing went wrong?

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Tha Chink-Mart

By: Ray Yamanouchi

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 08 - Tue Feb 22

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Playwrights' Center & Online

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://pwcenter.org/ruth-easton-new-play-series

Description:

In a small, suburban town in Long Island, five Asian American friends battle through high school—where they’re marked as Asians—and their ethnic home fronts—where they’re too American. Finding solace in each other, they attempt to define what it means to be an Asian in America.

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New Play Reading Festival

Directed by: Robert Dorfman

Six Points Theater (formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company)

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 23 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Parkway St. Paul, MN, 55116:

Price: $15-38

Reference Link: https://mnjewishtheatre.org/new-play-reading-festival

Description:

Three new plays, hand-picked and not yet seen by the public, will be presented in onstage readings.

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The North Star

By: Peter H. Reynolds

Directed by: Sandy Boren-Barrett and Ann Marie Omeish

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Mon Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/north-star/

Description:

From the award-winning author of The Dot and Ish comes an encouraging tale of self-determination, creativity, and hope. Chart a meaningful path through constellations, in collaboration with Escalate Dance.

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Virtual Play Readings

By: TBD

Directed by: TBD

Ten Thousand Things Theater

Twin Cities

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

Type of Event: Virtual readings

Price: $

Reference Link: https://tenthousandthings.org/season/virtual-play-readings

Description:

Two plays readings presented virtually with favorite TTT actors.

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La Bohème

By: Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Directed by: Peter Rothstein

Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Opera

Venue: Ritz Theater

Price: $$35 and up

Reference Link: https://www.latteda.org/la-boheme-2022

Description:

This passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. Theater Latté Da brings Peter Rothstein’s innovative, award-winning staging to the intimate Ritz Theater. Lyrical and touchingly beautiful,

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Man of God

By: Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed by: Katie Bradley

Theater Mu

Saint Paul

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mixed Blood Theatre

Price: Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://www.theatermu.org/man-of-god

Description:

During a mission trip to Bangkok, four girls discover that their revered pastor has hidden a camera in their hotel bathroom. Their communal rage and disillusionment fuels increasingly violent revenge fantasies amidst the no-holds-barred, neon bubblegum sex tourism mecca of Bangkok.

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Missouri

Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson: Apt. 2B

By: Kate Hamill adapted from the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by: TBD

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep)

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Copaken Stage

Price: $35-65

Reference Link: https://kcrep.org/21-22-season

Description:

A fast-paced, laugh-a-minute world premiere by one of America’s hottest playwrights.

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Last Stop on Market Street

By: Adapted by Cheryl L. West from Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, with music and lyrics by Lamont Dozier and Paris Ray Dozier and digital recording and underscoring by Paris Ray Dozier

Directed by: Jacqueline Thompson

Metro Theater Company

St. Louis

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 06 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Grandel Theater

Reference Link: https://www.metroplays.org/marketstreet

Description:

Guided by his veritable force-of-nature Nana, CJ travels a little closer to his roots and sees that things are not always what they seem. This vibrant Motown/hip-hop musical adaptation tells a vibrant story about connecting to your community.

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Only One Day a Year

By: Michelle Tyrene Johnson

Directed by: Nedra Dixon

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 08 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $12-$15

Reference Link: https://thecoterie.org/performance/only-one-day-year

Description:

The Coterie presents the world premiere of Only One Day a Year, commissioned by the Coterie and inspired by overlooked Kansas City history. This NEA award-winning play intertwines present day with the last segregated days of Fairyland amusement park in the early 1960s.

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Fireflies

By: Donja R. Love

Directed by: Andrea Frye

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company

University City

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Edison Theater

Price: $15-50

Reference Link: https://theblackrep.org

Description:

Set in the Jim Crow South, Fireflies tells the story of Olivia, the inspiring speechwriter and force behind her charismatic husband Charles and his freedom movement. This intimate performance allows viewers to experience the powerful drama from Olivia’s female-led perspective.

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Our Black Death: Plagues, Turnips, & Other Romantic Gestures

By: Lindsay Carpenter

Directed by: Cynthia Levin

Unicorn Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Unicorn Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://unicorntheatre.org/our-black-death/

Description:

Unique and quirky, this is a story about what to do during a pandemic…Quarantine? Plan for the future? Kill your lover’s husband?

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Nebraska

Carmela Full of Wishes

By: Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios From the book by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson.

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $20.00

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

Description:

It’s Carmela’s birthday, and she’s old enough to accompany her big brother on his errands. On their way to the laundromat, past fields of what her Mamí calls “flores de cempazuchitl,” Carmela finds a puffy white dandelion to blow, but her brother asks “Did you even make a wish?”

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New-Jersey

Dreaming Zenzile

By: Somi Kakoma

Directed by: Lileana Blain-Cruz

McCarter Theatre Center

Princeton

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Berlind Theater

Price: $65-$85

Reference Link: https://www.mccarter.org/dreamingzenzile

Description:

Written and performed by international music sensation Somi Kakoma, this world-premiere musical is an electrifying portrait of revolutionary artist Miriam Makeba and her singular voice and vision.

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The Promotion

By: Joe Giovannetti

Directed by: Evan Bergman

New Jersey Repertory Company

Long Branch

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Jersey Repertory Co

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://njrep.org

Description:

A world premiere. Trish and Josh are co-workers and good friends. When they’re both up for the same promotion, they’re pushed to their limits. Just how far are they willing to go to get ahead? A comedy about surviving in this dog-eat-dog world of business.

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Three Sisters

By: Translated by Madeleine George from Anton Chekhov

Directed by: Sara Holdren

Two River Theater

Red Bank

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Two River Theater

Price: $25-$70

Reference Link: https://tworivertheater.org/2021-22-season-announcement/

Description:

Stuck in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 20th century, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of futures in the wake of their father’s death and a changing Russia.

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New-York

Buffalo Quickies

Directed by: Chris J Handley

Alleyway Theatre

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Play

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.alleyway.com/show/buffalo-quickies-31

Description:

Another year of brand-new short plays comes to Alleyway! This festival features premiere works from some of today’s best new playwrights both in Western New York and around the country.

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Airness

By: Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by: Skip Greer

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 11 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

Reference Link: https://gevatheatre.org/season-49/

Description:

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be a breeze. When she meets up with a group of lovable air-guitar nerds, each hellbent on becoming the next champion, she learns there is more to this fringe hobby than meets the eye.

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Constellations

By: Nick Payne

Directed by: Mark Cuddy

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 02 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Fielding Stage

Price: $25-$69

Reference Link: https://gevatheatre.org/season-49/

Description:

When two people meet for the first time, an infinite number of possibilities for their future lay before them. What if they all happened? Science and romance collide in this clever exploration of love and free will in the multiverse.

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How to Catch Creation

By: Christina Anderson

Directed by: Daniel J. Bryant

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 22 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

Reference Link: https://gevatheatre.org/season-49/

Description:

Griffin, Stokes, Riley, and Tami are four artists whose lives become entangled with each other as they experiment with new ways to express themselves. An encounter with the writings of a 1960s queer Black feminist challenges their understandings of justice, love, and loyalty.

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Waiting for Godot

By: Samuel Beckett

Directed by: ICTC Executive Artistic Director Kate LoConti Alcocer

Irish Classical Theatre Company

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Andrews Theatre

Price: $49

Reference Link: https://irishclassical.com/waiting-for-godot/

Description:

The absurdist plight of Beckett’s lovable tramps inaugurated the ICTC. Now, upon our homecoming to live theatre, we return to the classic play that started it all. Our stellar cast is sure to take several comedic turns as they journey toward the heart of the human condition.

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Flying Over Sunset

By: Book by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Michael Korie

Directed by: James Lapine

Lincoln Center Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Nov 11 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theater, Broadway

Venue: Vivian Beaumont Theater

Price: $167-177

Reference Link: https://https://flyingoversunset.com/

Description:

This new James Lapine, Tom Kitt, and Michael Korie musical is inspired by the lives of Aldous Huxley, Clare Boothe Luce, and Cary Grant, who come together at a crossroads in their lives and under the influence of LSD confront the mysteries of their worlds.

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Intimate Apparel

By: Music by Ricky Ian Gordon, libretto by Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Bartlett Sher

Lincoln Center Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theater, opera, Off-Broadway

Venue: Mitzi E. Newhouse

Price: $82-92

Reference Link: https://https://www.lct.org/shows/intimate-apparel/

Description:

Intimate Apparel, an opera with music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her acclaimed play, tells the story of Esther, a lonely seamstress who creates ladies’ undergarments, and seeks love through a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor.

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At the Wedding

By: Bryna Turner

Directed by: Jenna Worsham

Lincoln Center Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Theater, Off-Broadway

Venue: Claire Tow Theater

Price: $30

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

Description:

Playwright Bryna Turner’s new comedy follows the worlds loneliest (and wittiest) single woman, Carlo, as she crashes her ex-girlfriend’s wedding to a man. Profound and hilarious, At the Wedding is a timely story of loss, love, and redemption.

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Ralph B. Pena

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 22 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Live Play

Venue: Public Theater

Price: $25 to 40

Reference Link: http://ma-yitheatre.org/shows/the-chinese-lady/

Description:

Inspired by the true story of Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to step foot in the United States, where she was put on display for a paying audience mesmerized and appalled by her bound feet. Winner of the 2020 Horton Foote Prize for playwriting.

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Skeleton Crew

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 21 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Broadway Play

Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

From Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau comes a timely and gripping Broadway premiere about the automotive industry during a time of uncertainty, survival, and hope in 2008 Detroit.

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Prayer for the French Republic

By: Joshua Harmon

Directed by: David Cromer

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 11 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Play

Venue: MTC at New York City Center - Stage I

Price: $

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

Description:

A world premiere by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon. In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits news of their missing family. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: “Are we safe?”

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On Sugarland

By: Aleshea Harris

Directed by: Whitney White

New York Theatre Workshop

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Mon Feb 28

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New York Theatre Workshop

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.nytw.org/show/on-sugarland/

Description:

Sugarland is on precarious soil: Three mobile homes line a Southern cul-de-sac replete with years of decorative folk art treasures and keepsakes. Twelve-year-old Sadie calls on ancestors to find the truth about her mother while denizens rise each day to holler for the dead. Exact Dates TBA.

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First Down

By: SEVAN

Directed by: Johanna Mckeon

Noor Theatre

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Description:

Montana native George Berri has become a national sports sensation, beloved hometown hero, and one of the NFL’s best players. But he’s about to create a perfect storm of personal, professional, and political conflict as he wrestles with the decision to come out as an Arab-Muslim during the Superbowl.

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Tambo & Bones

By: Dave Harris

Directed by: Taylor Reynolds

Playwrights Horizons

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 12 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/tambo-and-bones/

Description:

A rags-to-riches hip-hop journey, Tambo & Bones roasts America’s racist past, wrestles America’s racist present, and explodes America’s post-racial future— where what’s at stake, for those deemed less than human, is the fate of humanity itself. A co-production with Center Theatre Group.

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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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Tribes

By: Nina Raine

Directed by: Doug Zschiegner

Road Less Traveled Productions

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Road Less Traveled Theater

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.roadlesstraveledproductions.org/tribes-2022

Description:

Billy is the only Deaf member of a loving yet dysfunctional family who raised him as part of the hearing world. When Billy meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, he finally starts to learn when it means to be heard.

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Confederates

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Kamilah Forbes

Signature Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 22 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://signaturetheatre.org/shows-and-events/Productions/2021-2022/Confederates.aspx

Description:

This New York premiere leaps through time in order to trace the identities of these two black American women and explore the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American educational systems today.

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Yoga Play

By: Dipika Guha

Directed by: Melissa Crespo

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 19 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=115

Description:

A fun-filled new comedy by Dipika Guha, a talent to watch and recipient of a Venturous Playwright Fellowship by the Lark. Ninety minutes of side-splitting laughter about “inauthenticity” and lavender-scented yoga pants.

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Somewhere Over the Border

By: Brian Quijada

Directed by: Rebecca Martinez

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 23 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=116

Description:

World premiere. Inspired by the real-life journey of the author’s mother from El Salvador to the U.S. and by L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the musical embraces the factual and the fantastical in its depiction of one young girl’s pursuit of the American Dream.

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Ralph B. Peña

The Public Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Mon Feb 28

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Public Theater

Price: $

Reference Link: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/the-chinese-lady/

Description:

Inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America, Lloyd Suh’s critically acclaimed play is a tale of dark poetic whimsy and a unique portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese girl. Precise dates TBA

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Out of Time (Commissioned and Produced by NAATCO)

By: Jaclyn Backhaus, Sam Chanse, Mia Chung, Naomi Iizuka, Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed by: Les Waters

The Public Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Tue Mar 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Public Theater

Price: $

Reference Link: https://publictheater.org/productions/season/2122/out-of-time/

Description:

The Public and The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) join forces in presenting this collection of brand-new monologues by five award-winning Asian American playwrights, performed by an ensemble of actors all over the age of 60. Precise dates TBA.

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sandblasted

By: Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by: Summer L. Williams

Vineyard Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, NY, NY 10003

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/sandblasted/

Description:

Angela and Odessa are on a sandy search for something that might not be real but they are determined to make a way out of no way. When they stumble upon ADAH—that’s right, the Celebrity-turned-Wellness-Maven Adah—they decide to follow her lead. A coproduction with WP Theater.

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sandblasted

By: Charly Evon Simpson

Directed by: Summer L. Williams

WP Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Vineyard Theater

Price: $59.00

Reference Link: https://wptheater.org/show/sandblasted/

Description:

From the award-winning playwright of Behind the Sheet, sandblasted is a deeply stirring, funny, theatrically daring story of waiting and hoping, time and healing.

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North-Carolina

Art

By: Yasmina Reza

Directed by: TBD

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Live theatre

Venue: Burning Coal Theatre

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://burningcoal.org/mainstage/

Description:

French playwright Yasmina Reza’s comic masterpiece about three middle aged men, long-time friends, who’s seemingly inseparable bond is torn when one of them decides suddenly to purchase an abstract painting, a completely white canvas.

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Ohio

Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help

By: Katie Forgette

Directed by: Blake Robison

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 29 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/incident-at-our-lady-of-perpetual-help

Description:

A new comedy! It’s 1973, and the Irish Catholic O’Shea family muddles through a series of hilarious mishaps that jeopardizes their reputation — and their souls.

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Rooted

By: Deborah Zoe Laufer

Directed by: Noah Himmelstein

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Feb 12 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/rooted

Description:

People can be so weird. In this quirky world-premiere comedy, a reclusive amateur botanist unwittingly becomes a New Age YouTube messiah.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Candice Handy

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $14-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/ma-rainey/

Description:

Tensions and temperatures rise at a Chicago music studio in 1927 when fiery, fearless blues singer Ma Rainey joins her band for a fraught recording session. Egos and generational ideologies clash as heated conflicts erupt between everyone present in this powerhouse play.

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Hamlet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: TBD

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sat Mar 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $14-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/hamlet/

Description:

Hamlet, thy name is woman. Incest and intrigue, murder and madness, triumph and treachery all combine to paint one of the most complex and compelling portraits in all of English literature. Featuring Sara Clark in the titular role of Hamlet like you’ve never seen her before.

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Test Flight

By: Local & National Creators

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sat Feb 12

Type of Event: New Play Development Series

Venue: James Levin Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/uncategorized/cleveland-public-theatre-announces-2021-2022-season/

Description:

Test Flight, a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production, provides artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress.

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Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation

By: India Nicole Burton

Directed by: India Nicole Burton

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: World Premiere

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/uncategorized/cleveland-public-theatre-announces-2021-2022-season/

Description:

Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation follows three prominent women who were members of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Movement, and explores the lives and unique experiences of Black women in America.

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DanceWorks

By: Northeast Ohio Choreographers

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Dance Series

Venue: James Levin Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

Reference Link: https://www.cptonline.org/uncategorized/cleveland-public-theatre-announces-2021-2022-season/

Description:

Every year, Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes Northeast Ohio’s most adventurous contemporary dance companies to the James Levin Theatre stage for several weeks of single- and double-bill performances.

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Hurricane Diane

By: Madeleine George

Directed by: Shannon Sindelar

Dobama Theatre

Cleveland Heights

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dobama Theatre

Price: $1-38

Reference Link: https://www.dobama.org/hurricane

Description:

Meet Diane, a permaculture gardener dripping with butch charm. She’s got supernatural abilities owing to her true identity — the Greek god Dionysus — and she’s returned to a New Jersey cul-de-sac to gather mortal followers and restore the Earth to its natural state.

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Queen

By: Madhuri Shekar

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Reference Link: https://https://ensemblecincinnati.org/21-22-season/

Description:

PhD candidates Sanam and Ariel have spent the better part of the last decade exhaustively researching vanishing bee populations across the globe. Just as these close friends are about to publish a career-defining paper, Sanam stumbles upon an error in their calculations.

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The Mountaintop

By: Katori Hall

Karamu House

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Karamu House

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

Description:

A gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel, when a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news.

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Altar Boyz

Directed by: Dionysia Williams

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

Full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is adored by audiences and critics alike.

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Oregon

Blast Off!

By: Maya Malán-González

Directed by: Mandy Khoshnevisan

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Thu Jun 30

Type of Event: Teatro Milagro Virtual Tour

Venue: Milagro

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://https://milagro.org/event/blast-off/

Description:

This youth play for K-8 audiences tells the story of the first Latina astronaut, Ellen Ochoa. Blast Off! is paired with the STEAM curriculum from Milagro’s new Unidad Mas Alla (going higher with unity) curriculum.

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¡Huelga!

By: Maya Malán-González

Directed by: Mandy Khoshnevisan

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Thu Jun 30

Type of Event: Teatro Milagro Virtual Tour

Venue: Milagro

Price: $TBD

Reference Link: https://milagro.org/event/huelga-tour/

Description:

Written in El Teatro Campesino’s “actos” style, this show travels back in time to 1962 to share the beginning of the farmworkers movement and highlight the amazing journey of labor organizer Dolores Huerta.

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The Great Leap

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Zi Alikhan

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 15 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/the-great-leap

Description:

Basketball standout Manford Lum is a fast-talking, dominating teenager on the street courts of Chinatown. But when he elbows his way onto a college team traveling to Beijing for a “friendship” game, the outcome isn’t what anyone expects. A co-production with Artists Rep Theatre.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By: John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask

Directed by: Chip Miller

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 22 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Musical

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch

Description:

Hedwig, a German emigrant, is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that “angry inch.” Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, this one-of-a-kind musical can’t ever be tied down.

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Thurgood

By: George Stevens, Jr.

Directed by: Lou Bellamy

Portland Playhouse

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

Reference Link: https://portlandplayhouse.org/season-14/

Description:

From his early days as a civil rights lawyer arguing the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education to the end of institutionalized segregation, Thurgood spans the impressive 58-year career of Justice Marshall, all the way to his appointment to the highest court in the land.

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Rooms (Working Title)

By: Conceived by Jennifer Lin & Cynthia Shur Petts

Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: installation

Venue: CoHo Theatre

Price: $25

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

Description:

A Company Innovation Project that invites individuals or small groups to move through a series of rooms filled with objects, light, sound, and text.

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Pennsylvania

A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arden Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://ardentheatre.org/announcement2-2/

Description:

Originally slated for March 2020, this production of A Streetcar Named Desire held just one public performance before the company shut down. This production will return to open the 2022 Mainstage Season. This masterpiece depicts a story of love, lust, and the memories we leave behind.

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Backing Track

By: R. Eric Thomas

Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 17 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arden Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://ardentheatre.org/announcement2-2/

Description:

In this new play by acclaimed satirist R. Eric Thomas, a change is in the air for a family after an unexpected loss. Mel, mother of Avery and Jessica, tries to reclaim her place in a gentrified neighborhood while her kids learn firsthand how to balance their own lives.

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The Mountaintop

By: Katori Hall

Directed by: Casaundra Freeman

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $$7.00-$30.00

Reference Link: https://www.bte.org/index.php

Description:

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent his last night on Earth in the Lorraine Motel. This fictional account of that final evening explores the man behind the legend. The Mountaintop “crackles with theatricality and humanity more moving than sainthood,” according to Newsday.

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I and You

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Gia Forakis

Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Price: $43

Reference Link: https://www.brtstage.org/shows/i-and-you/

Description:

Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months. Anthony, a high school athlete, arrives unexpectedly at her door with an assignment from their English teacher. Watch as they uncover the profound mystery that has brought them together.

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The Medium

By: SITI Company

Directed by: Anne Bogart

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 22 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/the-medium/

Description:

First seen at City Theatre in 1996 and based on the writings of Marshall McLuhan, The Medium explores the effect of media and emerging technologies on our perceptions, our psyches, and our personal lives.

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3 Billy Goats Gruff

By: Clark Nicholson

Directed by: Clark Nicholson

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 16 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $10

Reference Link: https://gamuttheatre.org/php

Description:

Watch this not-so-scary bridge troll as he tries to file a police report against some very silly goats. This “crime drama” is performed in the style of the classic TV show Dragnet. Join Detective Saturday as he gathers the facts and solves the crime. Presented with Popcorn Hat Players.

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Echoes of Voices of the Eighth

By: Sharia Benn

Directed by: Sharia Benn

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 11 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $38

Reference Link: https://gamuttheatre.org/season29

Description:

This heartwarming story connects the young and old, past and present, and gone but not forgotten to celebrate the history-making contributions of African Americans who lived in the Old Eighth Ward in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Presented with Sankofa African American Theatre Company.

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Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Amina Robinson

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 20 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: St. Stephen's Theater

Price: $28+

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

Description:

Undine has it all — success, love, and a fabulous wardrobe. When her life begins to unravel in one hilarious reversal after another, she is forced to return to a life she had long left behind.

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9 Parts of Desire

By: Heather Raffo

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Thu Feb 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: $15

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

Description:

From Baghdad to Flint, Mich., Heather Raffo transforms into a wide cross-section of women in her multi-award-winning solo play—newly adapted for the screen and our current time—about love and grief within countries undone by division, violence, and neglect.

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Choir Boy

By: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Jeffrey L. Page

Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Price: $10+

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

Description:

For fifty years, the elite Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has fostered a tradition of Black excellence. Pharus Young is determined to make his mark, but when his commitment to the school’s ethics code is questioned, he must fight for the respect he’s earned.

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Rhode-Island

An Octoroon

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: Joe Wilson, Jr.

The Gamm Theatre

Warwick

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamm Theatre

Price: $30-69

Reference Link: https://www.gammtheatre.org/s37

Description:

From the author of Gloria (Gamm 2018) and Appropriate, this raucous, irreverent retelling of a hit 19th-century melodrama is “this decade’s most eloquent statement on race in America today.” (The New York Times)​

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God Talks to An Agnostic

By: Don Mays

Directed by: Don Mays

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 02 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Audio-Play

Venue: The Public's Radio

Price: $0

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

Description:

Written and directed by Don Mays, this 12-part audio play is a compelling exploration of the impact of religion on race, Black culture, and a collective need for faith in something larger than ourselves.​

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Tiny Beautiful Things

By: Adapted by Nia Vardalos from the book by Chery Strayed; co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, and Vardalos

Directed by: Curt Columbus

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dowling Theater

Price: Starts at $27

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/show/tiny-beautiful-things/

Description:

Based on Cheryl Strayed’s journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for “Dear Sugar.” Reluctant to claim that she has all the answers, Sugar looks to her own past and draws on her life experiences to bring light, laughter, and humanity to others.

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Gem of the Ocean

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Jude Sandy

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chace Theater

Price: Starts at $27

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/show/gem-of-the-ocean/

Description:

Racked with secret guilt, a desperate Citizen Barlow seeks refuge at the home of ancient Aunt Ester. Renowned for soul cleansing, Ester sends Citizen on an epic journey to the City of Bones to find redemption and renewed purpose. Part of Wilson’s American Century Cycle of plays.

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South-Carolina

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

By: Simon Stephens

Directed by: Whitaker Gannon

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Theatre Production - Play

Venue: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Price: $51

Reference Link: https://www.artshhi.com/theater-series/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time

Description:

A Tony Award winner for Best Play, this visually stunning show is a dazzling adventure into the extraordinarily unconventional mind 15-year-old Christopher as he seeks to solve the mysterious murder of the neighbor’s dog. Based on the best-selling novel.

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The Lotus Paradox

By: Dorothy Fortenberry

Directed by: Jay Briggs

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Warehouse Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/lotus-paradox/

Description:

Children’s novelist Nora Tennant is contemplating a fourth book of her seminal trilogy, The Lotus Paradox, despite the strain the series placed on her relationship with her kids. During a celebration of the series at their home, a young, obsessed superfan shows up unannounced.

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Tennessee

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

By: Adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon

Directed by: John Sipes

Clarence Brown Theatre

Knoxville

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 02 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Clarence Brown Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://clarencebrowntheatre.com

Description:

Christopher, an extraordinary young man, discovers the slain body of his neighbor’s dog. To find the killer, he embarks on his first-ever excursion, carefully following leads. His detective work takes the young hero on an exciting journey that ultimately transforms his world.

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School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

By: Jocelyn Bioh

Directed by: Alicia Haymer

Nashville Repertory Theatre

Nashville

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Price: $51.50-61.50

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

Description:

Paulina has it all, and she’s a shoe-in for the Miss Ghana 1986 pageant. With her latest styles and sycophants, she has it all. The game changes when Ericka moves to Ghana from Ohio on the same day the pageant recruiter arrives. Who will be chosen to compete for the crown?

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Texas

The Lifespan of a Fact

By: Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Directed by: Kim Tobin-Lehl

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 13 - Sat Feb 05

Type of Event: play

Venue: 1824 Spring Street, Studio 101, Houston TX 77007

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.4thwalltheatreco.com

Description:

This recent Broadway smash hit comedy is inspired by John D’Agata’s and Jim Fingal’s debate-style book of the same name, and brings to life the endless arguments of its original authors.

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High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest

By: Vichet Chum

Directed by: Tiffany Nichole Greene

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hubbard Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/high-school-play

Description:

It’s senior year in Carrollton, Texas, and Riverside High School’s competitive theatre troupe is climbing back to the top from last year’s unprecedented loss. Friends and rivals duke it out and find themselves in this uniquely Texan and thoroughly universal coming of age comedy.

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Amerikin

By: Chisa Hutchinson

Directed by: James Black

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 11 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Neuhaus Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/amerikin

Description:

Jeff Browning, a new father desperate for community, casually follows his buddy’s advice and tries to join a white supremacist group — but the results of his ancestry test prove surprising.

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How To Be: New Play Festival

By: Jonathan Norton, Eugene Lee, Kristen Adele, Erin Malone, Allie Mims, Paula Sanders, Oba William King, Zetra Goodlow, Bwalya Chisanga, and Michael Harrison

Directed by: Morgana Wilborn

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dallas

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 10 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Festival

Venue: Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://https://bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series/

Description:

The How To Be Project is a one-act festival featuring written commissions by Black writers speaking to the current moment of the Black Lives Matter movement and the exploration of the America that Langston Hughes called “the dream it used to be.” With support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Dragons Love Tacos

By: Written by Ernie Nolan; Based on the book by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri, and published by Penguin Group; Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

Directed by: Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 23 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Show/Performance

Venue: Rosewood Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $23-30

Reference Link: https://dct.org

Description:

Dragons Love Tacos bounds its way into DCT as the third show in our 2021-22 season. A boy and his dog throw the taco party to end all taco parties for a flock of dragons—but what fiery consequences await with the addition of spicy jalapeño pepper salsa? On sale Oct. 4.

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Mother of the Maid

By: Jane Anderson

Directed by: Rebecca Greene Udden

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 30 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Main Street Theater - Rice Village

Price: $59-$35

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/mother-of-the-maid/

Description:

In this riveting new play, Jane Anderson reimagines Joan of Arc’s epic tale through the eyes of her mother, Isabelle, who follows the baffling yet awe-inspiring journey of her curious, extraordinary daughter and remains steadfast in her love and presence for her to the end.

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963

By: based on the book by Christopher Paul Curtis

Directed by: Daria Allen

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Jan 23 - Sun Feb 13

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/the-watsons-go-to-birmingham-1963/

Description:

It’s 1963 and the Watsons, an African-American family, journey from Flint, Mich., to Birmingham, Ala., to take their troublesome son, Byron, to live with his grandmother—a trip that lands them in one of the darkest moments in America’s racial history.

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Pete the Cat

By: based on the books by Kimberly and James Dean

Directed by: Daria Allen

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Feb 27 - Sat Apr 02

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/pete-the-cat/

Description:

Everybody loves Pete, the groovy, guitar-playing cat. Everyone but Jimmy, the world’s most organized second grader. All that changes when Pete and Jimmy take a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. The whole family will love Pete’s hilarious, jazzy antics in this toe-tapping musical!

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On the Exhale

By: Martin Zimmerman

Directed by: Harry Parker

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 03 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre

Price: $10-45

Reference Link: https://stagewest.org/season/exhale

Description:

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime — and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands.

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Church and State

By: Jason Odell Williams

Directed by: Jenna Burnett

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 27 - Sun Feb 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jerry Russell Theatre

Price: $10-45

Reference Link: https://stagewest.org/season/church-state

Description:

Three days before his bid for re-election—in the wake of another school shooting—a U.S. Senator has a life-altering crisis of faith, triggering an off-the-cuff comment which sends the entire campaign into a tailspin.

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Peckin the Crown

Directed by: Chris Fontanes

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 25 - Sat Mar 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

A standalone work within the Farm Road Coven universe, Bottle Alley Theatre’s ongoing storyline since 2017. The play focuses on Gwendolyn Rai, one of the last remaining members of a coven of witches and her particular blend of both experimental magic and hallucinogenic drugs. Presented with Bottle Alley Theatre Company .

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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

By: Kristoffer Diaz

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 16 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Toper at ZACH

Price: $starting at $28

Reference Link: https://zachtheatre.org/chaddeity

Description:

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity is a dramatic comedy following the life of wrestler Macedonio Guerra. As a lifelong fan, he has followed wrestling only to become a “jobber,” one who is paid to lose to bigger-name stars in the ring.

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Dr. Suess’s The Cat in the Hat

By: Adapted by the National Theatre of Great Britain from Dr. Seuss

Directed by: Nat Miller

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 25 - Sun Mar 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Kleberg at ZACH

Price: $12-$18+

Reference Link: https://zachtheatre.org/catinthehat

Description:

Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in ZACH Theatre’s production of the Dr. Seuss classic. Sally and her brother are stuck home in the rain, when a Cat comes knocking at the windowpane!

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Vermont

Heisenberg

By: Simon Stephens

Directed by: Sarah Wansley

Northern Stage

White River Junction

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 16 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Northern Stage

Price: $59

Reference Link: https://northernstage.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S1Y00000T17xDUAR

Description:

What starts with an electric encounter between two strangers grows, over six scenes, into a complex and life-changing relationship. Simon Stephens’s Heisenberg lays bare the beauty in the natural unpredictability of human connection.

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Virginia

Write Stuff!

By: Middle & High School Playwrights

Directed by: MMT Education Staff

Mill Mountain Theatre

Roanoke

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 18 - Sat Feb 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Trinkle MainStage

Price: $Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https:/millmountain.org/production/write-stuff-2022/

Description:

MMT’s young playwrights festival returns for its sixth anniversary. Write Stuff! encourages local middle and high school playwrights to share their work and culminates in readings of selected scripts. The winning scripts will be performed by MMT Conservatory students.

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The Cake

By: Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by: TBA

Mill Mountain Theatre

Roanoke

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Waldron Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://millmountain.org/production/the-cake-2/

Description:

When Della, a North Carolina baker and devout Christian, is asked to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, she is overjoyed—until she finds out that the intended is another bride. For the first time in her life, Della is forced to think for herself.

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Stonewallin’

By: Kari Barclay

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond

Event Date(s): Wed Feb 09 - Sat Mar 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre

Price: $10-$35

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

Description:

The witches are up to something in the small-town South. When Marsha moves back to Virginia to reconnect with her family’s roots, she finds a barista with an astrology obsession, a Confederate monument gone missing, and the makings of a bisexual love story — if she wants it.

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The Servant of Two Masters

Synetic Theater

Arlington

Event Date(s): Mon Feb 21 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Synetic Theater at Crystal City

Price: $20-60

Reference Link: https://synetictheater.org/event_pages/the-servant-of-two-masters/

Description:

This adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte masterpiece will be a madcap farce of mistaken identity and unparalleled physical comedy. Don’t miss this raucous closing to our 20th anniversary season!

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A Doll’s House, Part 2

By: Lucas Hnath

Directed by: Sharon Ott

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Richmond

Event Date(s): Fri Feb 04 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The November Theatre

Price: $36-$56

Reference Link: https://https://va-rep.org/

Description:

This entertaining continuation of Ibsen’s original masterwork examines what happens when Nora Helmer returns home 15 years later and gender roles and societal expectations are turned on their heads.

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Washington

Zen and the Art of an Android Beatdown

By: Tochi Onyebuchi

Directed by: Gin Hammond

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 12 - Fri Jul 01

Type of Event: Ply

Venue: Audio

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/zen-and-the-art-of-an-android-beatdown/

Description:

Cecile dreams of falling. Her work on the android keeps her grounded. This man, always battered and bruised, has dreams of his own, or maybe they’re someone else’s. Her attachment to him threatens to expose the truth of her, but she can’t seem to stay away.

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The Three Musketeers

By: Alexandre Dumas

Directed by: Lamar Legend

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 23 - Fri Jul 01

Type of Event: Audio play

Venue: Online

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-three-musketeers/

Description:

This audio adaptation of the swashbuckling buddy adventure is filled with intrigue and romance, villains and rogues, espionage and scandal.

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Beowulf

By: Julian Glover

Directed by: Gus Menary

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sun Feb 06

Type of Event: In Person

Venue: The Center Theatre at Seattle Center

Price: $20-50

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

Description:

In the cold and icy days of long ago, monsters lurked in the dark. But when Beowulf’s mighty sword destroyed the creature Grendel, a legend was born. This adaptation reminds us of the power of the ancient and the importance of a good story well told.

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Murder for Two

By: Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian

Directed by: Corey McDaniel

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 21 - Sat Feb 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The State Theater

Price: $25-$42

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/murder-for-two/

Description:

They put the laughter in manslaughter! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles — not to mention the piano — in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.

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Red Riding Hood

By: Allison Gregory

Directed by: Steven Dietz

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 01 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://www.sct.org/tickets-shows/

Description:

In this SCT commission and world premiere, Wolfgang, the greatest actor in the world, is preparing for the performance of his lifetime in the “true story” of Red Riding Hood when a delivery driver carrying a mysterious package interrupts his rehearsal.

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See How They Run

By: Philip King

Directed by: Karen Lund

Taproot Theatre Company

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 28 - Sat Feb 05

Type of Event: Comedy

Venue: Taproot Theatre Company

Price: $

Reference Link: https://taproottheatre.org

Description:

All Penelope wants is an evening out. But between a buzzed busy-body in the closet, a volley of vicars galloping across the lawn, and a Soviet spy on the loose, this night is racing toward insanity. Precocious and preposterous, this comedy is quintessentially English!

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Wisconsin

The Mytilenean Debate

By: Quan Barry

Directed by: Mark H

Forward Theater Company

Madison

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sun Mar 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Overture Center for the Arts

Price: $34-$49

Reference Link: https://forwardtheater.com/show/the-mytilenean-debate

Description:

Forward Theater’s writer in residence, Quan Barry, writes a play that raises questions about legacy and the responsibilities inherent in bringing a Black child into a complicated world.

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As You Like it

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Daryl Cloran

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue Feb 15 - Sun Mar 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Quadracci Powerhouse

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/as-you-like-it/

Description:

Its 1960s British Columbia and love is in the air as a handful of cross-dressing lovers lead to mistaken identities, hilarious mishaps, and loads of laughs. Interwoven into Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, the production features over 20 Beatles songs.

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Piano Men

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 07 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/piano-men/

Description:

Piano Men will feature a unique set list from rock, pop, classical, Broadway and everything in between. Filled with hilarious stories, this world premiere event will leave you wanting to come back for more.

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Antonio’s Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

By: Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez

Directed by: Mark Clements

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 26 - Sun Mar 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Stiemke Studio

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/antonios-song-i-was-dreaming-of-a-son/

Description:

From the streets of Brooklyn to Russia’s ballet training studios, Antonio struggles to reconcile multiple ethnic identities. He wrestles with the legacy of stereotypes of masculinity while discovering the beauty of becoming a father.

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Wyoming

Matilda The Musical Jr.

By: Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin

Directed by: Chloe McLeod, with music direction by Melissa Elliott and choreography by Lindsay Larson and Benjamin Roeling

Off Square Theatre Company

Jackson

Event Date(s): Thu Feb 24 - Sat Feb 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Center Theatre

Price: $15-25

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

Description:

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda Jr., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children.”

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