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June 2022

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

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Alabama

The Marvelous Wonderettes

By: Roger Bean

Directed by: Melissa Rain Anderson

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama

Event Date(s): Tue May 24 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Theatre Performance — Musical

Venue: Festival Stage

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://asf.net/the-marvelous-wonderettes-2022/

Description:

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes us to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet and learn about the lives and loves of four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. More than 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, including “Lollipop” and “Dream Lover.”

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Air Play

By: Written and Created by Seth Bloom, Christina Gelsone and Daniel Wurtzel

Directed by: West Hyler

Seattle Children's Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 01 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Seattle Children's Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

In Air Play umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage. With stunning images and gales of laughter, Air Play bounces on the edge of definition: part comedy, part sculpture, part circus, part theatre.

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Arizona

How To Make An American Son

By: christopher oscar peña

Directed by: Kimberly Senior

Arizona Theatre Company

Tucson and Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 04 - Sun Jul 17

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/how-to-make-an-american-son/

Description:

An “over-privileged” American son, Orlando, suddenly finds himself responsible for the future of his father’s entire cleaning enterprise and the fate of a treasured worker. This is a moving new play about the complexities of privilege, citizenship, and the most complex: Family.

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California

9 To 5

By: Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick

Directed by: Carl Jordan

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 02 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GK Hardt Theatre

Price: $38

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

9 to 5 is full of great music and funny moments, but it also exposes how much work is left to be done to achieve equality. It’s our hope that when you walk out of the theatre humming songs from the show, you just might be moved to take action!

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Actually

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: TBD

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Monroe Stage

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

Amber and Tom, finding their way as freshmen at Princeton, spend a night together that alters the course of their lives. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but consent is foggy, and if unspoken, can it be called consent?

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Metamorphoses

By: Mary Zimmerman from Ovid

Directed by: Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

A Noise Within

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Sun May 08 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

Reference Link: https://www.anoisewithin.org/play/metamorphoses/

Description:

Primal storytelling and modern sensibility collide in a sensual re-envisioning of Greek myths — while immersed in a pool of water on stage. Mary Zimmerman creates this Tony-nominated masterpiece that mesmerizes with tales of Midas, Orpheus, Aphrodite, and more.

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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 Lifespan of a Fact

By: Jeremy Karekan, David Murell & Gordon Farrell

Directed by: Michael Stevenson

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed May 04 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/the-lifespan-of-a-fact/

Description:

Based on a true story, we follow Fingal who has a small job: To fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: A groundbreaking piece by legendary author D’Agata. Fingal soon discovers the piece is full of lies.

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Smart People

By: Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by: Michael Stevenson

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 22 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/smart-people-2/

Description:

It’s the eve of Obama’s first election. Four of Harvard University’s brightest are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives.

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Come From Away

By: Book, Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein

Directed by: Christopher Ashley

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue May 31 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ahmanson

Price: $subject to change

Reference Link: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2021/come-from-away/

Description:

Come From Away tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

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Dear Evan Hansen

By: Book by Steven Levenson; Score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Directed by: Michael Greif

Center Theatre Group

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 29 - Sun Jul 31

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ahmanson

Price: $subject to change

Reference Link: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2021/dear-evan-hansen/

Description:

Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical

By: Susan DiLallo and Danny Abosch

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Mon Jun 27 - Tue Jul 19

Type of Event: TYA Musical

Venue: Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Price: $24-30

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com

Description:

Based on the best-selling book series, this TYA musical “fills the theatre with laughter, catchy songs and life-long lessons” (Broadway World) in this tale about Nancy and her friends doing their first show, and what happens when Nancy is cast as a dreary, dull tree.

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World Premiere: Waiting for Next

By: Jeffrey Lo

Directed by: Leslie Martinson

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Event Date(s): Thu May 19 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: In Person

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

Frank is in a school parking lot waiting for his parents (like he always is) when he meets Marcus, who is also waiting (like he always is). What comes next is a friendship that defines both of their lives.

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Eighty-Sixed

By: Book by Jeremy J. King, Music and Lyrics by Sam Salmond

Directed by: Kevin Newbury

Diversionary Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu May 12 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: World Premiere Musical

Venue: Diversionary Theatre

Price: $20-65

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

Description:

NYC 1986: BJ Rosenthal is determined to keep the party going despite the HIV/AIDS crisis closing in around him. Based on the celebrated novel and pulsating with joy, Eighty-Sixed unearths an epidemic that shook the world to reveal a community’s fight to reclaim its future.

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Sleuth

By: Anthony Shaffer

Directed by: Jenny Sullivan

Ensemble Theatre Company

Santa Barbara

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

Type of Event: Theater Performance

Venue: The New Vic

Price: $

Reference Link: https://etcsb.org/production/sleuth/

Description:

Anthony Shaffer’s exquisitely constructed play of cat-and-mouse games was a hit on Broadway in the late 1960s and the basis for two hit movies (both starring Michael Caine). The cast includes John Tufts, whose acclaimed performances in An Iliad and I Am My Own Wife thrilled ETC’s audiences.

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Man of God

By: Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed by: Maggie Burrows

Geffen Playhouse

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue May 24 - Fri Jul 22

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Geffen Playhouse

Price: $65+

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

Description:

During a mission trip to Bangkok, four members of a Korean Christian girls’s youth group discover that their revered pastor has hidden a camera in their hotel bathroom.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

By: Tom Stoppard

Directed by: TBA

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 24 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Live in performance audio theatre recording

Venue: James Bridges Theater

Price: $65.00

Reference Link: https://latw.org

Description:

Tom Stoppard’s wildly witty and inventive, Tony-winning play thrusts two of Shakespeare’s most incidental characters into the limelight. Recorded live in front of an audience for radio, distribution on CD, digital download, and online streaming.

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The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Directed by: Jasson Minadakis

Marin Theatre Company

Mill Valley

Event Date(s): Thu May 26 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boyer Theatre

Price: $25-$60

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

Description:

Nominated for six 2020 Tony Awards including Best Play, this riveting thriller by Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick and was listed among “Best of the Year” in Time, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and more.

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Encore

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri May 13 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Decker Theatre

Price: $25-55

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

Description:

Celebrate 40 years of New Conservatory Theatre Center with a magically melodious performance of iconic numbers from a songbook of over 50 musical productions that have lit up our stage, featuring hit songs from blockbuster mega-musicals and hidden gems from indie darlings.

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The Outgoing Tide

By: Bruce Graham

Directed by: Nike Doukas

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 08 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: play

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

Fiercely proud and battling the torments of an aging mind and an uncertain future, one man devises a plan, but his family has other ideas. Deftly moving between present and past, playwright Bruce Graham weaves a highly relatable story.

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The Agitators

By: Mat Smart

Directed by: Mark Booher

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Santa Maria

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 23 - Sun Jul 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Severson Theatre

Price: $19.25-50.00

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

Description:

Young abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony are full of hopes, dreams, and seemingly common purpose when they meet in Rochester in the 1840s. However, as they grow to become great agents of change, their alliance and friendship is severely tested.

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The Sound of Music

By: Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

Directed by: Kitty Balay

PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre

Santa Maria

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 30 - Sun Jul 31

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Marion Theatre

Price: $19.25-50.00

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

Description:

When problematic Maria proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain and eventually softens his broken heart in one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

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In Every Generation

By: Ali Viterbi

Directed by: Todd Salovey

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu May 26 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: San Diego Repertory Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.sdrep.org/show-detail.php?id=659

Description:

One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again—1416 BCE, 1954, 2019, and 2050 to be exact! While the time, location, and language changes, the traditions stay the same.

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Xanadu

By: Book by Douglas Carter Beane Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar

Directed by: Kevin Harris

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 03 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $20-40

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Xanadu is a hilarious roller-skating musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you. You’ll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart… forever.

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A Small Fire

By: Adam Bock

Directed by: Mary Ann Rodgers

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Sat May 14 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

Reference Link: https://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/small-fire

Description:

Adam Bock’s meticulously crafted script follows Emily Bridges, a woman used to running all things — from her construction business to her family — until she suddenly begins experiencing mysterious changes. As her world shifts, her relationships transform.

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Apartment Living

By: Boni B. Alvarez

Directed by: Jon Lawrence Rivera

Skylight Theatre Company

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 23 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Skylight Theatre

Price: $35-40

Reference Link: https://skylighttheatre.org/

Description:

Behaviors change in forced captivity during the pandemic in Los Angeles. Do we like what we learn about the people we love? Presented with Playwrights’ Arena.

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Ragtime

By: Terrence McNally, with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Directed by: Robert Kelley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Mountain View

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 01 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season51/ragtime/

Description:

This sweeping and stirring musical masterpiece paints a portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, interweaving the lives of three families — white American, African American, and Jewish immigrant from Latvia — pursuing the American Dream in a rapidly changing world.

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Queen

By: Madhuri Shekar

Directed by: Jeffrey Lo

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Santa Clara

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 29 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Louis B. Mayer Theatre

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season51/queen/

Description:

In this high-stakes environmental drama, best friends and PhD candidates Sanam and Ariel research the collapse of bee colonies worldwide. When a flaw emerges in their research, their friendship, careers, and even an arranged marriage are at risk.

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Colorado

Quixote Nuevo

By: Octavio Solis

Directed by: Lisa Portes

Denver Center Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri May 13 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Wolf Theatre

Price: TBD

Reference Link: https://www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/quixote-nuevo/

Description:

¡Que viva el Quixote! An inspiring modern reimagining of the classic.

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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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Cyrano de Bergerac

By: Translated by Brian Hooker from Edmond Rostand

Directed by: Judith Allen

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 25 - Sat Jul 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Park at Columbine Health Systems

Price: $10-32

Reference Link: https://https://www.openstage.com/events/49th-season/cyrano/

Description:

Full of wordplay and swordplay, as well as the most famous nose in history, Cyrano de Bergerac is a night of love, mistaken identity, and romantic tragedy under the stars.

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Connecticut

Queen

By: Madhuri Shekar

Directed by: Aneesha Kudtarkar

Long Wharf Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Tue May 17 - Sun Jun 05

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/queen/

Description:

Queen is a provocative portrayal of brilliant women confronting inconvenient truths.

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District-of-Columbia

Drumfolk

By: Step Afrika!

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Tue May 31 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Dance

Venue: Fichandler Stage

Price: $

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

Description:

Drumfolk takes audiences on a journey from the 17th century to today, revealing the hidden histories and resounding movements that transformed America.

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On Your Feet! En español

By: Book by Alexander Dinelaria; Music, Lyrics & Orchestration by Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Directed by: Luis Salgado

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu May 05 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $30-70

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/on-your-feet-en-espa%C3%B1ol

Description:

The Spanish-language premiere of this jukebox musical that took Broadway by storm, based on the inspiring story of the Cuban-American 26-time Grammy-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Prepare to be On Your Feet from curtain to curtain!

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In His Hands

By: Benjamin Benne

Directed by: Jose Carrasquillo

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 22 - Sun Jul 17

Type of Event: In-person/live theater

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center - Sprenger Theatre

Price: $50 - 68

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/in-his-hands

Description:

Daniel, a video game wizard and aspiring Lutheran pastor, is falling for Christian. But as these men explore the potential of their new relationship, voices from Christian’s past threaten to overpower the connection they share. A radically contemporary, queer rom-com.

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District-Of-Columbia

John Proctor Is the Villain

By: Kimberly Belflower

Directed by: Marti Lyons

Studio Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Apr 27 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $50-95

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022-john-proctor-is-the-villain

Description:

In this world premiere by a major new voice, the students of Helen County High are dealing with sex ed, group projects for The Crucible, and a small town scandal that might not actually be a total witch hunt after all.

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The Hot Wing King

By: Katori Hall

Directed by: Steve H. Broadnax III

Studio Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 22 - Sun Jul 31

Type of Event: Theatre Play

Venue: Studio Theatre

Price: $50-95

Reference Link: https://www.studiotheatre.org/plays/play-detail/2021-2022-the-hot-wing-king

Description:

Cordell and his crew, the New Wing Order, are frying their way to glory and the title of Memphis Hot Wang King in this fresh, fierce comedy about celebrating who you are. Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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District-of-Columbia

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities

By: Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by: Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January Lavoy

Theater J

Washington, DC

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 09 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: EDCJCC

Price: $35-70

Reference Link: https://theaterj.org/2021-2022-season/fires-in-the-mirror-21-22/

Description:

August 1991: Riots erupt in a racially polarized neighborhood after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade, and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. This groundbreaking documentary play promises a tour-de-force solo performance.

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District-Of-Columbia

There’s Always the Hudson

By: Paola Lázaro

Directed by: Jess McLeod

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Mon May 09 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/theres-always-the-hudson/

Description:

A hilarious, fearless, and fucked-up adventure about two fractured souls who make a pact to get revenge and let loose their fury. A new work by and staring Paola Lázaro (AMC’s The Walking Dead).

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Florida

Dutchman

By: LeRoi Jones and Amiri Baraka

American Stage

St. Petersburg

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 29 - Sun Jul 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Raymond James Theatre

Price: $32-53

Reference Link: https://americanstage.org

Description:

Dutchman premiered almost 60 years ago during the height of the Civil Rights movement. It’s a story of political and psychological struggle between Black and white Americans that is more timely now than ever before.

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Hood

By: Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn

Directed by: Mark Brokaw

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Mertz Theatre

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

Description:

The world’s sexiest thief. A pair of history’s greatest lovers. The Merry Band that made redistributing wealth cool. Here, finally, is the real story of the disgraced nobleman, forced into the wilderness, who seeks revenge not only for himself but against an unjust system.

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Eureka Day

By: Jonathan Spector

Directed by: Bianca LaVerne Jones

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed May 11 - Sat Jun 04

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Cook Theatre

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

Description:

An illness is spreading through the progressive and accepting Eureka Day School — and it isn’t just the mumps. When the outbreak threatens to become an epidemic, it’s a race to see what will destroy this community first: The disease or each other.  When does “us” become “them?”

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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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Fade

By: Tanya Saracho

Directed by: Teo Castellanos

GableStage

Coral Gables

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 03 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: GableStage @ the Biltmore Hotel & Resort

Price: $35-65

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

Description:

It’s Lucia’s first TV writing job and she worries she may be the “diversity hire” she’s heard whispers about when she befriends the only other Hispanic around, Abel, the janitor. Bonds form, but their friendship is not what it seems in this dramatic comedy of class and culture.

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The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui

By: By Bertolt Brecht, Translated By George Tabori

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed May 11 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Price: $19.50+

Reference Link: https://jobsitetheater.org

Description:

Bertolt Brecht’s 1941 literary shot-across-the-bow at the Nazi takeover, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui recasts Hitler’s rise to 1930s Chicago, where a gangster methodically pulls the green grocer trade into a stranglehold.

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The Belle of Amherst

By: William Luce

Palm Beach Dramaworks

West Palm Beach

Event Date(s): Fri May 20 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: play

Price: $59-94

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

Description:

Based on the life of Emily Dickinson, this one-woman show paints a vivid portrait of the beloved, enigmatic poet.

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Athena

By: Gracie Gardner

Directed by: Summer Wallace

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 10 - Sun Jul 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $5-35

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

Description:

Mary Wallace and Athena are brave young fencers training for the Junior Olympics. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together. They just wish they were friends.

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Georgia

TBA World Premiere Musical

By: TBA

Directed by: Kenny Leon

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Wed May 25 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $25 - 85

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/world-premiere-musical

Description:

The Alliance will produce a world-premiere musical by an exciting creative team with direction by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon. Leon is known to Atlanta audiences as the former artistic director of Alliance and as the founder and artistic director emeritus of True Colors Theatre.

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Swindlers

By: Chris Anthony Ferrer

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

Event Date(s): Thu May 19 - Mon Jun 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Aurora Theatre

Description:

Swindlers is a hilarious new farce that centers around bungling burglars, Jerry and Miles, who are set to make easy pickings of a millionaire Miami mansion. The madcap caper? Finding the $300 million diamond first and getting out alive!

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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 May 13 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Atlanta or Southeastern premiere

Venue: Horizon Theatre

Price: $25-45

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

Description:

Summer production of an Atlanta, Southeastern, or world premiere of a contemporary play.

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TBA

By: TBA

Directed by: TBA

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri May 13 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Atlanta or Southeastern premiere

Venue: Horizon Theatre

Price: $25-45

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

Description:

Summer production TBA

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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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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

By: Lanie Robertson

Directed by: Eric J. Little

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 01 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Balzer Theater at Herren's

Price: $15+

Reference Link: https://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/lady-day-22/

Description:

Theatrical Outfit will once again be transformed into a 1950s Philadelphia jazz bar where the legendary Billie Holiday is giving one of her final performances. As she wows audiences with her iconic hits, Billie shares bittersweet stories about her life.

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Illinois

Last Hermanos

By: Exal Iraheta

A Red Orchid Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 21 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: World

Venue: A Red Orchid Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://aredorchidtheatre.org/

Description:

Reunited and on the run, Miguel and Julio are fleeing an America where being Latinx is a life sentence. Sequestered in a Texas state park, the arrival of a sympathetic deserter brings the conflict between Julio’s desire for revolution and Miguel’s longing for normalcy into focus.

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The Magnolia Ballet

By: Terry Guest

Directed by: Mikael Burke

About Face Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu May 12 - Sat Jun 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Den Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://aboutfacetheatre.com/show/the-magnolia-ballet/

Description:

When Ezekiel, a Black teenager with a secret, discovers a trove of forbidden love letters among his late grandfather’s belongings, he begins to believe that the only way to fight the ghosts of racism, homophobia, and toxic masculinity is to burn everything to the ground.

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Two Trains Running

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Ron OJ Parson

Court Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu May 12 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Court Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2021-2022-season/two-trains-running/

Description:

Amidst the Civil Rights Movement, Memphis Lee fights to get a fair price for his restaurant which is slated for demolition. Meanwhile, the diner’s regulars search for work, love, and justice as their neighborhood continues to change and the rules are stacked against them.

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Enough to Let the Light In

By: Paloma Nozicka

Directed by: Kimberly Senior

Jackalope Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: World Premiere Play Production

Venue: Jackalope Theatre in the Broadway Armory

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://jackalopetheatre.org

Description:

A couple spends the night celebrating a milestone, but it quickly devolves into chaos as buried secrets are revealed and lives are irrevocably changed. Enough to Let the Light In is a full-length psychological thriller about love, truth, and the ghosts that won’t let us go.

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The Luckiest

By: Melissa Ross

Directed by: Cody Estle

Raven Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed May 04 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: East Stage

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://www.raventheatre.com/stage/the-luckiest/

Description:

A diagnosis shatters Lissette’s world and she finds herself at odds with her best friend and her mother, both with strong opinions wrapped in good intentions. This tender and funny play explores the uncertain and tragic territory of how we choose to take ownership of our lives.

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Choir Boy

By: Tarell Alvin McCraney

Directed by: Kent Gash

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 16 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Play

Price: $44-110

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

Description:

Written by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), this Tony-nominated play — threaded throughout with soul-stirring a cappella gospel hymns — is the story of a young gay Black man and his battle between identity and community.

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Seagull

By: Yasen Peyankov from Anton Chekhov

Directed by: Yasen Peyankov

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Apr 28 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Price: $44-110

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

Description:

In a giant country house filled to overflow on a long summer weekend in the Russian countryside, three generations collide in Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and magical adaption of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. This all-ensemble cast will open our new Round Theater.

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cullud wattah

By: Erika Dickerson-Despenza

Directed by: Lili-Anne Brown

Victory Gardens Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 11 - Sun Jul 17

Type of Event: Regional Premiere Play

Venue: Victory Gardens Theater

Price: $29-62

Reference Link: https://victorygardens.org/

Description:

Thanksgiving, 2016: Flint, Mich., has been without clean water for 936 days. Marion, a third-generation General Motors assembly line worker, worries over impending layoffs while struggling to fight the poison that floods her home—and her family’s bodies.

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Athena

By: Gracie Gardner

Directed by: essica Fisch, with choreography by Steph Paul

Writers Theatre

Glencoe

Event Date(s): Thu May 05 - Sun Jul 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Writers Theatre - Gillian Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.writerstheatre.org/athena

Description:

A fast-paced, engaging new play from Gracie Gardner, Athena received an acclaimed premiere in New York in 2018. Director Jessica Fisch brings her deft touch for storytelling to this portrait of two high-achieving young women, simultaneously rivals and allies, pushing each other.

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Pearl’s Rollin’ With the Blues

By: Felicia P. Fields and Ron OJ Parson, with dramaturgy by Kimberly Dixon-Mays

Directed by: Ron OJ Parson

Writers Theatre

Glencoe

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 23 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Musical Revue

Venue: Writers Theatre - Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre

Reference Link: https://www.writerstheatre.org/pearls-rollin-with-the-blues

Description:

This world premiere musical revue celebrates great Blues artists including Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Howlin’ Wolf and more! Enjoy the riffs, rhythms, and rapport of seasoned musicians as they do what they do best: Swap stories, belt the Blues, and put on one helluva show.

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Indiana

Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Laura Gordon

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

Event Date(s): Tue May 10 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: One American Stage

Price: $26-$67.50

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

Description:

With sharp, witty banter and memorable one-liners, six women from all walks of life celebrate the everyday joys and tears of small-town living while gathered at their favorite hair salon.

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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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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

Bakkhai

By: Euripedes, in a new version by Anne Carson

Directed by: Mike Donahue

Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 01 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Mainstage production

Venue: Baltimore Center Stage

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.centerstage.org/plays-and-events/bakkhai/

Description:

Featuring original music (by Diana Oh), debauchery, and a whole lot of wine, Bakkhai is a cautionary tale about the consequences of a civilization’s fear of the unknown.

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Crying on Television

By: R. Eric Thomas

Directed by: Reginald L. Douglas

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Tue May 31 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: mainstage

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: https://everymantheatre.org/everymans-20212022-season-0

Description:

This world premiere comedy from a Baltimore-based writer, humorist, and internet sensation is both laugh-out-loud funny and beguilingly sweet. It’s a platonic rom-com about four strangers, the notion of loving TV characters a little too much, and trying to form friendships as an adult.

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

By: Robert Kauzlaric

Directed by: Nathanial P. Claridad

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 22 - Sun Aug 07

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Imagination Stage

Price: $28

Reference Link: https://imaginationstage.org

Description:

Mr. Popper, a painter of modest means, dreams of taking an Antarctic adventure. So he’s thrilled when a penguin named Captain Cook waddles out of a mysterious box left on his doorstep.

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Nollywood Dreams

By: Jocelyn Bioh

Directed by: Raymond O. Caldwell

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 08 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Round House Theatre

Price: $refer to website

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

Description:

It’s the ’90s in Lagos, Nigeria, and Ayamma has big dreams. Despite working in her parents’ travel agency, she spends every spare minute imagining her big break.

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Massachusetts

1776

By: Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards

Directed by: Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Sun May 15 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Musical Revival

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://

Description:

How much will we compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And who does that freedom belong? A new production of the Tony Award-winning musical reexamines a pivotal moment in American history with a cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity.

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The Inheritance Parts 1 & 2

By: Matthew Lopez

Directed by: Paul Daigneault

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sat Jun 11

Type of Event: Theatre - Play - Drama

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts

Price: $25+

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

Description:

Inspired by E.M. Forster’s Howards End, The Inheritance is an epic two-part play that follows three generations of gay men as they grapple with the tragedy of the past and what it means for their future.

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Michigan

Fairview

By: Jackie Sibblies Drury

Detroit Repertory Theatre

Detroit

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 02 - Sun Jul 31

Type of Event: Theatrical Play

Venue: Detroit Repertory Theatre

Price: $20

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

Description:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning dramedy examining deep-seated paradigms of race in America.

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Bright Star

By: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Directed by: Kathy Mulay

Farmers Alley Theatre

Kalamazoo

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 16 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Farmers Alley Theatre

Price: $15-40

Reference Link: http://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2021-22/bright-star

Description:

With a lively bluegrass and folk score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, this uplifting theatrical journey holds you tightly in its grasp and is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

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The Magnificent Seven

By: Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald

Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Flint Repertory Theatre

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://flintrep.org/the-magnificent-seven/

Description:

This dazzling world-premiere musical explores the inner lives of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team as they capture the nation’s imagination while competing for Olympic Gold.

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Minnesota

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical

By: Kevin Del Aguila

Directed by: Jenn Thompson

Children's Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Fri Apr 22 - Sat Jun 18

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Children's Theatre Company

Price: $15-63

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

Description:

Grab a hall pass and don’t be late for this hilarious musical, familiar to anyone who survived middle school!

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Destiny of Desire

By: Karen Zacarías

Directed by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Apr 30 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: McGuire Proscenium Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

The joys, tribulations, and plot twists of epic love are bursting onstage in Karen Zacarías’ brilliantly funny and Broadway-bound homage to the telenovela.

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Emma

By: Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by: Meredith McDonough

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 18 - Sun Aug 21

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Wurtele Thrust Stage

Price: $

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

Description:

In her world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Kate Hamill turns the tale of witty matchmaker Emma Woodhouse into a fast-paced, screwball comedy with romcom sensibilities.

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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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Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.

By: Adapted by Doug Wright from the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and music adapted and arranged by David Weinstein

Directed by: Sandy Boren-Barrett

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 24 - Sun Aug 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

Reference Link: https://www.stagestheatre.org/disneys-little-mermaid/

Description:

Journey “Under the Sea” with Ariel and her maritime friends in this enchanting tale of big dreams and true love. This 60-minute adaptation of the ever-popular Disney film features the charming Academy Award-winning music and will delight audiences of all ages.

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Twelve Angry Men

By: Adapted from the play by Reginald Rose, Music and lyrics by Michael Holland, Book by David Simpatico

Directed by: Peter Rothstein

Theater Latté Da

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 08 - Sun Jul 17

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Ritz Theater

Price: $35 and up

Reference Link: https://www.latteda.org/twelve-angry-men-2022

Description:

In a small New York City jury room, on “the hottest day of the year,” 12 men debate the fate of a young defendant charged with murdering his father.

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Cambodian Rock Band

By: Lauren Yee

Directed by: Lily Tung Crystal

Theater Mu

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 11 - Sun Jul 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Jungle Theater

Price: Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://www.theatermu.org/cambodian-rock-band

Description:

A Khmer Rouge survivor returns to Cambodia for the first time,as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.

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Missouri

Alice’s Wonderland

By: J. Quinton Johnson and Julia Riew from a treatment by Linda Chichester and David Coffman

Directed by: Nik Whitcomb

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 21 - Sun Aug 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coterie Theatre

Price: $14.00-$18.00

Reference Link: https://thecoterie.org/performance/alices-wonderland

Description:

The Coterie presents the world premiere of Alice’s Wonderland, adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic. Featuring an original score of hip-hop, pop, gospel, and musical theatre, Alice is a brilliant teen coder who dreams of changing the world with her new video game, Wonderland.

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The Inheritance, Part 1 & 2

By: Matthew Lopez

Directed by: Jeff Church & Ian R. Crawford

Unicorn Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Wed May 11 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Unicorn Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://unicorntheatre.org/the-inheritance/

Description:

An epic and touching journey through generations of gay America.

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Nebraska

The Sound of Music

By: Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

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

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $27.00

Reference Link: https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/som21/

Description:

The world’s favorite musical bursts onto the Rose stage, alive with The Sound of Music! With songs such as “Edelweiss” and “Do-Re-Mi,” this beloved musical has won the hearts of audiences worldwide.

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New-York

Yoga Play

By: Dipika Guha

Directed by: Melissa Crespo

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Tue May 10 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

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

Description:

Corporate yoga giant Jojomon is at the pinnacle of its game when a scandal sends the company into freefall. Joan, the newly hired CEO, risks everything on a wild plan to recover the company’s earnings and reputation.

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Where We Belong

By: Madeline Sayet

Directed by: Mei Ann Teo

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 01 - Thu Jun 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Fielding Stage

Price: $25-$69

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

Description:

In 2015, Mohegan theatremaker Madeline Sayet travels to England to pursue a PhD in Shakespeare. Madeline finds a country that refuses to acknowledge its ongoing role in colonialism just as the Brexit vote threatens to further disengage the U.K. from the wider world.

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Sister Act

By: Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner from the screenplay by Joseph Howard, with additional material by Douglas Carter Beane and music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater

Directed by: Julio Agustin

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 21 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Wilson Stage

Price: $25-$69

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

Description:

What’s the best place to hide a disco diva who just witnessed a mob hit? In a convent, of course! Delores Van Cartier takes cover and dons a habit, and when she brings her disco talent to the convent choir, the word “sister” takes on new meaning.

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The Onion Game

By: Bryan Delaney

Directed by: Greg Natale

Irish Classical Theatre Company

Buffalo

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Andrews Theatre

Price: $49

Reference Link: https://irishclassical.com/the-onion-game-2022/

Description:

Onion and Pearl are miserably married. Their children are displaying increasingly strange behavior. As Onion writes the Great Irish Novel and Pearl covers the house in beads, they secretly plot each other’s ruin. A black comedy by ICTC’s playwright in residence, Bryan Delaney.

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Golden Shield

By: Anchuli Felicia King

Directed by: Danya Taymor

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Apr 26 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Play

Venue: MTC at New York City Center - Stage I

Price: $

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

Description:

From international playwright Anchuli Felicia King comes a riveting new play about loyalties, intrigue, and the delicate art of translation. Directing this fast-paced production is Danya Taymor (Heroes of the Fourth Turning).

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Corsicana

By: Will Arbery

Directed by: Sam Gold

Playwrights Horizons

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 02 - Sun Jul 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/corsicana/

Description:

In this restless quartet about caretaking and caregiving, in which the very fabric of reality is up for debate, Will Arbery charts the quiet, particular contracts of the heart that forge a new family.

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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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Grass

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Signature Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Mon May 30 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

A nightmare eviction leaves an out-of-work actor with nowhere to go but his father’s house on an island in southeast Texas. But in order to get there—and not get shot—he’s going to have to let his mother drive. Hilarity ensues. Or doesn’t. In either case, History narrates.

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salt/city/blues

By: Kyle Bass

Directed by: Gilbert McCauley

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 08 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=118

Description:

World premiere. A diverse cast of characters forces Yolonda to confront the Salt City’s complicated history around race, class and urban renewal, and to reckon with her role as architect of the broken bridges in her own family. Moving, funny, poignant, and current.

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Ohio

Pride and Prejudice

By: Adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen

Directed by: Sara Clark

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri May 20 - Sat Jun 18

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $14-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/pride-and-prejudice/

Description:

Sweepingly romantic, with a good dose of the tongue-in-cheek, Pride and Prejudice—in a fresh and funky new adaptation—follows the love stories of the Bennet sisters as they find that the path to true love can lead to the most unexpected of places.

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Tiny Beautiful Things

By: Adapted by Nia Vardalos from Cheryl Strayed

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed May 18 - Sat Jun 18

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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

Description:

Based on the acclaimed book by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things is a funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience following the then-struggling writer as she took over the unpaid, anonymous position of an advice columnist named Sugar.

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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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Rent

By: Jonathan Larson

Directed by: Chip Miller

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat May 21 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Musical

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/rent-musical

Description:

As a group of young artists fight for justice and visibility during the AIDS crisis, they revel in the beautiful bonds of friendship and chosen family. With its profound message of joy and hope in the face of uncertainty, this musical reminds us to measure our lives with love.

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Bella: An American Tall Tale

By: Kirsten Childs

Directed by: Damaris Webb

Portland Playhouse

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed May 04 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

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

Description:

As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier.

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Pennsylvania

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play

By: Jocelyn Bioh

Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu May 05 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arden Theatre Company

Price: $

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

Description:

Members of an elite boarding school in Ghana are excited for the prospect of earning a spot in the Miss Universe pageant. When queen bee Paulina is threatened by unlikely newcomer Ericka, tensions run high. As the saying goes: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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Into the Woods

By: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine

Arden Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu May 26 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arden Theatre Company

Price: $

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

Description:

One of Sondheim’s most beloved musicals returns to the F. Otto Haas stage with a magical radiance. Into the Woods explores the journey to the fairy tales’ happy ending—and the responsibilities that come with happily ever after.

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The Christians

By: Lucas Hnath

Directed by: Eric Wunsch

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

Event Date(s): Thu May 26 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $7.00-$30.00

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

Description:

Pastor Paul is having a crisis of conscience. After a divisive sermon, the congregants of Paul’s megachurch struggle to see eye to eye. Both epic and intimate, this melodic drama asks “legitimately difficult questions about belief and behavior” (The Guardian).

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The Winter’s Tale

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Clark Nicholson

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 03 - Sat Jun 18

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Reservoir Park, Harrisburg

Price: Free

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

Description:

The Winter’s Tale is a devastating tragedy, a light comedy, and an emotionally complex story. It’s a reflection on mortality and a celebration of new life. Both terrifying and hilarious, it is a tale of magic and loss. Presented with Harrisburg Shakespeare Company.

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Travesties

By: Tom Stoppard

Directed by: Charles McMahon

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu May 19 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: St. Stephen's Theater

Price: $28+

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

Description:

Zürich, 1917. In Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece, obscure British diplomat Henry Carr and Dadaist Tristan Tzara are in love with Cecily and Gwendolyn, who are both in love with someone named Jack.

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Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland

By: Steve H. Broadnax III

Directed by: Steve H. Broadnax III, with music supervision and arrangements by Jason Michael Webb

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Wed May 18 - Sun Jun 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: People's Light (Leonard C. Haas Stage)

Price: $45

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

Description:

Chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and openly gay Civil Rights activist, Bayard Rustin was nearly written out of the history books. This world premiere play soars with African American spirituals and offers a glimpse into a transformative moment for young Rustin.

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The Vinegar Tree

By: Paul Osborn

Directed by: Abigail Adams

People's Light

Malvern

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 29 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: People's Light (Steinbright Stage)

Price: $45

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

Description:

Mistaken identities and foolhardy love affairs abound in this rarely produced 1930 comedy of manners. As romances tangle and secrets unfurl over the course of one topsy-turvy day in Laura Merrick’s country home, everyone comes to terms with what they truly want.

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The Amazing Lemonade Girl

By: James DeVita

Directed by: Allison Weakland

Prime Stage Theatre

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 16 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Hazlett Theater

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: https://primestage.com/events/lemonade-girl/

Description:

Alex Scott wasn’t going to let her rare childhood illness get her down — she started a front yard lemonade stand to raise funds to help other kids. This regional premiere shows how a single person can change the world one act, or even one cup, at a time.

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Fairview

By: Jackie Sibblies Drury

Directed by: James Ijames

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Tue May 31 - Sat Jun 18

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilma Theater

Price: $Various

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/event/fairview/

Description:

The Frasier family is preparing to celebrate grandma’s birthday, cooking dinner, drinking wine, and hiding secrets. But what starts as a sitcom about a Black family explodes into a raucously brilliant look at race in America.

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Rhode-Island

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

By: Dave Malloy

Directed by: Josh Short

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu May 19 - Sun Jul 17

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Wilbury Theatre Group

Price: $25

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

Description:

From the celebrated and award-winning composer Dave Malloy comes Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, an electropop opera based on a scandalous slice of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

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Fairview

By: Jackie Sibblies Drury

Directed by: Jude Sandy

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu May 19 - Sun Jun 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Chace Theater

Price: Starts at $27

Reference Link: https://www.trinityrep.com/show/fairview/

Description:

It’s Grandma’s birthday, and Beverly needs the family’s celebration to be perfect. Then this family comedy takes a surprising turn, becoming an unpredictable and thrillingly theatrical experience that boldly confronts perceptions of race and identity.

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South-Carolina

Rock of Ages

By: Chris D'Arienzo

Directed by: Sara Brians

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 28 - Sun Aug 14

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Price: $61

Reference Link: https://www.artshhi.com/theater-series/rock-of-ages

Description:

Know what love is, feel the noise, and take your best shot at the Bourbon Room, a bar on the Sunset Strip. The iconic music of groups like Styx, Twisted Sister, and Journey propels this high energy hit!

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Appropriate

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: Ibi Owolabi

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 10 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Warehouse Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/appropriate-ii/

Description:

Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of their newly dead patriarch. As his adult children sort through hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history.

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South-Dakota

The D/N/Lakota Theater Project

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Michael John Garcés

Cornerstone Theater Company

Multiple

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 15 - Sat Jul 02

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Multiple

Price: Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://cornerstonetheater.org/the-lakota-project/

Description:

The D/N/Lakota Theater Project is a socially engaged performance project combining participatory research with theatremaking, co-created with Lakota communities in Rapid City and with the Sicangu Lakota Nation, Oglala Lakota Nation, and Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate.

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Texas

Between Riverside and Crazy

By: Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by: Bill Pruitt

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu May 12 - Sat Jun 04

Type of Event: play

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

Price: $

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

Description:

4th Wall is delighted to remount its critically acclaimed production, which the Houston Press described as “a glorious time at the theatre—explosive, funny, gritty, true.” This new American classic follows a retired NYC cop fighting down forces much larger than himself.

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Born with Teeth

By: Liz Duffy Adams

Directed by: Rob Melrose

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri May 06 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Neuhaus Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/born-with-teeth

Description:

The great Kit Marlowe and the up-and-comer Will Shakespeare meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young men with everything to lose.

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Noir

By: Kyle Jarrow and Duncan Sheik

Directed by: Darko Tresnjak

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 02 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Hubbard Theatre

Price: $16-$91

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

Description:

Inspired by early radio plays and classic film noir, this new musical is written by Broadway artists Duncan Sheik of Spring Awakening and Kyle Jarrow of SpongeBob SquarePants and directed by Darko Tresnjak of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

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Alley All New Festival

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 15 - Sun Jun 26

Type of Event: Festival

Venue: Alley Theatre

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/allnew

Description:

New plays in development from some of the most exciting voices in contemporary theatre. All readings and workshops are free and open to the public.

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Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

By: Caridad Svich

Directed by: Amelia Rico

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun May 08 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Main Street Theater - Rice Village

Price: $35-$59

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/aunt-julia/

Description:

A boisterous, high-spirited comedy with a big-hearted romantic story, it’s what playwright Svich calls “a coming-of-age story about the performance of everyday life, the wonderfully disordered nature of love, and an homage to the golden age of radio and classic screwball comedies.”

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

By: based on the MGM Motion Picture

Directed by: Jimmy Phillips

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 11 - Sun Jul 31

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $20

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/chitty-chitty-bang-bang/

Description:

Caractacus Potts and his children, Jeremy and Jemima, embark on the ride of a lifetime with their out-of-this-world car, the one and only Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! Based on the beloved film, this “truly scrumptious” musical is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

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Into the Breeches

By: George Brant

Directed by: Joanne Zipay

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 09 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre

Price: $10-45

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

Description:

It’s 1942, and there’s a problem at the Oberon Playhouse! With the director and leading men all off at war, it looks like the season will be canceled. That is, until a determined group of ladies rally the troops at home to mount an all-female production.

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Lonesome Blues

By: Akin Babatundé and Alan Govenar

Directed by: Akin Babatundé

Undermain Theatre

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 15 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Undermain Theatre

Price: $$15 - $30

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

Description:

Lonesome Blues is the true story of the legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson: born blind but ultimately able to express his deepest emotions through music. He was discovered on a street corner in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas—we bring his story back to Deep Ellum!

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The Sound of Music

By: Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III; Book by Howard Lindsey and Russel Crouse

Directed by: Dave Steakley

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 15 - Sun Jul 24

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: ZACH360 in The Topfer at ZACH

Price: $starting at $28

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

Description:

The hills are alive in this intimate, heartfelt reimagining of the beloved musical classic bringing the Von Trapp Family to life in a ZACH360 experience where the Topfer is transformed into a lively biergarten.

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Utah

All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 21 - Thu Sep 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $10-80

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

Description:

Although the king forces the young Count Bertram to marry orphaned Helena, he cannot make him love her. Only by completing an impossible task can Helena win that affection.

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Sweeney Todd

By: Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Tue Jun 21 - Fri Sep 09

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $16-86

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

Description:

Sweeney Todd, an unjustly imprisoned barber, escapes and returns to 19th-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop.

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King Lear

By: William Shakespeare

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 22 - Sat Sep 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $10-80

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

Description:

Deluded by lies and flattery, old King Lear has sorely misjudged his daughters, placing himself into the cruel hands of his two ambitious daughters and spurning the youngest, the one who truly loves him.

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The Sound of Music

By: Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Thu Jun 23 - Sat Oct 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $31-86

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

Description:

Known and loved the world over, The Sound of Music reminds us that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion, and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed.

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Trouble in Mind

By: Alice Childress

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 24 - Fri Sep 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $25-80

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

Description:

It’s 1957 in New York City, and Wiletta May — an African American actor in rehearsal for a new Broadway play — doesn’t intend to cause trouble. The stakes are high, but this satire of backstage drama and racial tropes will make you both laugh and stop to think.

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Clue

By: Sandy Rustin from Jonathan Lynn, with additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

Event Date(s): Sat Jun 25 - Sat Oct 08

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $25-80

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

Description:

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well. . .dead. So whodunnit?

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Virginia

Curious George: The Golden Meatball TYA

By: Music by John Kavanaugh books and lyrics by Jeremy Desmin Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey and the Play, Owned by Universal Stage Productions

Directed by: TBA

Mill Mountain Theatre

Roanoke

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 15 - Fri Jul 15

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Touring the Valley

Price: $

Reference Link: https://millmountain.org/production/curious-george-t…den-meatball-tya/

Description:

Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show in a brand new musical, touring the Roanoke Valley this summer.

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Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties

By: Jen Silverman

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond

Event Date(s): Wed May 18 - Sat Jun 11

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre

Price: $10-$35

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

Description:

Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “Thea-Tah.”

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Mamma Mia!

By: Catherine Johnson, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Directed by: Kikau Alvaro

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Richmond

Event Date(s): Fri Jun 24 - Sun Aug 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The November Theatre

Price: $36-$67

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

Description:

A bride-to-be tries to find her real father and hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA help tell the tale. You will be singing and dancing as the story unfolds and the mystery is solved.

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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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The Bonesetter’s Daughter

By: Amy Tan

Directed by: Rosa Joshi

Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle

Event Date(s): Wed Jun 08 - Sun Jul 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Center Theatre at Seattle Center

Price: $20-50

Reference Link: https://book-it.org/events/the-bonesetters-daughter/

Description:

Through this bittersweet and deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, we are reminded that forgiveness is always closer than it seems.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By: John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask

Directed by: Aaron Lamb

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The State Theater

Price: $25-$42

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch/

Description:

This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Hedwig will take you by storm!

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Wisconsin

Murder on the Orient Express

By: Ken Ludwig from Agatha Christie

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Tue May 31 - Fri Jul 01

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Quadracci Powerhouse

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/agatha-christies-murder-on-the-orient-express/

Description:

Board the exotic and mysterious Orient Express as it takes off into the opulence and grandeur of the 1930s with a train full of suspects, each with a motive and an alibi. This dazzling new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece is filled with twists and turns.

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Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland

By: Artists Lounge Live

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Thu May 05 - Fri Jul 01

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/get-happy-angela-ingersoll-sings-judy-garland/

Description:

In an Emmy Award-nominated performance seen on PBS, Angela Ingersoll celebrates Judy Garland live in concert. Backed by a dynamite band, Ingersoll delivers a tour de force of virtuosic vocals, passionate storytelling, humor, and heart.

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Muthaland

By: Minita Gandhi

Renaissance Theaterworks

Milwuakee

Event Date(s): Fri May 13 - Sun Jun 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 255 S Water Street

Reference Link: https://www.r-t-w.com/

Description:

A trip to her homeland forever changes the life of a young Indian American woman. On her journey, she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, and discovers her voice within a culture of silence. A powerful, transformative story based on actual events.

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