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"Until the Flood," written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith, at Repertory Theater in St. Louis in 2016. (Photo by Peter Wochniak/ProPhotosSTL)

October 2021

The fall continue with theatre offerings all across the U.S.

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Arizona

My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend

By: Christian Duhamel

Directed by: Sean Daniels

Arizona Theatre Company

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Herberger Theater Center - Center Stage

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://arizonatheatre.org/show/my-80-year-old-boyfriend/

Description:

A delightful, award-winning musical about what happens when we throw aside our fears and cross generational barriers.  Based on the true story of Broadway performer Charissa Bertels, this one-woman show is about an unlikely pair discovering more about themselves and each other.

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Selena Maria Sings

By: By Miriam Gonzales, Music by Daniel French

Directed by: Melissa Crespo

Childsplay Theatre

Phoenix

Event Date(s): Sun Oct 03 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Herberger Theatre Center

Price: $Starting at $13

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

Description:

Selena Maria Sings tells a story of music, family, immense love, and the strength it takes to be yourself. Don’t miss this world-premiere featuring original music by Daniel French, ranging from eclectic remixes to electropop!

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Arkansas

Designing Women

By: L. Bloodworth Thomason

Directed by: Harry Thomason

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

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

Type of Event: In-Person and Streaming

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $10-58

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

A world premiere play bringing the megahit television series to life for our current age. Teeming with raucous hilarity and channeling the series’ one-of-a-kind, trademark voice, Designing Women sets out to reunite its audience—if nothing else—in laughter.

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Tiny Beautiful Things

By: Nia Vardalos — Based on the novel by Cheryl Strayed

Directed by: Kim McKean

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Dec 05

Type of Event: In-Person and Streaming

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $10-58

Reference Link: https://theatre2.org

Description:

Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion, and hope. At first unsure, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and heartrending questions from her readers.

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Peter/Wendy

By: Jeremy Bloom

Directed by: Mollie Armour

Tricycle Theatre for Youth

Bentonville

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sat Oct 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Tricycle Theatre

Description:

In this original adaptation of Peter Pan, audiences are immediately immersed in the familiar story. Everyone has a front row seat while Peter lures Wendy away from her nursery to the magical world of Neverland, where they both have grand adventures with Tinker Bell, Tiger Lily, and others.

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California

Vincent

By: Leonard Nimoy

Directed by: Jared Sakren

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Monroe Stage

Price: $35.00

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

The story of the quintessential madman- genius Vincent Van Gogh, told through his own words and over 100 projected images. Performed by international actor Jean-Michel Richaud, who worked on this play with author Leonard Nimoy.

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Murder for Two

By: Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair

Directed by: Laura Downing-Lee

6th Street Playhouse

Santa Rosa

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: GK Hardt Theatre

Price: $38.00

Reference Link: https://6thstreetplayhouse.com

Description:

One fateful night at a surprise party, a crime novelist is killed and a small-town policeman jumps into the fray to prove he’s up to solving the crime. Two actors. One piano. Thirteen suspects. The perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder.

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An Iliad

By: Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare from Homer, translated by Robert Fagles

Directed by: Julia Rodriguez-Elliott

A Noise Within

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Sun Sep 12 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

Reference Link: https://www.anoisewithin.org/play/an-iliad-2/

Description:

The lone witness of an ancient and ravaged Trojan battlefield weaves a tale of tragedy and triumph, with an enduring love for every victim of war. The Poet grapples with heroism and hubris in an unforgettable modern take on Homer’s classic.

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Seven Guitars

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Gregg T. Daniel

A Noise Within

Pasadena

Event Date(s): Sun Oct 17 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Price: $25-79

Reference Link: https://www.anoisewithin.org/play/seven-guitars/

Description:

In 1948 Pittsburgh, friends mourn a guitarist and his dream of stardom. This heartrending blues opera combines elegy, humor, and grit as Wilson’s Pulitzer-nominated play continues the saga that captures the spirit and heritage of Black Americans in the 20th century.

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Br’er Peach

By: Andrew Saito

Directed by: Desdemona Chiang

AlterTheater Ensemble

San Rafael

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: audio play

Venue: online

Price: $Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://www.altertheater.org/peach

Description:

Thanks to a magic giant peach, an elderly Black couple in Georgia give birth to a Japanese boy, beginning an adventure where spirited animals join the fight against the true ogres of corporate greed, racism, and gentrification in Georgia. A new tale from old storytelling traditions. Produced in collaboration with the Parsnip Ship, in association with Business Lunch Productions.

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Snag

By: Tara Moses

Directed by: Jeanette Harrison

AlterTheater Ensemble

San Rafael

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play/multimedia

Venue: Online

Price: Sliding Scale

Reference Link: https://www.altertheater.org/snag

Description:

The world’s first Native American romantic comedy….we think! A young man tries to save his parents’s marriage by reminding them why they fell in love.

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The Carolyn Bryant Project

By: Nataki Garrett and Andrea LeBlanc

Directed by: Nataki Garrett

CalArts Center for New Performance

Valencia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sat Oct 23

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: CalArts Center for New Performance

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://centerfornewperformance.org/projects/carolyn-bryant/

Description:

Created by Nataki Garrett & Andrea LeBlanc, directed by Nataki Garrett, featuring Jacob Gibson and Andrea LeBlanc. Conjuring the specter of Emmett Till’s murder, a nightmarish reverie on white violence and silence in America.
A New York Times Critic’s Pick

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Altar No. 1–Aten

By: Daniel Alexandar Jones & Friends

CalArts Center for New Performance

Valencia

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Wed Dec 08

Type of Event: Digital Platform

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://aten.life

Description:

Altar No. 1Aten uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. Anchored in the ever-expanding digital portal, the work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey.

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Altar No. 1 – Aten

Directed by: Daniel Alexander Jones and Nicolas Savignano

CalArts Center for New Performance

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Wed Nov 24

Type of Event: Music, Performance

Venue: https://aten.life/

Price: $FREE

Reference Link: https://https://centerfornewperformance.org/projects/altared-states/

Description:

Altar No. 1 – Aten weekly unfolds a new album by Daniel Alexander Jones and Josh Quat; 15 connected music videos exploring stories of the planets, our moon, and aspects of our sun; a series of probing podcast conversations; and invitations for visitors to engage on- and offline.

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Admissions

By: Joshua Harmon

Directed by: Michael Stevenson

Capital Stage

Sacramento

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

Reference Link: https://capstage.org/the-plays/admissions/

Description:

Sherri Rosen-Mason is fighting to diversify her New England prep school student body. She and her husband, the school’s headmaster, have largely succeeded, but when their son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values.

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Yellowman

By: Dael Orlandersmith

Directed by: Khanisha Foster

Chance Theater

Anaheim

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

Type of Event: Live Theater

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $29-39

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/yellowman2021/?referrer=34332

Description:

This 2002 Pulitzer finalist tells a forbidden love story about two people being kept apart by the biases we inherit from our community and family.

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Crimson Lit – Scarlet Letter Setlist

By: Krista Knight & Jill Sobule

Directed by: Jocelyn A. Brown

Chance Theater

Anaheim

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Live Theater

Venue: Chance Theater

Price: $15

Reference Link: https://chancetheater.com/production/crimsonlit/?referrer=34331

Description:

A pulpy riot grrrl adaptation of The Scarlet Letter with an all-female cast and live band.

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Dancing Lessons

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: John Browning

Cinnabar Theater

Petaluma

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Theater: Comedy

Venue: Cinnabar Theater

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://cinnabartheater.org/show/dancing-lessons-by-mark-st-germain/

Description:

Entertaining and charming! We meet two highly offbeat characters, a Broadway dancer and a science professor, coping with physical and emotional challenges as they forge an unexpected friendship in this heartfelt play. Filled with laughs and the intricacies of the human condition,

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Coded

By: Kirsten Brandt

Directed by: Kirsten Brandt

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: City Lights Theater Company

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

Jerrie was on her way to being a leader in the gaming industry, until a competitor armed with a legion of internet trolls launched an all-out assault on her and she was forced into hiding. Now, she’s back with a hand-picked team and a plan to revolutionize VR gaming.

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Venice Storytellers

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Cornerstone Theater Company

Venice

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 30 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Reading

Venue: Cornerstone Theater Company

Price: Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://

Description:

Over two Saturdays this fall, Venice community members will collaborate with professional artists to create three original short plays that will be read live onstage by a cast of dozens of Venice residents in a forum for the community to gather, share, and listen.

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What Happens Next

By: Naomi Iizuka

Directed by: Michael John Garcés

Cornerstone Theater Company

Culver City

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Fri Oct 15

Type of Event: Live Screening

Venue: The Wende Museum

Price: Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://cornerstonetheater.org/what-happens-next-touring/

Description:

In 2021, Cornerstone adapted its 2018 play What Happens Next for Zoom. It was created in collaboration with and performed by members of the veteran community. Presented alongside ancillary activities, the show will be screened at partner organizations serving this community.

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one in two

By: Donja R. Love

Directed by: Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

Diversionary Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 23 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: West Coast Premiere Play

Venue: Diversionary Theatre

Price: $15-50

Reference Link: https://www.diversionary.org/one-in-two

Description:

Three men wait. When one is chosen, the trio must embark on telling a story of life inside a long-ignored epidemic. With joy, humor, and unbridled truth, Donja Love’s urgent and spontaneous new work drills through the statistics to give voice to what it means to be Black, queer, and HIV-positive.

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The Sitayana (Or, How to Make an Exit)

By: Lavina Jadhwani

Directed by: Reena Dutt

East West Players

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 20 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Virtual Theater Show

Venue: Live streamed or Video on demand

Price: $9.99 -19.99

Reference Link: https://tinyurl.com/sitatix2021

Description:

The Sitayana (Or, How to Make an Exit) is a​n artful transposition of the Hindu epic the Ramayana ​told from Sita’s point of view. Part epic tale, part coming-of-age story, The S​itayana is the ultimate breakup play. A co-production with Enacte Arts and Hypokrit Productions.

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Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

By: Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Directed by: Jenny Sullivan

Ensemble Theatre Company

Santa Barbara

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Theater Performance

Venue: The New Vic

Price: $

Reference Link: https://etcsb.org/production/tenderly-the-rosemary-clooney-musical/

Description:

The remarkably personal and poignant bio-musical of the legendary song stylist. Starring Linda Purl as Rosemary, and featuring a live onstage band, the show presents beloved songs, including “Hey There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes),” “Tenderly,” and “Come On-A My House.”

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Build Forward: Advocacy, Artistry, Adaptability: A Digital Convening

foolsFURY Theater Company

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Digital Convening: Panels and Art Shares

Venue: Online

Price: $0-180 (sliding scale based on need)

Reference Link: https://www.foolsfury.org/build-forward-2021

Description:

Build Forward is a two-day event featuring interactive town halls, Art Shares with Microturgs, and discussions designed for artists, activists, culture workers, educators, theatre professionals, and anyone interested in building effective, long-lasting systemic change. Join us!

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The Enigmatist

By: David Kwong

Directed by: David Kwong

Geffen Playhouse

Los Angeles

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 14 - Sat Oct 30

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Geffen Playhouse

Price: $39-150

Reference Link: https://www.geffenplayhouse.org/shows/the-enigmatist/

Description:

Can you solve the enigma? From the creator and performer of the hit virtual production Inside the Box comes an immersive experience of puzzles and cryptology. Clues are everywhere, so keep your eyes open and be ready for surprises behind every multi-layered illusion.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Life on Paper

By: Kenneth Lin

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Venice

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Extinction

By: Hannie Rayson

Directed by: Martin Jarvis

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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Bump

By: Chiara Atik

Directed by: Rosalind Ayres

L.A. Theatre Works

Los Angeles

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

Type of Event: Audio Theater Recording

Venue: Digital

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

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

Description:

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

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The Garden

By: Charlayne Woodard

Directed by: Patricia McGregor

La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: La Jolla Playhouse

Price: $

Reference Link: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/

Description:

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

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Interlude

By: Harrison David Rivers

Directed by: ShawnJ West

New Conservatory Theatre Center

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Decker Theatre

Price: $25-55

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

Description:

Jesse’s life looks nothing like it used to. Forced by a pandemic to return to his childhood home with his conservative parents, he finds himself standing still for the first time in this gripping reflection of a gay Black man’s experience during the transformative events of 2020.

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Dancing Lessons

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: Richard Baird

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

Entertaining and charming! We meet two highly offbeat characters, a Broadway dancer and a science professor coping with physical and emotional challenges as they forge an unexpected friendship in this heartfelt play.  Filled with laughs and the intricacies of the human condition, we witness their journey of discovery and personal triumph as they come to realize that sometimes the most profound experiences can occur when least expected.

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Ben Butler

By: Richard Strand

Directed by: David Ellenstein

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: play

Venue: North Coast Rep

Price: $60

Reference Link: https://northcoastrep.org

Description:

Inspired by real-life characters who were involved in a critical event in history during the Civil War. General Benjamin Butler has just taken over Fort Monroe and is immediately faced with an impossible moral dilemma—follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move.

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Mother Road

By: Octavio Solis

Directed by: Sam Woodhouse

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lyceum Theatre

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

Description:

William Joad is at the end of his life and in need of a blood relative to inherit the family farm in Oklahoma. He’s shocked to discover the only surviving descendant of Tom Joad, the resilient protagonist from The Grapes of Wrath, is a Mexican American man named Martín Jodes.

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Every Brilliant Thing

By: Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe

Directed by: Suzy Newman

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

San Luis Obispo

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Price: $$20-$36

Reference Link: https://www.slorep.org/shows/every-brilliant-thing/

Description:

Let’s make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world, everything worth living for: 1. Ice cream. 2. Kung fu movies. 3. Staying up past your bedtime. 4. The color yellow. This funny and moving play is a tribute to resilience and hope when we need it most.

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An Evening of Balinese Wayang with Larry Reed and Gamelan Gender Wayang

Directed by: Larry Reed

ShadowLight Productions

San Francisco

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 16 - Fri Nov 19

Type of Event: Live shadow theatre performance

Venue: Noe Valley Town Square in San Francisco, The Parade Grounds at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, The Corin Courtyard at the Momdavi Center, UC Davis campus

Price: $0-20

Reference Link: https://www.shadowlight.org/upcoming-events

Description:

Join us for 3 outdoor performances of Wayang Bali this fall
10/16/21, 7pm at Noe Valley Town Square – FREE! SF, CA
10/23/21, 7pm at SF International Arts Festival. Ticketed through festival. SF, CA
11/19/21, 7pm at Corin Courtyard, Mondavi Center, UC Davis campus- Davis, CA

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The Claim

By: Tim Cowbury

Directed by: Rebecca Novick

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sat Oct 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

Reference Link: https://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/the-claim

Description:

A bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the U.K., The Claim asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words. The runaway hit of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Claim is a comically absurd journey.

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The Gardens of Anuncia

Directed by: Graciela Daniele

The Old Globe

San Diego

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Old Globe

Price: $

Reference Link: https://https://www.theoldglobe.org/pdp/21-22-season/the-gardens-of-anuncia/#/calendar?startDate=2021-09-01&%3FendDate=2021-09-30

Description:

The Gardens of Anuncia is inspired by the life story of an icon of the American stage who directs and choreographs the show at the Globe: Broadway legend Graciela Daniele. Anuncia tends the garden of her country house as she reflects on her life and childhood in Argentina.

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Lizard Boy

By: Justin Huertas

Directed by: Brandon Ivie

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Mountain View

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Musical and on-demand

Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://theatreworks.org/season51/lizard-boy/

Description:

Featuring an indie folk-rock score streamed more than one million times on Spotify, Lizard Boy is a comic book-infused musical exploring a first date turned mythological journey, as its scale-covered protagonist endeavors to save the world and to unlock his true powers.

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Colorado

I Do! I Do!

By: Adapted by Tom Jones from "The Fourposter" by Jan de Hartog, with music by Harvey Schmidt

Directed by: Rod A. Lansberry

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Main Stage Theatre

Price: $53-77

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/i-do-i-do

Description:

The story of a marriage is at the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic two-person musical. Beginning on Michael and Agnes’s wedding day in 1898, this touching story of two soulmates follows the sweet and sour moments of 50 years of love.

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Sylvia

By: A.R. Gurney

Directed by: Lynne Collins

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Arvada

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Arvada Center Black Box Theatre

Price: $45-50

Reference Link: https://arvadacenter.org/events/sylvia

Description:

The world of a middle-aged New York couple is turned upside down when Greg brings a girl home: Sylvia, a labradoodle he finds in Central Park. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife in this modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

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The Lifespan of a Fact

By: Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell

Directed by: Christy Montour-Larson

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 18 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $28-$45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/lifespan-of-a-fact/

Description:

Facts become blurry when a demanding editor-in-chief hires the world’s most neurotically precise fact-checker to go toe-to-toe with an eccentric author who values story over accuracy. Hard facts square off against emotional truths in a funny and searing high-stakes showdown.

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The Lifespan of a Fact

By: Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Directed by: Christy Mountour-Larson

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $36-45

Reference Link: https://www.curioustheatre.org/event/lifespan-of-a-fact/

Description:

Facts become blurry when a demanding editor-in-chief hires the world’s most neurotically precise fact checker to go toe to toe with an eccentric author who values story over accuracy. As the final deadline looms, hard facts square off against emotional truths in a funny showdown.

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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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Murder on the Orient Express

By: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Bruce K. Freestone

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 30 - Sat Nov 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre

Price: $10-32

Reference Link: https://https://www.openstage.com/events/49th-season/agatha-christies-murder-on-the-orient-express/

Description:

It’s 1934. Snow is falling. What starts as a luxurious journey becomes the scene of a murder in the blink of an eye. Murder on the Orient Express is Ken Ludwig’s clever and quick-witted adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous mystery that will keep you asking, “Whodunit?”

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Witch

By: Jen Silverman

Directed by: Caitlin Lowans

Theatreworks Colorado

Colorado Springs

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ent Center for the Arts

Price: $32.00

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

Description:

A woman—who may be a witch—thinks fast when a man—who’s definitely the devil—comes knocking in this dark comedy based on a Jacobean classic.

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Connecticut

The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Ralph Peña

Long Wharf Theatre

New Haven

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 12 - Sun Oct 31

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/the-chinese-lady

Description:

The Chinese Lady tells the story of 14-year-old Afong Moy as she’s brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Inspired the true life story, The Chinese Lady is a dark, poetic, yet whimsical portrait of America through the eyes of a young Chinese woman.

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Someone Else’s House

By: Jared Mezzocchi

Directed by: Margot Bordelon

TheaterWorks Hartford

Hartford

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: LIVE virtual performance

Venue: Stream or Watch at TheaterWorks Hartford

Price: $$45 -75

Reference Link: https://twhartford.org/

Description:

Obie Award-winning multimedia artist Jared Mezzocchi has a harrowing story to tell: his family’s frightening, true-life haunting inside a 200-year-old New England house. Light a candle and prepare yourself—as best you can—for this live virtual haunting.

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Delaware

A Scandal in Bohemia

By: Adapted by Denis Green and Anthony Boucher from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by: Stephen Pelinski

Resident Ensemble Players

Newark

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Audio Production

Venue: Virtual

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.rep.udel.edu/presentations/a-scandal-in-bohemia

Description:

A Sherlock Holmes story! The King of Bohemia enlists the services of the great detective and his faithful friend, Dr. Watson, to recover a very valuable photograph that could ruin the young king. Intrigue and adventure follow as Holmes and Watson find a most cunning adversary.

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The Murders in the Rue Morgue

By: Adapted by Michael Gotch from Edgar Allan Poe

Directed by: Michael Gotch

Resident Ensemble Players

Newark

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Audio Production

Venue: Virtual

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.rep.udel.edu/presentations/the-murders-in-the-rue-morgue

Description:

Newly adapted from Poe’s classic thriller, the terrifying murders of a mother and daughter have shocked the city of Paris. Police are baffled with strangely contradicting witness reports and no suspect. Full of horror and all things grim — the perfect Halloween treat!

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District-of-Columbia

Toni Stone

By: Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by: Pam MacKinnon

Arena Stage

Washington

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Kreeger Theater

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Celia and Fidel

By: Eduardo Machado

Directed by: Molly Smith

Arena Stage

Washington

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Kogod Cradle

Price: $

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

Description:

Arena’s seventh Power Play imagines a conversation between Cuba’s most influential female revolutionary and its most notorious political leader in a contest between morality and power.

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Doña Rosita La Soltera – Doña Rosita the Spinster

By: By Federico García Lorca; Version of Nando López

Directed by: José Luis Arellano (2016 Helen Hayes Award winner for Yerma)

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 09 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: GALA Hispanic Theatre

Price: $20-55

Reference Link: https://www.galatheatre.org/post/do%C3%B1a-rosita-la-soltera

Description:

A romantic drama, pitting romantic idealizations against possibilities. GALA strives to capture the spirit of early Spanish feminism in this production exploring love, societal expectations, and betrayal.

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Birds of North America

By: Anna Moench

Directed by: Serge Seiden

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington DC

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center

Price: $50-60

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/birds-of-na

Description:

Caitlyn and her father John watch birds in their suburban Maryland backyard. Over the course of a decade in their relationship, this “tale of strained, aching affection” (The Denver Post) examines the ways global changes work their way into our daily lives.

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Birds of North America

By: Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed by: Serge Seiden

Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: In-person play

Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center - Sprenger Theatre

Price: $50-68

Reference Link: https://mosaictheater.org/birds-of-na

Description:

The increasingly visible impact of climate change serves as the urgent backdrop for this loving examination of a mixed-race family with differing beliefs. A father and daughter grapple with truly seeing and hearing the people they care about most: each other.

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Becoming Dr. Ruth

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: Holly Twyford

Theater J

Washington

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 30 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: EDCJCC

Price: $35-70

Reference Link: https://theaterj.org/2021-2022-season/becoming-dr-ruth-21-22/

Description:

Don’t miss the return of this triumphant and life-affirming story of America’s favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer. An unforgettable, heart-warming evening of theatre starring Naomi Jacobson, who earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for the role in 2018.

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Teenage Dick

By: Mike Lew

Directed by: Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Washington

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 20 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Price: $29

Reference Link: https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/teenage-dick/

Description:

A modern, darkly comic retelling of Shakespeare’s Richard III set in the most treacherous of places: high school. Bullied because of his cerebral palsy, Richard is willing to crush his enemies in order to become senior class president.

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Florida

The Odd Couple

By: Neil Simon

American Stage

St. Petersburg

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Raymond James Theatre

Price: $32-53

Reference Link: https://americanstage.org/

Description:

This classic comedy by Neil Simon explores the relationship between two men who, despite their many differences, decide to room together. Now clean freak Felix and carefree Oscar must find a way to live together. What follows is the hilarious antics of The Odd Couple.

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Nunsense

By: Book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggin

Directed by: Nathanael Fisher

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Oct 03

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:

A zany, wholesome, witty musical revue presented by the Little Sisters of Hoboken, Nunsense is a heavenly delight! A comedic spoof that follows the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. This sinfully funny musical hit will have you shouting Ha-Ha-lleluia!

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

By: Adapted by James E. Grote, Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Directed by: Nathanael Fisher

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $14.00-20.00

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

Description:

The animals on Farmer Brown’s farm have had enough! Join the animals—and their trusty typewriter—as they engage in peaceful protest to improve their working conditions. Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is having its regional premiere at Emerald Coast Theatre Company!

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Wake Up Brother Bear

By: Written by Janet Stanford and Kathryn Chase Bryer

Directed by: Rebeca Lake

Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Miramar Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Theatre for the Very Young Performance

Venue: Emerald Coast Theatre Company

Price: $12.00-17.00

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

Description:

Join Brother and Sister Bear as they experience a full year of glorious seasons. Children are invited to participate in the action with a bag of props that help create magical moments. This interactive live show is performed with the youngest of audience members in mind.

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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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Cinderella

By: Sarah Durham

Directed by: Jason Cannon

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Theatre for Young Audiences

Venue: FST's Keating Theatre

Price: $5-10

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/cinderella

Description:

Have a ball with FST’s all-new adaptation of Cinderella! This magical production brings the classic fairy tale to life with a contemporary twist. Enjoy the story you love with a soundtrack of contemporary pop hits, audience interaction, slapstick humor, and more.

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Jukebox Saturday Night with The Swingaroos

By: Kimberly Hawkey and Assaf Gleizner

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

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

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Bowne's Lab

Price: $25+

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

Description:

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

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Broadway Cabaret Series

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Norris Center

Price: $$45 - $71

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

Description:

Grammy and Emmy Award–winning performer John McDaniel will serve as master of ceremonies for the three fabulous performances. Patrons can experience Broadway in a new way as Gulfshore Playhouse is transformed into a New York–style cabaret club.

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Dr. Ride’s American Beach House

By: Liza Birkenmeier

Directed by: TBA

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $39.50 - $109.50

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

Description:

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

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

By: Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed by: TBA

Jobsite Theater

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $39.50 - $109.50

Reference Link: https://https://www.jobsitetheater.org/dr-jekyll-mr-hyde/

Description:

On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self: Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend.

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Jobsite Digital Shorts

By: Various

Directed by: Various

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

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

Type of Event: Online series

Venue: digitalshorts.jobsitetheater.org

Price: $1.99-$9.99

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

Description:

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

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A Special Day

By: Adapted by Gigliola Fantoni from Ettore Scola and Ruggero Maccar, with translation and adaptation by Danya Taymor, Ana Graham, and Antonio Vega

Directed by: Ana Graham and Antonio Vega

Miami New Drama

Miami Beach

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: Free

Reference Link: www.miaminewdrama.org

Description:

It’s been a hard year. Share a moment with us. Miami New Drama presents Por Piedad Teatro’s production of A Special Day, a delightfully imaginative and uplifting story of hope and love that celebrates the eternal power of the imagination. Free for everyone.

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Every Brilliant Thing

By: Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe

Directed by: Anne Hering

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 22 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Margeson Theater

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/every-brilliant-thing/

Description:

Told in collaboration with the audience, this uplifting story explores resilience and the lengths we will go for those we love.

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Intimate Apparel

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Shonn McCloud

Orlando Shakespeare

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Margeson Theater

Price: $32-56

Reference Link: https://www.orlandoshakes.org/show/intimate-apparel/

Description:

A story about desire and common sense, resilience and fragility, and above all, the unlikely triumph of the human spirit.

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Boeing Boeing

By: Marc Camoletti

Directed by: Jessica Walck and James Duggan

The Naples Players

Naples

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Naples Players, Blackburn Hall

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://https://naplesplayers.org/show/boeing-boeing/

Description:

In this 1960s farce, self-styled lothario Bernard has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps it all a secret until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris (and his apartment) at the same time!

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At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen

By: Terry Guest

Directed by: Damian Lockhart

Urbanite Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Urbanite Theatre

Price: $5-35

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

Description:

In rural Georgia, drag star Courtney Berringers (given name: Anthony Knighton) would like to welcome you to her wake. But make no mistake, this isn’t your grandma’s funeral. There will be no black frocks, no perfumed flowers, and definitely no crying. Tonight is a celebration.

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Eubie!

By: Julianne Boyd

Directed by: Jim Weaver, based on Julianne Boyd's original direction

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://westcoastblacktheatre.secure.force.com/ticket#/events/a0S5a00000FHMLXEA5

Description:

Opening WBTT’s 2021-2022 theatre season is Eubie!, a toe-tapping revue of songs by Eubie Blake, legendary composer, ragtime pianist, and “father of Black Broadway.” The show stormed Broadway in the 1970s and was nominated for three Tony Awards.

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Georgia

Darlin’ Cory

By: Book by Phillip DePoy, Music by Kristian Bush, and Lyrics by DePoy and Bush

Directed by: Susan V. Booth

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $25 - 85

Reference Link: https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2021-22/darlin-cory

Description:

Set in 1920s Appalachia, Darlin’ Cory is a haunting new musical by writer Phillip DePoy and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. With an original folk-country score, this modern-day myth inspired by local lore promises to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

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The New Black Fest’s Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments

By: Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi E. Kelley, Nsangou Njikam, Eric Holmes, and Dennis Allen II

Directed by: Keith Arthur Bolden and Alexis Woodard

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre

Price: $25 - 45

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

Description:

Across seven monologues written by seven Black playwrights, Hands Up depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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New Georgia Woman Project: Black Women Speak

By: Candrice Jones, AriDy Nox, A'ndrea Wilson, and Shay Youngblood

Directed by: Produced by Marguerite Hannah

Horizon Theatre Company

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Horizon Theatre, Alpharetta Arts Center and online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.horizontheatre.com/black-women-speak/

Description:

Sampler of works in development of four writers from Horizon’s Black Women Speak cohort of nine Black female writers. The BWS cohort is interviewing 150+ Black women of Georgia through online Coffee Chats and writing plays based on the themes and stories that are shared.

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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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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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An Iliad

By: Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare

Directed by: Matt Torney

Theatrical Outfit

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 15 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Balzer Theater at Herren's

Price: $15+

Reference Link: https://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/an-iliad/

Description:

Visionaries Peterson and O’Hare have reimagined Homer’s tragic poem with dazzling theatricality and dark humor. As we emerge from a global pandemic, join us for this sweeping account of humanity’s unshakeable attraction to war and the heroes that rise and fall in times of chaos.

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Idaho

I and You

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Kittson O'Neill

Boise Contemporary Theater

Boise

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boise Contemporary Theater

Price: $$10-38

Reference Link: https://bctheater.org

Description:

I and You brings together two very different young people who, as they work through a homework assignment of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, let down their guards and share their secrets. The play is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

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Illinois

The Feel Good Musical Revue

Directed by: Black Ensemble Theater's Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks

Black Ensemble Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Concert Cabaret

Venue: Black Ensemble Theater

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://blackensembletheater.org/

Description:

The Feel Good Musical Revue is part of Black Ensemble’s Concert Cabaret Series, a fun, uplifting, inspiring, and soothing series featuring inspirational spoken word, comedic vignettes, and great music. This event stars Dwight Neal, Robin DeSilva and Cynthia Carter.

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As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare, with conception by Daryl Cloran and the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Directed by: by Daryl Cloran

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Courtyard Theater

Price: $49-$90

Reference Link: https://www.chicagoshakes.com/plays_and_events/asyoulikeit

Description:

Find yourself transported to the 1960s, when all you need is love. This high-spirited, music-filled adaptation infuses Shakespeare’s romantic comedy with the hit songs of The Beatles, making for an exuberant — and musical — celebration of love.

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Othello

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Charles Newell and Gabrielle Randle-Bent

Court Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play and on-demand

Venue: Court Theatre

Price: $46-$76

Reference Link: https://www.courttheatre.org/season-tickets/2021-2022-season/othello/

Description:

Othello — the noble general, husband, scholar, and traveler — fights for his life, right to love, and position in society. When his closest confidant objects to his actions, their brotherhood is shattered, provoking a series of tragic events. Featuring Kelvin Roston, Jr. as Othello.

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The Jigsaw Bride: A Frankenstein Story

By: Joseph Zettelmaier

Directed by: Hayley Rice

First Folio Theatre

Oak Brook

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mayslake Peabody Estate

Reference Link: https://firstfolio.org/?production=the-jigsaw-bride-a-frankenstein-story

Description:

100 years after the death of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist makes a startling discovery that takes us from the Swiss Alps to Vystario’s Menagerie of the Macabre and deep into the very soul of humanity. This electrifying tale continues the legend based on Mary Shelley’s work.

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American Mariachi

By: Jose Cruz Gonzalez

Directed by: Henry Godinez

Goodman Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 18 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Albert Theatre

Price: $25-70

Reference Link: https://GoodmanTheatre.org/Mariachi

Description:

Familia, amor and tradición — and breaking it — are at the heart of this “big-hearted musical that tug at the heartstrings.” (Denver Post) A Chicago premiere co-production with Dallas Theater Center, presented in association with Chicago Latino Theater Alliance as part of Destinos.

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Neighborhood Narratives

By: Carolyn Hu Bradbury, Ireon Roach, and Lily Be

Directed by: Stephanie Shum, Monét Felton, and Xavier Retana

Jackalope Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 25 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Short play festival in the parks

Venue: Broadway Armory Park, Calumet Park Beach, Humboldt Park Boathouse

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://jackalopetheatre.org

Description:

Jackalope pairs local storytellers from the Edgewater, East Side, and Humboldt Park neighborhoods with playwrights, directors, and actors to share hyper-local short plays with hyper-local audiences. Neighborhood Narratives celebrates the parks and people that surround Chicago.

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Songs for Nobodies

By: Joanna Murray-Smith

Directed by: Rob Lindley, with music direction by Andra Velis Simon

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 23 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Northlight Theatre

Price: $30-$89

Reference Link: https://northlight.org/events/songs-for-nobodies/

Description:

This one-woman tour-de-force featuring Bethany Thomas celebrates the iconic work of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, and Maria Callas. Songs for Nobodies illuminates the power of song to share a story, heal a heartbreak, and inspire a dream.

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The Last Pair of Earlies

By: Joshua Allen

Directed by: Tyla Abercrumbie

Raven Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: East Stage

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://https://www.raventheatre.com/stage/the-last-pair-of-earlies/

Description:

In 1939 Chicago, Della Rose Early daydreams at her window while her husband, Wayland, disappears for days on end to sell his handmade leather shoes. But as he pursues his dreams, Della dreams of the life she left behind and the life she always wanted…and still wants.

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Three Plays by Tracy Letts

By: Tracy Letts

Directed by: Patrick Zakem and Anna D. Shapiro

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Chicago

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Virtual

Venue: Steppenwolf NOW Virtual Stage

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://www.steppenwolf.org/TracyLettsVirtual

Description:

Acclaimed actors Rainn Wilson, Mike Nussbaum, William Peterson and Karen Rodriguez bring this curious trio of Tracy Letts’ plays to the virtual stage. Offering dynamic glimpses into a world off-kilter, these are Steppenwolf stories for 2021, curated for your at-home experience.

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Indiana

The Book Club Play

By: Karen Zacarías

Directed by: Benjamin Hanna

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indianapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 05 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: One American Stage

Price: $26-$67.50

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

Description:

Can a book club be more than just a book club? When a documentary filmmaker sets up a camera and the wine starts flowing, a lot more than literature gets discussed. Truths are told and secrets are revealed as six young professionals find that there is more to a book.

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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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Dracula: A Radio Play

By: based on the novel by Bram Stoker

Directed by: originally adapted for radio by Orson Welles & John Houseman; new adaptation by Hannah Rae Montgomery & Jenni Page-White; executive producer Dan Gediman; sound design by Sue Zizza

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Radio Play

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2021-2022/dracula-a-radio-play/

Description:

Join the hunt for the world’s most infamous vampire! Inspired by master of suspense Orson Welles’s innovative broadcast, this electrifying audio experience comes to life with the talents of Actors Theatre’s creative team, in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals.

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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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In the Lab: A Look Inside the Dracula Process

By: based loosely on the novel by Bram Stoker by Kate Hamill

Directed by: Jennifer Pennington; fight and intimacy direction by David Anzuelo; dialect coaching by Joy Lanceta; Coronel stage managed by Katherine Thesing; casting by Emily Tarquin, CSA

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Fri Oct 01

Type of Event: A Look Inside the Process

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Pay What You Choose Starting at $10

Reference Link: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2021-2022/in-the-lab-dracula/

Description:

Take a virtual look at the next iteration of Dracula, now in development in our interdisciplinary lab. Join us at 7 p.m. to hear excerpts from Kate Hamill’s acclaimed adaptation, meet the cast and creative team, and learn about the new production in the works for next year.

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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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Louisiana

Tell It to Me Sweet

By: Brittany N. Williams

Directed by: Torey Hayward

The NOLA Project

New Orleans

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Orleans Museum of Art's Besthoff Sculpture Garden

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://www.nolaproject.com/tell-it-to-me-sweet

Description:

Wander through tales from spooky to strange in this brand-new look at some very old fables. Meet magical aunties, too-clever wolves, wicked stepmothers, foolish devils, and determined ghosts on a winding tour of stories pulled from European and African American folklore.

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Maryland

Flyin’ West

By: Pearl Cleage

Directed by: Paige Hernandez

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: mainstage

Price: $Starting at $29

Reference Link: http://everymantheatre.org/flyin-west-0

Description:

This is a story of overcoming tremendous odds. Four Black female pioneers, American homesteaders, settle in the all-Black town of Nicodemus, Kans., in 1898. Trying to build better lives for their families, they work their own land and forge forward against unforgiving circumstances.

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The Revolutionists

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Gené Fouché

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Frederick

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Price: $28

Reference Link: https://marylandensemble.org/the-revolutionists/

Description:

Olympe de Gourges, Charlotte Corday, Marie Antoinette, and Marianne Angelle are losing their heads! While the men engage in hypocritical rhetoric, these badass women plot to take down the extremists in this comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.

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Quixote Nuevo

By: Octavio Solis

Directed by: Lisa Portes

Round House Theatre

Bethesda

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

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Round House Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Massachusetts

Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic

By: Ayodele Casel

Directed by: Torya Beard

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 25 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Dance

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/ayodele-casel-chasing-magic/

Description:

Trailblazing tap dancer Ayodele Casel with an ensemble of dancers and musicians captures the spark of connection and creation in this live premiere of the NY Times Critic’s Pick that celebrates gratitude, friendship, trust, legacy, culture, ancestors, and collaboration.

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Macbeth in Stride

By: Whitney White

Directed by: Tyler Dobrowsky and Taibi Magar

American Repertory Theater

Cambridge

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 23 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Theatrical Event

Venue: Loeb Drama Center

Price: $25 and up

Reference Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/macbeth-in-stride/

Description:

Created and performed by Obie Award winner Whitney White, this groundbreaking world premiere uses pop, rock, gospel, and R&B music to examine Black female ambition, tracing the arc of Lady Macbeth while lifting up contemporary Black female power, femininity, and desire.

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The Arboretum Experience

By: Summer L. Williams, Kirsten Greendige, Jill Johnson, and Tim Hall

Directed by: Summer L. Williams

American Repertory Theater

Boston

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 07 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Self-Guided Journey

Venue: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/shows-events/the-arboretum-experience/

Description:

Experience the natural beauty of the Arnold Arboretum on a free outdoor, self-guided journey that centers resilience, healing, wellness, and joy featuring audio plays, movement meditations, and pop-up performances.

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Out of Order

Arts Emerson

Boston

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 05 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Circus Performance

Venue: Virtual

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://artsemerson.org/events/out-of-order/

Description:

Boston’s favorite modern circus troupe rises up by going underground. Presented with the 7 Fingers.

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Think of Me Tuesday

By: Ken Riaf

Directed by: Robert Walsh

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $54

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/think-tuesday/

Description:

The world premiere production of Think of Me Tuesday runs Oct. 1-17. Performances are socially distanced indoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. indoors at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 E Main St., Gloucester, Mass.

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The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Directed by: Bryn Boice

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 24 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Calderwood Pavilion

Price: $25+

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

Description:

A creative writing professor begins a surprising relationship with an enigmatic student in this riveting new drama about the power of fiction, both the kind we read and the kind we live.

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BLKS

By: Aziza Barnes

Directed by: Tonasia Jones

SpeakEasy Stage Company

Boston

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 20

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:

In the wake of a serious health scare, Octavia recruits besties June and Imani to join her for one last epic night on the town, in this raucous comedy that celebrates the joy and anguish of growing up.

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Kamloopa

By: Kim Senklip Harvey

Directed by: Estefanía Fadul

WAM Theatre

Lenox

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company and online

Price: $15-$100

Reference Link: https://www.wamtheatre.com/showsandevents/kamloopa/

Description:

Come along for the ride to Kamloopa, the largest powwow on the West Coast. This high energy comedy follows two urban Indigenous sisters and their encounter with a lawless trickster as they explore what it means to honor who they are and where they come from. Follow their journey.

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A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Robert O'Hara

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Streetcar

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Photograph 51

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Susan Stroman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Photograph51

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Animals

By: Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Directed by: Whitney White

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Animals

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

By: Shakina Nayfack

Directed by: Laura Savia

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Chonburi

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Michigan

Songs For A New World

By: Jason Robert Brown

Directed by: Jerry Dixon

Farmers Alley Theatre

Kalamazoo

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Farmers Alley Theatre

Price: $10-40

Reference Link: https://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/shows/2021-22/songs-new-world

Description:

Paired with the artistic vision of Jerry Dixon, these songs by the composer of Parade and The Bridges of Madison County reflect this new post-pandemic world in the best way possible — with hope, compassion, heart, and joy!

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Happy Days

By: Samuel Beckett

Directed by: Kathryn Walsh

Flint Repertory Theatre

Flint

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Flint Repertory Theatre

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://flintrep.org/happy-days/

Description:

Janet Haley plays Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s darkly comic masterpiece about a woman stuck in a mound of earth from the waist down. Winnie’s humor and boundless optimism guard her from the harsh glare of the inevitable. Beckett’s surreal play is an absurdly funny and unforgettable.

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Minnesota

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

By: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

Directed by: Jaclyn Johnson

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

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

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

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

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Come Back

By: Neil Haven

Directed by: Adrienne Sweeney

Commonweal Theatre

Lanesboro

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

Type of Event: Live Performance

Venue: Commonweal Theatre

Price: $15-35

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

Description:

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

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What the Constitution Means to Me

By: Heidi Schreck

Directed by: Oliver Butler

Guthrie Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 30 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: McGuire Proscenium Stage

Price: $15-$80

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

Description:

Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking and critically acclaimed memoir play breathes new life into the U.S. Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans.

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The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe

By: Mark Valdez and Ashley Sparks

Directed by: Mark Valdez and Ashley Sparks

Mixed Blood Theatre

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Immersive Theatrical Experience

Venue: Springbox

Price: $0

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

Description:

The Most Beautiful Home…Maybe is a participative theatrical experience that exposes unjust housing policy throughout the centuries, proposes doable changes and outcomes, and invites its audiences to be the change makers to get us there.

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Timebomb

By: Carson Kreitzer

Directed by: TBA

Playwrights' Center

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 05 - Tue Oct 19

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Playwrights' Center & Online

Price: $Free

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

Description:

A scientist testifies before Congress. Old lovers reunite. A man at the top of the Andes paints the mountaintop white, chasing the receding line of snow. What is the correct response to a world on fire? Timebomb is a new climate change comedy that asks: What do we do now?

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The People’s Violin

By: Charles Varon

Directed by: Warren C. Bowles

Six Points Theater (formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company)

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 23 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

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

Price: $15 - 38

Reference Link: https://mnjewishtheatre.org/the-peoples-violin

Description:

A filmmaker receives a grant to make a documentary about his famous father, a therapist for Holocaust survivors. This intriguing and suspenseful drama reveals the complexity of family, relationships, and the search for identity.

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The Comedy of Errors

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Marcela Lorca

Ten Thousand Things Theater

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Plymouth Congregational Church - Guild Hall

Price: $0-$35

Reference Link: https://tenthousandthings.org/season/the-comedy-of-errors

Description:

This comedy explores the richness of finding love in unexpected places and the challenges of immigrating to new lands. Featuring Katie Bradley, Cristina Florencia Castro, Nubia Monks, Will Sturdivant, Danielle Troiano, and Sally Wingert.

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You Shall Hear Me: Stories from Beyond

By: Eric Sharp, Katie Hae Leo, Isabella Dawis, and Bao Phi

Directed by: Eric Sharp, Lily Tung Crystal, and Rich Remedios

Theater Mu

Saint Paul

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Wed Nov 03

Type of Event: Audio play

Venue: Online

Price: Pay As You Are

Reference Link: https://www.theatermu.org/you-shall-hear-me

Description:

Not for the faint of heart, the four-episode audio series delves into themes of righteous anger and retribution and includes tales of angry ghosts, underdogs with mysterious powers, a post-apocalyptic love story, accursed soldiers, and a magical talking horse.

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Missouri

Four Children

By: Adapted and Compiled by Mark Edelman

Directed by: John Rensenhouse

Kansas City Actors Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: City Stage in Union Station

Price: $25 or $20 for Seniors

Reference Link: www.kcactors.org/shows/four-children/

Description:

A world premiere in honor of the Auschwitz exhibit, this emotionally charged theatrical event draws on the diary entries from teenagers who share their first-person accounts of life during the Holocaust and genocides in Armenia, Cambodia, and Sarajevo. Featuring live music.

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

By: Conceived by Stuart Carden

Directed by: Stuart Carden

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep)

Kansas City

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

Type of Event: Outdoor Concert/Storytelling Event

Venue: Grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Price: $30

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

Description:

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

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Digging Up Dessa

By: Laura Schellhardt

Directed by: Julia Flood

Metro Theater Company

St. Louis

Event Date(s): Sun Oct 17 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Live and Streaming

Venue: Grandel Theatre

Price: $20-36

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

Description:

A poignant, funny, and empowering adventure about a modern-day 12-year-old girl who uses her passion for archaeology to honor women in STEM. Critics call it a “handsome, funny show” and “thoughtful entertainment that is intelligent and involving.” Best for ages 10 and up.

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Electric Poe

By: Adapted by Jeff Church from Edgar Allan Poe

Directed by: Jeff Church

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Union Cemetery, 227 E 28th Terr, Kansas City, MO, 64108

Price: $15.00-45.00

Reference Link: https://thecoterie.org/performance/electric-poe-2021

Description:

Due to popular demand, the Coterie presents the return of Union Cemetery Historical Society’s outdoor special engagement of Electric Poe, this year featuring new adaptations of two Poe classics for ages 10 and older: “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Tomb of Ligeia.”

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Dreaming Zenzile: Based on the Life of Miriam Makeba

By: Somi Kakoma

Directed by: Lileana Blain-Cruz

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts – 130 Edgar Rd., St. Louis, MO 63119

Price: $20.50+

Reference Link: https://www.repstl.org/events/detail/dreamingzenzile

Description:

At her final concert, South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba delivers the performance of her life, raising the conscience and the consciousness of a people. But the ancestors are calling—transporting her through the music and fractured memories of her past.

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The Gradient

By: Steph Del Rosso

Directed by: Amelia Acosta Powell

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Catherine B. Berges Theatre at COCA – 6880 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63130

Price: $20.50+

Reference Link: http://www.repstl.org/events/detail/thegradient

Description:

In this world premiere satire set in the not-so-distant future, a new facility promises to take men accused of sexual misconduct and rehabilitate them into responsible citizens. Steph Del Rosso’s bold new play asks: Can we mass-produce forgiveness?

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Pipeline

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Teresa Leggard

Unicorn Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Unicorn Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://unicorntheatre.org/pipeline/

Description:

An emotional and profound story about striving for a better life when the system is rigged against you.

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Nebraska

Disney’s Descendants

By: Book by Nick Blaemire. Music Adaptation by Madeline Smith. Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by Madeline Smith. Additional Lyrics by Nick Blaemire. Orchestrations by Matthew Tishler. Music Produced by Matthew Tishler.

Directed by: Katherine M. Carter

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

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

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $27.00

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

Description:

Based on the hit Disney Channel musical, this spectacular stage production features your favorite showstoppers…and some of Omaha’s most talented teens showcasing their song and dance skills live onstage! You will be “chillin’ like a villain” in this unforgettable musical.

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Corduroy

By: Adapted for the Stage by Barry Kornhauser

Directed by: Stephanie Jacobson

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $20.00

Reference Link: https://www.rosetheater.org/shows/corduroy21/

Description:

Join Corduroy on his delightfully destructive chase through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. The story about true friendship stirs up the stage with a bustling rumpus of action!

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New-Jersey

Rebel Boy Fireworks

By: Byron Loyd and Susan Morse

Directed by: Jon Marans

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Mon Oct 18 - Mon Oct 18

Type of Event: play reading

Venue: Cape May Stage

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=371

Description:

Dennis Massey, an Elsinora, Tenn., gossip columnist, photo journalist, musical director, community theatre costume designer, event planner, and the sole contributor to The Busy Bee society colum,n flashes us back to 1966 and the events that will forever live in small town infamy.

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The Dangerous Words of Ben O’Shea

By: Dan McCormick

Directed by: Roy Steinberg

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Mon Oct 25 - Mon Oct 25

Type of Event: play reading

Venue: https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=372

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=372

Description:

When a playwright accepts an offer to do a residency at a small liberal arts college, he gets much more than he bargained for from one of its students. A fierce battle soon ensues within the black-box walls, where the life and death of the written word is at stake and the winner takes all.

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

By: Neil Simon

Directed by: Roy Steinberg

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 08 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: play

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

Price: $September 8: $44.00; September 9: $69.00; September 10-November 21: $49.00

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=360

Description:

Middle-aged and married, overworked and overweight, Barney Cashman wants to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late and arranges three seductions.

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Portrait of a Queen featuring CeCe Teneal

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 02 - Sat Oct 02

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: The Sitnik Theatre

Price: $27.50

Reference Link: http://www.centenarystageco.org/cece-teneal-portrait-of-a-queen

Description:

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, taught us how to “Think” and demand “Respect” while “Ridin’ on the Freeway”! Portrait of a Queen, featuring the Voice of the Century Cece Teneal, is a dynamic musical production that will have you on the edge of you seats from start to finish.

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Nine Day Wonder

By: Stephen Temperley

Centenary Stage Company

Hackettstown

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Thu Oct 14

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Sitnik Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

When Will, a contemporary man, is faced with a moment of ultimate crisis, to distance himself from reality he splits in two, becoming Will Kemp, Shakespeare’s famous fool.

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What Doesn’t Kill You

By: James Hindman

Directed by: SuzAnne Barabas

New Jersey Repertory Company

Long Branch

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New Jersey Repertory Co

Price: $40

Reference Link: http://njrep.org/plays/killyou.htm

Description:

One man’s comic journey through a heart attack, an obsession with Cher, and a trip to a concentration camp. So, yes, it’s a comedy. Performance schedule: Oct. 21-Nov. 28, Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m., Sat. 3 & 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.

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Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family

By: Tylie Shider

Directed by: Othell J. Miller

Premiere Stages at Kean University

Union

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Liberty Hall Academic Center

Price: $$0

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

Description:

Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family explores a family’s internal divisions in response to the 1967 Plainfield, N.J., riots. Clif and Peach moved their family to New Jersey for the promise of a better future, but as the riots begin, the family contemplates a return to the South.

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New-York

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

By: Nassim Soleimanpour

Alleyway Theatre

Buffalo

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Oct 02

Type of Event: Play

Price: $42

Reference Link: https://www.alleyway.com/show/white-rabbit-red-rabbit

Description:

Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Soleimanpour distills the experience of an entire generation in this wild, utterly original play. A remarkable theatrical experience where a different actor each night is presented a script sealed in an envelope.

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Lewiston

By: Samuel D. Hunter

Directed by: Sara Lampert Hoover

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre

Price: $$10 - $25

Reference Link: https://bridgest.org/lewiston/

Description:

The limitless frontier explored by Meriwether Lewis has shrunk for one of his descendants to a tiny sliver of Idaho land on which she runs a laughably unprofitable roadside fireworks stand. Samuel D. Hunter explores the emotional wilderness of a family struggling to stay afloat.

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The Story Box

By: Suzi Takahashi

Directed by: Kristin Marting

HERE Arts Center

New York

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 11 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Japan Society (Manhattan), Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (Bronx), Light House Plaza (Staten Island), Court Square Park (Queens), Brooklyn Army Terminal (Brooklyn)

Price: $0-50

Reference Link: https://here.org/shows/the-story-box/

Description:

The Story Box explores the importance of safeguarding our civil rights through the lens of Japanese American identity, using traditional Japanese storytelling elements along with Suzi Takahashi’s own family history, delivered through her own words and performed live through headsets.

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A Boy and His Soul

By: Colman Domingo

Directed by: Stephanie Weeks

Kitchen Theatre Company

Ithaca

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 14 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 417 West State Street

Price: $45 per regular ticket

Reference Link: https://www.kitchentheatre.org/a-boy-and-his-soul

Description:

While returning to clear out his family’s West Philadelphia house to be sold, Jay finds an old record collection of disco, R&B, and classical soul, transporting him through the vibrant memories of his youth, coming of age and coming out in the 1970s and ’80s.

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Decolonization

By: Mia Katigbak

Directed by: Mia Katigbak

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 14 - Fri Dec 31

Type of Event: Streaming

Venue: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Description:

What does colonialism mean to you? Have you experienced it? How do we talk about it? How do we live with it? What is to be done? Mia Katigbak, actor-manager and co-founder of NAATCO, convenes artists to think about what it all means.

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Odets in Staten Island

By: Michi Barall and Sung Rno

Directed by: Jack Tamburri

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Mon Jan 31

Type of Event: Streaming

Venue: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Price: $

Reference Link: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Description:

In a follow-up to the critical success of Sophocles in Staten Island, we return to the Domingo household as Dad decides to school his two kids on the finer points of the American labor market, using the plays of Clifford Odets. The results are both hilarious and moving.

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Singing in the Apocalypse Now

By: Paul Lieber and Matthew Gunn Park

Directed by: Paul Lieber

Ma-Yi Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Mon Jan 31

Type of Event: Streaming

Venue: Ma-Yi Studios https://ma-yistudios.com/video/

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://ma-yistudios.com/video/decolonization/

Description:

Composer/performers Matt Park and Paul Lieber premiere Singing in the Apocalypse Now, a time-jumping, fevered online song cycle that ties the current pandemic to historical traumas experienced by Matt Park’s Korean American family.

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues

By: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Directed by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

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

Type of Event: Broadway Play

Venue: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Price: $

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

Description:

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

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Morning Sun

By: Simon Stephens

Directed by: Lila Neugebauer

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 12 - Sun Nov 28

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Play

Venue: MTC at New York City Center - Stage I

Price: $

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

Description:

As 50 years pass, one woman’s life is revealed in all its complexity, mystery, and possibility in this enthralling world premiere about mothers and daughters, beginnings and endings in New York City. By the author of Heisenberg and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord

By: Kristina Wong

Directed by: Chay Yew

New York Theatre Workshop

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Oct 25 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: New York Theatre Workshop

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.nytw.org/show/kristina-wong-sweatshop-overlord/

Description:

On Day 3 of the pandemic, Kristina Wong began sewing masks out of old bedsheets and bra straps on her Hello Kitty sewing machine. As the demand for masks abates and we begin to return safely to space, Kristina is beginning to put her life together, post-pandemic cult leadership.

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Sanctuary City

By: Martyna Majok

Directed by: Rebecca Frecknall

New York Theatre Workshop

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 08 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lucille Lortel Theatre

Price: $25-82

Reference Link: https://www.nytw.org/show/sanctuary-city/

Description:

DREAMers. Love(r)s. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, they’ll fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America. An unforgettable story that asks what we’re willing to sacrifice for someone we love.

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What to Send Up When It Goes Down

By: Aleshea Harris

Directed by: Whitney White

Playwrights Horizons

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 24 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Playwrights Horizons

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.playwrightshorizons.org/shows/plays/what-send-when-it-goes-down/

Description:

What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a play, a ritual, and a home-going celebration that bears witness to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racist violence. Produced in association with BAM and Movement Theatre Company.

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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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Exploring Pericles

By: Various

Red Bull Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Oct 04 - Thu Oct 28

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: Free

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

Description:

Pericles was the first production of Red Bull Theater. Now, a group of six early-career BIPOC artists will read and discuss the play with three established BIPOC artists working in classical theatre. These artists will craft and create online presentations that respond to the play.

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La Breve Y Maravillosa Vida de Oscar Wao

By: Marco Antonio Rodríguez

Directed by: Marco Antonio Rodríguez

Repertorio Español

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Repertorio Español

Price: $37 -72

Reference Link: https://repertorio.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S0h00000Uq7U7EAJ

Description:

Oscar is a naive “nerd” from New Jersey who has finally left the grips of his imposing Dominican mother and is attending his first semester of college at Rutgers with his rebellious sister. He dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love.

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

By: Anna Deavere Smith

Directed by: Taibi Magar

Signature Theatre

New York

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 12 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Irene Diamond Stage

Price: $35

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

Description:

The ensemble-cast production of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, the acclaimed documentary theatre work surrounding the 1992 L.A. civil unrest, written, conceived, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Taibi Magar.

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Eureka Day

By: Jonathan Spector

Directed by: Robert Hupp

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $30+

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=113

Description:

Though written pre-COVID, Eureka Day‘s mumps outbreak, in a private school in Berkeley, Calif., could hardly be more timely or more needed, as Spector mines laughter from our foibles while eliciting empathy for our sometimes valiant and sometimes valiantly misguided efforts.

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The Visitor

By: Music by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Book by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Brian Yorkey

Directed by: Daniel Sullivan

The Public Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Off-Broadway Musical

Venue: The Public Theater

Price: $

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

Description:

With heart, humor, and lush new songs, the Pulitzer and Tony-winning team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey and Kwame Kwei-Armah bring their soul-stirring new musical based on the acclaimed independent film The Visitor by Thomas McCarthy, to the Public for its world premiere.

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Is This A Room

By: Conceived by Tina Satter

Directed by: Tina Satter

Vineyard Theatre

New York City

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 24 - Tue Feb 01

Type of Event: Broadway

Venue: Lyceum Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/vineyard-on-broadway/

Description:

Is This A Room is the astonishingly true story of Reality Winner, the 25-year-old former Air Force linguist who was surprised at her home by the FBI on June 3, 2017. The play’s text is taken from the FBI transcript of her interrogation. Previews begin Sept. 24.

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Dana H.

By: Lucas Hnath

Directed by: Les Waters

Vineyard Theatre

New York

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Tue Feb 01

Type of Event: Broadway

Venue: Lyceum Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://www.vineyardtheatre.org/vineyard-on-broadway/

Description:

Dana H. tells the harrowing true story of a woman held captive in a series of Florida motels for five months. Told in Dana’s own words and reconstructed for the stage by her son, playwright Lucas Hnath, this groundbreaking work shatters the boundaries of the art form.

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That’s Life

By: Steve Monarque

Directed by: Christopher Scott

Working Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 16 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: A workshop concert presentation

Venue: IBEW Local 3 Auditorium (158-11 Harry Van Arsdale Jr Ave. Flushing, NY)

Price: $0-35

Reference Link: https://theworkingtheater.org/events/thats-life/

Description:

This new play with music centers on a down-and-out local rock legend who finds redemption in the latest 1980s invention… karaoke!

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Welcome Home, or Ten Tiny Snapshots of WP

By: Rebecca Martínez

Directed by: Rebecca Martínez

WP Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 20 - Sat Oct 02

Type of Event: Audio Tour

Venue: WP Theater

Price: $5.00

Reference Link: https://wptheater.org/show/welcome-home/

Description:

Welcome Home is an audio tour that invites up to four audience members at a time to explore what makes them feel at home in our theatre space on the Upper West Side. This choose-your-own adventure journey offers behind the scenes peeks to WP’s past, present, and future.

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North-Carolina

I and You

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Lucy Jane Atkinson

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Burning Coal Theatre Company

Price: $$25 - $5

Reference Link: https://burningcoal.org/i-and-you/

Description:

Young Caroline, housebound with a debilitating illness, grows increasingly bored, angry, and desperate. Then a stranger calls: He is Anthony, a star on her school’s basketball team. And though she doesn’t know him, has never met him, he has brought Caroline a gift.

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My Wonderful Birthday Suit

By: Gloria Bond Clunie

Directed by: Gloria Bond Clunie

Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Charlotte

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 25 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Performance - Play with Music

Venue: Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Price: $Starting at $15

Reference Link: https://bit.ly/MWBS2122

Description:

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte kicks off the season with a surprise birthday party that gives three children something truly amazing to celebrate: their differences. Themes: Recognizing differences, acceptance, understanding and celebrating diversity. For ages 4 and up.

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Romeo and Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Claire F. Martin

Sweet Tea Shakespeare

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Theater Production

Venue: Kenan Auditorium, William Peace University

Price: $10-25

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

Description:

Nobody ever said being a teenager was easy. The Montague and Capulet dynasties have been locked in a civil war for decades. But when a young Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet, the star-crossed dreamers set off a chain of events that will change their world forever.

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Ohio

The West End

By: Keith Josef Adkins

Directed by: Nicole A. Watson

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Marx Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/the-west-end

Description:

An authentically Cincinnati story. Set in 1941 in Cincinnati’s West End, this world-premiere drama by Cincinnati native Keith Josef Adkins shines a light on a transformative chapter of local history.

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Need Your Love

By: KJ Sanchez

Directed by: KJ Sanchez

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 30 - Sun Dec 12

Type of Event: World Premiere Play

Venue: Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre

Price: $35+

Reference Link: https://cincyplay.com/productions/need-your-love

Description:

From the creator of Cincinnati King comes a world premiere portrait of King Records star Little Willie John. Featuring songs including “Fever,” “My Love Is,” “Shakin’,” and, of course, “Need Your Love So Bad.”

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Romeo and Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Darnell Pierre Benjamin

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 06 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Otto M. Budig Theater

Price: $12-68

Reference Link: https://cincyshakes.com/event/romeo-and-juliet/

Description:

Cincinnati Shakespeare is thrilled to reopen the mainstage season with Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers and the feuding families who tear them apart returns to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company stage in all of its everlasting grandeur.

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Breakout Session (or Frogorse)

By: Nikkole Salter

Directed by: Beth Wood

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Continued World Premiere

Venue: Gordon Square Theatre

Price: $Choose What You Pay

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

Description:

Can a society legislate a change of heart? In Breakout Session (or Frogorse), a corporate training company is vying for a city contract for De-escalation and Anti-bias Training with Cleveland’s Police Department.

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Día de Muertos

Directed by: Artistic Director: Héctor Castellanos Lara

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 30 - Sat Oct 30

Type of Event: Special Event

Venue: CPT Campus

Price: $Free

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

Description:

A vibrant cultural celebration for the whole family, the annual “Day of the Dead” honors the memory of those who have passed and is a treasured holiday in Mexico and throughout Latin America. A co-production with Teatro Público de Cleveland and Día de Muertos Ohio.

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Airness

By: Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by: Nathan Motta

Dobama Theatre

Cleveland Heights

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dobama Theatre

Price: $1-38

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

Description:

Dobama Theatre presents the regional premiere of Airness by Chelsea Marcantel, an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the “airness” inside yourself.

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Pipeline

By: Dominique Morisseau

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 22 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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

Description:

Nya, a public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son, Omari, opportunities they’ll never have. But when an explosive incident at his prestigious private school threatens to get him expelled, will all her efforts be lost?

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

By: August Wilson

Directed by: Justin Emeka

Karamu House

Cleveland

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Karamu House

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

Description:

It’s 1927 and Ma Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,” is recording new sides of old favorites in a rundown studio in Chicago. Fiery and determined, Ma Rainey fights to retain control over her music while her cocky trumpet player Levee dreams of making his own name in the business.

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Shock! The Spine-Tingling Tale of Miss Spidra

By: Joseph Zettelmaier

Directed by: Andrew J. Hungerford

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: New play - Comedy - Drama

Venue: Know Theatre of Cincinnati and online

Price: $25

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

Description:

In the late 1950s, young actor Joyce gets the opportunity to become the new Horror Host of a late night television B Movie Extravaganza: Miss Spidra’s Night Parlor. Join her in the past, and as a documentary interviews her now about the rise and fall of a self-made legend.

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Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein

By: Mel Brooks

Directed by: Edward Carignan

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

Monstrously entertaining, this musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ classic movie comedy follows Frederick Frankenstein, grandson of the infamous inventor Doctor Frankenstein, on a visit to the family estate he’s inherited in Transylvania.

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Oklahoma

An Enemy of the People

By: Adapted by David Blakely

Directed by: Cathryn Hartney

American Theatre Company

Tulsa

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Live theatre

Venue: Tulsa Performing Arts Center - Doenges Theatre

Price: $24 - $32

Reference Link: https://AmericanTheatreCompany.org

Description:

The 1,200-mile Keystone XL Pipeline was designed to provide a direct route from Canada and send 830,000 barrels of oil a day passing through a pipeline hub in Cushing, Okla. An Enemy of the People, a darkly comic drama, incorporates Oklahoma’s oil industry, fracking, wastewater wells, and earthquakes, making the play supremely relevant to the world we now live in.

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Oregon

Today Is My Birthday

By: Susan Soon He Stanton

Directed by: Dámaso Rodríguez

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: Online

Price: $sliding scale

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

Description:

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

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Lava Alapai

Artists Repertory Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 19 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Center Stage @ The Armory: Ellyn Bye Studio

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://artistsrep.org/performance/the-chinese-lady-2/

Description:

The Chinese Lady tells the story of 14-year-old Afong Moy as she’s brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province in 1834. Allegedly the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil, she has been put on display for the American public as “The Chinese Lady.”

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Bluebeard

By: Kailey Rhodes and Samson Syharath

Directed by: Kailey Rhodes and Samson Syharath

Bag & Baggage Productions

Hillsboro

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: theatre, outdoor performance

Venue: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Price: $Pay What You Will

Reference Link: https://bagnbaggage.org/event/bluebeard/2021-10-14/

Description:

Bluebeard is an interactive outdoor experience, beginning with you seated in your car and leading to an invitation to explore an open-ended environment. Conceived, created, and directed by Kailey Rhodes and Samson Syharath, and sponsored by Ralph and Marilynn Helzerman.

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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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La Bici

Directed by: Dañel Malán

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Wed Oct 27

Type of Event: Episodic video play series

Venue: Milagro

Price: $0

Reference Link: https://https://milagro.org/event/la-bici/

Description:

An nine-episode video play series that focuses on Latinx bike experiences with accessibility, safety, technology, community, infrastructure, advocacy, environmentalism, repurposing, art, altars, and ghost bikes.

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Día de los Muertos

By: N/A

Directed by: José E. González

Milagro

Portland

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Wed Nov 17

Type of Event: Multi-disciplinary Festival

Venue: Milagro

Price: $10, 20, 30

Reference Link: https://https://milagro.org/event/dia-de-muertos/

Description:

This original, bilingual celebration of the Day of the Dead explores the mystery of
rebirth and renewal. Milagro’s espectáculo will feature a community altar dedicated to COVID-19 victims, a documentary recounting Milagro’s 25 year history of Día de Muertos programming, and more.

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Frida…A Self Portrait

By: Vanessa Severo

Directed by: Joanie Schultz

Portland Center Stage

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Armory

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://https://www.pcs.org/frida-a-self-portrait

Description:

Brazilian writer and performer Vanessa Severo cracks open a powerful portal between herself and the celebrated Mexican painter, bringing breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.

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Barbecue

By: Robert O'Hara

Directed by: Patdro Harris

Portland Playhouse

Portland

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Portland Playhouse

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

Description:

The O’Mallerys have gathered in their local park to share some barbecue and straight talk with their sister Barbara, whose spiral of drugs and recklessness has forced her siblings to stage an open-air intervention.

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Family

By: Celine Song

Directed by: Samantha Van Der Merwe

Shaking the Tree Theatre

Portland

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Shaking the Tree Theatre

Price: $11-33

Reference Link: https://www.shaking-the-tree.com/family.html

Description:

Family is a play about being born into a violent planet. After their father’s funeral, half-siblings Alice, Linus, and David sit quietly in the house they grew up in. Soon, they begin to hear, smell, taste, and see very awful things.

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Pennsylvania

Airness

By: Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by: Eric Wunsch

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Alvina Krause Theatre

Price: $7.00-$30.00

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

Description:

A hilarious comedy about the competitive world of air guitar, Airness, according to DCist, is the “best possible combination of a rock concert, comedy show, and theatre performance.” Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is thrilled to be returning to live, in-person theatre!

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Murder for Two

By: Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair

Directed by: J. Scott Lapp

Bristol Riverside Theatre

Bristol

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 21 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bristol Riverside Theatre

Price: $48

Reference Link: https://www.brtstage.org/shows/murder-for-two/

Description:

It’s a whodunit for two actors, one playing the detective, the other playing all thirteen suspects, and both of them taking turns accompanying each other at the piano. It’s Agatha Christie meets Vaudeville and you won’t want to miss it.

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Live from the Edge

By: UNIVERSES

Directed by: UNIVERSES

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Sat Oct 09 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/live-from-the-edge/

Description:

Redefining what theatre is and who it speaks to, Live from the Edge is a unique performance event that tracks the evolution of language from childhood rhymes and community rituals to poetry and theatre, hip-hop, gospel, Latin jazz, and down-home blues.

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An Untitled New Play by Justin Timberlake

By: Matt Schatz

Directed by: Reginald L. Douglas

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 27 - Sun Dec 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: City Theatre

Price: $29-50

Reference Link: https://citytheatrecompany.org/play/an-untitled-new-play-by-justin-timberlake/

Description:

An idealistic literary manager at a non-profit theatre wants to change the world by discovering unsung writers and plays that matter, but her boss instead chooses a “pop superstar” to write the “hit” that will keep the theatre from going out of business.

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Aesop’s Fables

By: Don Bridge, Clark Nicholson, and Melissa Nicholson

Directed by: Clark Nicholson

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 15 - Sat Oct 02

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $10

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

Description:

This co-production with Popcorn Hat Players is a delightful assortment of Aesop’s famous fables! From “The Cat Maiden” to “The Two Frogs” to “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” children will laugh at the antics of Aesop’s crazy characters and learn some valuable lessons along the way.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Melissa Nicholson

Gamut Theatre Group

Harrisburg

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamut Theatre Group

Price: $38

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

Description:

Recommended for ages 12 and up, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is extremely accessible, employing Gamut’s unique educational engagement style of bridging the most famous scenes from the play together into an easy-to-understand story. Presented with Harrisburg Shakespeare Company.

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The Chinese Lady

By: Lloyd Suh

Directed by: Justin Jain

InterAct Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake

Reference Link: https://www.InterActTheatre.org/202122season

Description:

In 1834, 14-year-old Afong Moy becomes the first Chinese woman to set foot on U.S. soil. She dreams of bridging the two countries’s cultures, but does her (side)show bridge the cultural gap or widen it? “Piercing and intimate…extraordinary play” (the New York Times)

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Me and the Devil

By: Steve H. Broadnax III and Charles Dumas

Directed by: Steve H. Broadnax III

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 09 - Sun Feb 27

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: $20 per household/device

Reference Link: https://www.lanterntheater.org/plays/me-and-the-devil.html

Description:

Have you ever wanted something so much that you’d make a deal with the Devil? Legend has it that Robert Leroy Johnson struck a deal with the Devil to be the best blues musician who ever lived. World premiere.

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The Plague

By: Adapted by Neil Bartlett from Albert Camus

Directed by: Charles McMahon

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: $20 per household/device

Reference Link: https://www.lanterntheater.org/plays/the-plague.html

Description:

Infection, quarantine, panic, and closed borders are invoked in this sharp adaptation of Camus’ masterful novel La Peste, originally written following World War II to serve as a political warning to future generations about fascism. American premiere.

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Extreme Home Makeover

By: Makasha Copeland

Directed by: Makasha Copeland

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sun Nov 21

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Theatre Exile

Price: $

Reference Link: https://theatreexile.org/shows/extreme-home-makeover/

Description:

Extreme Home Makeover by Makasha Copeland paints a human portrait of a contemporary Tejano family willing to go to the extreme for a spot on the popular rags-to-riches TV show of the same name.

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Festival Unbound

Touchstone Theatre

Bethlehem

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Oct 03

Type of Event: Festival

Venue: Touchstone Theatre / Charles A. Brown Ice House

Price: Free; donations encouraged

Reference Link: http://www.touchstone.org/festival-unbound/

Description:

Touchstone Theatre opens its 2021-22 season with the third iteration of Festival UnBound, a celebration of Lehigh Valley arts and community discourse. This year’s festival will feature five days of arts, culture, and community events, running from Sept. 29-Oct. 3. Featuring Homecoming: Black Women Speak, (re)Making Our WorldMending the Food Chain, Bombazo, East Meets West: An Evening of Indian Dance, The Frontera Project, and two performances by MFA students.

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Minor Character

By: New Saloon

Directed by: Yury Urnov

Wilma Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Tue Oct 05 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Wilma Theater

Price: $Various

Reference Link: https://wilmatheater.org/event/minor-character/

Description:

Vanya feels like he’s wasted his life, and lost his chance at love. In this revolutionary new work, the classic character of Uncle Vanya gets reflected through the prisms of different translations and diverse performers.

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Rhode-Island

A Lie Agreed Upon

By: Tony Estrella

Directed by: Tony Estrella

The Gamm Theatre

Warwick

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 30 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Gamm Theatre

Price: $30-69

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

Description:

Inconvenient truths fight alternative facts, minority rights battle majority rule, and individual conscience clashes with economic interest in this powerful reinvention of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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Lifted

By: Charlie Thurston

Directed by: Josh Short

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: The Wilbury Theatre Group

Price: $25

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

Description:

A modern meditation on the Icarus tale, Lifted is part gritty family drama, part imaginative theatrical fantasia. When a group of birds return from extinction and carry off a young man, his family and community search for meaning in his disappearance.

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South-Carolina

Kinky Boots

By: Harvey Fierstein

Directed by: Evan Pappas

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 28 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Price: $61

Reference Link: https://https://www.artshhi.com/theater-series/kinky-boots

Description:

Earning 6 Tonys, this smash hit features powerhouse music by Cyndi Lauper. This musical tells the story of Charlie Price ,who forms an unlikely friendship with drag queen, Lola, discovering they are not so different after all.

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The Thanksgiving Play

By: Larissa FastHorse

Directed by: Maggie Kettering

Lean Ensemble Theater

Hilton Head

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 21 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: live theater

Venue: HHPS Main Street Theatre

Price: $$15-$40

Reference Link: https://leanensemble.org

Description:

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

By: John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask

Directed by: Andrew Scoville

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 24 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Warehouse Theatre

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://warehousetheatre.com/shows/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch-ii/

Description:

The story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ’n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. A show for anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

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I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

By: Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts

Directed by: Robin Gottlieb

Trustus Theatre

Columbia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sat Oct 23

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Trustus Theatre

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://trustus.org/event/i-love-you-youre-perfect-now-change

Description:

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change returns to the Thigpen Main Stage for the first time since 2002! Now with an updated script to reflect love in these modern times, this crowd-pleasing comedy takes on the contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.”

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Texas

A Doll’s House, Part 2

By: Lucas Hnath

Directed by: Alanna Dorsett

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sat Nov 06

Type of Event: play

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

Price: $

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

Description:

Hnath’s eight-time Tony-nominated play serves as a playful sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 masterpiece as well as a stand-alone work of modern feminist drama. With Nora Helmer’s imagined return in Part 2, the same burning questions left unresolved in the 19th century are reignited.

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Dear Jack, Dear Louise

By: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Kevin Dean

A.D. Players

Houston

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 08 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Mainstage

Venue: The George Theater

Price: $20-75

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

Description:

When two strangers meet by letter during World War II, a love story begins. Tony-winning playwright Ken Ludwig tells the joyous, heartwarming story of his parents’ courtship and the results are anything but expected.

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Sweat

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Rob Melrose

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hubbard Theatre

Price: $16-$91

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

Description:

Sweat tells the story of three women who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, they find themselves pitted against each other.

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72 Miles To Go…

By: Hilary Bettis

Directed by: José Zayas

Alley Theatre

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Neuhaus Theatre

Price: $16-$91

Reference Link: https://www.alleytheatre.org/plays/production-detail/72-miles-to-go

Description:

72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between a recently deported mother and her American-born husband and children.

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Before You Get Married

By: Franky D. Gonzalez

Directed by: Sasha Maya Ada

Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Dallas

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sat Oct 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Price: $25

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

Description:

This world premiere production explores the relationship between two siblings on the night before the sister’s wedding. With the passing night and flowing wine, both siblings struggle to understand what they mean to each other as secrets are revealed.

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Good Latimer

By: Angela Hanks

Directed by: Christopher Carlos

Kitchen Dog Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Live and Streaming - Play

Venue: Trinity River Arts Center

Price: $15-30

Reference Link: https://www.kitchendogtheater.org/goodlatimer

Description:

Ravinia is a woman woke out of love with her partner, Good, of 35 years. And Good? He is trying his darnedest to win her back—even as the sky rains armadillos and Dallas has an earthquake. A world premiere about misconstruing what love is and what love can be.

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Darwin in Malibu

By: Crispin Whittell

Directed by: Rebecca Greene Udden

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Sep 26 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Main Street Theater - Rice Village

Price: $59-$35

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/darwin/

Description:

120 years after his death, Charles Darwin is hanging out by the Pacific with a girl young enough to be his daughter. Suddenly, Thomas Huxley and the Bishop of Oxford arrive and they find themselves entangled in an enthralling and thought-provoking comedy about God and science.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!

By: based on the book by Mo Willems

Directed by: Robin Robinson

Main Street Theater Houston

Houston

Event Date(s): Sun Sep 26 - Sat Oct 23

Type of Event: play

Venue: Main Street Theater at the MATCH

Price: $30 - $18

Reference Link: https://mainstreettheater.com/pigeon/

Description:

When a bus driver takes a break from the route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place: a pigeon! And you’ve never met one like this before! This show is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping with its innovative mix of songs, silliness, and feathers.

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Shakespeare Decoded

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

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

Type of Event: Podcast

Price: $0

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

Description:

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

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Romeo & Juliet

By: Shakespeare

Directed by: Jenni Stewart

Shakespeare Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 08 - Sat Oct 16

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Samuell-Grand Amphitheater

Price: $20

Reference Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/shakespeare-dallas-26888357129

Description:

Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy played out through 80s teenage angst and rebellion.

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JQA

By: Aaron Posner

Directed by: Emily Scott Banks

Stage West Theatre

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 07 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre

Price: $10-45

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

Description:

John Quincy Adams lived his life backwards: Brilliant diplomat in his youth, fervent congressman as a man, ineffectual president in his prime. This unique and timely play imagines a kaleidoscope of confrontations between J.Q.A. and some of his key contemporaries.

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Hook’s Tale

By: John Leonard Pielmeier

Directed by: Kenn McLaughlin

Stages

Houston

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 01 - Sun Oct 17

Type of Event: Theater Performance

Venue: The Gordy

Price: $25

Reference Link: https://stageshouston.com/Online/default.asp

Description:

A long lost journal from the notorious Captain Hook offers the true tale of Peter Pan’s infamous arch-nemesis! As it turns out, everything you thought you knew about Captain Hook is wrong, starting with his name. Discover the truth about what really happened in Neverland!

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The Merit System

By: Edwin Sanchez

Directed by: Claudia Acosta

Teatro Dallas

Dallas

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 13

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Latino Cultural Center - Black Box Theatre

Price: $15-25

Reference Link: https://https://teatrodallas.org/productions/the-merit-system/

Description:

A comedic exploration of class and the cost of assimilation within the Nuyorican community, this period piece is set in the late 1970s and centers around a young man working his way up the social ladder and an unlikely friendship that grounds him and brings him back to his roots.

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Rap Unzel

By: Jeremy Rashad Brown

Directed by: Indiia Wilmott

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 08 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Garden Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $9.99-35

Reference Link: http://vortexrep.org/

Description:

A Theatre for Young Audiences performance by Jeremy Rashad Brown, directed by Indiia Wilmott. Reginald ‘Rap’ Unzel embraces the story of Black Boy Joy.

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Malum Malus

By: Blaise Ricin and Carmen Takeit

Directed by: Blaise Ricin and Carmen Takeit

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 28 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $15-35

Reference Link: http://vortexrep.org

Description:

The wheel of the year inspires this occult-based burlesque performance art with a small ensemble. Created by Blaise Ricin and Carmen Takeit.

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Stronger Than Arms

By: Danielle Georgiou and Justin Locklear

Directed by: Danielle Georgiou

Undermain Theatre

Dallas

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sat Oct 02

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Undermain Theatre

Price: $$15 - $30

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

Description:

Undermain Theatre and the Danielle Georgiou Dance group are proud to present Stronger Than Arms, a new adaptation of Aeschylus’s Seven Against Thebes done in the inimitable style of DGDG. Told through poetic verse, dance, and multimedia, expect the unexpected!

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St. Nicholas

By: Conor McPherson

Undermain Theatre

Dallas

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 20 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Undermain Theatre

Price: $$15-$30

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

Description:

A cynical and jaded drama critic falls for a beautiful young actress. On a drunken bender he pursues her to London, where he falls in with a coven of modern-day vampires. Storytelling at its spooky best comes to life in this haunting solo story.

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The Taming

By: Lauren Gunderson

Directed by: Cheryl Denson

WaterTower Theatre

Addison

Event Date(s): Wed Oct 13 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Terry Martin Main Stage

Price: $39

Reference Link: https://watertowertheatre.org/event/the-taming/2021-10-13

Description:

Miss Georgia has kidnapped a Republican Senator’s campaign manager and a liberal activist who is fighting to save the endangered pandashrew, and is holding them hostage in her hotel room the night before the big Miss America Pageant with the goal of rewriting the constitution.

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Into the Woods

By: Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine

Directed by: Dave Steakley

ZACH Theatre

Austin

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 29 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: ZACH360 on The People’s Plaza at ZACH

Price: $starting at $28

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

Description:

Stephen Sondheim’s fairytale masterpiece plays outside on the People’s Plaza at ZACH in a contemporary, reimagined interpretation, using the architecture and landscaping as the backdrop. The plaza will transform into the woods and envelop the audience.

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Utah

The Comedy of Terrors

By: John Goodrum

Directed by: Brian Vaughn

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $29-80

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

Description:

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

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The Pirates of Penzance

By: W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sulivan

Directed by: Cassie Abate

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $34-85

Reference Link: https://

Description:

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

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Cymbeline

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Britannia Howe

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Price: $49-59

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

Description:

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

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Intimate Apparel

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Tasia A. Jones

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Price: $49-59

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

Description:

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

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Vermont

Junction: A Walking Tour

By: Ben Beckley, Nkenna Akunna, & Isaac Lorton

Directed by: Asa Wember & Ben Beckley

Northern Stage

White River Junction

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 28 - Sun Oct 24

Type of Event: Walking Tour

Price: $19

Reference Link: https://northernstage.org/junction-a-walking-tour/

Description:

Junction is a narrative walking tour of White River Junction, Vt., covering a century and a half of local history — the 1920s, 1970s, and 2020. Using only a cellphone and a pair of headphones, individuals will be guided as audio scenes play out before them.

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Virginia

Henry V

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $27-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/

Description:

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

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Macbeth

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

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

Description:

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

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All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

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

Description:

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

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Vincent River

By: Philip Ridley

Directed by: Vinnie Gonzalez

Richmond Triangle Players

Richmond

Event Date(s): Wed Sep 22 - Sun Oct 10

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Richmond Triangle Players' Robert B. Moss Theatre

Price: $10-$35

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

Description:

Davey has seen something he can’t forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met. Tonight their paths cross, with devastating consequences. Thrilling, heartbreaking, and darkly humorous by turns, it’s an upfront look at self-deception’s power to destroy.

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The Miraculous Magical Balloon

Directed by: Irina Tsikurishvili

Synetic Theater

Arlington

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pop-Up Outdoor Locations in Arlington

Price: Free

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

Description:

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

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The Madness of Poe

Directed by: Paata Tsikurishvili

Synetic Theater

Arlington

Event Date(s): Mon Oct 11 - Sun Oct 31

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Synetic Theater

Price: $20-60

Reference Link: https://synetictheater.org/event_pages/the-madness-of-poe/

Description:

Join us back in our theatre for a terrifying trilogy of tales from Edgar Allan Poe, woven into one 90-minute, heart-pounding thriller.

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Pipeline

By: Dominique Morisseau

Directed by: Katrinah Carol Lewis

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Richmond

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 15 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The November Theatre

Price: $35-$56

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

Description:

A mother fights to give her son a future without turning her back on the community that made him who he is. Will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away?

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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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Tenderly, the Rosemary Clooney Musical

By: Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Directed by: Corey McDaniel

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sat Nov 20

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The State Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501

Price: General $42 • Senior/Military $38 • Student/Youth $25

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/tenderly-the-rosemary-clooney-musical/

Description:

A fresh, personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend. Beginning with Clooney’s simple Maysville, Ky., childhood and following her rise to Hollywood stardom, Tenderly weaves her signature songs in and out.

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Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

By: Lanie Robertson

Directed by: Jimmy Shields

Harlequin Productions

Olympia

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sat Nov 27

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: The State Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501

Price: $25-$42

Reference Link: https://harlequinproductions.org/show/lady-day-at-emersons-bar-and-grill/

Description:

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s last performances, given four months before her death.

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Wisconsin

A Phoenix Too Frequent

By: Christopher Fry

Directed by: Keira Fromm

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: Prices vary

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

Description:

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

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Oedipus

By: Adapted by David Daniel from Sophocles

Directed by: David Daniel

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sat Oct 09

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hill Theatre

Price: Prices vary

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

Description:

An infamous Greek murder mystery that has riveted audiences around the world and across time. But Oedipus is not a story that can be defined by its final act, shocking though that act might be. Poetic and profound, it is in many ways the story of us.

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The Taming of the Shrew

By: Adapted by Shana Cooper from Shakespeare

Directed by: Shana Cooper

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

Event Date(s): Thu Oct 14 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Staged production

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: Prices vary

Reference Link: https://americanplayers.org/plays/the-taming-of-the-shrew

Description:

Ah, the tale of Kate and Petruchio, and how each cracked the code to the other’s ferociously defended heart. It’s a Shakespearean rabble-rouser, held up as the ultimate battle of the sexes.

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Dad’s Season Tickets

By: Matt Zembrowski

Directed by: Ryan Quinn

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 29 - Sun Jan 02

Type of Event: Musical Theatre

Venue: Stackner Cabaret

Price: $20+

Reference Link: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/shows/show/dads-season-tickets/

Description:

Direct from its sold-out engagement in Door County where it became the best-selling hit in Northern Sky Theater’s 28-year history comes this new musical comedy for football fanatics and the people who love them. Who will inherit Frank’s treasured season tickets at Lambeau Field?

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Naked Radio

By: Dave Hudson and Paul Libman

Directed by: Jeff Herbst

Northern Sky Theater

Fish Creek

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Northern Sky's Gould Theater

Price: $35

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

Description:

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

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The Cake

By: Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by: Suzan Fete

Renaissance Theaterworks

Milwaukee

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 22 - Sun Nov 14

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 255 S Water Street

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

Description:

Della, a sweet, God-fearing Christian, is also the best baker in North Carolina. Nothing would make Della happier than making a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, Jenny. Except that Jenny is marrying a woman.

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