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September 2021

Rolling into fall with plenty of stage offerings.

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Alabama

Shoebox Picnic Road Side: Route One

By: Deneen Reynolds-Knott

Directed by: Tiffany Nichole Greene

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Montgomery

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Outdoor — ASF Grounds

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://asf.net/shoebox-picnic-roadside

Description:

Join the Zollicoffer Cooke family picnic. Traveling from Harlem, N.Y., to Littleton, N.C., they stop at ASF…right between where they’ve been and where they’re going. It’s 1955, and their cars are laden with Southern food — they’ve packed a shoebox for you, too. (World premiere)

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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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California

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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The Winter’s Tale

By: William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly

Directed by: Eric Ting

California Shakespeare Theater

Orinda

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

Type of Event: Live Production

Venue: Bruns Amphitheater

Price: $30-65

Reference Link: https://calshakes.org/Winters-Tale/

Description:

After a long year, Cal Shakes welcomes audiences back to the Bruns with a sparkling new adaptation of The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s exquisite reflection of our current moment. A story split between tragedy and comedy, between loss and healing, it’s the hope we need.

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Hold These Truths

By: Jeanne Sakata

Directed by: Jeffrey Lo

Capital Stage

Sacramento

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

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Capital Stage

Price: $25-49

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

Description:

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

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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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Cry It Out

By: Molly Smith Metzler

Directed by: Molly Noble

Cinnabar Theater

Petaluma

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 3333 Petaluma Blvd N

Price: $25-$35

Reference Link: https://cinnabartheater.org/show/cry-it-out-by-molly-smith-metzler/

Description:

A candid comedy about who gets to make which hard choices in the tinderbox of parenthood and class in the United States. Performing live and streaming online.

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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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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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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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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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Man of God

By: Anna Moench

Directed by: Michelle Talgarow

Shotgun Players

Berkeley

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Sep 25

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Ashby Stage

Price: $8-40

Reference Link: https://shotgunplayers.org/online/article/man-of-god

Description:

A funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along — and decide they are definitely gonna do something about it.

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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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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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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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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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Cry It Out

By: Molly Smith Metzler

Directed by: Bryn Frisina

OpenStage Theatre & Company

Fort Collins

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The OBC Wine Project by Odell Brewing

Price: $22

Reference Link: https://www.openstage.com/events/49th-season/cry-it-out/

Description:

Three new mothers, three different backgrounds, one shared struggle. Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler is a comedy with dark edges about the power of female friendship, motherhood, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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Let’s Fall in Love: A World Premiere Cabaret Event

By: Victoria Casella, Evan Tyrone Martin, Jason Parrish

Directed by: Jason Parrish

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 28 - Sun Nov 07

Type of Event: Musical Theatre

Venue: ArtStage Studio Theatre

Price: $

Reference Link: https://

Description:

The 2021-2022 season opens in the ArtStage Studio Theatre Sept. 28 with, Let’s Fall in Love: A World Premiere Cabaret Event saluting Nat King Cole and a host of singers from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s who made the era a golden age of American music.

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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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Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé

By: Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota

Event Date(s): Tue Jul 13 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: In-person Cabaret

Venue: FST's Goldstein Cabaret

Price: $25+

Reference Link: https://www.floridastudiotheatre.org/shades-bubl%C3%A9-three-man-tribute-michael-bubl%C3%A9

Description:

With three voices singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Home,” and many more, Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Song and Dance

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

Directed by: Lilliangina Quinones and Justin Anderson

Aurora Theatre

Lawrenceville

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

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Aurora Theatre

Price: $from $30

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

Description:

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

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Scandal: SeaLab!

By: Dad's Garage Improvisers

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Fri Jul 16 - Fri Sep 10

Type of Event: Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Mainstage

Price: $16.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.com/event-page/?sId=a0S1K00000J6iwyUAB

Description:

The epic Dad’s Garage improvised soap opera returns, but this time it’s 20,000 leagues under the sea…. and live on our stage! There is a little underwater research facility, and that little underwater research facility is filled with… scandal!

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TheatreSports

By: Dad's Garage Improvisers

Dad's Garage Theatre

Atlanta

Event Date(s): Sat Jul 17 - Sat Sep 18

Type of Event: Improv Show

Venue: Dad's Garage Theatre -- Mainstage

Price: $14.50

Reference Link: https://dadsgarage.com/event-page/?sId=a0S41000000dheiEAA

Description:

Our longest-running improv show and an audience favorite for years, TheatreSports is a fast-paced improv competition that features the best improvisers in the city and uses your suggestions to fuel the show.

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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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Illinois

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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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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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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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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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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2021 New Voices Young Playwrights Festival: Virtual Reading

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Louisville

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

Type of Event: New Plays Virtual Reading

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://fb.me/e/4JAZxhzmG

Description:

A cornerstone of our Learning and Creative Engagement programming, this annual festival offers student playwrights the chance to hear their work brought to life by professional theatremakers. The 2021 lineup features six imaginative plays, written by young Louisville artists.

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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

The Swindlers: A True-ish Tall Tale

By: Noah Diaz

Directed by: Will Davis

Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Head Theater

Price: $40

Reference Link: https://secure.centerstage.org/overview/3629

Description:

Loosely inspired by the real-life exploits of the playwright’s mother and grandfather, The Swindlers is a raucous new play that explores redemption, reconciliation, and the unspoken rewards of surviving time with family.

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Steel Magnolias

By: Robert Harling

Directed by: Casey Stangl

Everyman Theatre

Baltimore

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mainstage

Price: Starting at $29

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

Description:

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

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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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Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds

By: Michael J. Bobbit

Directed by: Ray Hatch

Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Frederick

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Baker Park Bandshell

Price: Pay what you will

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

Description:

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

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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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Every Brilliant Thing

By: Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe

Single Carrot Theatre

Baltimore

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: TBD

Price: $10-55

Reference Link: https://singlecarrot.com/announcing-season-14

Description:

Don’t we all have the capacity to find joy and resilience in life’s little moments? Audiences are invited to help tell the humorous and moving story of a 7-year-old’s experience holding onto hope while grappling with a suicidal mother.

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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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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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Aaron Tveit Live!

Barrington Stage Company

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 09 - Sun Sep 12

Type of Event: Virtual Concert

Venue: Virtual

Price: $35

Reference Link: https://BarringtonStageCo.org/AaronTveitStream

Description:

Due to the popularity of BSC’s SOLD-OUT concert starring Aaron Tveit, we’ll be streaming Aaron Tveit Live! in concert. Singing beloved theatre, rock and pop favorites, Aaron’s performance—available for one weekend only—is sure to delight.

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Reparations

By: James Sheldon

Directed by: Myriam Cyr

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

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

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $54

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

Description:

Reparations, directed by Myriam Cyr, will run Sept. 3-19. Performances are outdoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257R Granite St, Rockport, Mass.

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Laiona Michelle: A Night with Nina Simone

By: Laiona Michelle

Directed by: Laiona Michelle

Gloucester Stage Company

Rockport

Event Date(s): Sun Sep 12 - Tue Sep 14

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $34

Reference Link: https://gloucesterstage.com/little-girl-blue/

Description:

Following her critically acclaimed performance in American Hero, Laiona Michelle steps into the role of Nina Simone in a new musical. This exuberant show reveals a life in between the black and white keys.

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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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A Streetcar Named Desire

By: Tennessee Williams

Directed by: Robert O'Hara

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Streetcar

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Photograph 51

By: Anna Ziegler

Directed by: Susan Stroman

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Photograph51

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Animals

By: Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Directed by: Whitney White

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Animals

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

By: Shakina Nayfack

Directed by: Laura Savia

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown

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

Type of Event: Audio Play

Venue: audible.com/Chonburi

Price: $Varies

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

Description:

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

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Minnesota

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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Animate

By: Ken LaZebnik

Directed by: Jack Reuler

Mixed Blood Theatre

St. Paul

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: Site-specific moving play

Venue: Como Park Zoo

Price: $0

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

Description:

Animate is an eight-scene, moving theatrical experience that repeatedly asks the question: “Does the good of the many supersede the good of the individual?” It explores race and philanthropy through a lens of species preservation and conservation.

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What to Send Up When It Goes Down

By: Aleshea Harris

Directed by: Signe V. Harriday

Pillsbury House Theatre

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 18 - Tue Sep 28

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Seitu Jones' Cosmogram at 3519 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Price: Pay What You Can

Reference Link: https://https://pillsburyhouseandtheatre.org/what-to-send-up-when-it-goes-down/

Description:

Part ritual and part theatrical experience, What to Send Up When It Goes Down is a fiercely innovative play that sets out to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-blackness and rejoice in the resilience of Black people throughout history.

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Missouri

Mary’s Wedding

By: Stephen Massicotte

Directed by: Stuart Carden

Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCRep)

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Fri Aug 27 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Grounds of the National WW1 Museum and Memorial

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://https://kcrep.org/show/marys-wedding

Description:

On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse. With innocence and humor, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war.

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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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Shakespeare in the Streets: The Ville

By: Mariah L. Richardson

Directed by: Thomasina Clarke

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival

St. Louis

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Annie Malone Children's Home

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://stlshakes.org/theville

Description:

Shakespeare in the Streets returns with its 10th neighborhood production on Sept. 9 in this historic Ville neighborhood. Home to Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, Arthur Ashe, Dick Gregory, and many more African American icons, it’s revived by residents in this new Hamlet adaptation.

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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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Sweat

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Ron Himes

The St. Louis Black Repertory Company

University City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Edison Theater

Price: $50

Reference Link: https://theblackrep.org

Description:

This Pulitzer Prize-winner addresses the complexities of race, class, and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. Sweat tells the story of a group of co-workers who, when layoffs happen, must decide if they should look out for each other — or prioritize themselves.

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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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New-Jersey

Broadway to Italy: Anthony Nunziata in Concert

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 13 - Mon Sep 13

Type of Event: concert

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

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

Reference Link: https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=369

Description:

Anthony brings his soulful voice to classic Broadway songs and Italian arias, as well music from jazz, pop standards, and his timeless original music. Get ready to be swept away by this young man’s warm and soaring tenor voice as well his charming and witty repartee with his audience.

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Keeping With the Spirit

By: Steve Murray

Directed by: Roy Steinberg

Cape May Stage

Cape May

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 20 - Mon Sep 20

Type of Event: play reading

Venue: Cape May Stage

Price: $free

Reference Link: https://https://capemaystage.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=370

Description:

An architect and a historic society’s chairwoman work together to preserve the storied Serenity Harbor Lighthouse, but they will require help from the spirit of the lighthouse itself to save the historic building from being destroyed.

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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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Year One

By: Erik Gernand

Directed by: John J. Wooten

Premiere Stages at Kean University

Union

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Zella Fry Theatre

Price: $$35-$15

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

Description:

In Year One, a populist’s rise to power exacerbates mounting political and social divisions. When Anna’s brother Max arrives unexpectedly, harboring a dangerous secret, the family matriarch is forced to choose between embracing a radical new country or saving those she loves.

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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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Miss Gulch Returns!

By: Fred Barton

Directed by: John Sowle

Bridge Street Theatre

Catskill

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 09 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Bridge Street Theatre

Price: $10-$25

Reference Link: https://gulch21.brownpapertickets.com

Description:

She’s back! That notorious terrorizer of neighborhood children and their pets from TheWizard of Oz makes a comeback bid with her own autobiographical lounge act in Fred Barton’s hilarious and unexpectedly touching musical valentine to the romantically disenfranchised.

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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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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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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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Ni Mi Madre

Directed by: Danilo Gambini

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Wed Aug 25 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Rattlestick Playwright's Theater

Price: $40.00

Reference Link: https://www.rattlestick.org/20212022-season/ni-mi-madre

Description:

Inspirited with the tradition of Umbanda ritual, the music of Gloria Estefan, Cher, and Maria Bethânia, Ni Mi Madre invites the audience into the tumultuous relationship between Bete (a larger-than-life Brazilian woman) and her queer son.

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Spanish Golden Age Classics Festival

By: Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz

Directed by: Melia Bensussen, Leyma López

Red Bull Theater

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Sep 20 - Thu Sep 30

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Online

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://www.redbulltheater.com/hispanic-golden-age-classics-sor-juana

Description:

A four-part series of online events focusing on Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz, the playwright, poet, and nun writing in Mexico in the latter half of the 17th century, featuring the New York premiere of a brand new English-language translation of Sor Juana’s play in its original Spanish.

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Baldwin vs. Buckley: The Faith of Our Fathers

By: Kyle Bass

Directed by: Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 17 - Sat Sep 18

Type of Event: Staged Reading

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://syracusestage.org/BaldwinvsBuckley.php

Description:

A theatricalization by Kyle Bass of the famed 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley at the Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge University. The topic: “The American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro.”

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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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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

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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The Winter’s Tale

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Jeremy Fiebig

Sweet Tea Shakespeare

Raleigh

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

Type of Event: Theater Production

Venue: Leggett Theatre, William Peace University

Price: $10-25

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

Description:

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

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Ohio

Pandemonium 2021: The Break of Dawn

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland

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

Type of Event: Annual Fundrasier

Venue: CPT Campus

Price: $Choose What You Pay

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

Description:

Cleveland Public Theatre’s annual fundraising extravaganza transforms the CPT campus into a labyrinth of theatre, dance, visual, and performance art in every corner. Ticket is all-inclusive with fabulous local food, and complimentary drinks served all night long.

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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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Mongrel

By: Adam Tran

Directed by: Rebecca Wear

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Outdoor

Price: $25

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

Description:

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

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Noises Off

By: Michael Frayn

Directed by: Jake Loewenthal

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $40-55

Reference Link: https://ShortNorthStage.org

Description:

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Trapped in a shabby tour of that hapless play, the cast suffers through a disastrous dress rehearsal, amorous rivalries, and despair as the tour stumbles towards its end. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this classically comic play.

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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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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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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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The Rivers Don’t Know

By: James McManus

Directed by: Michael John Garces

City Theatre Company

Pittsburgh

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 10 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pittsburgh Playhouse

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://citytheatre.culturaldistrict.org/event/21568-2021/the-rivers-dont-know

Description:

Inspired by stories from the community, The Rivers Don’t Know explores the experiences of refugees and immigrants in Pittsburgh through three interlocking stories.

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Alice: not your child’s wonderland

By: Dane Eissler and Jenna Kuerzi

Directed by: Dane Eissler

EgoPo Classic Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 28 - Thu Sep 30

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Open-Air Tent at Glen Foerd

Price: $32

Reference Link: https://https://www.egopo.org/alice

Description:

As festivities devolve into debaucherous bacchanalia, Alice hides from the adults, comforted by a familiar bedtime story. The two worlds clash and fuse into a topsy-turvy Wonderland as she seeks out safety in a world without boundaries.

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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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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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Love Unpunished

Directed by: Dan Rothenberg and David Brick

Pig Iron Theatre Company

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 03 - Sat Sep 11

Type of Event: Dance Theatre

Venue: Prince Theater - 1412 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Price: $30

Reference Link: https://fringearts.com/event/love-unpunished/

Description:

Set on twenty feet of escape stairs, this mostly wordless dance-theatre piece imagines the moments just before the collapse of the World Trade Center. Stumbling bodies move into a ghost world that is visually arresting, fragile, and tender.

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An Odyssey

By: Jay Ball

Directed by: Jed Allen Harris

Quantum Theatre

Pittsburgh

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

Type of Event: Theatre Performance

Venue: Schenley Park Ice Skating Rink

Price: $38-50

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

Description:

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

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The Ever Present

By: R. Eric Thomas

Directed by: Brett Ashley Robinson

Theatre Exile

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 11 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Columbus Square (1200 Wharton St), Dickinson Square (1600 E. Moyamensing Ave), Wharton Square (2300 Wharton St), Stephen Girard Park (2101 Shunk St), Hawthorne Park (750 S 12th St)

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://theatreexile.org/shows/the-ever-present/

Description:

The Ever Present, a fantastical, family-friendly new play written by award-winning playwright and author R. Eric Thomas, centers on a South Philly vacant lot that turns out to be more than meets the eye.

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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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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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The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins

By: Haus of Glitter

The Wilbury Theatre Group

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 09 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Esek Hopkins Park

Price: $20

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

Description:

The Historical Fantasy of Esek Hopkins is an outdoor protest-demonstration against the system that tells us that the name and home of slave ship Captain Esek Hopkins should continue to be preserved, commemorated, and memorialized.

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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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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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Texas

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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Circo Metropolis

By: Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley

Directed by: Dick Monday

Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Sat Sep 18 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Rosewood Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $15-$21

Reference Link: https://www.dct.org/plays/

Description:

We’re back! Tickets are now on sale for DCT’s first show this season! Circo Metropolis runs Sept. 18-26. Get your tickets here: bit.ly/Circotickets. Visit dct.org/COVID/ for health and safety information. See you soon! Produced in conjunction with Laughter League, Inc.

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10 Seconds: Virtual Film Screening and Talkback

By: Miriam Gonzales

Directed by: LeeAnét Noble (produced by Maryland’s Imagination Stage)

Dallas Children's Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 23 - Thu Sep 23

Type of Event: Virtual Performance and Talkback

Venue: Virtual

Price: $Free

Reference Link: https://dct.org

Description:

Ray tells the story of a day, and the 10 seconds inside that day, that he will never forget. Following the 45-minute film will be a 30-minute talkback with guests from the DCT Youth Ambassador program, the Dallas Police Department youth organization partners, and Cry Havoc Theater Company.

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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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As You Like It

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Nick Lawson

The Classic Theatre San Antonio

San Antonio

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Botanical Garden San Antonio

Price: $Adult $39.00; SR/MIL/EDU $35.00; Student $24.00

Reference Link: https://www.classictheatre.org/shows/as-you-like-it/

Description:

Will love always win or are we merely mad? As You Like It is an entertaining and touching exploration of life, death, love, family, and the bonds that tie us together.

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Straitjacket: Variations on a Theme of Horror

By: Charles P. Stites

Directed by: Charles P. Stites

The VORTEX

Austin

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 02 - Sat Sep 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Eloise Stage @ The VORTEX

Price: $9.99-35

Reference Link: http://vortexrep.org/33_straitjacket

Description:

Darrell Standing, prisoner in solitary confinement, spends days at a time bound up in a straitjacket by command of his sadistic warden. In order to escape the hell of his existence, Standing astral projects out of his body to visit his past lives.

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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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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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Pericles

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Kent Thompson

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $13-80

Reference Link: https://bard.org

Description:

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

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Richard III

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Cameron Knight

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $13-80

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

Description:

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

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The Comedy of Errors

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Vincent J. Cardinal

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Price: $13-80

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

Description:

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

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The Pirates of Penzance

By: W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sulivan

Directed by: Cassie Abate

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Randall L. Jones Theatre

Price: $34-85

Reference Link: https://

Description:

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

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Cymbeline

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Britannia Howe

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Price: $49-59

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

Description:

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

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Intimate Apparel

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Tasia A. Jones

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Price: $49-59

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

Description:

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

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Vermont

Queen of the Night

By: travis tate

Directed by: Raz Golden

Dorset Theatre Festival

Manchester

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 10 - Sat Sep 04

Type of Event: Outdoor Theatre

Venue: Southern Vermont Art Center

Price: $45

Reference Link: https://dorsettheatrefestival.org/queen-of-the-night

Description:

Recently divorced Stephen and his millennial son, Ty, set out on a camping trip to their old stomping grounds in southeastern Texas. As an important family event approaches, father and son attempt to survive the woods, and one another.

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Million Dollar Quartet

By: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Directed by: Carol Dunne and Russell Brand

Northern Stage

White River Junction

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Outdoor Courtyard Theater

Price: $45

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

Description:

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

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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

Bo-Nita

By: Elizabeth Heffron

Directed by: Summer Wallace

1st Stage

Tysons

Event Date(s): Thu Sep 16 - Sun Sep 26

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Boro Park, Tysons

Price: $20

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

Description:

With humor, pathos, and a dash of Midwest magical realism, Bo-Nita follows a mother and daughter’s journey through a working-class America of dwindling resources, and the lengths they must go to stay together and keep their beat alive.

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Henry V

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $27-$60

Reference Link: https://americanshakespearecenter.com/

Description:

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

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Macbeth

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

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

Description:

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

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All’s Well That Ends Well

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: The Actor-Managers of American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center

Staunton

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Blackfriars Playhouse

Price: $33-$60

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

Description:

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

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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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Shhhhhakespeare Revue

By: Irina Tsikurishvili

Synetic Theater

Arlington

Event Date(s): Fri Sep 10 - Sat Sep 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Lubber Run Amphitheater

Price: Free

Reference Link: https://synetictheater.org/event_pages/shhhhhakespeare-revue/

Description:

In honor of our 20th Anniversary, Synetic has developed a brand new show featuring favorite moments from our Wordless Shakespeare Series. Watch an incredible cast of six actors take on 34 roles from 10 plays in just 60 minutes!

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The Miraculous Magical Balloon

Directed by: Irina Tsikurishvili

Synetic Theater

Arlington

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Pop-Up Outdoor Locations in Arlington

Price: Free

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

Description:

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

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Wisconsin

Cymbeline

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

Directed by: Marti Lyons

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Hill Theatre

Price: Prices vary

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

Description:

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

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A Phoenix Too Frequent

By: Christopher Fry

Directed by: Keira Fromm

American Players Theatre

Spring Green

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Touchstone Theatre

Price: Prices vary

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

Description:

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

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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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Mom, How Did You Meet The Beatles?

By: Adrienne Kennedy and Adam P. Kennedy

Directed by: Dr. Baron Kelly

Forward Theater Company

Madison

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Overture Center for the Arts

Price: $34-$49

Reference Link: https://forwardtheater.com/show/mom-how-did-you-meet-the-beatles

Description:

An autobiographical experience by legendary American playwright Adrienne Kennedy, who was hired to write a stage version of John Lennon’s new book in 1960s London. A story about holding artistic ground in the patriarchal world of show business.

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Naked Radio

By: Dave Hudson and Paul Libman

Directed by: Jeff Herbst

Northern Sky Theater

Fish Creek

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

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Northern Sky's Gould Theater

Price: $35

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

Description:

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

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Romance in D

Directed by: Tom Mula

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

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

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $47+

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

Description:

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

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Romance in D

By: James Sherman

Directed by: Tom Mula

Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek

Event Date(s): Tue Aug 24 - Sun Sep 19

Type of Event: Romantic Comedy

Venue: Peninsula Players Theatre

Price: $41 to $47

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

Description:

A romantic comedy that follows two lonely neighbors and their thoughtful parents’ journey to adjoining hearts.

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