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2013/14 Season

HAMLET

To be, or not to be—that is the question.

This will be the first production of Hamlet in The Acting Company’s 40-year history. The play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts for his father’s murder, setting him on a more

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, Coast of Utopia) has personally given The Acting Company the rights to tour his landmark TONY award-winning play. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern centers on the misadventures and musings of two minor characters—childhood friends of the Prince—from William Shakespeare more

2012/13 Season

AS YOU LIKE IT

All the world’s a stage… One of Shakespeare’s most frequently quoted passages from one of his most popular fairy tales—a world possible only on a stage. As You Like It is a metaphor of love; its power, madness, danger, humor and reflection. more

OF MICE AND MEN

The best laid plans of mice and men… Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner John Steinbeck’s tale of two drifters is one of the most widely read stories in America. Written as both a novella and a script for a play, Of Mice and Men tells the tragic more

2011/12 Season

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, is also his shortest and one of his most farcical — a major part of the humor derived from slapstick, puns and wordplay. The story of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth involves a series more

JULIUS CAESAR

Julius Caesar is a classic story of pride and envy, arrogance and honor, opportunity and tragic strategic errors. Written in one of his most productive times of Shakespeare’s life, Julius Caesar blends the historic events of the reign of this iconic roman emperor with tragic elements and more

2010/11 Season

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Directed by Ian Belknap

The Acting Company presented, in the 2010/11 season, The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays. It is also his shortest and one of his most farcical — a major part of the humor derived from slapstick, more

ROMEO AND JULIET

Directed by Penny Metropulos

Shakespeare's iconic romantic tragedy of innocent young lovers falling victim to family hatred and cruel destiny... swords clash, everlasting love is promised and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed in the greatest love story of all time. Young love has never been more

2009/10 Season

ROMEO AND JULIET

Directed by Penny Metropulos

The Acting Company presented, in our 2009/10 season, Shakespeare's iconic romantic tragedy of innocent young lovers falling victim to family hatred and cruel destiny... swords clash, everlasting love is promised and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed in the greatest love story of more

THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER

Directed by Doug Hughes

The Acting Company presented, in the 2009/10 season, the New York premiere of Carson McCullers’ poignant novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Rebecca Gilman.

This enduring masterpiece captures a universal longing for connection. more