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2003/04 Season

RICHARD III

Directed by Eve Shapiro

In Shakespeare’s tragedy of plotting and betrayal, the villainous Duke of Gloucester stops at nothing to win the crown of England. Richard’s lust for power leads to unspeakable acts in a brilliant rendering of political intrigue, family relationships and more

MURDER BY POE

Directed by John Miller-Stephany

Murder By Poe weaves together four Edgar Allan Poe tales into a tapestry of revenge, suicide, obsession and murder … where the psychological and the supernatural swirl together in a brew only the father of the classic horror story could concoct.

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2002/03 Season

AS YOU LIKE IT

Directed by Richard Corley.

In 2002/03, The Acting Company presented a new production of Shakespeare’s story of love and exile. By beginning our production in a dressing room, showing actors preparing to perform, we highlight the notion we are all players and that who we are more

AMERICAN DREAMS: LOST AND FOUND

Directed by Rebecca Guy

For the 2002/03 Season, The Acting Company presented an original adaptation of American Dreams: Lost and Found by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel. The New York Times called it “the best of Terkel’s works...a stirring, hopeful book.”  It more

2001/02 Season

PUDD'NHEAD WILSON

Directed by Walter Dallas

Pudd’nhead Wilson, adapted from the 1894 novel by Mark Twain, is the pre-Civil War story of the two sons of Judge Driscoll, the chief citizen of Dawson’s Landing, Missouri.  One of those sons - Tom - is his legal more

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

Directed by Eve Shapiro

The Taming of the Shrew is a play-within-a-play which begins when a nobleman and his hunting party discover a drunken tinker, Christopher Sly, establish him in transient luxury, tell him that he is a lord who has been dreaming for fifteen years, and more

2000/01 Season

O PIONEERS!

Directed by Richard Corley A World Preimere Play

It is late nineteenth-century Nebraska, and Alexandra, a Swedish immigrant in charge of her younger brothers Lou, Oscar and Emil, struggles to bear fruit on her family’s drought-ridden land. When her friend Carl’s family moves more

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Directed by John Rando.

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.

This musical version tells the story of more

1999/2000 Season

MACBETH

Directed by Anne Justine D' Zmura.

In 1999/2000, The Acting Company presented Macbeth, the last of Shakespeare’s great tragedies. Combining swift action and soaring poetry, we follow one man’s rash power-play for the crown. Ambition infects Macbeth’s brain like a virus upon more

THE RIVALS

Directed by Nicholas Martin.

It’s 1775 and the fashionable world descends on Bath, to show off its finery, take the waters, enjoy the gossip and pursue romance. Amongst them are some of the most extraordinary comic characters: the verbally misguided Mrs Malaprop; her absurdly romantic niece, more

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