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Announcing Our 2019 Season!

Announcing Our 2019 Season!

We're proud to announce our 2019 season, including a summer repertory of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and the NYC premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's Native Son, adapted from the seminal Richard Wright novel. Our Salon Reading Series also returns with five new titles, and we'll tour New York City schools with a new production of Othello. SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE NOW >>>

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Our Season in the News PLAYBILL.COM: The Acting Company Announces 2017–2018 Season


The touring classical theatre company will present a full season in New York City.

Touring classical theatre company The Acting Company has announced its 2017–2018 season, which will include a full season in New York City. The lineup includes a return of Marcus Gardley’s play X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, which played an acclaimed Off-Broadway run earlier this year.

Kicking off the season will be a staging of Shakespeare’s ... read more

DESIRE An evening of one act plays based on Tennessee Williams’ short stories

DESIRE An evening of one act plays based on Tennessee Williams’ short stories

The Acting Company has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley and Tony-winner John Guare along with Elizabeth Egloff, Marcus Gardley, Rebecca Gilman and David Grimm to celebrate one of America’s greatest wordsmiths. Desire is certain to be a classic for the 21st Century, keeping Tennessee Williams’ words alive and introducing him to new audiences. Depicting love and innocence, isolation and loss, these unforgettable tales serve as a reminder that great stories have the power to change one’s life. Directed by Michael Wilson.

Desire will have its world... read more

2014-15 SEASON – OUR 42ND!

MARK TWAIN’S A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT, a newly commissioned play by JEFFREY HATCHER, and SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH comprise the 42nd Season of The Acting Company productions presented in residency at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater, in New York at the Pearl Theatre (March 31-April 12, tickets now on sale), and on national tour. Acting Company Artistic Director IAN BELKNAP will direct Connecticut Yankee; DEVIN BRAIN directs Macbeth. 

Five members of the 2013-14 Season will return for their second tour. This will be the fourth mainstage production... read more

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