Classics

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  • Molière, translated and adapted by Matt DiCintio

    Description

    When two misers return from abroad, their sons find their romances with two mysterious women in peril... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 9 total (3 female, 6 male)
    Full Length Comedy (about 90 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • Anton Chekhov, adapted by Richard Nelson

    Description

    "It's a comedy with three female and six male roles, four acts, a landscape (view of a lake), lots of talk of literature, little action and 180 lbs of love... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 13 total (6 female, 7 male)
    Full Length Comedy (about 120 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • Emily Mann, freely adapted from Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL

    Description

    Emily Mann brings Chekhov's masterpiece into the 21st century with bright contemporary language and a modern Hamptons' setting... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 9 total (4 female, 5 male)
    Full Length Dark Comedy (about 90 minutes)
    Single Set
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Carlo Goldoni, adapted by Constance Congdon

    Description

    Goldoni's eighteenth-century masterpiece is an enduring story of love, passion, and mistaken identity... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 13 total (3 female, 10 male)
    Full Length Comedy (about 115 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • Evgeny Shvarts, translated by Laurence Senelick

    Description

    In an imaginary, fantastical land a scholar arrives seeking to find a way to make as many people as he can happy.


    Production Info

    Cast: 16 total (5 female, 11 male, doubling possible, many bit parts)
    Full Length Comedy (about 130 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • Pierre Carlet de Marivaux, translated from French by Laurence Senelick

    Description

    SLAVE ISLAND was first produced on Monday, 5 March 1725 by Lelio Riccoboni's troupe and the Comédie-Italienne at the Hôtel de Bourgogne, Paris... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 5 total (2 female, 3 male, nonspeaking roles)
    Full Length Comedy (about 50 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Pierre Carlet de Marivaux, translated from French by Laurence Senelick

    Collection Description

    SLAVE ISLAND was first produced on Monday, 5 March 1725 by Lelio Riccoboni's troupe and the Comédie-Italienne at the Hôtel de Bourgogne, Paris... [read more]


    Plays in This Collection

  • Carl Sternheim, translated by Eric Bentley

    Description

    In THE UNDERPANTS, she is waiting in the crowd — Berlin, circa 1910 — craning her neck forward to see the Kaiser pass by... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (4 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Comedy (about 100 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Sean Graney

    Description

    In THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES, Sophocles' seven surviving plays — OEDIPUS, IN TRACHIS, PHILOKTETES, IN COLONUS, AJAX, ELEKTRA and ANTIGONE — combine with music and food to create a stunning portrait of the human condition, where the intermingling of chance and fate yields disquieting results... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 12 total (5 female, 7 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 220 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Frank Wedekind, English version by Kenneth Tigar and Clayton Koelb

    Description

    Possibly the ultimate coming-of-age drama. The play follows a group of high-school friends in Victorian-age Germany who begin to experience their first sexual desires in a world where even talking about sex is taboo... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 25 total (7 female, 18 male, some doubling)
    Full Length Drama (about 120 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Neil LaBute

    Description

    An amateur comic struggles with his new routine.


    Production Info

    Cast: 1 total (1 male)
    Short Drama (about 20 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Nikolai Erdman, adapted by Richard Nelson

    Description

    An unemployed "little man" contemplates suicide and is besieged by discontented groups wanting him to turn his suicide into a gesture on their behalf.


    Production Info

    Cast: 24 total (9 female, 15 male)
    Full Length Comedy (about 120 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Maxim Gorky, translated by Stephen Mulrine

    Description

    Gorky's magnificent response to Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD was written in 1904, the year Chekhov died... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 17 total (6 female, 11 male, doubling)
    Full Length Drama (about 120 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • George Cram Cook and Susan Glaspell

    Description

    Originally produced by the Provincetown Players in 1915, SUPPRESSED DESIRES satirizes the then-current obsession with dream interpretation: Henrietta is unable to stop overanalyzing the dreams of her husband, Stephen, and sister, Mabel.


    Production Info

    Cast: 3 total (2 female, 1 male)
    Short Comedy (about 30 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • John Guare, based on a short story by Anton Chekhov

    Description

    While hang gliding in the Catskills, a young woman wonders whether the young man in her company loves her... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 4 total (2 female, 2 male)
    Short Comedy (about 20 minutes)
    Single Set
    Contemporary Costumes