Classics

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  • Reiner Prochaska from the tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

    Description

    This adaptation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales explores the bawdy humor of "The Miller's Tale," "The Merchant's Tale," "The Nun's Priest's Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Prologue... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male, doubling)
    Full Length Comedy (about 100 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • Fernando de Rojas, translated by Jo Clifford

    Description

    Celestina, madam of the local brothel, is commissioned by a nobleman to help him seduce a beautiful young woman... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 10 total (5 female, 5 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 150 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Anton Chekhov, adapted by Tom Donaghy

    Description

    Tom Donaghy's adaptation of Chekhov's beloved and richly bittersweet comedy about a world in transition preserves the economy and humor of the original while highlighting the lyricism and stylistic ambition of the master playwright's final work... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 14 total (6 female, 8 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Single Set
    Period Costumes
  • Maxim Gorky, translated by Stephen Mulrine

    Description

    A Chekhovian family drama, first staged in Russia in 1905. In a prophetic echo of the coming revolution, the play looks at the lives of the privileged intelligentsia and of the workers, advocating an alliance between the two.


    Production Info

    Cast: 16 total (7 female, 9 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 160 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • Charles Dickens, adapted by Jerry Patch

    Description

    Nineteenth-century London comes to life in Jerry Patch's delightful adaptation of Dickens' timeless classic along with Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, the Ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet-to-come, and of course Ebenezer Scrooge.


    Production Info

    Cast: 16 total (5 female, 11 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Virgilio Piñera, adapted by María Irene Fornés

    Description

    María Irene Fornés' award-winning adaptation of Aire Frío, the masterpiece of Virgilio Piñera, perhaps Cuba's greatest modernist writer... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (4 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Contemporary 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: 7 total (3 female, 4 male, nonspeaking roles)
    Full Length Comedy (about 50 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Len Jenkin, adapted from "Ein Landarzt" by Franz Kafka

    Description

    Len Jenkin's surrealistic comedy uses Franz Kafka's story "Ein Landarzt" as a point of departure to explore his personal life and literary works.


    Production Info

    Cast: 7 total (3 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Dark Comedy (about 75 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Contemporary Costumes
  • Euripides, translated by Laurence Senelick

    Description

    Of the hundred or so plays Euripides wrote in his lifetime only nineteen survive. Not all of them won first prize at the festivals, but BAKKHAI did.


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (1 female, 7 male, Flexible Casting)
    Full Length Drama (about 85 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Vinnette Carroll, music and lyrics by Micki Grant

    Description

    In this tale based on an African-American fable, Croesus and his brothers are on a search for success and money... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 5 total (2 female, 3 male, flexible casting, chorus and dancers)
    Short Comedy (about 30 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Vinnette Carroll, Marie Thomas, Micki Grant

    Collection Description

    This collection includes one short and one full-length musical play. CROESUS AND THE WITCH: In this tale based on an African-American fable, Croesus and his brothers are on a search for success and money... [read more]

  • Euripides, adapted into English verse by Brian Vinero

    Description

    As Odysseus begins to journey home to Ithaca following the Trojan War, he and his companions are blown off course to the mysterious Mount Etna... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 3 total (3 male, flexible casting, bit parts, a chorus)
    Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • Edmond Rostand, translated into English verse by Brian Vinero

    Description

    Rostand's masterpiece in verse CYRANO DE BERGERAC has enchanted audiences worldwide since the play's 1897 premiere in Paris... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 25 total (7 female, 18 male, multiple bit parts, doubling possible)
    Full Length Comedy (about 180 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes
  • August Strindberg, translated by Stephen Mulrine

    Description

    Strindberg's chilling anatomy of a marriage — in which the two partners duel with each other until one is utterly defeated... [read more]


    Production Info

    Cast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 140 minutes)
    Minimal Set Requirements
    Period Costumes
  • August Strindberg, translated by Laurence Senelick

    Description

    Strindberg's classic on the dissolution of a marriage is given an enthralling new translation by master translator Laurence Senelick.


    Production Info

    Cast: 8 total (4 female, 4 male)
    Full Length Drama (about 170 minutes)
    Multiple Sets
    Period Costumes