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Heather Raffo adapts her multi-award-winning solo play – an exploration of love and grief within countries undone by division, violence, and neglect – for the screen and for our current time. The film streams exclusively at peopleslight.org ahead of its national release.

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Arkansas

Every Brilliant Thing

By: By Duncan Macmillan with Johnny Donahoe

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock

Event Date(s): Tue Sep 13 – Sun Oct 23

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Regional Theatre

Price: $25-75

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You’re six years old. Mom’s in the hospital. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s “brilliant” about the world. Everything that’s worth living for. Soon the list will take on a life of its own. Tickets go on sale January 6, 2023.

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Kim’s Convenience

By: Ins Choi

Directed by: Nelson Eusebio

TheatreSquared

Fayetteville

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 25 – Wed Feb 15

Type of Event: Play

Venue: TheatreSquared

Price: $17-54

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At Mr. Kim’s corner variety store, the only thing that isn’t for sale is his family legacy—but with big-dollar projects moving in, does everyone have a price?

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California

Miss You Like Hell

By: Quiara Alegría Hudes

City Lights Theater Company

San Jose

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 19 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: City Lights Theater Company

Price: $27-49

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When Beatriz shows up at her 16-year-old daughter Olivia’s house at 4 a.m. and invites her on an epic road trip, they haven’t seen each other in four years. An important and intimate new musical rich with family, humor, and heart.

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A ferocious new epic written by Lee Edward Colston II, The First Deep Breath chronicles the depths families will go to hide their skeletons from the outside world and each other.

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In Every Generation

By: Ali Viterbi

Directed by: Michael Barakiva

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Mountain View

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 18 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $Starting at $30

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TheatreWorks presents the West Coast premiere of Ali Viterbi’s imaginative play, which takes a time-traveling voyage through millennia of Passover seders past, present, and future, and examines tradition, family, and identity. Winner of the National Jewish Playwriting Contest.

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Colorado

Alma

By: Benjamin Benne

Directed by: Denise Yvette Serna

Curious Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 14 – Sat Feb 18

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Curious Theatre Company

Price: $32-53

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“Who does the American dream belong to?” Now that Angel is 17, she’s got a different vision for her future than her immigrant single mom’s. This poetic, funny, and timely piece was developed at the Denver Center Theatre Company’s New Play Summit in 2020.

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Laughs in Spanish

By: Alexis Scheer

Directed by: Lisa Portes

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company

Denver

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 27 – Sun Mar 12

Type of Event: World Premiere, Comedy

Venue: Singleton Theatre

Price: $

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Art Basel is about to begin and Mariana, the director of a swanky art gallery, has a serious problem on her hands. Her showroom is an active crime scene. This world premiere play is a hilarious snapshot of Cuban and Colombian American culture set in Miami’s Wynwood arts district.

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After the death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Unrest shook the nation to its core and put a spotlight on the police brutality and discrimination that plague our institutions. Dael Orlandersmith created eight fictional characters to represent the broad spectrum of perspectives.

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District-Of-Columbia

Ride the Cyclone

By: Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond

Directed by: Sarah Rasmussen

Arena Stage

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 13 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Price: $$66.00 – $86.00

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The lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. A mechanical fortuneteller invites each to tell their story of a life interrupted, offering the chance to come to terms with their fates.

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Two Jews Walk Into a War…

By: Seth Rozin

Directed by: Adam Immerwahr

Theater J

Washington

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 11 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Theater

Venue: Theater J

Price: $Starting at $44.99

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The last two Jews in Afghanistan share a vital mission to repopulate the Jewish community in Kabul. And they hate each other. Can this cantankerous couple commit to one incredible act of faith to keep their community alive without killing one another first?

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Florida

Freud’s Last Session

By: Mark St. Germain

Directed by: Maureen Heffernan

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 13 – Sun Jan 15

Type of Event: Professional Theatre

Venue: Florida Repertory Theatre

Price: $$39 – $69

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On the eve of World War II, Dr. Sigmund Freud, the legendary psychoanalyst, invites a young Oxford student, C.S. Lewis, to his home in London. Over the course of one evening, these two great minds clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life.

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Ripcord

By: David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by: Jason Parrish

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 10 – Sun Jan 29

Type of Event: Professional Theatre

Venue: Florida Repertory Theatre

Price: $$36 – $69

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From the twisted, brilliant mind of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning author of Rabbit Hole and Good People, comes a high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death! “Vastly entertaining!” — Deadline Hollywood

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The Importance of Being Earnest

By: Oscar Wilde

Directed by: Chris Clavelli

Florida Repertory Theatre

Fort Myers

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 31 – Sun Mar 05

Type of Event: Professional Theatre

Venue: Florida Repertory Theatre

Price: $$39 – $69

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Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comic classic sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life.

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Regine must decide the fate of a house she never wanted, the same house where Toshi’s been squatting for three months. Elsie is willing to do anything to move up in the world, while her sister Frances is willing to risk her life to change it.

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Rotterdam

By: Jon Brittain

Directed by: Michael Leeds

Island City Stage

Wilton Manors

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 19 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Island City Stage

Price: $40

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Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man. What happens next is a bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality, and being a long way from home.

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Hamlet

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: David M. Jenkins

Jobsite Theater

Tampa

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 11 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $39.50

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Jobsite returns to the Jaeb for this searing tragedy of a young student, tormented by their father’s death, that confronts each one of us with the mirror of our own mortality in a far from perfect world. Who can be trusted? Who can be believed?

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Henry V

By: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Carolyn Howorth

Orlando Shakes

Orlando

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 18 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Price: $$25-57

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King Henry V of England wages war with France in an attempt to claim his throne—against all odds. Don’t miss this epic, thrilling, and powerful conclusion to the rise of Henry V—packed with battles, betrayals, comedy, and love!

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Make Someone Happy Starring Rebecca Fisher

Orlando Shakes

Orlando

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 26 – Sun Jan 29

Type of Event: Cabaret/Concert

Venue: Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Price: $$35

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Celebrated actor and vocalist Rebecca Fisher brings her love of the standards with a nod to Broadway, featuring songs in a spirited cabaret that will lift your heart and tap your toes. Enjoy this musical evening of joy that will make you want to “make someone happy!”

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Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage

By: Jane Martin

Directed by: Joy Hawkins

Red Barn Theatre

Key West

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 31 – Sat Feb 25

Type of Event: Comedy

Venue: Red Barn Theatre

Price: $45

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A wild and crazy spoof of a “B” Western horror flick. Big 8, SheDevil, Rob Bob, a one-eyed Ukrainian biker named Black Dog, and more mix horror and hilarity in this shoot ’em up, knock ’em up, cut ’em up satirical romp from the pen of the prolific Jane Martin.

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Dear Jack, Dear Louise

By: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Joy Hawkins

Red Barn Theatre

Key West

Event Date(s): Tue Dec 20 – Sat Jan 14

Type of Event: Drama

Venue: Red Barn Theatre

Price: $45

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Sparks fly and love blossoms from a world away when a U.S. Army doctor, Jack, begins a correspondence with an aspiring actress, Louise, during WWII. Winner of the Helen Hayes & Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play of 2022.

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William Gillette has invited his fellow cast members to his castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous.

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A Little Night Music

By: Sondheim & Wheeler

Directed by: Mark Danni

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 12 – Sun Jan 22

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 – 65

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1973’s Tony Award-winning musical, set at the turn of the last century, A Little Night Music interweaves a tangled web of former and current lovers among the upper-crust elite of Sweden.

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James Taylor in Central Park Revisited

By: Lessack & Rodgers

Directed by: Lee Lessack

TheatreZone

Naples

Event Date(s): Mon Jan 16 – Mon Jan 16

Type of Event: Concert

Venue: G&L Theater

Price: $50 – 65

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The transcendent harmonies of Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers pay homage to the artistry and indelible music of James Taylor.

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A lyrical and endearing father-daughter drama, Birds of North America unfolds in delicate, detailed layers, like the scattered leaves of each passing year.

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Georgia

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The White Chip is a “Fizzily Fast-Paced” (New York Times) theatrical journey to recovery. Starring former Theatrical Outfit Artistic Director, Tom Key!

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Illinois

Hit ‘Em on the Blackside

By: Anthony Irons, Alexis J. Roston, Ronald L. Conner, Jonathan Keaton, Bairton Warburton-Brown, Alexandria Moorman

Directed by: Anthony Irons, Ronald L. Conner

Congo Square Theatre

Chicago

Event Date(s): Fri Oct 28 – Fri Feb 03

Type of Event: Digital Series

Venue: Online

Price: $0

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HOTB features Chicago’s premiere and award-winning African American acting ensemble in weekly sketch comedy webisodes.

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Chicago’s beloved holiday tradition The Steadfast Tin Soldier returns in this wintry show! Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story about a little tin soldier, this gorgeous invention of spectacle and music is “one holiday experience you don’t want to miss.”

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Andy Warhol in Iran

By: Brent Askari

Directed by: BJ Jones

Northlight Theatre

Skokie

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 19 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $

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In 1976, the artist Andy Warhol, having reinvented himself as the portrait painter of the rich and famous, travels to Tehran to take Polaroids of the Shah of Iran’s wife. Warhol encounters a young revolutionary who throws his plans into turmoil and opens the pop icon’s eyes.

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Louisiana

Everybody

By: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by: Shannon Sindelar

The NOLA Project

New Orleans

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 18 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: NOMA’s Lapis Center

Price: $38.00

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This modern riff on the classical morality play Everyman sees the title character sent on a mission by Death to take stock of their life and worth. But Everybody today may not be Everybody tomorrow, as the actor playing the role gets chosen by lottery each night.

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Maine

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Why let a perfectly good set sit empty? ImprovAcadia and Penobscot Theatre Company join forces to improvise six unique new plays. During the run of each mainstage show, ImprovAcadia will improvise a new story inspired by your suggestions and the existing set.

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Maryland

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When clothing suddenly falls from the sky, Wilbur J. Mole Rat stuns the colony with his decision to get dressed! In a community where baring is caring and skin is in, can Wilbur find the courage to rock to the rhythm of his own electric guitar?

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Aquarium

By: Pietro Chiarenza and Patrick Lynch

Directed by: Kathryn Chase Bryer

Imagination Stage

Bethesda

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 14 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Theatre for Very Young Audiences

Venue: Imagination Stage

Price: $$16.50

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Enter a fantastical island world where fish soar through the air, lemons light up the sky, and sheep go parading by. With gentle music, puppets, and props, actors lead children and caregivers in an interactive exploration of a magical place of play.

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Massachusetts

Letters From Home

By: Kalean Ung

Directed by: Kalean Ung

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Lowell

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 18 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Price: $21-$46

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Inspired by family member’s letters sent to her father from refugee camps after the Cambodian genocide, Letters from Home unearths the myths and mysteries of her family’s past as a ritual for intergenerational healing.

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Minnesota

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

By: Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason

Directed by: Peter C. Brosius

Children’s Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 08 – Sun Jan 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Children’s Theatre Company

Price: $15-68

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Don’t miss this holiday spectacle, filled with catchy songs, Seussian rhymes, and everyone’s favorite cantankerous Grinch!

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Locomotion

By: Written and adapted for the stage by Jacqueline Woodson

Directed by: Talvin Wilks

Children’s Theatre Company

Minneapolis

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 24 – Sun Mar 05

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Children’s Theatre Company

Price: $15-68

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Uprooted from his family, Lonnie couldn’t feel more alone. But as he discovers his poetic voice, he learns how poetry can bring him closer to others, and to himself.

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Maybe

By: Cristina Pippa

Directed by: Sandy Boren-Barrett

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 13 – Mon Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical / Dance Performance

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

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An expansive portrayal of the endless potential in us all! A dance-inspired original musical about the magical, immeasurable possibilities that make up who we are and what we can do. From the award-winning author Kobi Yamada, staged in conjunction with Escalate Dance.

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The North Star

By: Peter H. Reynolds

Directed by: Sandy Boren-Barrett and Ann Marie Omeish

Stages Theatre Company

Hopkins

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 14 – Mon Feb 13

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Stages Theatre Company

Price: $14-16

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From the award-winning author of The Dot and Ish comes an encouraging tale of self-determination, creativity, and hope. Chart a meaningful path through constellations, in collaboration with Escalate Dance.

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Missouri

Flood

By: Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

Directed by: Kenneth Prestininzi

KCRep

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 31 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Copaken Stage

Price: $35

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With humor, grace, and beauty, this absurdist tragicomedy will stay with you long after it ends.

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The Iceman Cometh

By: Eugene O’Neill

Directed by: Bob Paisley

Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre

Kansas City

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 13 – Sun Jan 22

Type of Event: Drama/Play

Venue: The Historic Warwick Theater

Price: $39 – 54

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The Iceman Cometh focuses on a group of alcoholics and misfits who endlessly discuss but never act on their dreams, and Hickey, the traveling salesman determined to strip them of those dreams. Yet hope is essential.

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Putting It Together

By: Stephen Sondheim

Directed by: Tiffany Nichole Greene

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 27 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Center of Creative Arts (COCA)

Price: $23 – $92

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Celebrate legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim by revisiting nearly 30 of the most poignant, powerful and witty songs in the American musical theatre canon.

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Nebraska

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

By: Book by Joe Tracz. Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki.

Directed by: Matthew Gutschick

Omaha Theater Company

Omaha

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 20 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center

Price: $25.00

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Percy Jackson has newly discovered powers and monsters on his trail, and is on a quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods. Featuring a thrilling original rock score. Join Percy and his friends on an adventure of mythical proportions!

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New-Jersey

Description:

The impulsive purchase of some provocative art—a living Latino man who is paid to behave as a statue—shatters a multi-ethnic friend group by sparking questions of commodification, stereotypes, and complacency.

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New-York

Cornelia Street

By: Book by Simon Stephens, Music and Lyrics by Mark Eitzel

Directed by: Neil Pepe

Atlantic Theater Company

New York

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 14 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Atlantic Stage 2

Price: $Atlantic Theater Company memberships start at $50

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Description:

In a back street in the West Village, Jacob Towney tries to save the restaurant that has been his home for longer than he can remember and release his daughter to the life he dreams she can have. His place is a home for the odd ghosts of the village, but it’s running out of luck.

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Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fat’s Waller Musical Show

By: Conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz

Directed by: Jeffrey L. Page

Geva Theatre Center

Rochester

Event Date(s): Tue Jan 17 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: Geva Theatre Center

Price: $$25-$69

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Jeffrey L. Page brings a radical new approach to the musical celebration of Fats Waller’s extraordinary career, which reveals the masks the jazz pioneer and his musicians assumed while performing for white audiences—as they created the music of a new era.

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The Collaboration

By: Anthony McCarten

Directed by: Kwame Kwei-Armah

Manhattan Theatre Club

New York City

Event Date(s): Tue Nov 29 – Sun Jan 22

Type of Event: Broadway

Venue: SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

Price: $

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Warhol. Basquiat. Electric, eccentric, polar opposites…together, for the first time in the most unlikely partnership the art world has ever seen. Paul Bettany (The AvengersWandaVision, A Very British Scandal) and Jeremy Pope (Choir BoyAin’t Too Proud, Hollywood) star in the thrilling American premiere of the London sensation.

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Merrily We Roll Along

By: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth, Based on the Original Play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart

Directed by: Maria Friedman

New York Theatre Workshop

New York

Event Date(s): Mon Nov 21 – Sun Jan 08

Type of Event: Musical

Venue: New York Theatre Workshop

Price: $145

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Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard (Jonathan Groff) and his two lifelong friends—writer Mary (Lindsay Mendez) and lyricist & playwright Charley (Daniel Radcliffe).

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Description:

Writer-performer Dael Orlandersmith’s one-woman show explores Ferguson following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. Based on extensive interviews, this theatrical event gives voice to a community grappling with injustice and yearning for change.

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Description:

Isabel Allende’s novel is reimagined for the stage by Obie-winning playwright Caridad Svich. This play tells the coming-of-age story of Eva Luna, a woman born into poverty who rises up through the world to find her voice as a storyteller and a reflector of history.

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Description:

Dinner With Booker T., written and performed by Darryl Reuben Hall, is an inside historical look into the life of one of America’s greatest orators and leader of the Negro race, Mr. Booker T. Washington and his rise from slavery, to educator, to dining at the White House.

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid

By: Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater | Book by Doug Wright | Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film that was produced by Howard Ashman and & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements

Directed by: Melissa Rain Anderson

Syracuse Stage

Syracuse

Event Date(s): Fri Nov 25 – Sun Jan 08

Type of Event: Musical Theatre

Venue: Syracuse Stage

Price: $35+

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Description:

Dive into musical family fun with Ariel, Sebastian, and all the watery gang from this beloved tale. With spectacular aerial (what?) acrobatics provided by 2 Ring Circus (The Wizard of Oz, 2017), this production promises enough thrills and delights for landlubbers of all ages.

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Description:

TFANA productions include a TFANA Talk, a free post-performance discussion following select performances. This season, TFANA will inaugurate Reflections, hosted by essayist and commentator Bianca Vivion Brooks.

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Richard II and Henry IV

By: William Shakespeare, Adapted by Dakin Matthews

Directed by: Eric Tucker

Theatre for a New Audience

Brooklyn

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 26 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Price: $

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Description:

These are intimate workshops exploring the plays with an eye toward future full productions. Staging will be in-the-round with actors working script-in-hand.

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North-Carolina

Mlima’s Tale

By: Lynn Nottage

Directed by: Ana Radulescu

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 26 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Burning Coal Theatre Co

Price: $30

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Description:

Mlima’s gone now, murdered by the poachers who care only for their own well being. But is that the end of Mlima’s tale? Or just the beginning.

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Ohio

The Rewards of Being Frank

By: Alice Scovell

Directed by: Stephen Burdman

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 25 – Sat Feb 18

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Price: $$14-$70

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Description:

Oscar Wilde’s much-loved comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest finally receives an uproarious sequel in this rolling world premiere as it hits Cincinnati stages before transferring to its Off-Broadway run in partnership with New York Classical Theatre.

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Stew

By: Zora Howard

Directed by: Nina Domingue

Dobama Theatre

Cleveland Heights

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 27 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Mainstage Production

Venue: Dobama Theatre

Price: $

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Description:

Love, laughter, and tensions all simmer with three generations of Tucker women under one roof, but things come to a boil as the events hovering around the periphery of their lives begin to intrude upon the sanctity of Mama’s kitchen.

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Grand Horizons

By: Bess Wohl

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 14 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Comedy Play

Venue: Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

Price: $35+ for previews; $52+ for regular performances

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Family hijinks and hysteria follow the announcement of a senior couple’s divorce in this hilarious Tony-nominated romp! Bursting with all the joy and pathos of everyday life, Grand Horizons is theatre at its most enjoyable and familiar.

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Dickless

By: Aisha Josiah

Directed by: Brant Russell

Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 27 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Price: $15-40

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An internet rumor. An incriminating photo. A heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled pursuit of revenge. This tour-de-force solo performance busts through the winter blues in an electrifying dive into the seedy underbelly of rural England.

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Slave Play

By: Jeremy O. Harris

Directed by: Nakeisha Daniel

Short North Stage

Columbus

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 26 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Garden Theater

Price: $

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Description:

Slave Play, the play.

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Oregon

Man and Moon

By: Siena Marilyn Ledger

Directed by: TBA

Oregon Contemporary Theatre

Eugene

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 20 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Theatrical Performance

Venue: Oregon Contemporary Theatre

Price: $20-40

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Description:

The stars align in an oncology unit lobby for an unlikely friendship. Man and Moon offers beauty and meaning in the smallest of interactions.

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Pennsylvania

Description:

Heidi Schreck’s hilarious and optimistic new play reimagines how this living document served four different generations of women and what it will mean for the future of America.

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The Ways of White Folks

By: Langston Hughes

Directed by: Ontaria Kim Wilson & Dane Eissler

EgoPo Classic Theater

Philadelphia

Event Date(s): Wed Jan 11 – Sun Jan 22

Type of Event: Immersive Theater

Venue: The Mansion at Glen Foerd

Price: $32

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Description:

EgoPo’s immersive world premiere theatrical staging of Langston Hughes’s 1934 classic offers private views into the absurd and tragic interactions between white and Black people across systemic divides within the rooms and halls the extravagant Glen Foerd Mansion in Philadelphia.

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Rhode-Island

Faith Healer

By: Brian Friel

The Gamm Theatre

Warwick

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 12 – Sun Jan 29

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Gamm Theatre

Price: $30-65

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Description:

From the acclaimed Irish author of Dancing at Lughnasa, Faith Healer weaves together the stories of an itinerant showman, his loyal wife, and his weary stage manager, revealing a terrible event at the story’s center.

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By the Queen

By: Drawn from William Shakespeare by Whitney White

Trinity Repertory Company

Providence

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 12 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Dowling Theater

Price: $Starts at $27

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Description:

Queen Margaret is one of the most complicated, fascinating, and thrilling characters in Shakespeare’s works. She is a warrior, a wife, a politician, a mother…and this world premiere production finally gives her story the telling it deserves.

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South-Carolina

Description:

The critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, created by Jonathan Rockefeller, features a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, telling a story that has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 48 million copies worldwide.

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Lifespan of a Fact

By: Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Directed by: Blake White

Lean Ensemble Theater

Hilton Head Island

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 19 – Sun Jan 29

Type of Event: live theater

Venue: HHPS Main Street Theatre

Price: $15-45

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Description:

D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a hilarious yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

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Kill Corp

By: Sofia Alvarez

Directed by: Shelley Butler

The Warehouse Theatre

Greenville

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 27 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: The Warehouse Theatre

Price: $35

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Description:

At her corporate job, Marie has noticed that when her female co-workers announce they are pregnant, they are quickly replaced. Being pregnant herself and trying to find a solution to this problem, she suggests to her work friend that maybe they just kill the partners?

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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

By: Anne Washburn

Directed by: Abigail McNeely

Trustus Theatre

Columbia

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 20 – Sat Feb 04

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Trustus Theatre

Price: $23-28

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Description:

As we enter the world of Anne Washburn’s ingenious dark comedy, a group of survivors of a near-future global apocalypse has gathered around a campfire to piece together an episode of the television show The Simpsons from memory.

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Texas

The Sound Inside

By: Adam Rapp

Directed by: K. Lorrel Manning

4th Wall Theatre Company

Houston

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 19 – Sat Feb 11

Type of Event: Play

Venue: 1824 Spring Street, Studio 101, Houston TX 77007

Price: $$17-$53 (prices may vary)

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A disillusioned Ivy League professor and a smart but presumptuous student begin an intense relationship filled with surprises. In this Tony nominee for Best Play, playwright Adam Rapp explores the limits of asking for a favor.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical!

By: Based on the book by Mo Willems Published by Hyperion Books for Children Script by Mo Willems & Mr. Warburton Lyrics by Mo Willems Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma Dramaturgy by Megan Alrutz

Directed by: Directed by Nancy Schaeffer

Dallas Children’s Theater

Dallas

Event Date(s): Sat Jan 28 – Sun Feb 19

Type of Event: Performance

Venue: Dallas Children’s Theater – Rosewood Center for the Performing Arts

Price: $18-37

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Description:

Written by Mo Willems, creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling, Caldecott Honor Award-winning Pigeon picture books, this zany show is ready to take audiences for the ride of their lives! View full summary at dct.org/plays.

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Handle With Care

By: Jason Odell Williams

Directed by: Illana Stein

Stage West

Fort Worth

Event Date(s): Thu Dec 08 – Sun Jan 08

Type of Event: Live Theatre

Venue: Evelyn Wheeler Swenson Theatre

Price: $45

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Description:

A young Israeli woman is on holiday with her grandmother in the United States when the unexpected happens. Now she finds herself stranded in a motel room on Christmas Eve with an oddball delivery man.

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Washington

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

By: Isaac Gómez

Directed by: Juliette Carrillo

Seattle Rep

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 13 – Sun Feb 05

Type of Event: Theatre

Venue: Bagley Wright Theater

Price: $

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Description:

As she grieves the death of her older sister, Julia Reyes faces pressure to put her own dreams of becoming a writer on hold. She finds herself caught between her family’s expectations and the less-than-perfect life she grapples with as a 15-year-old growing up in Chicago.

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Metamorphoses

By: Sami Ibrahim, Laura Lomas, and Sabrina Mahfouz

Directed by: Shana Cooper

Seattle Rep

Seattle

Event Date(s): Fri Jan 27 – Sun Feb 26

Type of Event: Theatre

Price: $

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Description:

A daring and intimate new production inspired by Ovid’s epic poems of transformation. This modern interpretation weaves together a collection of both well-known and rarely told myths that excavate the extremes of human experience through theatrical storytelling.

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Wisconsin

Airness

By: Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by: Molly Rhode

Forward Theater Company

Madison

Event Date(s): Thu Jan 26 – Sun Feb 12

Type of Event: Play

Venue: Overture Center for the Arts

Price: $$35-$52

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Description:

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she discovers it’s more than playing pretend—it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us.

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