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The Bard on The Boards

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American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin

A Phoenix Too Frequent (Christopher Fry), to October 3, 2021

Oedipus (Sophocles, David Daniel), to October 9, 2021

The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare, Shana Cooper), October 14–November 14, 2021

The Gift of the Magi (James DeVita, Josh Schmidt), November 26–December 19, 2021

Masks currently are required in the Touchstone Theatre, regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated individuals should be masked while on APT property, in accordance with CDC guidelines. If you feel ill, please do not travel to APT. Contact the Box Office to discuss your options at 608-588-2361.


APT at Home provides a virtual season of the fully produced staged plays. Availibility begins seven to ten days after the in-person performances begin and continue through the end of the production's run on stage. For APT at Home tickets and more information, click here.

A Phoenix Too Frequent (Christopher Fry), to October 3, 2021

Oedipus (Sophocles, David Daniel), to October 9, 2021

The Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare, Shana Cooper), October 24–November 14, 2021

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American Shakespeare Center, Blackfriars Playhouse, Staunton, Virginia

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), to November 26, 2021

Henry V (William Shakespeare), to November 27, 2021

All's Well That Ends Well (William Shakespeare), to November 27, 2021

Keene (Anchuli Felicia King), to November 28, 2021

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), December 10–30, 2021

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Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

Toni Stone (Lydia R. Diamond), to October 3, 2021

Celia and Fidel (Eduardo Machado), October 8–November 21, 2021

Seven Guitars (August Wilson), November 26–December 26, 2021

Change Agent (Craig Lucas), January 21–March 6, 2022

Catch Me If You Can (Terrence McNally, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman), March 4–April 17, 2022

Cambodian Rock Band (Lauren Yee), April 12–May 15, 2022

Drumfolk (Step Afrika!), May 31–June 26, 2022

American Prophet: Frederick Douglass In His Own Words (Charles Randolph-Wright, Marcus Hummon), July 15–August 28, 2022

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Atlanta Shakespeare Company/Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, Atlanta, Georgia

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield), to November 20, 2021

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), October 21–November 21, 2021

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (William Shakespeare), to November 28, 2021

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Avant Bard Theatre, Arlington, Virginia

Scripts in Play Festival, to October 24, 2021

How I Learned What I Learned (August Wilson), December 1–19, 2021

Ada and The Engine (Lauren Gunderson), March 3–26, 2022

Suddenly Last Summer (Tennessee Wiliams), May 26–June 27, 2022

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Bard on the Beach, Vancouver, British Columbia

Bard on the Beach's unique theatre-tent model requires a fixed block of time to build its facilities safely and well, and enough time following that to have a reasonable run before disassembling the site in the fall. The costs, timing and safety factors ruled out any site start-up after May 1. So, Bard on the Beach is continuing to build a 2021 Digital Season with a range of entertaining content, including the world premiere of the new Shakespeare-themed play Done/Undone.


     Done/Undone (Kate Besworth), to September 30, 2021

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The Bard's Town, Louisville, Kentucky

Hell's Awesome: The Second Coming (Corey Music, Nick Potter), October 14–23, 2021

It's (Still) A Wonderful Life (Doug Schutte), November 18–28, 2021

The Kings of Christmas (Doug Schutte), December 9–23, 2021

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Boston University Shakespeare Society, Boston, Massachusetts

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield), October 23–24, 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare), November 4–6, 2021

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Broadway, New York, New York

Macbeth (William Shakespeare), March 29–July 10, 2022

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater On Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

As You Like It (William Shakespeare), October 6–November 212, 2021

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski (Clark Young, Derek Goldman), November 3–14, 2021

Q Brothers Christmas Carol (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos), December 7–23, 2021

The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks, Ingrid Michaelson, Bekah Brunstetter), March 15–April 24, 2022

All's Well That Ends Well (William Shakespeare), April 22–May 29, 2022

It Came From Outer Space (Joe Kinosian, Kellen Blair), May 25–June 26, 2022

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), Fall 2022

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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati, Ohio

Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare), October 8–November 13, 2021

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) (Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, John K. Alvarez), November 19–December 26, 2021

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (August Wilson), January 21–February 12, 2022

Hamlet (William Shakespeare), February 25–March 26, 2022

The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), April 8–30, 2022

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen, Kate Hamill), May 20–June 18, 2022

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Farquier Community Theatre, Warrenton, Virginia

Gift of the Magi ((Beverly Bemers, Faith Grant), November 26–December 12, 2021

Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, Harry Kantrovich), January 21–February 6, 2022

Noises Off (Michael Frayn), March 11–27, 2022

The Pajama Game (George Abbott, Richard Pike Bissell), April 29–May 14, 2022

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Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, Flagstaff, Arizona

Window Shakespeare: a walking tour through Shakespeare vignettes, October 9–10, 2021


     As You Like It (William Shakespeare)

     Spoon River Anthology (Edgar Lee Masters)

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Independent Shakespeare Company, Los Angeles, California


     A Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare), Fall 2021

     The Last Syllable: An Interactive Online Adaptation of Macbeth, Fall 2021

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National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), New York, New York

Out of Time (Jaclyn Backhaus, Sam Chanse, Mia Chung, Naomi Lizuka, Anna Ouyang Moench), February 2022 [at The Public]

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Next Stop Theatre Company, Herndon, Virginia

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Ken Ludwig), 2022

Disaster! (Seth Rudetsky, Jack Plotnick), 2022

NextStop requires proof of Covid vaccination to attend its plays. A vaccination mandate is also in place for staff, artists, and volunteers. Masks will be required at all times inside the building, except for performers while on stage. Audience capacity for An Act of God has been reduced 50 percent, and the other two announced shows for the fall season have been postponed to 2022, and a revised lineup for the Fall 2021 season "will be announced in the coming weeks," according to a company statement.

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The Old Globe, San Diego, California

Hair (Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Galt MacDermot), through October 3, 2021

The Gardens of Anuncia (Michael John LaChiusa), to October 17, 2021

Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show (Charles Dickens, Gordon Greenberg, Stgeve Rosen), November 19–December 26, 2021

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Timothy Mason, Mel Marvin, Theodor S. Geisel, Albert Hague), November 3–December 31, 2021

Shutter Sisters (Mansa Ra), October 7–November 7, 2021

Trouble in Mind (Alice Childress), February 5–March 13, 2022

El Borracho (Tony Meneses) February 17–March 20,2022


     Hamlet: On the Radio (William Shakespeare)

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The Public, New York, New York

The Visitor (Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey, Kwame Kwei-Armah), October 7–November 21, 2021

Cullud Wattah (Erika Dickerson-Despenza), November 2–December 5, 2021

Under the Radar Festival, January 12–23, 2022

Out of Time (Jaclyn Backhaus, Sam Chanse, Mia Chung, Naomi Iizuka, Anna Ouyang Moench), February 2022 [commissioned and produced by NAATCO]

The Chinese Lady (Lloyd Suh), February 2022 [The Barrington Stage Company and MA-YI Theater Company production]

Suffs (Shaina Taub), March 2022

The Vagrant Trilogy (Mona Mansour), April 2022

Fat Ham (James Ijames), May 2022 [co-production with the National Black Theatre]

Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare), May 2022

All attendees must provide proof of a completed FDA or WHO vaccination for entry into The Public Theater building and venues. A complete vaccination means having received a final FDA or WHO vaccination dose 14 days before the performance date. Approved face masks will be always required inside the facility and theaters, including while watching a performance, except while actively eating and drinking. Cloth, surgical/3-ply, KN95, and N95 masks are permitted. For full details, click here.

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St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, St. Louis, Missouri


     ShakespeareTV: Zoom plays, industry interviews, Shakespeare movie reviews

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Shakespeare Forum, New York, New York

The education-based Shakespeare Forum currently has no productions schedule, but its popular in-person professional workshops are back every Tuesday, 8 p.m., at El Barrio's Art Space, 215 E 99th Street, New York, NY. Proof of vaccination required to attend, masks are optional, and each attendee will sign a waiver and fill out information for contact tracing, which will be kept on file. Participants can choose colored stickers to indicate their comfort levels: green for "open to hugs," yellow for "close but no hugs," red for "please stay six feet away."

Meantime, the virtual Open Workshops begun during the pandemic will continue on Zoom at 8 p.m. every Thursday. The link to join is at

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Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario

Three Tall Women (Edward Albee), to October 9, 20221


     R + J (William Shakespeare, Ravi Jain, Christine Horne, Alex Bulmer), SUSPENDED HERE


Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, Utah

Cymbeline (William Shakespeare), to October 9, 2021

The Pirates of Penzance (W.S. Gilbert, Arthure Sullivan), to October 9, 2021

Intimate Apparel (Lynn Nottage), to October 9, 2021

The Comedy of Terrors (John Goodrum), to October 9, 2021

All's Well That Ends Well (William Shakespeare), June 20–September 8, 2022

Sweeny Todd (Stephen Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler), June 21–September 9, 2022

Trouble in Mind (Alice Childress), June 24–September 9, 2022

King Lear (William Shakespeare), June 22–September 10, 2022

The Sound of Music (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse), June 23–October 8, 2022

Clue (Jonathan Lynn, Sandy Rustin, Hunter Foster, Eric Price), June 25–October 8, 2022

The Tempest (William Shakespeare), July 12–October 8, 2022

Thurgood (George Stevens Jr), September 14–October 8, 2022

Words Cubed: Staged readings of two new plays, August 12–27, 2022

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Vermont Shakespeare Festival, Burlington, Vermont

The Merry Wives of Windsor (William Shakespeare), Summer 2022

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