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Playhouse on the Square Will Present the Regional Premiere of THE BOOK OF WILL by Lau Photo Playhouse on the Square Will Present the Regional Premiere of THE BOOK OF WILL by Lauren Gunderson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Athens Paper and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff will produce a new work by America's most produced living playwright, Lauren Gunderson.

Playhouse On The Square Announces Next Regional Premiere Photo Playhouse On The Square Announces Next Regional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Grayson Smith Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and super sponsor, Dr. Thomas Ratliff, bring the multi-award winning story, originally produced at the Royal National Theatre in London, to the Mid-South.

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/12; NCT's GREASE, HAIRSPRAY in Sacramento, StudentsLive in China and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 12, 2016

What happened all around our Broadway World this week?  We're featuring the best stories in Raleigh, Sacramento, China, and more. Check out our top 10 list, which includes NCT's GREASE, HAIRSPRAY in Sacramento, and STUPID F***ING BIRD in Albuquerque, just to name a few.

BWW Review: Circuit's THE OTHER PLACE Is 'Down the Rabbit Hole'
by Joseph Baker - Feb 8, 2016

Throughout Sunday's matinee of Sharr White's intensely watchable THE OTHER PLACE at Circuit, for some reason I kept thinking of Edgar Allan Poe's 'A Dream Within a Dream' and, particularly, of these lines: 'All that we see or seem / Is but a dream within a dream. / I stand amid the roar / Of a surf-tormented shore, / And I hold within my hand / Grains of the golden sand -- / How few! yet how they creep / Through my fingers to the deep, / While I weep -- while I weep.' THE OTHER PLACE, ably directed by the always dependable Dave Landis, is somewhat constructed like a Chinese puzzle box. Like the main character, a drug company scientist named 'Juliana Smithton' (who, in turn, is married to 'Ian,' an oncologist), the audience is continually challenged with questions of what is real and what is not.

The Circuit Playhouse to Stage THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

?Playhouse on the Square presents the regional premiere of Sharr White's haunting drama, The Other Place. Juliana Smithon, a successful drug company scientist, finds her life falling to pieces. Her husband is filing for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man, and her own health hangs in a dangerous limbo. Piece by piece, the mystery around Juliana unravels as fact blurs with fiction, and the past and the present collide with devastating results.

BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES Makes Radiant Regional Debut at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - Jan 19, 2014

Tolstoy wrote that, 'Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.' Playwright Jon Robin Baitz extrapolated on that theory in his drama, Other Desert Cities, a 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. It's an intricate script and the regional premiere at The Circuit Playhouse does it justice.

OTHER DESERT CITIES Runs Now thru 2/9 at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

In this funny and searing family drama, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former Reagan inner circle, her brother, and her aunt. When Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the Wyeths struggle to come to terms with their past. A 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play.

OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 1/17-2/9 at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

In this funny and searing family drama, Brooke Wyeth, a once promising novelist, returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas in Palm Springs with her parents, former Reagan inner circle, her brother, and her aunt. When Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family's history, the holiday reunion is thrown into turmoil as the Wyeths struggle to come to terms with their past. A 2012 Tony Award nominee for Best Play.

Photo Flash: Tennessee Shakespeare's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, presents the joyous stage version of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play inside Dixon Gallery & Garden's Winegardner Auditorium, opening tonight, December 7, and running through December 16 in Memphis. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production in the photos below!

Circuit Playhouse Opens GOOD PEOPLE, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Rabbit Hole comes 'a humorous and poignant look at what it really means to be down on your luck. Margie Walsh is a single mother living in South Boston. Having lost her job and facing eviction, she's scrambling to catch a break. So when an old flame from the neighborhood who is now very successful moves back to town, Margie hopes he can help turn her life around. Their reunion unlocks decades of memories and resentments that neither has been able to truly put to rest.'

Theatre Memphis to Present NOISES OFF, 4/27-5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

Noises Off will be presented on Theatre Memphis's Lohrey Stage April 27 - May 3, 2012. The plot 'spotlights a crew of B-list actors who rehearse a British bedroom farce to tour small towns across Britain. The director of this motley crew must battle egos, incompetence, and backstage romance to mount an increasingly chaotic play.'

Theatre Memphis Presents NOISES OFF, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Noises Off is presented on Theatre Memphis's Lohrey Stage tonight April 27 - May 3, 2012. The plot 'spotlights a crew of B-list actors who rehearse a British bedroom farce to tour small towns across Britain. The director of this motley crew must battle egos, incompetence, and backstage romance to mount an increasingly chaotic play.'

Theatre Memphis to Present NOISES OFF, 4/27-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Noises Off will be presented on Theatre Memphis's Lohrey Stage April 27 - May 3, 2012. The plot 'spotlights a crew of B-list actors who rehearse a British bedroom farce to tour small towns across Britain. The director of this motley crew must battle egos, incompetence, and backstage romance to mount an increasingly chaotic play.'

Playhouse on the Square's GOD OF CARNAGE Closes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

A playground scuffle between two boys brings their parents together for a friendly meeting to deal with the incident. The evening begins with all on their best behavior but tensions mount, the liquor flows, and fuses blow as the couples pick apart each other's marriages, and their own, with enough name-calling and chaos to suggest they have more in common with their children than they might suspect. 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play.

Playhouse on the Square Presents GOD OF CARNAGE, 3/16-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

A playground scuffle between two boys brings their parents together for a friendly meeting to deal with the incident. The evening begins with all on their best behavior but tensions mount, the liquor flows, and fuses blow as the couples pick apart each other's marriages, and their own, with enough name-calling and chaos to suggest they have more in common with their children than they might suspect. 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play.

Playhouse on the Square Presents GOD OF CARNAGE, 3/16-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

A playground scuffle between two boys brings their parents together for a friendly meeting to deal with the incident. The evening begins with all on their best behavior but tensions mount, the liquor flows, and fuses blow as the couples pick apart each other's marriages, and their own, with enough name-calling and chaos to suggest they have more in common with their children than they might suspect. 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play.

Playhouse on the Square Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Closes 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

One of the most critically acclaimed plays in Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest - and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. The New York Times declares that this 'fiercely funny, turbo-charged tragicomedy is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play in years.' Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and five 2008 Tony Awards.

Playhouse on the Square Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, 3/11-4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

One of the most critically acclaimed plays in Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest - and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. The New York Times declares that this 'fiercely funny, turbo-charged tragicomedy is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play in years.' Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and five 2008 Tony Awards.

Playhouse on the Square Presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, 3/11-4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

One of the most critically acclaimed plays in Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest - and absolute worst. When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed. The New York Times declares that this 'fiercely funny, turbo-charged tragicomedy is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, the most exciting new American play in years.' Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and five 2008 Tony Awards.

From Up Here Comes To The Circuit Playhouse 1/28-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2011

Kenny Barrett did something that has everyone worried. He wishes he could just make it through the rest of his senior year unnoticed, but that's going to be hard since he has to publicly apologize to his entire high school.

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