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by Julie Musbach - Sep 9, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) begins performances tonight, Tuesday September 3rd, at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 12th only. Opening Night is set for Tuesday September 24th.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents their semi-annual Michigan Playwrights Festival, now in its fifth year. Four new full-length plays and five 10-minute plays, all by Michigan playwrights, will be given readings October 23-27, 2019.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group celebrates Opening Night tonight, Tuesday September 24th, for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 12th only. 
by Julie Musbach - Sep 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group opens Tuesday September 24th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) for this rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar & Cleopatra. This limited Off-Broadway engagement, now in previews, will continue through October 12th only. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
Actors' Playhouse, together with GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated THE INHERITANCE and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, today announced that they will co-produce their new play MIDDLETOWN from November 17 to December 12, 2021 at the Miracle Theatre.
by David Tompkins - Oct 30, 2019
A King, now a ghost, walks the night, to bring tidings to his son Hamlet, of his own murder 'most foul', at the hands of his brother Claudius who then becomes King. The Queen mother, Gertrude, then becomes the new King's wife. Next a counselor to the king, Polonius, is murdered by Hamlet when Hamlet confronts his Mother over her role in his father's death and the Polonius tries to call the guards to stop Hamlet from revealing this secret, Then Polonius' daughter Ophelia, who is in love with Hamlet and who is rejected by him in his grief, commits suicide. Her brother Laertes comes to avenge his father's death, and duels with the Hamlet, to the death of both, but not before the queen drinks poison meant for Hamlet, and then just before he dies Hamlet kills Claudius. 'The Play's the thing' says Hamlet, and quite the play it is.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2019
Local charity Swindon City of Sanctuary bring Phosphoros Theatre's production of Pizza Shop Heroes to Swindon's Art Centre on Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre is thrilled to announce, in collaboration with Chicago Radio Theatre, a dramatic live audio production of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,' adapted and directed by Kevin Christopher Fox. The live broadcast will be available on the website of Peninsula Players Theatre Friday, October 23, at 9 p.m. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021
An exhilarating and universal depiction of love and friendship, MIDDLETOWN follows the story of two couples who endure the roller coaster of life together, including the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Staged without a set or props, the stars read directly from scripts, as if reading from the book of their own lives — and ours.
by Lorens Portalatin - Oct 13, 2021
Sandy Duncan, Denise Lee, Brad Leland & Adrian Zmed to Star in Critically-Praised Middletown® Running Feb. 9 – 27, 2022 at the Eisemann Center, Produced by GFour Productions, winners of 48 Tony Awards® and 56 Drama Desk Awards
by Barry Lenny - Nov 20, 2021
An adaptation, by Stephen Briggs, of Terry Pratchett’s novel.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 19, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021
Actors' Playhouse, together with GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and the 2021 Tony Award-winning Best Play THE INHERITANCE, will open their co-production of South Florida Playwright Dan Clancy's new play MIDDLETOWN next week at the Miracle Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2020
Brave New World Repertory Theatre, the Brooklyn-based theater company that performs on barge, on boardwalk, in parks, stoops, and streets, is pleased to announce a live uncut reading of Hamlet that brings together an international cast of 40 professional actors and five directors over five Mondays in June, one act per week with a different cast for each act.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has created Bring Down the House, a line-up of fun and engaging online live performing arts classes for theater-loving students looking for something they'll love to do or else they might actually bring the house down! The virtual classes will take place from June 1 to June 26 via the Zoom platform with class sessions starting at 10 a.m. for students interested in singing, dancing, acting and behind-the-scenes production.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2020
GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, Tony-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and the new play MIDDLETOWN® running at The Apollo Theater from February 27 a?" March 22 in Chicago, today announced four exclusive talkback sessions that will be open to the public. The cast of MIDDLETOWN®, which includes Sandy Duncan (Peter Pan), Chicago-native Adrian Zmed (T.J. Hooker), Donny Most (Happy Days) and Chicago's multi-Jeff Award winner Kate Buddeke, will participate in 90-minute talkback sessions following their performances on Friday, March 6, Sunday, March 8 and Thursday, March 19. Each talkback is free and open to the public.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022
In The Play's the Thing, a playwright named Sandor Turai comes up with a plan to save the engagement between his nephew Albert and an actress named Ilona after Albert overhears a flirtatious conversation between Ilona and Almady, an obnoxious actor (and Ilona's former lover).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre is canceling the final presentation in its play reading series, The Play's The Thing, which was scheduled for Monday, April 6, at Björklunden.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022
Peninsula Players Theatre present an in-person reading and a virtual audio recording of 'A Rock Sails By,' a new play by Sean Grennan, as part of its winter play reading series, The Play's the Thing. A reading of 'A Rock Sails By' will be performed in-person at Björklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor, on Monday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. to a limited capacity of 80 patrons. Advance reservations are required for both events.  
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre presents an audio reading of two “Adventures of the Thin Man” radio episodes on Monday, April 5, at 7 p.m. CDT as part of The Play's the Thing, the theater's winter play reading series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 5, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the recipients of its Annual Outstanding Student Award and Peninsula Players Scholarships.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through their Creation & Presentation program. Funds from the grant will support the Peninsula Players continued development and presentation of outstanding community programs and theatrical productions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 26, 2021
GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated THE INHERITANCE and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, today announced that they will present their new play MIDDLETOWN at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts from August 18 to September 5, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 19, 2021
Theatre 40, the award-winning professional theatre company in Beverly Hills, announces its fifty-fifth season. The season kicks off in September with the world premiere of As Good as Gold by Marilyn Anderson.
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 9, 2021
Set in the Renaissance, this toe tapping, hilariously clever musical-comedy tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two struggling playwrights trying to compete with rock star of the times, William Shakespeare for the hearts and minds of theatre-goers. After all, the play's the thing! Consulting with a local soothsayer, the Nick Bottom learns that the future of theater will be something called a musical, and sets out to produce the very first one. Hijinks and hilarity ensue. Performances run July 9th thru the 11th, 2021 at Hilliard Davidson High School, 5100 Davidson Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026. For tickets and more information visit: http://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/. Streaming access for July 10 thru the 18th can be purchased at: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/55046
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 8, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre announces the 2020 season of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences. Fully cast readings of the plays will perform at Björklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor Mondays, February 3, March 2 and April 6 at 7 p.m. General seating is available; there is no admission fee.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2021
When the theater's 2021 season comes to a close, Artistic Director Greg Vinkler will step down from administrative duties and retire. Linda Fortunato, a dedicated company member of 17 seasons at Peninsula Players, has been appointed associate artistic director and will work alongside Vinkler throughout the 2021 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020
Peninsula Players will present a reading of 'Popcorn Falls,' a new two-person comedy by James Hindman. 'Popcorn Falls' will perform on Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m. at Björklunden, located at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. 'Popcorn Falls' is produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of 'Virgil Wander' by Leif Engel. General seating is available and admission is free.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast for 'The Dust of Death,' an adaptation by Neil Brookshire of Fred Merrick White's science-fiction short story, 'The Dust of Death: The Story of the Great Plague of the Twentieth Century.'
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jan 20, 2020
In the Good Theater's delightful winter comedy, the play is the thing to rescue the moribund town of Popcorn Falls from the clutches of a greedy, self-serving villain who would turn its main street into a sewage plant. The citizens, led by their mayor, hatch the improbable solution of creating a theatre company and a play to win grant money needed to revitalize the town. James Hindman's multi-character drama, played by two actors, seizes on this premise and imbues the situation with breathless comedic wit and zany antics, punctuated by moments of touching poignancy.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2022
Peninsula Players Theatre announce 2022 season of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre is thrilled to announce that The Play's the Thing, its winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences, will be offered virtually in 2021. 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2022
Peninsula Players Theatre will present in-person and virtual audio recordings of the recent works by playwrights Kristine Thatcher and Sean Grennan as part of their winter play reading series, The Play's the Thing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of James Hindman's 'Popcorn Falls' on Monday, February 3, to a capacity crowd at Björklunden. The new two-person comedy is set in the sleepy town of Popcorn Falls, whose only claim to fame - their namesake waterfall - has dried up. An arts grant can save the town, but the Mayor and other townsfolks must mount a play within a week.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021
In this ‘special circumstances’ year, the Offies 2021 Awards Ceremony celebrated the creativity and resilience of our artists in fringe, alternative and independent theatre in a time of crisis who have found new ways to produce fresh and inventive work for thousands of stay-at-home audiences.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre presents a reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's latest theatrical project entitled a?oeHaunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Projecta?? on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Björklunden, located at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. Zettelmaier is a four-time nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Limited general seating is available, and admission is free.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022
Peninsula Players Theatre will present an in-person reading and a virtual audio recording of 'The Safe House,' a charming and poignant play about family by Kristine Thatcher as part of its winter play reading series, The Play's the Thing. 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre presents a reading of John Van Druten's whimsical comedy 'Bell, Book and Candle' on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m. CST as part of The Play's the Thing, the theater's winter play reading series.  
by Mary Lincer - Feb 12, 2020
Angry irony does not usually get used to describe the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. But there isn't always a bright golden haze on the meadow. 'You've got to be taught to be afraid/of people whose eyes are oddly made/and people whose skin is a different shade,' came from his pen as did, 'You've got to be taught before it's too late/before you are six or seven or eight. . . .' The character who sings these words in South Pacific is furious because he's a white man in love with an Asian woman, and in the late 1940s, he's surrounded by people who'd find her eyes to be oddly made. Adam Turner, the eponymous character in Anna Ziegler's Boy being taught what to be before it's 'too late,' also has the double whammy of being the person who doesn't fit society's idea of how to be. The situation jumps out of Hammerstein's league into Orwell's because it's doubleplusungood. But that word's off the table as applied to Keegan Theatre's fine production of the 90 minute Boy; directed with skill and compassion by Susan Marie Rhea.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021
Welcome to the Renaissance, where the Black Plague has ceded power to the Puritans, farthingales and codpieces are the latest fashion trend, and the biggest celebrity in England is a playwright named William Shakespeare. In the midst of all this excitement, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are trying to keep their acting company afloat.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019
Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce its 85th season performing June 16 through October 18, 2020. Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premières, classic dramas, comedies and musicals.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2019
GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, today announced that they will present their new play MIDDLETOWN at The Apollo Theater from February 27 - March 22, 2020.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced, in collaboration with Dirt Hills Productions, 'It Sounds Like a Christmas Carol' by Neil Brookshire and Cassandra Bissell will be available on the theater's website beginning on Tuesday, December 15. 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2021
Greg Leaming, director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training program and associate director of the Asolo Repertory Theatre, will retire at the conclusion of the academic year after 17 years of teaching, directing and leading the MFA Acting Program at Florida State University's School of Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021
Invictus Theatre Company today announced its fifth season of plays, which will open with Shakespeare’s HAMLET, to run October 21 through November 21, 2021. The season will include the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner RUINED, by Lynn Nottage, from February 17 to March 20; and Edward Albee’s WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF from May 12 to June 12.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced that it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through their Creation & Presentation program.

The Play's the Thing Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Play's the Thing have their been?
The Play's the Thing has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1973 and Broadway which opened in 1995.

What productions of The Play's the Thing have their been?
The Play's the Thing has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1973 and Broadway which opened in 1995.

What productions of The Play's the Thing have there been?
The Play's the Thing has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1926, Broadway which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1948, Broadway which opened in 1973 and Broadway which opened in 1995.