Production History

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2019 - Now Our 22    season

Past Productions

Season
2018

By William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night

Directed by Anne McEvoy

Troilus & Cressida

By William Shakespeare

Directed by David Hansen

Season
2017

By William Shakespeare

Taming of the Shrew

Directed by Lisa Ortenzi

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

Season
2016

By William Shakespeare

Richard II

Directed by Doug Farren

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Allan Byrne

Season
2015

By William Shakespeare

The Life of Timon of Athens

Directed by David Hansen

Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Scott Miller

Open Mic Shakespeare

Hosted By One World Festival

Formatted by Bryan Ritchie

Love or Something Near It!

Co-Produced with Great Lakes Light Opera

Directed by Megan Thompson & Brian Pedaci

Season
2014

By William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Dusten Welch

Twelfth Night-Abridged

Hosted by One World Festival

Adapted by Larry Nehring

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

Voodoo Macbeth

Co-Produced with Ensemble Theatre

Adapted by Orson Wells

Directed by Celeste Cosentino & Tyson D. Rand

Season
2013

By William Shakespeare

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Directed by Pandora Robertson

Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

Midsummer-Abridged

Hosted by One World Festival

Adapted by Larry Nehring

Directed by Brian Pedaci

Season
2012

By William Shakespeare

Henry VIII - or - All Is True

Directed by David HAnsen

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Dana Hart

Season
2011

By William Shakespeare

Othello

Directed by Aaron Elersich

Love's Labors Lost

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Celeste Cosentino

Scenery

By Ed Dixon

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

Season
2010

By William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus

Directed by Allan Byrne

The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

By John Heimbuch

Remounted by Dusten Welch

Season
2009

By William Shakespeare

Antony & Cleopatra

Directed by Allison Garrigan

The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead

By John Heimbuch

Directed by Dusten Welch

*Regional Premier

Season
2008

By William Shakespeare

Hamlet

Directed by Dana Hart

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by John C. Davis

Twelfth Night - Abridged

Adapted by Larry Nehring

Directed by Matt Greenfield

Season
2007

By William Shakespeare

King Richard III

Directed by Allan Byrne

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Larry Nehring

Midsummer - Abridged

Adapted by Larry Nehring

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

Macbeth - Abridged

Adapted by Larry Nehring

Directed by Tyson D. Rand

King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Derek Koger

By Ryan J.W. Smith

Season
2006

Sweet Love, Adieu

Directed by Larry Nehring

Season
2005

By William Shakespeare

Cymbeline

All's Well That Ends Well

By William Shakespeare

Macbeth

By William Shakespeare Festival

Directed by Dawn Young

Season
2004

By William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet

Directed by Juliette Regnier

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Ron Newell

Season
2003

By William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Michael Bloom

Season
2002

By William Shakespeare

King Henry, IV (Parts 1 & 2 - Abridged)

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare

Season
2001

By William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Lisa Ortenzi

Coriolanus

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Brian Zoldessy

Season
2000

By William Shakespeare

Love's Labors Lost

Directed by Eric Schmiedl

The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

Season
1999

By William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's Dream

King Henry, V

By William Shakespeare

King Edward, III

By William Shakespeare

Directed by D.E. Frydrychowski

Season
1998

By William Shakespeare

MAcbeth

Directed by Steve Horvath

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tim Perfect

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