Play catalog

Armando McClain in RICHARD THE FIRST, 2012 (photo: Jim Norrena)

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Featured plays

Red Virgin: Louise Michel and the Paris Commune of 1871

Written by Gary Graves
Directed by John Patrick Moore
Musical (3M/3F)
Produced in: 2013

A new musical about the tumultuous events of the great socialist uprising known as the Paris Commune of 1871. Written by company co-director Gary Graves, Red Virgin tells the story of Louise Michel, one of the most incendiary revolutionaries in the history of France — with live music from the period!

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Written by Gary Graves
Directed by Jan Zvaifler
Drama (3M/3F)
Produced in: 2012

A trilogy of plays about an ill-fated crusade in a brutal medieval world. The three plays correspond to the three “parts” of Richard’s great journey to the Holy Land, a quest for absolution from a dark, primal sin.

Machiavelli’s The Prince

Written by Gary Graves
Directed by Gary Graves
Drama (2M)
Produced in: 2009

“Master Machiavelli” faces off against the new Duke of Florence in a clash of faith and reason.  Are human beings essentially good or fundamentally untrustworthy?  Does the end ever justify the means?

Penelope’s Odyssey

Written by Gary Graves
Directed by John Patrick Moore
Drama (2M/2F)
Produced in: 2010

In a world of unpredictable gods and fantastic monsters, Penelope’s Odyssey weaves the tale of a woman left behind in the aftermath of a long war.

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