PRE 1986

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Eugene O'Neill 
(produced as The Modern Theatre Workshop)
THIRD AND OAK: THE LAUNDROMAT, Marsha Norman 
(produced by the Studio/School at Open Stage)

 

SEASON 1 - 1986-87

AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG, C. P. Taylor
BURIED CHILD, Sam Shepard
ELIZABETH AT 33, Elizabeth Hissner
LONE STAR/LAUNDRY AND BOURBON, James McClure

SEASON 2 - 1987-88

UNCLE VANYA, Anton Chekhov
THE REVENGE OF THE SPACE PANDAS, David Mamet
FOOL FOR LOVE, Sam Shepard
THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, Christopher Durang
ELIZABETH AT 33


SEASON 3 - 1988-89

ON THE VERGE, OR GEOGRAPHY OF YEARNING, Eric Overmyer
ORPHANS, Lyle Kessler
HUNTING COCKROACHES, Janusz Glowacki
WINTERSTORM, John Arndt


SEASON 4 - 1989-90

THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, Carson McCullers
WORKING, Studs Terkel
GOOD, C.P. Taylor


SEASON 5 - 1990-91

THE WATER ENGINE, David Mamet
ELIZABETH AT 33
SHE, Shulamith Wechter Caine
A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Eugene O'Neill

SEASON 6 - 1991-92

NORA, Ingmar Bergman’s Version of Henrik Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE
BETWEEN TWO DARKNESSES, Drew Miller
MASTER HAROLD…and the boys, Athol Fugard
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, David Mamet
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Horton Foote


SEASON 7 - 1992-93

First season at 223 Walnut Street location.
AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG
HARVEY, Mary Chase
GEORGE SAND: THE LIONESS OF BERRY, Patricia Plante
THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, Paula Vogel


SEASON 8 -1993-94

LADY DAY AT EMERSON' S BAR AND GRILL, Lanie Robertson
SPEED-THE-PLOW, David Mamet
LOVE LETTERS, A. R. Gurney
EDGAR LEE MASTERS&rsquo
SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, Charles Aidman
GIVE BACK THE LIGHT, Patricia Plante


SEASON 9 - 1994-95

BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL, Kurt Weill and Gene Lerner
FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE, Terrence McNally
OLEANNA, David Mamet
MACBETH, William Shakespeare
THE GOOD WAR, Studs Terkel, adapted by Aaron Posner and Terrence J. Nolen


SEASON 10 - 1995-96

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Tennessee Williams
THE IMMIGRANT, Mark Harelik
THE COMPLEAT WKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED), Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, Terrence McNally


SEASON 11 - 1996-97 

ALL IN THE TIMING, David Ives
HOME, Samm-Art Williams
LOUIS' LOTTERY, Joseph Sorrentino (Presented by the Independent Eye)
CONFESSION OF AN ILLUSIONIST, created and performed by Dan Kamin
ANGELS IN AMERICA PART I: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, Tony Kushner
GOD' S TROMBONES (in workshop), James Weldon Johnson


SEASON 12 - 1997-98

ANGELS IN AMERICA PART II: PERESTROIKA, Tony Kushner
WAITING FOR GODOT, Samuel Beckett
PAVLOV' S CLOWN, Rand Whipple
THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Anton Chekhov


SEASON 13 - 1998-99

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Arthur Miller
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Paula Vogel
AMERICAN BUFFALO, David Mamet
WHEN SHE DANCED, Martin Sherman


SEASON 14 - 1999 -2000

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL (VERSION 1.0), adapted by Rand Whipple
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman
GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, Moises Kaufman
TESHUVAH, RETURN, Vicki Juditz
ANDATE E RITORNO, Terri Mastrobuono
11 EX-BOYFRIENDS DEFEND THEIR ACTIONS, Karen Gray
2.5 MINUTE RIDE, Lisa Kron


SEASON 15 - 2000-01

ASSASSINS, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman
Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Edward Alsedek
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Martin McDonagh
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
ART, Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton
VOICES INSIDE, Leigh Silverman
BLONDES, BRUNETTES AND OTHER SHADES OF GRAY, Karen Gray
FILLER UP, Deb Filler
BRANDON TEENA, Leigh Silverman
LIFE BEFORE THE CRISIS, Moira Keefe


SEASON 16 - 2001-02

THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Moises Kaufman/Tectonic Theatre Project
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
WIT, Margaret Edson
ROOM SERVICE, John Murray and Allen Boretz
SWIRLIES, Karen Gray
PREACHING TO THE PERVERTED, Holly Hughes
FAT GIRL, Irene O'Garden
JUNE BRIDE, Sara Felder

SEASON 17 - 2002-03

DINNER WITH FRIENDS, Donald Margulies
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE OLD SETTLER, John Henry Redwood
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
TRUE WEST, Sam Shepard
LIFE BEFORE SEX AND LIFE WITH A TEENAGER: I'M HAVING A HOT FLASHBACK, Moira Keefe
SHTICK! A QUEER PLAY ON JEWISH VAUDEVILLE, Sara Felder
PARALLEL LIVES (THE KATHY AND MO SHOW), Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney
WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM?, Vicki Juditz


SEASON 18 - 2003-04

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Martin McDonagh
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
COURT STREET POETRY JAM, Ensemble
THE BELLE OF AMHERST, William Luce
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
BURN THIS, Lanford Wilson
PARALLEL LIVES (THE KATHY AND MO SHOW)
PUPPETSPEAK, Adrienne Agnew
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, Eve Ensler
SORRY, Jennifer Blaine


SEASON 19 - 2004-05

THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
PROOF, David Auburn
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
YELLOWMAN, Dael Orlandersmith
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, dramatized by Christopher Sergel
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
STORY CIRCLE, Ensemble-created
BABY, OH BABY!, Kristin Ace
UNSINKABLE WOMEN, Deborah Jean Templin
WHITE FLIGHT, Jennifer Blaine


SEASON 20 - 2005-06

THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?, Edward Albee
STONES IN HIS POCKETS, Marie Jones
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
FROZEN, Bryony Lavery
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
CROWNS, Regina Taylor
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
DOES THIS MONOLOGUE MAKE ME LOOK FAT?, Amy Salloway
SINGING FOR THE COWS, Deborah Jean Templin
OUT OF SIGHT, Sara Felder
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE, Ntozake Shange

SEASON 21 - 2006-07

THE GUYS, Anne Nelson
COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA, William Inge
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
I AM MY OWN WIFE, Doug Wright
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
THE FANTASTICKS, Tom Jones
CROWNS
JUNE BRIDE, Sara Felder
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES


SEASON 22 - 2007-08

THE BIG BANG, Boyd Graham and Jed Feuer
BETRAYAL, Harold Pinter
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
WELL, Lisa Kron
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken
CLARENCE DARROW: THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE, Gary Anderson
OH CRAP I FORGOT TO HAVE KIDS, Karen Gray
THE GONE CHAIR, Sean Lewis


SEASON 23 - 2008-09

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Mark Brown
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
GLITTERAMA
RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask
DECONSTRUCTING BROADWAY: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE HEADACHE-Y, Seth Rudetsky
BETWEEN TWO CHAIRS, Valerie Rae Smith
OH CRAP I FORGOT TO HAVE KIDS, Karen Gray
CIRCUMFERENCE, Amy Salloway


SEASON 24 - 2009-10

DOUBT, A PARABLE, John Patrick Shanley
GLITTERAMA
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS, Sam Shepard
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
COURT STREET CABARET
JITNEY, August Wilson
AT WATER'S EDGE, Dorea Schmidt
DECONSTRUCTING THE BRADY BUNCH VARIETY HOUR, Seth Rudetsky
OUT OF CONTROL, Jennifer Blaine
MIRANDA SINGS, Miranda Sings


SEASON 25 - 2010-11

[title of show], Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell
GLITTERAMA
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
JAZZ ON COURT
THE PIANO LESSON, August Wilson
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
COURT STREET CABARET
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Tracy Letts
PRETTY, Jessica Bedford
TRANSFIGURATIONS-TRANSGRESSING GENDER IN THE BIBLE, Peterson Toscano
ARTIFICIAL FELLOW TRAVELER, Ethan Sandler
IVY ROWE, Barbara Bates Smith


SEASON 26 - 2011-12

A LIE OF THE MIND, Sam Shepard
Stickybuns Burlesque & Glitterama present GOURMET RISQUE
THE SANTALAND DIARIES, David Sedaris and Joe Mantello
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, August Wilson
JAZZ ON COURT
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
COURT STREET CABARET
TALK RADIO, Eric Bogosian
8 THE PLAY, Dustin Lance Black
STORIES FROM HOME: Market 2 Market


SEASON 27 - 2012-13

FROST/NIXON, Peter Morgan
Dylan Thomas' A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
THE SANTALAND DIARIES, David Sedaris and Joe Mantello
JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, August Wilson
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
COURT STREET CABARET
IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play, Sarah Ruhl 
PETER, HOOK, & THE DARLINGS, Stuart Landon
STORIES FROM HOME: City Beautiful


SEASON 28 - 2013-14

GIDION'S KNOT, Johnna Adams
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, Duane Poole, Larry Grossman, and Carol Hall
FENCES, August Wilson
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
COURT STREET CABARET
CLYBOURNE PARK, Bruce Norris
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 Years Later, Moises Kaufman/Tectonic Theatre Project
THE HOBBIT, the musical
STORIES FROM HOME: Dauphin County


SEASON 29 - 2014-15

DRIVING MISS DAISY, Alfred Uhry
BILL W. AND DR. BOB, Samuel Shen and Janet Surrey
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a staged reading
THE SANTALAND DIARIES, David Sedaris and Joe Mantello
A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Lorraine Hansberry
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
COURT STREET CABARET
TALLEY'S FOLLY, Lanford Wilson
THE NORMAL HEART, Larry Kramer
L. Frank Baum's OZ
STORIES FROM HOME: People Who Care


SEASON 30 - 2015-16

THE NORMAL HEART, Larry Kramer
THE AMISH PROJECT, Jessica Dickey
PETER, HOOK, & THE DARLINGS, Stuart Landon
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a staged reading
THE SANTALAND DIARIES, David Sedaris and Joe Mantello
COURT STREET CABARET
TWO TRAINS RUNNING, August Wilson
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
THE OLD FRIENDS, Horton Foote
NARNIA, the musical
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Stephen Sondheim & James Lapin

SEASON 31 - 2016-17

RED, John Logan
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Stuart Landon
THE SANTALAND DIARIES, David Sedaris and Joe Mantello
COURT STREET CABARET
FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS PARTS 1, 2, & 3, Suzan-Lori Parks
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
UNCANNY VALLEY, Thomas Gibbons
AH, WILDERNESS!, Eugene O’Neill

SEASON 32 - 2017-18

PLAY IN A DAY
FUN HOME, Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron, Alison Bechdel

COURT STREET CABARET: JUKEBOX EDITION

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Rachel Landon & Stuart Landon

THE SANTALAND DIARIES, David Sedaris

COURT STREET CABARET: UNSUNG EDITION

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, Eve Ensler

AKEELAH AND THE BEE, Cheryl L. West, Doug Atchison

   presented in partnership with Sankofa African American Theatre Company

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN FIVE BETTIES, Jen Silverman

LEWIS CARROLL'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND, Rachel Landon

COURT STREET CABARET: MISCAST EDITION

LITTLE WOMEN, Laura Dugan, Louisa May Alcott

SEASON 33 - 2018-19

CARRIE THE MUSICAL, Lawrence D. Cohen, Dean Pitchford, & Michael Gore

COURT STREET CABARET: GUILTY PLEASURES EDITION

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Rachel Landon & Stuart Landon

A VERY COURT STREET CABARET CHRISTMAS

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, Ntozake Shange

   co-produced with Sankofa African American Theatre Company

THE WOLVES, Sarah DeLappe

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

A WRINKLE IN TIME, Madeleine L'Engle

RAGTIME, Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens, & Stephen Flaherty

 
 
 
 

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