Production History

2013-2014

THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY by Kristoffer Diaz

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Adapted by Joe Landry; From the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hacket, Frank Capra and Jo Swirling

THE THREEPENNY OPERA Written by Bertolt Brecht; Composed by Kurt Weill

AN ILIAD Adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare; Based on Homer's The Iliad; Translated by Robert Fagles

BONNIE & CLYDE Music by Frank Wildhorn; Lyrics by Don Black; Book by Ivan Menchell (Regional Premiere)


2012-2013

RACE by David Mamet

RECKLESS by Craig Lucas

RED by John Logan

Jane Austen's PERSUASION Adapted by Jennifer Le Blanc (World Premiere)

REEFER MADNESS: THE MUSICAL Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney Music by Dan Studney Lyrics by Kevin Murphy (Regional Premiere)


2011-2012

CABARET Book by Joe Masteroff Lyrics by Fred Ebb Music by John Kander Based on the Play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez

BURIED CHILD by Sam Shepard

BUFFALO'ED by Jeannie Barroga in Collaboration with Alleluia Panis (World Premiere)

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Written by Alex Timbers Muisc and Lyrics by Michael Friedman (Bay Area Premiere)


2010-2011

REASONS TO BE PRETTY by Neil LaBute (Regional Premiere)

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez

ON THE WATERFRONT by Budd Schulberg with Stan Silverman (West Coast Premiere)

LOLITA ROADTRIP by Trevor Allen (World Premiere)

AVENUE Q Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx and Book by Jeff Whitty


2009-2010

THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh (South Bay Premiere)

THE SEAFARER by Conor McPherson (South Bay Premiere)

ROCK 'N' ROLL by Tom Stoppard (South Bay Premiere)

DIRTY BLONDE by Claudia Shear (South Bay Premiere)

RED, WHITE AND TUNA by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard (South Bay Premiere)


2008-2009

THE TURN OF THE SCREW Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez

I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright (South Bay Premiere)

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE by Ted Swindley (revival)

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Music and Lyrics by David Nehls and Book by Betsy Kelso (West Coast Premiere)


2007-2008

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and Newly Adapted by Wendy Kesselman

A TUNA CHRISTMAS by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by David Mamet (revival)

BLADE TO THE HEAT by Oliver Mayer (South Bay Premiere) Co-production with Thick Description

ALTAR BOYZ book by Kevin Del Aguila and Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker (South Bay Premiere)
NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN by Brian Copeland (South Bay Premiere) Co-production with CopieCo

 

2006-2007

LIL’ DARLIN’ by Will Marchetti (World Premiere)

GREATER TUNA by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

GIBRALTAR by Octavio Solis (California Premiere) Co-production with Thick Description

THE WHITE HOUSE MURDER CASE by Jules Feiffer

BEEHIVE: The ‘60s Girl Group Musical Created by Larry Gallagher 

 

2005-2006

TENDERS IN THE FOG by Trevor Allen (World Premiere)

THE SUGAR BEAN SISTERS by Nathan Sanders (West Coast Premiere)

INHERIT THE WIND by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis

IDOLS OF THE KING by Allen Crowe and Ronnie Claire Edwards (remount)

 
2004-2005

THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams

THE WOMAN IN BLACK by Stephen Mallatratt, adapted from the novel by Susan Hill

THE LONESOME WEST by Martin McDonagh

BRILLIANT! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla by Electric Company Theatre (U.S. Premiere)

IDOLS OF THE KING by Allen Crowe and Ronnie Claire Edwards (No. California Premiere)

 

2003-2004

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY by Alan Janes, Laurie Mansfield and Rob Bettinson (West Coast Premiere) Extended three-month run. Co-production with Pacific Repertory Theater

THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE by Charles Busch

MISERY by Simon Moore, adapted from Stephen King’s novel (Regional Premiere)

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE by Herb Robins,inspired by B. Traven’s novel (World Premiere)

UG: A STONE-AGE MUSICAL COMEDY book by Jim Geoghan, music by Rick Rhodes, lyrics by Vivian Rhodes, Jim Geoghan and Rick Rhodes (World Premiere)

 

2002-2003

A SKULL IN CONNEMARA by Martin McDonagh (Bay Area Premiere)

INCORRUPTIBLE by Michael Hollinger

GHOSTS by Henrik Ibsen

BUT FIRST … SAMMY SHORE! by Sammy Shore and Rudy DeLuca (Bay Area Premiere)

I HATE HAMLET by Paul Rudnick

 

2001-2002

ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS by Jane Martin (West Coast Premiere)

THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH by Charles Dickens, Adapted by Buck Busfield

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh

UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov, Adapted by David Mamet

FUDDY MEERS by David Lindsay-Abaire

 

2000-2001

BIEDERMANN AND THE FIREBUGS by Max Frisch

INSPECTING CAROL by Daniel Sullivan and The Seattle Repertory Theatre

WIT by Margaret Edson

OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

THE COLORED MUSEUM by George C. Wolfe

WIT by Margaret Edson (remount)

 

1999-2000

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE by Steve Martin

GOD’S COUNTRY by Steven Dietz

NOT ABOUT HEROES by Stephen MacDonald

RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET by Bob Carlton (West Coast Premiere)

 

1998-1999

KING OF CITY ISLAND by Jim Geoghan (World Premiere)

CHAPS! A CHRISTMAS COWBOY CABARET by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner

DEFYING GRAVITY by Jane Anderson (West Coast Premiere)

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller

AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE BIG HEART by Terry Dodd (West Coast Premiere)

 

1997-1998

LEO TOLSTOY IS IN THE NEXT ROOM DYING by John W. Lowell (World Premiere)

LIGHT SENSITIVE by Jim Geoghan (revival)

CHAPS! by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner (No. California Premiere)

NORA an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A DOLL’S HOUSE by Ingmar Bergman

CUMBERLAND BLUES by Michael Norman Mann (World Premiere)

 

1996-1997

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee 

MY THREE ANGELS by Sam and Bella Spewack

SHOW AND TELL by Anthony Clarvoe 

MIDDLE AGED WHITE GUYS by Jane Martin (West Coast Premiere)

GRACE AND GLORIE by Tom Ziegler (West Coast Premiere)

 

1995-1996

DRACULA, A MUSICAL NIGHTMARE Book and Lyrics by Douglas Johnson, Music by John Aschenbrenner

BARIONA, SON OF THUNDER by Jean-Paul Sartre, Adapted by Kenneth Kelleher Cited as “Stand Out” Play of 1995—San Jose Mercury News (World Premiere)

WILDE WEST by Charles Marowitz

BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter

GUNMETAL BLUES Book by Scott Wentworth, Lyrics by Marion Adler, Music by Craig Bohmler

 

1994-1995

KEELY AND DU by Jane Martin (No. California Premiere)

LIGHT SENSITIVE by Jim Geoghan (No. California Premiere)

THE LIVING by Anthony ClarvoeCited as “Standout” Play of 1995—San Jose Mercury News Cited as one of ten “Top Stage Plays” of 1995—San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle (West Coast Premiere)

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH by William Shakespeare

LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE by Ted Swindley

 
1993-1994

SPEED-THE-PLOW by David Mamet

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Douglas Jacobs

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR by Luigi Pirandello

Translation by Robert Corthwaite

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF by Tennessee Williams

LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig

ANGRY HOUSEWIVES (revival)

 

1992-1993

COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN (revival)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Barbara Fields

HEATHEN VALLEY by Romulus Linney (Bay Area Premiere)

BILOXI BLUES by Neil Simon

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS by Sam Shepard

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM (revival)

 

1991-1992

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by Neil Simon

THE MIDDLE AGES by A.R. Gurney

DEVOUR THE SNOW by Abe Polesky (West Coast Premiere)

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (revival)

THE FOREIGNER by Larry Shue

LOST HIGHWAY: THE MUSIC AND LEGEND OF HANK WILLIAMS (West Coast Premiere) By Randal Mylar and Mark Harelik

 

1990-1991

RINGERS by Frank X. Hogan (West Coast Premiere)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Peter Nyberg

ROSES DON’T GROW HERE NO MORE by Thomas McCorry (West Coast Premiere)

THE BLOOD KNOT by Athol Fugard

THE DOWNSIDE by Richard Dresser (West Coast Premiere)

 

1989-1992

ANGRY HOUSEWIVES Book by A.M. Collins, Lyrics by Chad Henry 3 Year Run—Performed in San Jose, Los Gatos and Berkeley

 

1989-1990

THE NERD by Larry Shue

ALFRED STEIGLITZ LOVES O’KEEFFE by Lanie Robertson (West Coast Premiere)

THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST by Beth Henley

 

1988-1989

THE WOOLGATHERER by William Mastrosimone

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE by Joseph Kesserling

HOW I GOT THAT STORY by Amlin Gray

 

1987-1988

VERONICA’S ROOM by Ira Levin

BUS STOP by William Inge

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by David Mamet

CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley

TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard

SAVAGE IN LIMBO by John Patrick Shanley(co-produced with IN PRODUCTIONS, San Francisco)

 

1986-1987

COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN by Ed Graczyk

GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSEDREAMER by Sam Shepard

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams

TORCH SONG TRILOGY by Harvey Fierstein

LONESTAR and LAUNDRY AND BOURBON by James McClure

 

1985-1986

AMERICAN BUFFALO by David Mamet

MIXED DOUBLES by Richard Lore (World Premiere)

AGNES OF GOD by John Pielmeir (West Coast Premiere)

DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin

 

1984-1985

OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck

THE MOUND BUILDERS by Lanford Wilson

PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM by Woody Allen

 

Inaugural Season

1983-1984

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey

BLEACHER BUMS conceived by Joe Mantegna

HEAVEN CAN WAIT by Harry Segall