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Alabama

Montgomery

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Holiday Memories

Nov. 17-Dec. 23

Truman Capote's stories of his boyhood adventures in Monroeville, Ala., have been adapted for the stage.

(334) 271-5353

California

San Diego

Old Globe Theatre

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Nov. 19-Dec. 31

The Grinch takes center stage for the third year at the Old Globe, in this holiday musical of the Dr. Seuss classic.

(619) 239-2255

www.oldglobe.org

San Francisco

American Conservatory Theater

Glengarry Glen Ross

Jan. 4-Feb. 4

David Mamet's 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning play (later made into a movie) revels in the dark struggles for power and bucks at a real estate office.

(415) 749-2ACT

www.act-sfbay.org

Colorado

Denver

Denver Center Theatre Company

Tantalus

Oct. 21-Dec. 2

This 10-1/2-hour play, with a break for dinner, tells the story of the Trojan War and its aftermath.

(800) 641-1222

www.denvercenter.org

Connecticut

East Haddam

Goodspeed Opera House

Red, Hot and Blue!

Through Dec. 31

Cole Porter lyrics and tunes highlight this musical revue that starred Ethel Merman, Jimmy Durante, and Bob Hope in its 1936 Broadway debut.

(860) 873-8668

www.goodspeed.org

District of Columbia

The Arena

Play On!

Nov. 3-Jan. 7

Vy wants to be a songwriter, and she especially wants to work with Duke Ellington. But the only way she can do it is by posing as a man.

(202) 488-3300

www.arena-stage.org

Georgia

Atlanta

Alliance Theatre Company

A Moon for the Misbegotten

Through Nov. 4

Eugene O'Neill's classic love tale tells of a father who hopes for a marriage between his daughter and a landowner.

www.alliancetheatre.org

Marietta

Theatre in the Square

The 1940s Radio Hour

Nov. 21-Dec. 31

How were radio broadcasts put together for US troops overseas during World War II? The 19th annual showing of this production gives a behind-the-scenes look.

(770) 422-8369

www.theatreinthesquare.com

Illinois

Chicago

The Goodman Theatre

King Hedley II

Nov. 30-Jan. 13

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's work - about African-American struggles in 1985 Pittsburgh - is the first to be shown in the new playhouse.

(312) 443-3800

www.goodman-theatre.org

Steppenwolf Theatre Co.

The Weir

Nov. 24-Jan. 20

In an Irish pub, four men regale the new girl in town with local myths and personal vignettes.

(312) 335-1650

www.steppenwolf.org

Indiana

Indianapolis

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

Nov. 1-Dec. 17

A young African-American girl moves to Brooklyn, N.Y., from a small Southern town with her father and sister after the death of her mother. Unpredictable Harlem partygoer Aunt Lily introduces Ernestine to the civil rights movement.

(317) 635-5252

www.indianarep.com

Kentucky

Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville

A Tuna Christmas

Nov. 3-Dec. 30

Full of fun - two actors play more than 20 characters from Tuna, Texas.

(502) 584-1205 or (800) 4ATL-TIX

www.actorstheatre.org

Maine

Portland

Portland Stage Company

Leaving Queens

Jan. 30-Feb. 18

An Irish-American photographer searches for her father and comes across her family's story in the process.

(207) 774-0465

www.portlandstage.com

Massachusetts

Boston

Huntington Theatre Company

A Fair Country

Oct. 27-Nov. 26

A family of white Americans opposed to apartheid, yet living in South Africa in 1977, find themselves drawn into the country's racial struggles and onto the side they don't support. From young American playwright Jon Robin Baitz.

(617) 266-0800

www.bu.edu/huntington

The Shubert Theatre

Death of a Salesman

Nov. 28-Dec. 10

The revival of Arthur Miller's Tony Award-winning play of thwarted dreams stars Brian Dennehy, who received a Tony Award for his role as the traveling salesman in an earlier New York production.

(617) 482-9393

www.boston.com/wangcenter

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Guthrie Theater

Twelfth Night

Jan. 12-Feb. 4

In Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identities, set in the roaring '20s. Viola searches for her twin brother.

(612) 377-2224 or (800) 44-STAGE

www.guthrietheater.org

Missouri

St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Major Barbara

Jan. 3-Feb. 2

George Bernard's classic play about a father who's an arms dealer and a daughter who espouses religion.

(314) 968-4925

www.repstl.org

Mississippi

Jackson

New Stage Theatre

Art

Jan. 24-Feb. 11

Winner of Broadway's Tony Award for Best Play in 1998. Friendships are tested when one man in a circle of three friends buys an odd, and quite expensive, piece of art.

(601) 948-3531

www.newstagetheatre.com

New Jersey

Princeton

McCarter Theatre

School for Scandal

Feb. 13-March 4

A Restoration-era comedy by 18th-century British playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan comments on the consequences of gossip and rumor.

(609) 258-2787

www.mccarter.org

Ohio

Cincinnati

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Nov. 4-Dec. 23

A 17-song comic, musical revue of the ups and downs of dating, marriage, in-laws, and children.

(513) 421-3888

Texas

Houston

Alley Theatre

Equus

Jan. 12-Feb. 10

In the 1975 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, by Peter Shaffer, a teenage boy who has blinded six horses comes under the care of a court psychiatrist.

(713) 228-8421

www.alleytheatre.org

Washington

Seattle Repertory Theatre

A Delicate Balance

Jan. 8-Feb. 17

Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Edward Albee about a daughter who goes home after her fourth marriage.

(206) 443-2222

www.seattlerep.org

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