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On Stage In America

By CompiledKatherine Dillin / October 20, 2000


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Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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


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

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



Denver Center Theatre Company


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


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

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



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.


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



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

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



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