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History

Phoenix Theatre is a year-round, 30-year-old professional company presenting live contemporary theatre in an intimate setting. From recent Broadway hits to undiscovered gems from around the country, we produce emotionally engaging works that are made even more powerful and compelling by the intimacy of our 130-seat Livia and Steve Russell Stage and our 65-seat cabaret style Frank and Katrina Basile Stage.

Our relaxed informal atmosphere also makes the theatre a great place to meet friends, sip a glass of wine, and have a great conversation about what you just saw.

It is not by chance that we embrace topics that are happening now. We choose plays that illuminate the human connection; plays that discover some truth about what keeps us separate from each other and how we may learn to be closer. Our performance spaces support and inform our aesthetic.

2013-2014

Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike Christopher Durang

Rancho Mirage Stephen Dietz

A Very Phoenix Xmas 8: Angels We Have Heard While High Various Artists

Tribes Nina Raine

North Of The Boulevard Bruce Graham

I And You Lauren Gunderson

Spun Emily Goodson

Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya

Cock Mike Bartlett

Miles and Ellie Don Zolidis

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2012-2013

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Music and lyrics written by Michael Friedman, Book by Alex Timbers

Seminar Theresa Rebeck

A Very Phoenix Xmas 7: Getting Figgy With It Various Artists

Guapa Caridad Svich

Next to Normal Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt

The Lyons Nicky Silver

Clybourne Park Bruce Norris

4000 Miles Amy Herzog

Dos Fallopia Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

Love, Loss and What I Wore Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

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2011-2012

Spring Awakening Music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics and book by Steven Sater

Jericho by Jack Canfora - NNPN Rolling World Premiere

A Very Phoenix Xmas 6: Our Goose is Cooked by various artists

Current Economic Conditions World Premiere by Don Zolidis

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

Freud's Last Session by Mark St. Germain

Baktun 13 by Danel Malan

Forever Sung by Bryan Fonseca and Tim Brickley

Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts

With A Whimper by Pete McElligott

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2010-2011

In The Next Room - Or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl

My Name is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok

a very phoenix xmas 5: regifted by Various Artists

Norway by Samuel D. Hunter

Goldie, Max and Milk by Karen Hartman

The storytelling ability of a boy by Carter W. Lewis

This by Melissa James Gibson

The zippers of zoomerville by Jack O'Hara with music by Jack O'Hara and Tim Brickley

Avenue Q Music, lyrics and original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty

With a Bang by Pete McElliott

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2009-2010

The Most Damaging Wound by Blair Singer

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment by Donald Margulies

A Very Phoenix Xmas 4: Our Stockings Are Stuffed by Various Artists

The Housewives of Mannheim by Alan Brody

Call Me Boricua! by Ricardo Melendez

Sunlight by Sharr White

Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz

Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam

Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute

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2008-2009

November by David Mamet

Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? by Caryl Churchill

June 8, 1968 by Anna Theresa Cascio

A Very Phoenix Xmas 3: On Thin Ice by Various Artists

Love Person by Aditi Brennan Kapil

The Seafarer by Conor McPherson

Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck

References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera

The Zippers of Zoomerville - or 200 Laps and a Lass by Jack O'Hara with music by Jack O'Hara and Tim Brickley

Octopus by Steven Yockey

The Dos and Don'ts of Time Travel by Nicholas Wardigo

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2007-2008

Altar Boyz Music, Lyrics and Vocal Arrangements by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, book by Devin Del Aquila

Stuff Happens by David Hare

A Very Phoenix Xmas 2 by Various Artists

End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer

The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh

Well by Lisa Kron

Black Gold by Seth Rozin

Our Dad is in Atlantis by Javier Malpica

Some Men by Terrence McNally

Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher

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2006-2007

The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart

Nijinsky's Last Dance by Norman Allen

The Parenting Project: Callie's Tally by Betsy Howie

The Parenting Project; The Hoosier Dads by Kevin Burke, Dave Dugan and Brad Tassell

A Very Phoenix Xmas 1 by Various Artists

Ten Percent of Molly Snyder (Marta Solano) by Richard Strand

tempOdyssey by Dan Dietz

Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang

Rhythms by Chris White (hosted and presented by DePauw University)

And Her Hair Went With Her by Zina Camblin

Fat Pig by Neil LaBute

The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane

Dos Fallopia: Desperate Spuddwives by Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

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2005-2006

Urinetown: The Musical by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann

I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright

Every Christmas Story Ever Told!! by Michael Carleton, John Alvarez and Jim Fitzgerald

A Number by Caryl Churchill

From My Hometown conceived by Lee Summers and written by Lee Summers, Ty Stephens and Herbert Rawlings, Jr.

The Marijuana-logues by Arj Barker, Doug Benson and Tony Camin

Orson's Shadow by Austin Pendleton

The Pillowman by Martin McDonaugh

The Sugar Bean Sisters by Nathan Sanders

The Ice-Breaker by David Rambo

Memory House by Kathleen Tolan (hosted and presented by Indiana State University)

The Marijuana-logues by Arj Barker, Doug Benson and Tony Camin

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2004-2005

The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

Crowns by Regina Taylor

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge by Christopher Durang

Running With Scissors by Michael McKeever

Blown Sideways Through Life by Claudia Shear

Frozen by Bryony Lavery

This Is My Body by Amy Fortoul

Rounding Third by Richard Dresser

Cabfare for the Common Man* by Mark Harvey Levine

Further Mo' by Vernel Bagneris

Bug by Tracy Letts

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2003-2004

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee

Trucker Rhapsody* by Toni Press-Coffman

Circumference of a Squirrel by John Walch

Sophie Tucker: American Legend by Jack Fournier and Kathy Halenda

Boston Marriage by David Mamet

Curanderas by Elaine Romero

Loving Lucy by Philip Blue Owl Hooser

Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg

Top Dog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks

Naked Boys Singing! by Robert Schrock

And/Or* by Andrew Barrett

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2002-2003

Proof David Auburn

Flow Will Power

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Stephen Trask and John Cameron Mitchell

Over the Tavern Tom Dudzick

Praying for Rain Robert Lewis Vaughan

Stones in his Pockets Marie Jones

The Washington-Sarajevo Talks Carla Seaquist

The Home Team Kim Carney

LaSangre Llama Toni Press-Coffman and Tony Artis

Phideas8 Mike Whistler

Spain Jim Knable

The Handler Robert Schenkkan

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2001-2002

The Laramie Project Moises Kaufman

Two Trains Running August Wilson

Ham for the Holidays Dos Fallopia (Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt)

Dirty Blonde Claudia Shear

This is our Youth Kenneth Lonergan

True to Scale Wendy Belden

savant Tony McDonald

Goats Alan Berks

Born to Goof Kevin Burke

Lunching Alan Gross

Bat Boy: The Musical Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming, and Laurence O'Keefe

The Action Against Sol Schumann Jeffrey Sweet

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2000-2001

Snakebit David Marshall Grant

The Gathering Will Power

Tongue of a Bird Ellen McLaughlin

The Santaland Diaries David Sedaris

Uh, Oh - Here Comes Christmas Ernie Zulia and David Caldwell

Bluff Jeffrey Sweet

The Vagina Monologues Eve Ensler

Fuddy Meers David Lindsey Abaire

Another American: Asking and Telling Marc Wolf

Bodies and Hearts in the Face of the Monster Toni Press-Coffman

Woody and Me Brad Erickson

Seven Guitars August Wilson

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1999-2000

Three Days of Rain Richard Greenberg

The Woman in Black Stephen Mallatratt

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told Paul Rudnick

The Holiday Millennium Game Show Jack O'Hara

Jackie: An American Life Gip Hoppe

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Martin McDonagh

Wit Margaret Edson

Beautiful Thing Jonathan Harvey

Journal of Ordinary Thought David Barr

Resident Alien Stuart Spencer

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1998-1999

Angels in America: Millenium Approaches Tony Kushner

Angels in America: Perestroika Tony Kushner

The Holiday Survival Game Show Jack O'Hara

How I Learned to Drive Paula Vogel

Mother Russia Jeffrey Hatcher

No Way to Treat a Lady Douglas J. Cohen

Shakin the Mess Outta Misery Shay Youngblood

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde Moises Kaufman

The Gene Pool Christi Stewart-Brown

As Bees in Honey Drown Douglas Carter Beane

Lisa Koch and Friends Lis Koch

Touch Toni Press-Coffman

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1997-1998

The Old Settler John Henry Redwood

Poor Super Man Brad Fraser

The Holiday Survival Game Show Jack O'Hara

Summer Games James Farrell

Taking Sides Ronald Harwood

Durang/Durang Christopher Durang

Company Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

latitude Tony McDonald

Party David Dillon

Bride of Dos Fallopia Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

Princess Warrior Julie Goldman

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1996-1997

Whoop-Dee-Doo! Howard Crabtree

Three Viewings Jeffery Hatcher

The Holiday Survival Game Show Peggy Platt, Rick Rankin, and Lisa Koch

A Tuna Christmas Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams

Florida Marcia Cebulska

Trick the Devil Bill Harris

Sylvia AR Gurney

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Ernest Zulia, David Caldwell, and Robert Fulghum

Worst of Dos Fallopia Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

Reading the Mind of God Pat Gabridge

Girl Party David Dillion and Virginia Smiley

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1995-1996

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Jane Wagner

If We Are Women Joanna Glass

The Holiday Survival Game Show Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

Six Women with Brain Death Mark Houston

Denial of the Fittest Judith Sloan and Warren Leher

Love! Valour! Compassion! Terrence McNally

Spike Heels Theresa Rebeck

Glengarry Glen Ross David Mamet

Pretty Girls, Not too Bright Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

The Katydid Michael David Sutton

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1994-1995

Falsettos William Finn and James Lapine

Keely and Du Jane Martin

Five Guys Named Moe Clarke Peters

Conversation with My Father Herb Gardener

All in the Timing David Ives

Jeffrey Paul Rudnick

Bewitched, Bothered and Bananas Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

Points of Deviation Scott Sandoe

Scotland Road Jeffery Hatcher

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1993-1994

The Good Times Are Killing Me Lynda Barry

Six Degrees of Separation John Guare

Su Ours: No E, No H, Noel Su Ours and Michael Klass

Marvin's Room Scott McPherson

Death and the Maiden Ariel Dorfman

Three Ways Home Casey Kurtti

Mama Drama Leslie Ayvazian, Christine Farrell, Donna Dailey, Mariana Houston, Rita Nactmann, and Anne O'Sullivan

Pretty Girls, Not too Bright Lisa Koch and Peggy Platt

Heart Timers Stuart Warmflash

Veronica's Position Rich Orloff

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1992-1993

M Butterfly David Henry Hwang

Dorothy Parker - A Symptom Recital Leo P. Carusone

Lips Together, Teeth Apart Terrence McNally

The Promise Jose Rivera

Assassins Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

Sight Unseen Donald Margulies

The Piano Lesson August Wilson

Blind Spot Michael Davis Sutton

Candy Store Window Cherie Bennett

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1991-1992

Other People's Money Jerry Sterner

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Lanie Robertson

Square One Steve Tesich

The Cemetery Club Ivan Menchell

Only Kidding! Jim Gehoghan

4AM America Ping Chong

Christmas on Mars Harry Kondoleon

The Heidi Chronicles Wendy Wasserstein

Angry Housewives A. M. Collins and Chad Henry

Joe Turner's Come and Gone August Wilson

The Lisbon Traviata Terrence McNally

Womandingo Sterling Houston and Arnold Aprill

Objects in the Mirror are Closer than They Appear Lester Purley and Mark Cryer

hip my heart Paulette Licitra

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1990-1992

Eastern Standard Richard Greenbert

T-Bone and Weasel Jon Klein

Split Second Dennis McIntyre

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom Charles Busch

Reckless Craig Lucas

Eleemossynary Lee Blessing

One Mo' Time Vernel Bagneris

Kennedy's Children Robert Patrick

Roosters Milcha Sanchez Scott

Woman in Mind Alan Ayckbourn

The Mystery of Irma Vep Charles Ludlum

Lady and the Clarinet Michael Cristopher

Dorothy Park - A Symptom Recital Leo P. Carusone

Dragon Slayers William Rough

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1989-1990

Burn This Lanford Wilson

Beruit Alan Bowne

The Day Room Don Delillo

Here I am David Meek

On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning Eric Overmyer

Some Things You Need to Know Before the World Ends Larry Larson and Levi Lee

The Rocky Horror Show Richard O'Brien

Fences August Wilson

The Marriage of Bette and Boo Christopher Durang

The Boys Next Door Tom Griffin

Su Me Su Ours

Boy's Life Howard Korder

Stiff Cuffs Christina Cocek and John DiAguino

Elizabeth/Regina Linda Carson

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1988-1989

Steel Magnolias Robert Harling

Miss Margarida's Way Robert Athayde

Bouncers John Godber

Dreamgirls Tom Eyen and Harry Krieger

Laughing Wild Christopher Durang

Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune Terrence McNally

Coastal Disturbances Tina Howe

Beach Party Nuclear Protest John Randall Earles and David Meek

Lloyd's Prayer Kevin Kling

Aunt Dan and Lemon Wallace Shawn

Three Guys Naked from theWaist Down Jerry Colker and Michael Rupert

Mr. Right and Other Stories Linda Carson

Mortal Risk Ron Marks

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1987-1988

Execution of Justice Emily Mann

...and when the bough breaks Marcia Cebulska

Loot Joe Orton

Advice to the Players Bruce Bonafede

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You Christopher Durang

A Lie of the Mind Sam Shepard

Savage/Love and Tongues Sam Shepard

A...My Name is Alice Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd

Chug Ken Jenkins

Graceland Ellen Byron

The House of Blue Leaves John Guare

Cards and Beer Jack Randall Earles

Rebels Gary Williams and Steven Ridenour

Nightbreath Dennis Clontz

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1986-1987

The Three Penny Opera Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill

Orphans Lyle Kessler

The Real Thing Rom Stoppard

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom August Wilson

Shivaree William Mastrosimone

Hurlyburly David Rabe

HAIR Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt MacDermott

Dreams Nell Weatherwax

Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, and Other Cultural Differences Various Poets

Cowboy Mouth Sam Shepard

Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music Lee Blessing

Grendel! John Gardner and Bart Simpson

Spell #7 Ntozake Shange

Rap Master Ronnie Gary Trudeau and Elizabeth Swados

Not Funny Douglas Anderson

Caril and Charlie Gram Slaton

Ken's Brain Jim Mitchell

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1985-1986

Stage Struck Simon Gray

Balm in Gilead Lanford Wilson

El Grande de Coca-Cola House, Andrews, Shearman, Willis, and White

As Is William F. Hoffman

A Soldier's Play Charles Fuller

Accidental Death of an Anarchist Dario Fo

Waiting for the Parade John Murrell

The Madness of Lady Bright Lanford Wilson

Days of our Dumping D. J. L. Neruda

Don't Crush that Dwarf, Hande Me the Pliers Firesign Theatre

The Lesson Eugene Ionesco

Centaurs Marcia Cebulska

Night Commander Silas Jones

Replay Bruce MacDonald

Prairie Sunset Richard Sutherland

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1984-1985

Agnes of God John Pielmeier

Crimes of the Heart Beth Henley

The Lion in Winter James Goldman

Baby With the Bathwater Christopher Durang

March of the Falsettos William Finn

Dear John Marcia Debulska

True West Sam Shepard

Taking Steps Alan Ayckbourn

The Call Bruce Gelfand

My Hand is Not My Heart Jack Randall Earles

Prep Work Bruce Gelfand

Porch Songs Pearl Cleage

...And Stuff Peter Dee

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1983-1984

WARP, I, II, and III Stuart Gordon and Bury St. Edmond

Talking With... Jane Martin

Krapp's Last Tape Samuel Beckett

How I Got That Story Amlin Gray

Plenty David Hare

Lemonade James Prideaux

Cloud 9 Caryl Churchill

Summer Lights Sam Smiley

Escapes David Stooks

The Legs on Charlie's Car John Sarno

Necessities Kathy Fletcher and Rita Kohn

Sour Noodles Jim Watt

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