Selected Production History

1985 to 2011


The Last Smoker in America Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell, Music by Peter Melnick (World Premiere)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, Adapted by Steven C. Anderson (a Phoenix Theatre for Children production)


Murderers by Jeffrey Hatcher
The Seafarer by Conor McPherson
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
Evie’s Waltz by Carter W. Lewis
Pierce to the Soul by Chiquita Mullins Lee (World Premiere)
The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful by Charles Ludlam


Escanaba In Love by Jeff Daniels
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (co-presented with CAPA)
A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote
adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
Blackbird by David Harrower

2007 – 2008

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
Crowns by Regina Taylor
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
The Foursome by Norm Foster

2006 – 2007

Ghost Light: The Shorts Festival 2006 (World Premiere): Snake Oil by Wendy MacLeod, Two Clowns by Scott Tobin, Merely Players by Jerry Holt, The Blueballs by Marianne Timmons, Haunted by Eric Coble, The Death Scene from Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story by Jim Vess, Us Chickens by Mary Tensing,Perpetual Present Tense by Peter Pauze
The Santaland Diaries and Season’s Greetings by David Sedaris
Seascape by Edward Albee
The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
Complete History of America (Abridged) by Adam Long, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor

2005 – 2006

You’re My Boy by Herb Brown (World Premiere)
Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck
The Weir by Conor McPherson
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

2004 – 2005

Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
The Underpants by Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin
The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Jess Borgeson, Adam Long and Daniel Singer
Boston Marriage by David Mamet

2003 – 2004

Dirty Blonde by Claudia Shear
As You Like It by William Shakespeare, directed by Sir Peter Hall, (co-presented with CAPA)
A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (co-produced with Red Herring Theatre Ensemble)
The Shorts Festival 2004 (World Premiere)Letting Go by Jennifer Stoessner, Remote by Eric Coble, Sucking the Marrow by Mary Tensing, Executive Deluxe Accomodations by Chiquita Mullins Lee, Trip Twenty by Cheryl Games,Smoking Room by Jerry G. Holt, Beat the Press by Bill Corbett, The Orgy in 414by Mark Mann
Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring

2002 – 2003

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan
A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Escanaba in da Moonlight by Jeff Daniels
Kindertransport by Diane Samuels
Proof by David Auborn
Rickey by Jerry Holt

2001 – 2002

Murder in Green Meadows by Douglas Post
Spinning Into Butter by Rebecca Gilman
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, text by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg
Having Our Say by Emily Mann
The Shorts Festival 2002 (World Premiere)Baggage Unattended by Eric Coble, Power of God by Herb Brown, The Escorts by Bob McKay, Thank You for Choosing Tree of Life Airlines by Jason Beehler, Atlantic Crossing by Wendy MacLeod, Version 2.0 by Robert Flanagan and Sheldon Gleisser, Boarding: A Love Story by Jerry Holt, Estimated Time of Departure by Travis Horseman

2000 – 2001

Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson
The Farnsdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin, Jr.
A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, adapted by Frank Galati
Three Tall Women by Edward Albee
The Big Slam by Bill Corbett

1999 – 2000

Dead Guilty by Richard Harris
Robert Post: Here in America by Robert Post (a presentation)
Tales from the Grave adapted by Geoffrey Nelson (World Premiere) — The Signalman by Charles Dickens, The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe, The Inexperienced Ghost by H.G. Wells, The Open Window by Saki, The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry
The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine by Robert Morgan, Martha Ross and Leah Cherniak
A Raisin in the Sun by Loraine Hansberry
The Shorts Festival 2000 (World Premiere)Writer’s Block by Carrie Leonard, Blind and Muted by Dan O’Reilly, The Walk by Dale Doerman, Mr. Peepers Goes to Hell by Johnrick Hole, A Geometric Digression of the Species by Carter W. Lewis, Wives by Jason Beehler, Eavesdropping Without Listening by Nicholas Hartmann, The Eternal Brunch by Fred Andrle

1998 – 1999

Ten-Minute Alibi by Anthony Armstrong
Mere Mortals by David Ives
Nixon’s Nixon by Russell Lees
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
The Taste of Sunrise by Suzan L. Zeder (co-production with the Cleveland Signstage Theatre Company)
The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt
Three Ways Home by Casey Kurti
Dealer’s Choice by Patrick Marber


Gift of the Magi by O.Henry, adapted by Geoffrey Nelson

1997 – 1998

Taking Sides by Ronald Harwood
Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage
Evelyn and the Polka King by John Olive, music by Carl Finch and Bob Lucas, lyrics by Carl Finch
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn
Moonchildren by Michael Weller (co-production with Otterbein College)
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
Below the Belt by Richard Dresser

1996 – 1997

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball
Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher
Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally
East Market Gardens created by John Giffin (World Premiere co-produced with 5Minds, Inc.)
Two Trains Running by August Wilson
A Tuna Christmas and Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt
Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage
Scotland Road by Jeffrey Hatcher
Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross and James Raitt
Table Manners by Alan Ayckbourn


Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Gift of the Magi by O.Henry, adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
Tales of Terror—(The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome, adapted by Johathan Putnam and Michael Harper)
Shakespeare’s Battle of the Sexes adapted by Geoffrey Nelson (Midsummer Night’s Dream, TheTaming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Richard III)

1995 – 1996

All in the Timing by David Ives
SubUrbia by Eric Bogosian
Sisters by Marsha A. Jackson
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote,
adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
Durang Durang by Christopher Durang
The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter
Later Life by A.R. Gurney
A Perfect Ganesh by Terrence McNally


Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Gift of the Magi by O.Henry, adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
Scenes from Shakespeare adapted by Ionia Zelenka —A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew
The Evils of Tobacco by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Michael Frayn

1994 – 1995

A…My Name Is Still Alice by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd
Possible Worlds by John Mighton (American Premiere)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote,
adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
The Loman Family by Donald Marguiles
Keely and Du by Jane Martin
The Sneeze by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Michael Frayn
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness


Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Ghost StoriesThe Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell, Baby Chile by Is Said (World Premiere)The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Dogs Do by Jonathan Putnam
Gift of the Magi by O.Henry, adapted by Geoffrey Nelson

1993 – 1994

Homeward Bound by Elliot Hayes
Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
The Fall River Follies or Oh Mrs. Churchill, Do Come Over. Someone Has Killed Father by John Giffin (a presentation of a production by Five Minds, Inc.)
Harrison, Texas by Horton Foote (three one-acts: “Blind Date,” “The One-Armed Man” and “Spring Dance”)
African-American Play Festival (Birth of a Blues! by Ben Caldwell, A Black Woman Speaks by Beah Richards, In the Master’s House There Are Many Mansions by Cherry Jackson, Revival by Lee Hunkins, Three Fallen Angels by Gus Edwards)
Season’s Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn
Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson
Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry
Baby With The Bathwater by Christopher Durang


Audience by Vaclav Havel
The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter
Dogs Do by Jonathan Putnam
Gift of the Magi by O.Henry, adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
Harrison, Texas by Horton Foote

1992 – 1993

Dial “M” for Murder by Frederick Knott
Rap Master Ronnie by Gary Trudeau with music by Elizabeth Swados
Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas
1892 by Geoffrey Nelson (World Premiere)
A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote,
adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn
The Homecoming by Harold Pinter
Third Annual Shorts Festival (World Premiere) —Snow Job by Mark S. Maselli, Treading Water by Dan T. O’Reilly, Artichokes and Gargoyles by Lynne Roth, The Electoral Date by Jeffrey Jordan, Plato and Doris Are Dead by Johnrick Hole, Visiting Sarah by Michael L. Geis, Forever Fraternal by Bonnie Milne Gardner
The Comedy ShortsThe Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang, Mr. Preble Gets Rid of His Wife by James Thurber, Checking Out by Joel Selmeier,French Fries by Jane Martin, Dogs Do by Jonathan Putnam
Penguin Blues by Ethan Phillips
The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

1991 – 1992

Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet
Siswe Bansi Is Dead by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
The Revenge of the Space Pandas or Binky Rudich and the Two-Speed Clock
by David Mamet
A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote,
Adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang
Wings by Arthur Kopit
Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn
Second Annual Shorts Festival (World Premiere) — Nesting by Rita K. Barkey,the effects of incestuous-breeking upon thoughts and thought patterns by Dan T. O’Reilly, Infidelities by Gary Scott, Brother’s Keeper by Michael Geis, The Sixth Day by Kristin Johnson, We’re All Okay Now by Joanne Blum, Daddy’s Home by Bonnie Milne Gardner, Dead But Not Forgotten by Lynne Roth
Solo Shorts (World Premiere) —The Lease by Jeffrey Jordan, JFK, Rudolph, and a Life With Fear In It by Gay Brewer, Afire by Stephen Jon, Eat or Die by Johnrick Hole, My Grandmother’s Vampires by Ann C. Hall, The Growing Season by Is Said, Jump by Karin Cash, The Reader by Mark Maselli, Expediteby Joe Selmeier


Penguin Blues by Ethan Phillips
The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, adapted by Geoffrey Nelson

1990 – 1991

A…My Name is Alice conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd
Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang
Audience by Vaclav Havel & Fire in the Basement by Pavel Kohout
The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
A Christmas Memory and The Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote,
adapted by Geoffrey Nelson
A Thurber Carnival by James Thurber
T Bone N Weasel by Jon Klein
Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell
A Shorts Festival (World Premiere) — The Art of Pitching by Doreen Dunn, Dead Batch Boys by Dan T. O’Reilly, Wednesdays I Do Hills by Lynne Roth, The Mind Gallery by Is Said, Checking Out by Joel Selmeier, Day Old Bread by Bonnie Milne Gardner, My Favorite Superhero by Jeffrey Jordan, Mom’s Restaurant by Joanne Blum, Family Ritual by Martine L. Stephens


A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
Zoo Story by Edward Albee

1989 – 1990

Shooting Stars by Molly Newman
End of the World by Arthur Kopit
The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe
The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, adapted by Beth Sanford
Full Hookup by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller
American Buffalo by David Mamet
On the Verge by Eric Overmyer
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

1988 – 1989

The Widow Claire by Horton Foote
The Downside by Richard Dresser
A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
A Trio of Ghost PlaysThe Shawl by David Mamet and Witch’s Brew & A Ghost Story by John Pielmeier
A Grandparent’s Scrapbook ‘88 (a presentation of a Grandparent’s Living Theatre production)
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You by Christopher Durang & Open Admissions by Shirley Lauro
Life and Limb by Keith Reddin
The Women of My Father’s House by Carter W. Lewis (World Premiere)
El Salvador by Raphael Lima
Women Who Kill (sketches by the Women’s Playwriting Group)

1987 – 1988

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
Independence by Lee Blessing
Tomfoolery by Tom Lehrer
I Love You, I Love You Not by Wendy Kesselman
Aunt Dan and Lemon by Wallace Shawn
Handy Dandy by William Gibson
Fool for Love by Sam Shepard
The Marriage of Bette and Boo by Christopher Durang

1986 – 1987

Jupus Redeye by Robert Flanagan (World Premiere)
The Club by Eve Merriam
The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer
1959 Pink Thunderbird by James McClure (two one-act plays: “Lone Star” and “Laundry and Bourbon”)
My Sister in this House by Wendy Kesselman
Orphans by Kyle Kessler

1985 – 1986

True West by Sam Shepard
Talking With… by Jane Martin
The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart & Avery Hopwood (a radio drama broadcast on WOSU-AM)

1984 – 1985

Mass Appeal by Bill G. Davis