Tennessee Williams' play “Dragon Country” consists of a series of dramatic short programs, including “I Can't Imagine Tomorrow,” starring Kim Stanley and William Redfield; and “Talk to Me like the Rain and Let Me Listen,” which stars Lois Smith and Alan Mixon.
A 1966 adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Death of a Salesman,” in which a salesman (Lee J. Cobb) reaches the end of his emotional rope. Linda: Mildred Dunnock. Biff: George Segal.
A 1976 reworking of Luigi Pirandello's play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” is set in a '50s movie studio, where a sextet of individuals look for meaning in their lives. Mother: Julie Adams. Makeup Man: Wil Albert. Madam Pace: Pat Ast.
An interpretation of Luigi Pirandelli's tragicomedy “Rules of the Game” follows the escapades of an impulsive young woman, her exasperated lover and her apathetic husband, who likens life to a game played by arbitrary rules.
Stage production of William Gillette's 1895 thriller “Secret Service,” in which a Union spy (John Lithgow) finds himself behind Confederate lines in 1864 Virginia. Meryl Streep, Charles Kimbrough. Caroline: Marybeth Hurt.
Adaptation of Phillip Hayes Dean's play “Sty of the Blind Pig,” which follows a black family's struggles in Chicago at the time of the civil-rights movement. Doc: Scatman Crothers. Alberta Warren: Mary Alice.
An adaptation of Arthur Miller's comedy-drama “Memory of Two Mondays,” which explores the nature of life for workers during the Great Depression. Jim: Barnard Hughes. Jerry: Harvey Keitel. George Grizzard, Estelle Parsons.
A model student and captain of his football team (Lance Guest) arrives at Northwestern University in 1952 and rooms with his exact opposite---a vegetarian who recites strange prayers and considers his classes obsolete. Lester: Elmer Two Crow.
Richard Chamberlain stars in Neil Simon's “The Good Doctor.” The work is adapted from Simon's 1973 play and comprises vignettes suggested by Chekhov stories. Among them: a lady-killer (Chamberlain) woos a married woman (Marsha Mason); a meek civil servant (Bob Dishy) believes that an ill-timed sneeze has ruined his chances with his boss (Edward Asner); a nutty woman torments a gouty banker (Chamberlain); a father (Chamberlain) arranges for a meeting between a prostitute (Mason) and his innocent son (Gary Dontzig).
Adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play “Glass Menagerie” centers on a domineering woman (Katharine Hepburn) who sets unrealistic expectations for her emotionally fragile children. Tom: Sam Waterston. Laura: Joanna Miles. Jim: Michael Moriarty.
Lanford Wilson's character study “Mound Builders” sheds some light on the personal clashes undermining an archaeological expedition in rural Illinois. Taped on location by New York's Circle Repertory Company. D.K.: Tanya Berezin. Chad: Brad Dourif. Jean: Trish Hawkins. Dan: Jonathan Hogan. August: Rob Thirkeld. Cynthia: Stephanie Gordon. Kristin: Lorin Jacobs.
“Trial of the Moke” is a dramatization of the 1881 court-martial of Henry O. Flipper (Franklyn Seales), the first black graduate of West Point. Performed by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Colonel Shafter: Robert Burr. Lucy: Alfre Woodward. William: Thalmus Rasulala. Captain Barber: Daniel Mooney. Nordstrom: Ronald Frazier.
Arthur Miller's 1966 version of Henrik Ibsen's play “An Enemy of the People” centers on a doctor who learns the source of a Norwegian town's wealth is poisoned. James Daly, Philip Bosco, William Prince.
Neil Smith's musical adaptation of George Feydeau's turn-of-the-20th-century comedy “Tailleur Pour Dames,” which centers on the theme of marital infidelity. Donna Curtis, Daniel Davis, Pamela Hall, Ken Jenkins, Susan Kaslow, Kevin McCarthy, Charlotte Rae, Patrick Tovatt, Max Wright.
Poignant adaptation of Booker Prize-winning author David Storey's play “Home” follows the evolving friendship between five hospital patients over the course of an afternoon. Harry: John Gielgud. Jack: Ralph Richardson.
Jeff Bridges, Brian Dennehy, Carol Kane and many others lend their talents to a trilogy of stories penned by author Irwin Shaw, which include “Girls in Their Summer Dresses,” “The Monument” and “The Man Who Married a French Wife.”