Youth Production History

FALL 2016

  • Flesh and Blood, by William Shakespeare, adapted by Shana Bestock, directed by Keiko Green (photos)
  • The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov, adapated by Carol Rocamora, directed by Brandon J. Simmons (photos)
  • Soup to Nuts, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Evidently, the Evidence is Evident, by Gillian Jorgensen, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech, adapted by Tom Arvetis, directed by Tara Kaine
  • Frankenstein, by Rachel Atkins, directed by Emily Purington (photos)

SUMMER 2016

  • The Golem, by Maggie Lee, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • El Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, adapted & directed by Tara Kaine and Ana Maria Campoy
  • Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Charles Morey, directed by Ali el-Gasseir
  • The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa, by Alison Carey, directed by Shawn Belyea (photos)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Sean Taylor, directed by Rachel Delmar (photos)
  • The Kid Who Could Fly, by Wayne Rawley, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SPRING 2016

  • Goblin, by Frank Garland, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • The Umbrella, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Animal Farm, by George Orwell, adapted by Roger Parsley, directed by Tara Kaine (photos)
  • Improv Insanity, directed by Ali el-Gasseir
  • Room Service, by Allen Boretz & John Murray, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

WINTER 2016

  • Tigery and Heavens-to-Betsey Get Lost in the Salad Bar, by Gillian Jorgensen, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • A Midsummer’s Nightmare, by William Shakespeare, adapted & directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • The Mozart Effect, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • The Odyssey, by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Gillian Jorgensen, directed by Shawn Belyea (photos)
  • The Echo Maiden, by Maggie Lee, directed by Emily Purington (photos)

FALL 2015

  • The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, directed by Steven Sterne & Sara Porkalob (photos)
  • Dimension Force, by Scotto Moore, directed by Kelly Kitchens (photos)
  • Sherlock Holmes & the Baker Street Irregulars, by Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Thomas W. Olson, directed by Tara Kaine (photos)
  • Parlour Tricks, by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Emily Purington (photos)

SUMMER 2015

  • Hanuman in the Underworld, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted & directed by Tara Kaine (photos)
  • The Front Page, by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Monkey King, by Lauren Marshall, directed by Kelly Kitchens (photos)
  • Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar, adapted by Gillian Jorgensen, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • Doubt: A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SPRING 2015

  • Boathouse, by Frank Garland, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • In the Beginnings, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Adventure Radio Theater, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, directed by Samara Lerman (photos)

WINTER 2015

  • The Magical Thinkers, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • I’m-Migration, by Jesse T. Glick, directed by Ana Maria Campoy (photos)
  • On the Razzle, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

FALL 2014

  • The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Open Carry, by Scot Augustson, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • King Corn, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Lear, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni, adapted by Shawn Belyea, directed by Shawn Belyea
  • The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Don Fleming, directed by Emily Purington (photos)

SUMMER 2014

  • The Spear Carriers, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • The Mikado, by Gilbert & Sullivan, directed by Kelly Kitchens & Barbara Lynne Jamison (photos)
  • The Arabian Nights, by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Don Quixote, by Anne Ludlum & David Quicksall, directed by Shawn Belyea (photos)

SPRING 2014

  • The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Maggie’s Diner, by Frank Garland, directed by Wayne Rawley (photos)
  • Maria Morevna, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Tales of a 5th Grade Somebody, directed by Shawn Belyea (photos)

WINTER 2014

  • Bluebeard’s Wife: Dark Fairy Tales Re-Imagined for Our Time, directed by Kelly Kitchens (photos)
  • The Criminal Element, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • East of the Sun, West of the Moon, by Amanda Keogh & Emily Purington, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • Metamorphoses, by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

FALL 2013

  • It’s a Swamp Thing!, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SUMMER 2013

  • The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)
  • You Can’t Take It With You, by Kaufman & Hart, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Drama Years, directed by Kaya Wynn (photos)
  • The Government Inspector, by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Shawn Belyea (photos)
  • Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Myths from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)

SPRING 2013

  • Salesgirls of Nowhere, written & directed by Wayne Rawley (photos)
  • Speaking in Tongues, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • The Secret History of Nikola Tesla, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)

WINTER 2013

  • Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, directed by Shana Bestock�(photos)
  • Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare, directed by Kelly Kitchens (photos)
  • Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Odyssey, by Homer, directed by Emily Purington (photos)

FALL 2012

  • Another Dead Caesar by Frank Garland & The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Merry Maids of Nottingham, by Jennifer Dice, directed by Steven Sterne (photos)

SUMMER 2012

  • Attack of the Killer Murder… of Death!, by Wayne Rawley, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, directed by Emily Purington (photos)
  • Robin Hood, directed by Shawn Belyea (photos)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, by Steven Sondheim, directed by Kelly Kitchens & Barbara Jamison (photos)
  • The Good Times Are Killing Me, by Lynda Barry, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, directed by Kelly Kitchens (photos)

SPRING 2012

  • Smash, by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

WINTER 2012

  • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Kelly Kitchens (photos)
  • Play Ball, directed by Kelly Kitchens (photos)

FALL 2011

  • Anon(ymous), by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SUMMER 2011

  • The Best Man, by Gore Vidal, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • His Girl Friday, by Charles Lederer, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Pirates of Penzance, by Gilbert & Sullivan, directed by Kelly Kitchens & Barbara Lynne Jamison (photos)
  • The Princess Bride, by William Goldman, directed by Shawn Belyea (photos)

SPRING 2011

  • Outrage, by Itamar Moses, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (photos)

WINTER 2011

  • Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, directed by Kelly Kitchens�(photos)

FALL 2010

  • Book of Days, by Lanford Wilson, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Zombie Ceasar (photos)

SUMMER 2010

  • Fuddy Meers, by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Secret in the Wings, by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SPRING 2010

  • Room Service, by Allen Boretz & John Murray, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Future Files, directed by Shawn Belyea

WINTER 2010

  • You Never Can Tell, by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne (photos)

FALL 2009

  • Lebensraum, by Israel Horovitz, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • 12 Angry Jurors, by Reginald Rose (photos)

SUMMER 2009

  • Hay Fever, by Noel Coward, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • A Vampire Story, by Moira Buffini, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Romeo and Juliet, Together (and Alive!) at Last, by Sandra Fenichel Asher (photos)
  • The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling

SPRING 2009

  • Shakespeare in Hollywood, by Ken Ludwig, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Scapin by Moliere

WINTER 2009

  • The Little Foxes, by Lillian Hellman, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Shakespeare Stealer, by Gary L. Blackwood (photos)

FALL 2008

  • Othello, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Beatles’ Twelfth Night (photos)

SUMMER 2008

  • Young Baboons, by Scot Augustson, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Once and Future King, by T.H. White, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Tengu of Kami, by Edward Mast (photos)
  • The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos).
  • The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare (photos)

SPRING 2008

  • Enchanted April, by Elizabeth von Armin, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Baba Yaga (photos)
  • Marco Polo and the Prince Timur, by Marie Starr & Lisa Merkl (photos)

WINTER 2008

  • Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

FALL 2007

  • On the Razzle, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SUMMER 2007

  • Writer 1272, by Vince Delaney, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Arabian Nights, by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SPRING 2007

  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

WINTER 2007

  • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Halcyon Days, by Steven Dietz, directed by Shana Bestock

FALL 2006

  • The Miser, by Moliere, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)

SUMMER 2006

  • All in the Timing, by David Ives, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare,�directed by�Shana Bestock (photos)
  • The Front Page, by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur, directed by Shana Bestock (photos)
  • Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie (photos)

SPRING 2006

  • Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock

WINTER 2006

  • Metamorphoses, by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Shana Bestock

FALL 2005

  • Sorry, Wrong Number by Lucille Fletcher & The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard, directed by Shana Bestock

SUMMER 2005

  • Desdemona, A Play About a Handkerchief, by Paula Vogel, directed by Shana Bestock
  • His Dark Materials, Part 1, by Phillip Pulman, directed by Shana Bestock
  • His Dark Materials, Part 2, by Phillip Pulman, directed by Shana Bestock
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock
  • Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock

SPRING 2005

  • Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock
  • Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock

FALL�2004

  • 12 Angry Jurors, by Reginald Rose, directed by Shana Bestock

SUMMER 2004

  • As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie, directed by Shana Bestock

SPRING 2004

  • All in the Timing, by David Ives, directed by Shana Bestock

FALL 2003

  • Quoth the Raven, directed by Shana Bestock

SUMMER 2003

  • Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock
  • You Can’t Take It With You, by Kaufman & Hart, directed by Shana Bestock

SPRING 2003

  • The Passion of Dracula, by Bob Hall & David Richmond, directed by Shana Bestock

SUMMER 2002

  • The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, directed by Shana Bestock
  • Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock

2001

  • The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, directed by Shana Bestock