Production History

The School of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts at Boston University was established in 1954 as one of the country’s leading institutions for the study of acting, stage management, design and production, and all aspects of the theatrical profession. Since 1982, the School of Theatre has enjoyed an educational and artistic collaboration with the Huntington Theatre Company, the professional theatre-in-residence at Boston University.

Production History:

Season Title Playwright/Composer
2008-2009 Pope Joan Michelle Poynton
Trouble in Tahiti Leonard Bernstein
Tobermory Jorge Martin
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams
Lucia di Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti
Therese Raquin Tobias Picker
2007-2008 Don Juan in Hell George Bernard Shaw
Tartuffe Moliere
The Hostage Samuel Hedrick
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Michael Nyman
Sow and Weep Nitzan Halpern
The Shakespeare Project
Ipegenia 2.0
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Tom Stoppard
The Weavers Gerhart Hauptmann
Aurora Borealis: A Festival of Light and Dance
The Magic Flute Mozart
The Visit Frederick Durrenmatt
Two Sisters and a Piano Nilo Cruz
Pope Joan Michelle Poyton
A Man of No Importance Terrance McNally
Il barbiere di Siviglia Gioachino Rossini
Stuff Happens David Hare
One Flea Spare Naomi Wallace
2006-2007 Playing for Time Arthur Miller
La Navarraise Jules Massenet
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour Tom Stoppard
Before Night Falls Jorge Martin
Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Project
Theatre Ensemble 3
Rhinoceros Eugene Ionesco
Brendan Ronan Noone
Aurora Borealis: A Festival of Light and Dance
Postcard from Morocco Dominick Argento
The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek Naomi Wallace
Curse of the Starving Class Sam Shephard
Oh, The Humaniy!
La Boheme Giacomo Puccini
Red Noses Peter Barnes
American Clock Arthur Miller
2005-2006 Brecht on Brecht Bertolt Brecht
Troilus and Cressida William Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Project
The Tempest William Shakespeare
Scenes from an Execution Howard Barker
Aurora Borealis
Prelude to a Kiss Craig Lucas
Wozzeck George Buchner
Dancing at Lughnasa Brian Friel
Arcadia Tom Stoppard
A History of American Film Christopher Durang
The Tsar Has His Photograph Takern Kurt Weill
Youkali and Mahagonny Songseills Kurt Weill
Don Giovanni Mozart
A Month In The Country Lee Hoiby
2004-2005 Therese Raquin Neal Bell
The Lower Depths Maxim Gorky
Noises Off Michael Frayn
The Revenger’s Tragedy Thomas Middleton
The Shakespeare Project
Aurora Borealis
The Rimers of Emdritch Lanford Wilson
Measure for Measure William Shakespeare
The Laramie Project Moises Kaufman
King Stag Carlo Gozzi
Once in a Lifetime Kauffman & Hart
Ballymore: Winners Richard Wargo
Galileo Galilei Philip Glass
The Rape of Lucretia Benjamin Britten
Jasper Lake John Kuntz
The Glider Katherine Snodgrass
Matter Familias Ginger Lazarus
2003-2004 Misanthrope Moliere
Marat/Side Peter Weiss
Two Gentlewoman of Verona Shakespeare
The Grapes of Wrath Frank Galati
Holiday Memories Russell Vanderbroucke
La Bete David Hirson
The Other Shore Gao Xingjian
Aurora Borealis
A Dream Play August Strindberg
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare
Cloud 9 Caryl Churchill
Seven Deadly Sins Kurt Weill
Peter Brook’s Carmen Georges Bizet
Don Pasquale Gaetano Donizetti
Romeo et Juliette Charles Gounod
Pictures of Patty Hearst Bill Lattanzi
Haymarket Zayd Dohrn
2002-2003 Venus Susan-Lori Parks
Dealer’s Choice Patrick Marber
The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
Amadeus Peter Shaffer
Machinal Sophie Treadwell
The Hothouse Harold Pinter
Aurora Borealis
Company Stephen Sondheim
Hay Fever Noel Coward
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Benjamin Britten
Idomeneo Mozart
The Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County Lucas Foss
The Seduction of a Lady Richard Wargo
The Medium Gian Carlo Menotti
2001-2002 The Lepers of Baile Baiste
Blood Wedding
The Tempest William Shakespeare
Polaroid Stories
The ThreePenny Opera
Iphegenia and Other Daughters
The Firebugs
The Country Wife
An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde
Cosi Fan Tutte Mozart
Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss
2000-2001 The Time of Your Life William Saroyan
Two Shakespearean Actors Richard Nelson
The Shakespeare Project
Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello
The Cripple of Inishmaan Martin McDonough
As You Like It William Shakespeare
Into The Woods Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Trouble in Tahiti Leonard Bernstein
Tobermory Jorge Martin
Coffee & Picnic Cantatas J Tanner/P Bowles
The Marriage of Figaro Mozart
Beatrice and Benedick Hector Berlioz
1986-1987 The Miser Moliere
Hobson’s Choice Harold Brighouse
Ring Around the Moon Jean Anouilh
Fifth of July Lanford Wilson
City Muzik Bill Castellino and Loren-Paul Caplin
Two Gentlemen of Verona William Shakespeare
1985-1986 The Miracle Worker William GIbson
A Streetcare Named Desire Tennessee Williams
What the Butler Saw Joe Orton
Miss Jairus Michel de Ghelderode
Bus Stop William Inge
Prometheus Bound Aeschylus
Major Barbara George Bernard Shaw
1984-1985 The Lady’s Not For Burning Christopher Fry
The Hostage Brendon Behan
Hayfever Noel Coward
The Robber Bridgeroom Alfred Uhry, Eudora Welty
The School for Wives Moliere
Buried Child Sam Shephard
Hamlet William Shakespeare
1983-1984 Equus Peter Shaffer
Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee Williams
You Can’t Take it With You Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
The Trial of God Elie Wiesel
Beef, No Chicken Derek Walcott
The Rivals Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1982-1983 Bonjour, la, Bonjour Michael Tremblay
The Three Sisters Anton Chekov
Terra Nova Ted Talley
The Greeks John Barton and Kenneth Cavander
Love’s Labour’s Lost William Shakespeare
Look Homeward Angel Ketti Frings
The Hot L Baltimore Lanford Wilson
A Flea in her Ear Georges Feydeau
1981-1982 Duck Hunting Aleksander Vamilov
The Playboy of the Western World
Man and Superman George Bernard Shaw
Six Characters in Search of an Author Luigi Pirandello
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
As You Like It William Shakespeare
Orpheus Descending Tennessee Williams
1980-1981 Tartuffe Moliere
The Servent of Two Masters Carlo Goldoni
The Changeling Middleton and Rowley
Artichoke Joanna Glass
Our Town Thornton Wilder
A Doll House Henrik Ibsen
Spokesong Stewart Parker
Travesties Tom Stoppard
The Petrified Forest Robert Sherwood
The Lunch Girls Leigh Curan
1978-1979 Cry of Players William Gibson
Heritage P.J. Barry
She Stoops to Conquer Oliver Goldsmith
Mulatto (A Black Theatre Piece) Langston Hughes
Peter Pan J.M Barrie
1977-1978 The Lower Depths Maxim Gorky
Camino Real Tennessee Williams
The House of Bernarda Alba Federico Garcia Lorca
King John William Shakespeare
The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
Jesse and the Bandit Queen David Freeman
Dark of the Moon Richardson and Berney
1976-1977 Born Yesterday Garson Kanin
The Private Life of the Master Race Bertolt Brecht
The Balcony Jean Genet
A Day in the Life of Joe Egg Peter Nichols
The Escape or a Leap for Freedom William Wells Brown
The Rimers of Eldritch Lanford Wilson
Woyzeck Georg Buchner
Knickerbocker Holiday Maxwell Anderson
1975-1976 The Year Boston Won the Penant John Ford Noonan
Another Part of the Forest Lillian Hellman
The Good Women of Setzuan Bertolt Brecht
The Doctor in Spite of Himself Moliere
Twelfth Night William Shakespeare
Antigone Sophocles
Major Barbara George Bernard Shaw
The Three Cuckolds Leon Katz
1974-1975 No Place to Be Somebody Charles Gordone
The Maids Jean Genet
The Country Wife William Wycherly
The Gas Heart, The New Tenant, Offending the Audience Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Peter Handke
The Skin of our Teeth Thornton Wilder
Summer and Smoke Tennessee Williams
The Sleep of Reason Joseph Gifford
Caligula Albert Camus
1973-1974 A Chast Maid in Cheapside Thomas Middleton
D-Delsarte and American Untitled Movement Wrkshp
Wedding Band Alice Childress
Thesmophoriazousae Aristophanes
The Golden Apples John LaTouche and Jerome Moross
1972-1973 Electra Euripides
Our Town Thornton Wilder
A.K.A. Jones Leroi Jones
Operation Sidewinder Sam Shephard
There’s a Little Ambiguity Over There Among the Bluebells Ruth Krauss poetry
The Love Suicide at Schofield Barracks Romulus Linney
1971-1972 The Little Foxes Lillian Hellman
He Who Gets Slapped Leonid Andreyev
Hotel Paradiso Georges Feydeau
Black Gold black poets
Brain Maxine Klein
Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights Gerrude Stein
1970-1971 The Beggar’s Opera John Gay
The Wild Duck Henrik Ibsen
Wonderful One Times One E.E. Cumings poetry
Savage Maxine Klein
Love’s Labour’s Lost William Shakespeare
The Demons Joseph Gifford
The Trojan Women Euripides
1969-1970 The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt Brecht
Left-Handed Liberty John Arden
Rites II Joseph Gifford
The Loves of Shakespeare William Shakespeare’s poetry
Approaching Simone Megan Terry
Miss Jairus Michel de Ghelderode
The Peacemaker Carl Oglesby
1968-1969 Love for Love William Congreve
One Way Pendulum N.F. Simpson
The Children’s Hour Lillian Hellman
Macbeth William Shakespeare
Rites Joseph Gifford
The Boys from Syracuse George Abbott
1967-1968 The Lower Depths Maxim Gorky
Hill Farm Robert Frost
All the King’s Men Robert Penn Warren
The House of Bernarda Alba Federico Garcia Lorca
The Imposter or Tartuffe Moliere
1966-1977 Emily Emily Dickinson
The Emperor (Enrico IV) Pirandello
Salad Days Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds
The Devil’s Disciple George Bernard Shaw
The Madwoman of Chaillot Jean Giraudoux
The Lession of Jack, or the Submission Eugene Ionesco
Richard III William Shakespeare
1965-1966 Six Characters in Search of an Author Pirandello
The Servent of Two Masters Carlo Goldoni
The Playboy of the Western World J.M. Synge
Allegro Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
1964-1965 As You Like It William Shakespeare
The Beaux Strategm Farquhar
Mariana Pineda Federico Garcia Lorca
The Rose Tattoo Tennessee Williams
1963-1964 The Three Sisters Anton Chekov
Trial at Assisi Timothy Holme
Susannah Carlisle Ford
Tiger at the Gates Jean Giraudoux
Measure for Measure William Shakespeare
1962-1963 Beggar on Horseback George Kaufman, Marc Connelly
Private Life of the Master Race Bertolt Brecht
On the Town Betty Comden, Adolp Green
Ah, Wilderness Eugene O’Neill
Orpheus and Euridice C.W. von Gluck
1961-1962 Cock a Doodle Dandy Sean O’Casey
The Lark Jean Anouilh
Twelfth Night William Shakespeare
Pepito, Suor Angelica Jacques Offenback, Puccini
The Crucible Arthur Miller
1960-1961 Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus Sophocles
The Rape of Lucretia Benjamin Britten
Doctor Faustus Christopher Marlowe
Brand Henrik Ibsen
The Merry Wives of Windsor Otto Nicoliais
Yerma Federico Garcia Lorca
1959-1960 Kinderspell John Briard Harding
Detective Story Sidney Kingsley
Here Come the Clowns Phillip Barry
Angelique Jacques Ibert
1958-1959 The Love Doctor Robert Wright and George Forest
The Time of Your Life William Saroyan
Madame Butterfly Puccini
The Flowering Peach Clifford Odets
1957-1958 Murder in the Cathedral T.S. Eliot
La Finta Giardiniera Wolfgang Mozart
A Penny for a Song John Whiting
The Golden Six Maxwell Anderson
1956-1957 The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife
The Tempest William Shakespeare
Carmen Georges Bizet
The Sea Gull Anton Chekov
The Enchanted Jean Giraudoux
1955-1956 The Crucible Arthur Miller
The Admirable Crichton J.M. Barrie
Mathis Del Maler Paul Hindemith
The Infernal Machine Jean Cocteau
The Tide, Romeo and Juliet, Abstract Opera No. 1
Playstreet David Rayfield
1954-1955 The Chief Thing Nicholas Evreinoff
Sir John in Love Ralph Williams
The Happy Journey, The Long Christmas Dinner, Pullman Car, Hiawatha Thornton Wilder
Escape John Galsworthy
The Little Foxes Lillian Hellman
The ThreePenny Opera Kurt Weill