American Players Theatre Presents 38TH SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON

American Players Theatre 2017-2018 PREVIEW
A Midsummer Night's Dream Set Photo: Liz Lauren
American Players Theatre 2017-2018 PREVIEW
Photo: Kelsi Wermuth

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

Directed by John Langs

June 10 to October 8, 2017

Opening night: June 17 at 8 PM

Wedding plans between Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons are underway when the couple is interrupted by angry parents trying to stop their headstrong daughter, Hermia, from marrying Lysander instead of their choice, Demetrius

A Flea in Her Ear

By Georges Feydeau

Directed by David Frank

June 16 to October 7, 2017

The lovely Raymonde Chandebise wonders why her husband has stopped visiting her bedroom, and assumes he must be having an affair. So she asks her friend Lucienne to write him a love letter meant to lure him to a rendezvous where she can catch him in the act of being unfaithful.

Cyrano de Burgerac

By Edmond Rostand

Directed by James DeVita

June 23 to October 6, 2017

Featuring James Ridge as Cyrano.

Three Sisters

By Anton Chekhov 

Directed by William Brown

August 4 to September 23, 2017

Opening night: August 12 at 8 PM

Anton Chekhov (The Seagull, staged by APT in 2014) returns with another soul-searing masterpiece about hope, regret and the complexities of love.

American Players Theatre 2017-2018 PREVIEW
Photo: Kelsi Wermuth
American Players Theatre 2017-2018 PREVIEW
Photo: Kelsi Wermuth

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Eric Tucker

August 11 to September 29, 2017

August 19 at 9 PM

Pericles, Prince of Tyre sails from island to island in a search for love and a place to call home.


The Unexpected Man

By Yasmina Reza

Directed by Laura Gordon

June 10 to September 30, 2017

Two strangers on a train – an author and a devoted fan – have a secret power struggle as they silently size each other up while reflecting on the decisions and events that led them to their shared train car


American Players Theatre 2017-2018 PREVIEW
Photo: Kelsi Wermuth

The Maids

By Jean Genet

Directed by Gigi Buffington

June 27 to October 5, 2018

Claire and Solange are sisters and servants. Trapped in a life they didn’t ask for and can’t leave, they pass the time by impersonating their Madame, with Claire dressing up in her fine clothes and makeup and relishing her role as the cruel, bullying mistress; using her character to spar with Solange.

A View from the Bridge

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Tim Ocel

August 12 to October 22, 2017

Opening night: August 19 at 2 PM

In Eddie and Beatrice’s humble and hardworking Brooklyn neighborhood, family ties are a fierce point of pride.

American Players Theatre 2017-2018 PREVIEW
Photo: Kelsi Wermuth


By August Strindberg

Directed by Maria Aitken

November 2 to November 19, 2017

Opening night: November 4 at 6 PM

A dark and chilling psychological experiment played out on the Touchstone stage.


For more information visit The American Players Theatre Website.


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