THEATRE READER CHALLENGE: A Year of Plays - Part II

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THEATRE READER CHALLENGE: A Year of Plays - Part II

Based on the unending popularity of the first list for the Theatre Reader Challenge, we bring you part II!

As always, being a good actor, director, theatre-person means reading as many plays as can, here’s a list to help guide your year of reading!

  1. Circle, Mirror, Transformation, Annie Baker

  2. Little Women, Peter Clapham & Louisa M. Alcott

  3. Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay-Abaire

  4. The Diary of Anne Frank, Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett

  5. Arsenic & Old Lace, Joseph Kesselring

  6. Harvey, Mary Chase

  7. You Can’t Take It With You, Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

  8. The Curious Savage, John Patrick

  9. Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling

  10. Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley

  11. Almost, Maine, John Cariani

  12. Deathtrap, Ira Levin

  13. Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon

  14. The Play That Goes Wrong, Henry Lewis

  15. Red, John Logan

  16. Dinner with Friends, David Margulies

  17. When We Were Young and Unafraid, Sarah Treem

  18. The Great Gatsby, Adapted by Simon Levy

  19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Dale Wasserman & Ken Kesey

  20. A View From the Bridge, Arthur Miller

  21. Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward

  22. Cyrano de Bergerac, Adapted by Glyn Maxwell

  23. The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe

  24. Tribes, Nina Raine

  25. Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Bert V. Royal

  26. The Heidi Chronicles, Wendy Wasserstein

  27. Moon Over Buffalo, Ken Ludwig

  28. The Women, Clare Booth Luce

  29. God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza

  30. American Son, Christopher Demos-Brown

  31. Peter and the Starcatcher, Rick Elice

  32. Radium Girls, D.W. Gregory

  33. These Shining Lives, Melanie Marnich

  34. Blackbird, David Harrower

  35. Waiting for Lefty, Clifford Odets

  36. Stop Kiss, Diana Son

  37. Clybourne Park, Bruce Norris

  38. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Simon Stephens

  39. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang

  40. Venus in Fur, David Ives

  41. War Horse, Nick Stafford

  42. In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) Sarah Ruhl

  43. Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare

  44. The 39 Steps, Patrick Barlow

  45. The Goat, or Who is Slyvia? Edward Albee

  46. Amadeus, Peter Shaffer

  47. Butterflies Are Free, Leonard Gershe

  48. The Matchmaker, Thornton Wilder

  49. Bus Stop, William Inge

  50. Lysistrata, Aristophanes

  51. reasons to be pretty, Neil LaBute

  52. She Kills Monsters, Qui Nguyen


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