American Repertory Theater

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The AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER (A.R.T.) is one of the country’s most celebrated resident theaters and the winner of numerous awards — including the Tony Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and numerous local Elliot Norton and I.R.N.E. Awards. In 2002 the A.R.T. was the recipient of the National Theatre Conference’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and in May of 2003 it was named one of the top three theaters in the country by Time magazine.

Founded by Robert Brustein in 1980, over its twenty-nine-year history the A.R.T. has welcomed major American and international theater artists, presenting a diverse repertoire that includes new American plays, bold reinterpretations of classical texts, and provocative new music theater productions. The A.R.T. has performed throughout the U.S. and worldwide in twenty-one cities in sixteen countries on four continents. It has presented over two hundred productions, over half of which were premieres of new plays, translations, and adaptations.

Schedule of Upcoming Productions

No New Productions Scheduled

Production History

Paradise Lost  | Open: 02/27/10 Close: 03/20/10
In Paradise Lost, the American economy is on the edge of catastrophe and futures are at risk. The Gordon family, losing all they have worked for, strive to preserve their trust in each other and in the promise of their nation. Odets considered Paradise Lost to be the favorite of his plays.  First produced by the Group Theatre in 1935, the play voices the suffering, hope, and shattered dreams of a country in the throes of financial crisis. Three-quarters of a century later, Americans are still wrestling with the demons of nihilism and idealism, charity and greed, self-interest and compassion.
Paradise Lost
features scenic design by Andrew Lieberman, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Scott Zielinksi, sound design by Clive Goodwin, video design by Joshua Thorson, and a cast of fourteen including David Chandler (Leo Gordon), Sally Wingert (Clara Gordon), Hale Appleman (Ben), T. Ryder Smith (Julie; Mr. May), Therese Plaehn (Pearl), Thomas Derrah (Gus Michaels), Merritt Janson (Libby Michaels), Jonathan Epstein (Sam Katz), Adrianne Krstansky (Bertha), Karl Bury (Kewpie), Michael Rudko (Mr. Pike), Cameron Oro (Felix), Remo Airaldi (Phil Foley) and Anthony Gaskins (ensemble).