Arena Stage The Mead Center for American Theater MY ACCOUNT
1980's productions. Joshua Shirlen, Bette Henritze, John Leonard Thompson, Amanda Waters, Roxann Biggs and Stanley Anderson by Joan Marcus.

1988 – 1989 Season

THE TALE OF LEAR

Todashi Suzuki's adaptation of
Shakespeare's King Lear
Performed in the Arena
July 6, 1988 – July 17, 1988

ABYSSINIA

Music by Ted Kociolek, lyrics by James Racheff,
book by James Racheff and Ted Kociolek
Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Performed in the Arena
Aug 5, 1988 – Sep 4, 1988

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR

Luigi Pirandello, English version by Robert Cornthwaite
Directed by Liviu Ciulei
Performed in the Kreeger Theater
Sep 30, 1988 – Nov 20, 1988

RING ROUND THE MOON

Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry
Directed by Douglas C. Wager
Performed in the Arena
Oct 14, 1988 – Nov 20, 1988

PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES

Mustapha Matura
Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Performed in the Kreeger Theater
Dec 2, 1988 – Jan 22, 1989

A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL

Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Mel Shapiro
Performed in the Arena
Dec 30, 1988 – Feb 2, 1989

A LIE OF THE MIND

Sam Shepard
Directed by Douglas C. Wager
Performed in the Arena
March 3, 1989 – April 9, 1989

THE FOOL SHOW

Conceived and written by Geoff Hoyle
Performed in the Kreeger Theater
Jan 31, 1989 – Feb 26, 1989

NOTHING SACRED

George F. Walker
Directed by Garland Wright
Performed in the Kreeger Theater
March 25, 1989 – May 14, 1989

ON THE TOWN

Music by Leonard Bernstein,
book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Directed by Douglas C. Wager
Performed in the Arena
Opened April 21, 1989

A WALK IN THE WOODS

Lee Blessing
Directed by Paul Weidner
Performed in the Kreeger Theater
June 2, 1989 – July 2, 1989

BANJO DANCING

or the 48th Annual Squitters Mountain Song Dance Folklore Convention and Banjo Contest... and how I lost
Devised by Stephen Wade with Milton Kramer
Performed in the Old Vat Room

BANJO DANCING performed in the Old Vat Room all season.

STEPHEN WADE ON THE WAY HOME

Written and gathered by Stephen Wade
Directed by Milton Kramer
Performed in the Old Vat Room
Opened May 11, 1989