The Acting Company is the only professional theater principally dedicated to the development of young classical actors. Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley from the first graduating class of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School, The Company has launched the careers of some 400 actors, including Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Keith David, Rainn Wilson, Lorraine Touissaint, Frances Conroy, Harriet Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Hamish Linklater, Jesse L. Martin, and Roslyn Ruff, while bringing high quality professional theater to hundreds of communities from coast to coast.
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Odyssey

Available: Fall 2023
Adapted and directed by Lisa Peterson
Translated by Emily Wilson
What will you do to go home again? Lisa Peterson’s adaptation of The Odyssey brings new life to this ancient epic. Four young women trapped in the limbo of a refugee camp retell Odysseus' adventures as they struggle with their own search for a home. A production based on the revelatory new translation by Emily Wilson, its bold theatricality brings new humor and grace to a story we all think we know. [marketing assets + study guide]

Two Trains Running

Available: February 7 - April 13, 2025
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
From the writer of The Piano Lesson, Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, comes the story of Memphis Lee, a diner owner in Pittsburgh in 1969 who must decide if he should allow the government to take over his building or sell the property to a ruthless businessman. Full of vivid characters, joy, hope, love, and perseverance, this Tony-nominated play celebrates the spirit, laughter, heart, and resilience of the people who make our country great even when faced with overwhelming odds. [marketing assets]

The Comedy of Errors

Available: February 3 - April 19, 2025
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Christina Anderson
Directed by Devin Brain
Shakespeare’s quintessential comedy, this farcical tale of separated families andmistaken identities delights audiences young and old. Antipholus and his servant,Dromio, travel in search of a long lost family member, only to get mixed up in amadcap race against the clock, love-at-first-double-take, run-ins with local lawenforcement, and double trouble – times two. [marketing assets]