Feature: Summer theater is packed with unique offerings from coast to coast

Posted June 6, 2023


By Thomas Floyd, The Washington Post

As waves of theaters across the country announce their 2023-24 seasons — largely set to launch around Labor Day, run through the winter and wrap up in late spring — one could be forgiven for assuming stage selections grow sparse in the summer months. But as some venues take a brief intermission, others raise the curtain on idiosyncratic offerings.

A host of festivals are producing eclectic work — from Oregon to Appalachia. Want to embrace the summer heat? You’ll find plenty of opportunities to take in theater under the stars. Looking to escape it? There are chances to catch world-premiere plays and reimagined revivals in the comforts of air conditioning. So peruse our picks and consider a summertime venture to a theater near you — or perhaps a pilgrimage to one that’s not.

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