20 Jul TheatreFIRST 20th Anniversary


TheatreFIRST has now completed its 20th year of producing exciting, innovative theatre. Thanks to all who came out to enjoy these wonderful productions. We look forward to seeing you again next season!



Sarah Ruhl
August 16 through September 15, 2013
(Preview on August 15th)
Directed by Domenique Lozano

Based on the Virginia Woolf novel, Orlando by Sarah Ruhl tells the story of a young nobleman who is drawn into a love affair with Queen Elizabeth I. For a time, life at court is interesting enough, but Orlando yearns for something more. As he strives to make his way as a poet and lover, his travels keep him at the heart of a dazzling tale where gender and gender preferences shift regularly, usually with hilarious results.

The New York Theatre Wire says, Orlando is a “subtle and satiric commentary on the status of men and women”. His swashbuckling journey to define himself (herself…?) is sure to entertain and enlighten.




Escanaba in da Moonlight
Jeff Daniels
February 7 through March 8, 2014
(Preview on February 6th)
Directed by Michael Storm

You asked for comedy! Well, many of you did. Jeff Daniels’ tale of the Soady Family Deer Camp and its kooky inhabitants makes for a truly hilarious evening.

The story follows Reuben Soady’s quest to “bag” his first buck. At 43, Rueben is on the verge of becoming a disgrace to himself and his Soady heritage, and is known around town as “the Buckless Yooper”. He is committed to changing his luck, though, with a little help from his Native American wife. But on the eve of the 1989 hunting season, these yoopers are in for a few strange surprises…for all is not well in the Upper U.P.




Fire Work
by Lauren Gunderson.
Directed by Mina Morita

SEPT 26 – OCT 19

Pay-what-you-can previews: (SEPT 18, 19, 20, 25)

Featuring:  Rinabeth Apostol*,  Brian Herndon*, Aleph Ayin

Don’t miss the latest installment in this playwright’s meteoric rise to national prominence. Fire Work is a present day romantic comedy set in a place where the conflict between social conformity and individual freedom turns deadly serious. Ben meets Ana in her father’s retail fireworks shop and the sparks quickly fly between the two. But when a bomb goes off in their town, the young lovers wrestle with their new adulthood and the problems that arise in a war-torn city.


*Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association

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