Theatre: Plays page 2

The productions listed below were all either commissioned, or developed and produced, for major theatres or theatre festivals in the U.S. and the U.K.

  • The Greeks

    The Greeks

    (with John Barton) 3-evening series of plays for London's Royal Shakespeare Company inspired by 10 classic Greek dramas.

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  • Hawthorne Country

    Hawthorne Country

    (with Lou Berger) Themes from tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne woven into a 2-act play that combines a tragic love story with scenes of comic fantasy. Williamstown Theatre Festival Production. Allison Janney and Richard Thomas starred. Directed by Kenneth Cavander for the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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  • Agamemnon and his Daughters

    Agamemnon and his Daughters

    The story of the great general and the bloody aftermath of his sacrifice of his daughter for the sake of an ill-conceived war, leading in the end to a miraculous resolution, reconceived for a post 9/11 audience. Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.

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  • Simple Gifts

    Simple Gifts

    A love story set in the strange and enigmatic world of the Shakers, who combined austere discipline with haunting songs and wild flights of imagination as they communed with the Saints and their founding genius, Mother Ann. The Open Eye, New York, directed by the author.

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  • The Poor of New York

    The Poor of New York

    Adaptation of Dion Boucicault's hit melodrama, inspired by the villainy of Wall Street robber barons.

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New & Upcoming

Latest commissions, ideas, concepts, sketches, scripts under construction - Kenneth Cavander is always exploring new subject matter. Among the projects engaging him at present ... Read More

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    The Curse of Oedipus

    • Nominated Best Play, Best Production, including a LA Drama Critics Circle.
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    The Tempest

    • Version of the play by William Shakesepare for contemporary audiences
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    Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

    • Arthurian legend mixes high drama, romance, and danger.
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    C.S. Lewis Beyond Narnia

    • The story of his struggle to solve the mystery of earthly and divine love.
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    The Greeks

    • The story of the Trojan War as dramatized in 10 classic Greek plays, with Christopher Reeve as Achilles.
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    Hawthorne Country

    • Inspired by stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Allison Janney and Richard Thomas starred.