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Meadow Brook Theatre Archives

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The collection consists of play programs, publicity, reviews, photographs, information on the actors, acting editions of the plays and stage directions. In addition business and correspondence files are included. Directors included John Fernald,

Premiere Season - 1966-1967
The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Bertolt Brecht
Love's Labour's Lost - William Shakespeare
You Never Can Tell - George Bernard Shaw
Children's Easter Play
The Waltz of the Toreadors - Jean Anouilh
The Three Sisters - Anton Chekhov

Second Season - 1967-1968
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
John Gabriel Borkman - Henrik Ibsen
Charley's Aunt - Brandon Thomas
And People All Around - George Sklar
King Lear - William Shakespeare
No Exit, Sartre & The Firebugs - Max Frisch
The Sea Gull - Anton Chekhov

Third Season - 1968-1969
The Apple Cart - George Bernard Shaw
The Magistrate - Arthur Wing Pinero
The Second Coming of Bert - Ronald Chudley
Long Day's Journey Into Night - Eugene O'Neill
Amphitryon - Jean Giraudoux
Troilus and Cressida - William Shakespeare
St. Joan - George Bernard Shaw

Fourth Season - 1969-1970
The American Dream - Edward Albee
& Black Comedy - Peter Shaffer
The Cocktail Party - T. S. Eliot
Pygmalion - G. B. Shaw
Hedda Gabler - Henrik Ibsen
The Castle - Franz Kafka
Summer and Smoke - Tennessee Williams
The Cherry Orchard - Anton Chekov
Ah, Wilderness - Eugene O'Neill

Fifth Season - 1970-1971
The Skin of Our Teeth - Thornton Wilder
Life with Father - Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
The Crucible - Arthur Miller
Tartuffe - Moliere
The Rainmaker - N. Richard Nash
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Edward Albee
A Thousand Clowns - Herb Gardner
The Fantasticks - Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones

Sixth Season - 1971-1972
The Matchmaker - Thornton Wilder
The Andersonville Trial - Saul Levitt
Heartbreak House - George Bernard Shaw
The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
The Odd Couple - Neil Simon
A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen
The Boy Friend - Sandy Wilson
The Price - Arthur Miller

Seventh Season - 1972-1973
The Front Page - Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur
Inherit the Wind - Jerome Lawrence & Robert Lee
The Torch-Bearers - George Kelly
The Miracle Worker - William Gibson
Right You Are! (If You Think You Are) - Luigi Pirandello
The Country Girl - Clifford Odets
A Doctor in Spite of Himself - Moliere
and Bedtime Story - Sean O'Casey
Count Dracula - an adaptation

Eighth Season - 1973-1974
The Member of the Wedding - Carson McCullers
Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
How the Other Half Loves - Alan Ayckbourn
Oedipus Rex - Sophocles
Spoon River - Charles Aidman
As You Like It - William Shakespeare
Ten Little Indians - Agatha Christie
I Do! I Do! - Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt

Ninth Season - 1974-1975
Tonight at 8:30 - Noel Coward
Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
Harvey - Mary Chase
Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
The Misanthrope - Moliere
See How They Run - Phillip King
Come Back Little Sheba - William Inge
The Drunkard - Bro Herrod & Barry Manilow

Tenth Season - 1975-1976
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
Witness for the Prosecution - Agatha Christie
Arms and the Man - G. B. Shaw
The Little Foxes - Lillian Hellman
Relatively Speaking - Alan Ayckbourn
Under Milk Wood - Dylan Thomas
Born Yesterday - Carson Kanin
Yankee Ingenuity - Jim Wise & Richard Bimonte

Eleventh Season - 1976-1977
Man and Superman - George Bernard Shaw
The Night of the Iguana - Tennessee Williams
The School for Wives - Moliere
When You Comin' Back - Red Ryder? - Marc Medoff
Sleuth - Anthony Schaffer
The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
The Show-Off - George Kelly
Dames at Sea - Miller-Haimsohn & Wise

Twelfth Season - 1977-1978
She Stoops to Conquer - Oliver Goldsmith
Picnic - William Inge
Table Manners - Alan Ayckbourn
The Corn is Green - Emlyn Williams
The Tempest - William Shakespeare
The Runner Stumbles - Milan Stitt
The Male Animal - James Thurber & Elliott Nugent
Cole - Benny Green & Alan Strachan

Thirteenth Season - 1978-1979
The Devil's Disciple - G. B. Shaw
That Championship Season - Jason Miller
Ring Round the Moon - Jean Anouilh
The Caine-Mutiny Court Martial - Herman Wouk
Blithe Spirit - Noel Coward
The Deadly Game - James Yaffe
The Adventures of Scapin - Moliere
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill - Gene Lerner

Fourteenth Season - 1979-1980
The School for Scandal - Robert Brinsley Sheridan
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Charley's Aunt - Brandon Thomas
A Moon for the Misbegotten - Eugene O'Neill
A Summer Remembered - Charles Nolte
A Life in the Theatre - David Mamet
Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
You Can't Take It With You - Kaufman & Hart

Fifteenth Season - 1980-1981
Thieves' Carnival - Jean Anouilh
Our Town - Thornton Wilder
The Imaginary Invalid - Moliere
Don Juan in Hell - G. B. Shaw
Arsenic and Old Lace - Joseph Kesselring
Another Part of the Forest - Lillian Hellman
Bus Stop - William Inge
Starting Here - Starting Now - Richard Maltby & David Shire

Sixteenth Season - 1981-1982
Othello - William Shakespeare
On Golden Pond - Ernest Thompson
Hay Fever - Noel Coward
A View from the Bridge - Arthur Miller
The End of Ramadan - Charles Nolte
A Man for All Seasons - Robert Bolt
Wait Until Dark - Frederick Knott
Chapter Two - Neil Simon

Seventeenth Season - 1982-1983
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
The Royal Family - George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Talley's Folly - Lanford Wilson
The Children's Hour - Lillian Hellman
Morning's at Seven - Paul Osborn
The Unexpected Guest - Agatha Christie
The Fantasticks - Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones

Eighteenth Season - 1983-1984
Cyrano deBergerac - Edmond Rostand
The Magnificent Yankee - Emmet Lavery
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Long Day's Journey into Night - Eugene O'Neill
The Dining Room - A. R. Gurney - Jr.
The Heiress - Ruth & Augustus Goetz
Candida - George Bernard Shaw
Side by Side by Sondheim - Stephen Sondheim

Nineteenth Season - 1984-1985
Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle & William Gillette
All My Sons - Arthur Miller
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
A Case of Libel - Henry Denker
Toys in the Attic - Lillian Hellman
Taking Steps - Alan Ayckbourn
Spider's Web - Agatha Christie

Twentieth Season - 1985-1986
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
Present Laughter - Noel Coward
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Angel Street - Patrick Hamilton
84 - Charing Cross Road - James Roose-Evans
The Miser - Moliere
The Good Doctor - Neil Simon
Sing for Your Supper - Rodgers & Hart

Twenty-first Season - 1986-1987
Richard III - William Shakespeare
Foxfire - Susan Cooper & Hume Cronyn
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
The Rose Tattoo - Tennessee Williams
A Flea in Her Ear - George Feydeau
Pack of Lies - Hugh Whitemore
Play It Again - Sam - Woody Allen
Go Back for Murder - Agatha Christie

Twenty-second Season - 1987-1988
Guys and Dolls - Frank Loesser
Dear Liar - Jerome Kilty
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Educating Rita - Willy Russell
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tennessee Williams
Absent Friends - Alan Ayckbourn
Deathtrap - Ira Levin
Harvey - Mary Chase

Twenty-third Season - 1988-1989
Amadeus - Peter Shaffer
The Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
I Ought To Be In Pictures - Neil Simon
The Andersonville Trial - Saul Levitt
The Road to Mecca - Athol Fugard
Quilters - Molly Newman & Barbara Damashek
Murder At The Vicarage - Agatha Christie

Twenty-fourth Season - 1989-1990
The Diary Of A Scoundrel - Alexander Ostrovsky - Adapted by Erik Brogger
The Boys Next Door - Tom Griffin
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Dial M For Murder - Frederick Knott
A Walk In the Woods - Lee Blessing
The Great Sebastians - Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
The Immigrant: A Hamilton County Album - Mark Harelik
Dracula - Adapted by Charles Nolte

Twenty-fifth Season - 1990-1991
Cabaret - Book by Joe Masteroff - Music by John Kander - Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mousetrap - Agatha Christie
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
What I Did Last Summer - A. R. Gurney Jr.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
Barefoot in the Park - Neil Simon
Sleuth - Anthony Shaffer
Pump Boys and Dinettes - John Foley - Mark Hardwick - Debra Monk - Cass Morgan - John Schimmel and Jim Wann

Twenty-sixth Season - 1991-1992
Inherit the Wind - Jerome Lawrence & Robert Lee
Ten Little Indians - Agatha Christie
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
The Gin Game - D. L. Coburn
Cobb - Lee Blessing
Private Lives - Noel Coward
Ain't Misbehavin - Richard Maltby - Jr.

Twenty-seventh Season - 1992-1993
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
Mass Appeal - Bill C. Davis
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
"Master Harold"...and the Boys - Athol Fugard
Plaza Suite - Neil Simon
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson - adapted by Charles Nolte
Smoke on the Mountain - written by Connie Ray - conceived by Alan Bailey

Twenty-eighth Season - 1993-1994
The Foreigner - Larry Shue
Black Coffee - Agatha Christie
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Shirley Valentine - Willy Russell
You Never Can Tell - George Bernard Shaw
The Last Days of Mr. Lincoln - Charles Nolte
Broadway Bound - Neil Simon

Twenty-ninth Season - 1994-1995
Noises Off - Michael Frayn
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee - dramatized by Christopher Sergel
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Benefactors - Michael Frayn
I Hate Hamlet - Paul Rudnick
The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams
She Loves Me - Book by Joe Masteroff - music by Jerry Bock - Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Thirtieth Season - 1995-1996
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas - adapted by Charles Morey
Lend Me a Tenor - Ken Ludwig
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Geoffrey Sherman
Camping With Henry and Tom - Mark St. Germain
The Piano Lesson - August Wilson
Shadowlands - William Nicholson
Corpse! - Gerald Moon

Thirty-first Season - 1996-1997
Beau Jest - James Sherman
Jest A Second! - James Sherman
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Mary Spalding
The Woman In Black - Stephen Mallatratt
I Am A Man - OyamO
Arcadia - Tom Stoppard
Appalachian Strings - Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman

Thirty-second Season - 1997-1998
Over the Tavern - Tom Dudzick
Three Tall Women - Edward Albee
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Thunder Knocking On The Door - Keith Glover
What The Butler Saw - Joe Orton
Murder By Misadventure - Edward Taylor
Lost In Yonkers - Neil Simon

Thirty-third Season - 1998-1999
The Merry Wives of Windsor - William Shakespeare
The Miracle Worker - William Gibson
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Having Our Say - Emily Mann
Scotland Road - Jeffrey Hatcher
A Gift of Glory: Edsel Ford and the Diego Rivera Murals - Karim Alrawi
The Rocky Horror Show - Richard O'Brien

Thirty-fourth Season - 1999-2000
The Odd Couple - female version - Neil Simon
Tintypes - conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Dangerous Obsession - N. J. Crisp
All My Sons - Arthur Miller
Chagall's Arabian Nights - Karim Alrawi
Crimes of the Heart - Beth Henley

Thirty-fifth Season - 2000-2001
Dancing at Lughnasa - Brian Friel
The Diary of Anne Frank - Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
The Lion In Winter - James Goldman
Killing Time - Karim Alrawi
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan - Arthur Miller
Little Shop of Horrors - book and lyrics by Howard Ashman - music by Alan Menken

Thirty-sixth Season - 2001-2002
Pump Boys and Dinettes - John Foley - Mark Hardwick - Debra Monk - Cass Morgan - John Schimmel and Jim Wann
Murder on the Nile - Agatha Christie
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
The Mystery of Irma Vep - Charles Ludlam
Bee-Luther-Hatchee - Thomas Gibbons
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Tenessee Williams
Godspell - music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz - book by John-Michael Tebelak

Thirty-seventh Season - 2002-2003
Witness for the Prosecution - Agatha Christie
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - adapted by Charles Nolte
Candida - George Bernard Shaw
The Foreigner - Larry Shue
Wait Until Dark - Frederick Knott
Meshuggah Nuns - Dan Goggin

Thirty-eighth Season - 2003-2004
The Gravity of Honey - Bruce E. Rodgers
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens, adapted by Charles Nolte
Greater Tuna - Joe Sears, Jaston WiIlliams and Ed Howard
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Talking With - Jane Martin
The Fantasticks - music by Harvey Schmidt, book & lyrics by Tom Jones

Thirty-ninth Season - 2004-2005
Art - Yasmina Reza
Driving Miss Daisy - Alfred Uhry
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - Adaptation Charles Nolte
Private Lives - Noel Coward
And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank - James Still
The World Goes 'Round - Music by John Kander - Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Fortieth Season - 2005-2006
Steel Magnolias - Robert Harling
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - Adaptation Charles Nolte
No Way to Treat a Lady - Douglas J. Cohen
Syncopation - Allan Knee
Devour the Snow - Abe Polsky
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Clark M. Gesner


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