February 19, 2018
Doors @ 7pm
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Tatoheads Public House
1297 Parsons Ave.

ATC’s new project, The Shakespeare Underground, is an exuberant, fun, unpredictable take on classic plays from Shakespeare and a variety of authors. The concept of the project is a combination of guerrilla street theater and traditional Elizabethan staging methods. What’s more “underground” than that? Please join us to hear something that you’ve probably never heard before.

The 2018 Shakespeare Underground season is presented by PNC Arts Alive.

Upcoming (through 2018):

February 19, 2018: R. U. R.

R. U. R. by Karel Capek

Director- Philip J. Hickman

R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Capek is the influential 1920 science fiction play that introduced the word “robot” to the English lexicon in its sense of “artificial intelligence.” The comic-tragic script deals with issues of growing automation, oppression of the working class, the future, and what it means to be a person.


March 19, 2018: MACHINAL


MACHINAL by Sophie Treadwell

April 16, 2018: UBU ROI

UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry – RESCHEDULED!

Come celebrate the absurdities of politics by seeing our rendition of Ubu Roi this spring! Alfred Jarry’s 1896 satirical farce was originally performed as a puppet show and pilloried contemporary politics, literature, and stage convention. Nominally about a selfish, cowardly, gluttonous, vulgar, hot-tempered dotard compelled to violently overtake Poland by his ambitious wife, the play’s free-form nature guarantees a zany evening.

Viewer discretion advised: This reading might not be suitable for children under the age of 13 or adults with any sense of decency or civility.

Director- David Harewood

May 21, 2018: THE WOMAN'S PRIZE


THE WOMAN’S PRIZE by John Fletcher

June 18, 2018: ELECTRA

ELECTRA by Benito Perez Galdos





September 17, 2018: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN

MINE EYES HAVE SEEN by Alice Dunbar Nelson

October 22, 2018: THE VAMPIRE

THE VAMPIRE by James Robinson Planche’

November 19, 2018: MYSTERY BOUFFE

MYSTERY BOUFFE by Vladimir Mayakovsky

December 17, 2018: EXILES

EXILES by James Joyce


December 18, 2017: HAMILTON

HAMILTON by Mary P. Hamlin and George Arliss

Come see ATC’s reading of Hamilton! No, not that one—this 1917 play is Broadway’s original Hamilton! Written by Mary P. Hamlin and George Arliss, Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s fight to strengthen the young United States. He quickly learns the steep political and personal price he must pay, and must decide which is more important—his country or his own reputation. There may not be any rapping, but Hamlin and Arliss’ play tells an equally fascinating version of the intrigue, scheming, and scandal of the United States’ early years.

Director- Elizabeth Harelik Falter
Stage Manager- Rebecca Sharrer

Alexander Hamilton/First Man- Cody Schmid
General Schuyler- Greg Hoffman
Thomas Jefferson- Andy Falter
James Monroe- David Harewood
William B. Giles- Megan Lear
Count Tallyrand- JT Walker
John Jay/Second Man- Cory Velazco
Betsy Hamilton- Nikki Davis
Angelica Church- Ayla Stirnaman
Mrs. Reynolds- Colleen Underwood
Reynolds/Lear- Scott Douglas Wilson
Melissa/Soldier’s Wife- Michelle Weiser


November 20, 2017: THE WITCH OF EDMONTON

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford: This 1621 play was inspired by the true story of the trial and execution of Elizabeth Sawyer, accused of practicing witchcraft in the town of Edmonton, England. Persecuted by the repressive Puritan community in which she lives, Elizabeth Sawyer summons the Devil in the guise of a dog to seek revenge on her tormentors.

Produced with Tipping Point Theatre Company

Director- Sonda Staley
Stage Manager- Ellie Allen

Anne Ratcliffe- Michelle Weiser
Cuddy Banks- Stephen Hanna
Elizabeth Sawyer- Josie Merkle
Frank Thorney- Scott Douglas Wilson
Winnifred- Nikki Davis
Kate Carter- Michelle Sandler
Master Carter- Greg Hoffman
Master Ratcliffe- Bob Stein
Master Thorney- Ken Erney
Sir Arthur- Scott Wilson
Sommerton- Philip J. Hickman
Susan Carter- Ella Palardi
The Devil Dog- Ben Sostrom
Warbeck- Adam Simon

October 16, 2017: VOTES FOR WOMEN!

VOTES FOR WOMEN! by Elizabeth Robins: The first suffragette play, Votes for Women! was Elizabeth Robins’ most famous work for the stage.  Set in England in 1907 the protagonist, Jean, is engaged to an older politician, Stoner, who is up for election.  At a society gathering Jean meets the mysterious Miss Levering, who shocks Jean by telling her about the plight of poor and homeless women in England.  This leads Jean to attend a suffragette rally and experience the politics of her day up close and personal for the first time. The rally wakes Jean to more than just politics, though, as Miss Levering’s past is revealed.

Director- Beth Josephsen
Stage Manager- Rebecca Sharrer

Myia Eren
Amanda Cawthorne Short
Cate Blair-Wilhelm
Vicky Welsh Bragg
McLane Nagy
Micah Logsdon
Ross Shirley
Andrew Trimmer
Robert “Mac” McDannold
Samuel Bowen Partridge

September 18, 2017: OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD
OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD by Timberlake Wertenbaker: This Tony-nominated play is the true story of the first convicts transported to Australia – and their production of The Recruiting Officer, the hit comedy of the 1780s. It is a profound story on the nature of justice and class, and is deeply invested in how the “theater can be a humanizing force.”


Director- Philip J. Hickman
Stage Manager- Ellie Allen
House Manager- Grace Reinhart

Capt. Arthur Phillip/John Wisehammer- Shaun Brown
Maj. Robbie Ross/Ketch Freeman- Casey Merkey
Capt. David Collins/Robert Sideway- Adam Simon
Capt. Watkin Tench/Black Caesar/Aborigine- Chris Casanova Jones
Capt. Jeremy Campbell/Harry Brewer/John Arscott- David Harewood
Rev. Johnson/Liz Morden- Colleen Nerney
Lt. George Johnston/Mary Brenham- Alison Brogan
Lt. Will Dawes/Meg Long/ Duckling Smith- Beth Josephsen
2nd Lt. Ralph Clark- Samuel Bowen Partridge
2nd Lt. William Faddy/Dabby Bryan- Ayla Stirnaman

August 21, 2017: FASHION, OR, LIFE IN NEW YORK

FASHION, OR LIFE IN NEW YORK by Anna Cora Mowatt (1845): A social satire on a young country and the follies that can befall a nation trying to find its identity. Fashion features social-climbing New Yorkers trying to imitate European manners, scoundrels trying to escape their misdeeds by fleeing to America, and a scattering of honest men and women chipping away at the affected pretensions of their countrymen. Although this play was written over 170 years ago, its ideas still hold true—all that glitters is not gold, sometimes what seems like coal is truly a diamond in the rough, and what’s in fashion can’t always be trusted.

Director- Andy Falter
Stage Management- Rebecca Sharrer
House Management- Keely Heyl

Adam Trueman- Robert “Mac” McDannold
Count Jolimaitre- Stefan Langer
Colonel Howard- John Vincent Quigley
Mr. Tiffany- Victor Little
T. Tennyson Twinkle- Stefan Farrenkopf
Augustus Fogg- Jeb Bigelow
Snobson- Justin Nawman
Zeke- David Harewood
Mrs. Tiffany- Alycia Yates
Prudence- Emily Turner
Millinette- Natalia White
Gertrude- Chloe Beck
Seraphina Tiffany- McLane Nagy

A BOLD STROKE FOR A WIFE by Susanna Centlivre (1717): In this comedy, Centlivre evaluates the social obstacles that come with money, power, and love. Four guardians, each possessing contradictory opinions and attitudes, hold Anne Lovely under their protection and refuse her to wed until they each approve of the same man. A spirited military officer is determined to outwit them all. Lovely joins his pursuit, and together they form a plan to manipulate the men. Centlivre writes with satirical, bold strokes. She critiques political and social systems in eighteenth-century England and reimagines the role of marriage in A Bold Stroke for a Wife.


Director- Allison Brogan
Stage Management- Alexa Raasch
House Management- Grace Rinehart

Freeman/Simon Pure- Shane Egan
Mrs. Prim- Beth Josephsen
Periwinkle- Stewart Bender
Tradelove- Colton Weiss
Col. Fainwell- Justin King
Anne Lovely- Aileen Targett
Obediah Prim- Trenton Weaver
Betty- Karlie Kaizer
Sir Phillip Modelove- Shaun Brown
Sackbut- Jason Speicher

June 19, 2017: A MAN'S WORLD

A MAN’S WORLD by Rachel Crothers (1910): A great lead-in to this series, A Man’s World is the story of Frank Ware, a female author in Greenwich Village in 1910, who publishes under a man’s name in order to get ahead.

Director- Adam Simon
Stage Management- Alexa Raasch
House Management- Ayla Stirnaman and Grace Rinehart

Frank Ware- Susan Wismar
Lione Brune- Aileen Targett
Clara Oakes- Allison Brogan
Kiddie- Gretchen Reed
Malcolm Gaskell- Ross Shirley
Fritz Bahn- Philip J. Hickman
Wells Trevor- David Harewood
Emile Grimeaux- Ben Sostrom