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    Above: Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis in American Buffalo (2017) Photo: Gerry Goodstein
    Browse Production History
    1977 – 2009

    From June to September, Dorset Theatre Festival mounts 4 main stage productions, drawing from some of this country’s most talented playwrights, actors, and directors. Each season, thousands of theatergoers make the Festival part of their summer arts experience.

    Interested in Dorset Theatre Festival’s work? Take a look at the Festival’s production history:

    2017

    Downstairs
    By Theresa Rebeck
    June 22 – July 8 | World Premiere

    Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
    July 13 – 29 | Regional Premiere

    The Legend of Georgia McBride
    By Matthew Lopez
    August 3 – 19 | Regional Premiere

    American Buffalo
    By David Mamet
    August 24 – September 2 | Regional Revival

    2016

    The Norman Conquests: Table Manners
    By Alan Ayckbourn
    June 16 – July 2

    Dear Elizabeth
    By Sarah Ruhl
    July 8 – 23

    The Way of the World
    By Theresa Rebeck
    July 28 – August 13 | World Premiere

    Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
    By Lanie Robertson
    August 18 – September 3

    2015

    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
    By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
    June 13 – 20

    Intimate Apparel
    By Lynne Nottage
    June 25 – July 4 | Regional Premiere

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily
    By Katie Forgette
    July 9 – 25

    Outside Mullingar
    By John Patrick Shanley
    July 30 – August 15 | Regional Premiere

    I Hate Hamlet
    By Paul Rudnick
    August 20 – September 5

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    By Laura Eason, adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
    September 9 – 12

    2014

    Red
    By John Logan
    June 18 – July 6

    Out of the City
    By Leslie Ayvazian | World Premiere
    July 10 – 19

    All in the Timing
    By David Ives
    July 24 – August 9

    The Mousetrap
    By Agatha Christie
    August 14 – 30

    Travels with Mark Twain
    By Ron Crawford
    September 18 – 20

    2013

    The Scene
    By Theresa Rebeck
    June 19 – July 7

    The Whipping Man
    By Matthew Lopez
    July 11 – 20

    Barefoot in the Park
    By Neil Simon
    July 25 – August 10

    Clybourne Park
    By Bruce Norris
    August 15 – 31 | Co-production with Barrington Stage Company

    2012

    Good People
    By David Lindsay-Abaire
    June 20 – July 7

    Boeing Boeing
    By Marc Camoletti
    July 12 – 28

    The Whore and Mr. Moore
    By Michael Cristofer
    August 2 – 11 | World Premiere

    Deathtrap
    By Ira Levin
    August 16 – September 1

    2011

    Superior Donuts
    By Tracy Letts
    June 22 – July 3

    Dial “M” for Murder
    By Frederick Knott
    July 7 – 23

    Noises Off
    By Michael Frayn
    July 28 – August 13

    Mauritius
    By Theresa Rebeck
    August 18 – 27

    2010

    The Pavilion
    By Craig Wright
    June 30 – July 11

    Fallen Angels
    By Noel Coward
    July 14 – 25

    Murder on the Nile
    By Agatha Christie
    July 28 – August 15

    The Novelist
    By Theresa Rebeck
    August 18 – 29 | World Premiere