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The Glass Menagerie

THT Rep's The Glass Menagerie. Pictured (L to R): Luis Rivera Figueroa*, Steven Barkhimer*, Meri Stypinski*. Photo by Unity Mike Photography.

“I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.”

THT Rep launched its second full season with 17 performances of The Glass Menagerie, an icon of the American theater, to enamored audiences September 28 – October 21. One audience member raved, “The show was stunning. I am heartbroken. I am charmed. I am distraught. I am hopeful. I am human. This was absolutely spectacular.” This enchanting production of the Tennessee Williams classic is one we’ll never forget!

The Glass Menagerie Flickr Album

The Return of the Poe Double Header

A skull prop sits atop three books next to a lantern. Spiderwebs adorn a brick wall in the background cast in purple-blue light

“Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before.”

THT Rep hailed in spooky season 2023 with The Return of the Poe Double Header October 26-28, featuring a surprise encore reading of “The Raven”, directed and performed by artistic director Livy Scanlon.


Shakespeare’s Macbeth

“Bubble, bubble…”

Spooky season 2022 brought this fair and foul fast-paced take on Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy. Cut to a swift 90 minutes, the action came to life through a large cast and inventive staging with post-apocalyptic vibes. This sleek, bleak rendition of Macbeth’s bloody rise to power and calamitous demise was one for the ages!

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Flickr Album

The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header

Olivia Scanlon in The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header 2020

“It was the beating of his hideous heart!”

A limited revival of The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header featuring The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado played six sold-out performances October 27-29, 2022, including three sold-out student matinees.  

The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header Flickr Album


Casey Wortham as Narrator and Livy Scanlon* as Judith in THT Rep's staged reading of Judith, March 2023. Photo ©Mike Hendrickson

What if Shakespeare had a sister?

Thanks to a $14,000 JMAC Access Grant from the Barr Foundation, this new play by Katie Bender with original concept by Livy Scanlon came to the BrickBox for an experimental staged reading directed by Brendon Fox.  In this solo show, Judith dresses in drag and heads to London to save her brother’s reputation, discovering the pleasures and pitfalls of passing as a poet. The story gallivants in and out of character, questioning identity, ambition and self-worth.

Judith Flickr Album

The Crucible

Meri Stypinski* as Elizabeth Proctor, Danica Gabriele as Reverend Hale and Ainsleigh Flanagan as Mary Warren in THT Rep's Staged Reading of The Crucible, March 2023. Photo ©Mike Nyman

“I saw Goody Good with the Devil!”

In this experimental staged reading featuring an all-female cast, audiences examined how the play’s themes of misogyny and religious extremism resonate in today’s world, especially when women play both the male and female characters. Generously sponsored by Mercury International Trading Co.

The Crucible Flickr Album

The Marvelous Party

Meri Stypinski* as Laura and Cristiano Lourenco, Jr. as Frederick in THT Rep's The Marvelous Party, May 2023. Photo ©Mike Hendrickson

“I couldn’t have liked it more!”

Equal parts party and performance, this tea-spilling night at the BrickBox Theater featured Noël Coward’s humorous poem, I Went To A Marvelous Party, together with popular numbers from the musical theatre canon and beyond. Generously sponsored by The Hanover Insurance Group.  

The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header

Candles surrounding Edgar Allan Poe's "Complete Tales and Poems with Selected Essays"

In the fall of 2020, artistic director Livy Scanlon performed The Tell-Tale Heart and The Cask of Amontillado to socially-distanced audiences of 20 or fewer seated cabaret-style at individual café tables, complete with chocolate and Prosecco.

The Edgar Allan Poe Double Header was one of the first pandemic-era productions in the country to be authorized by the COVID health and safety division at Actors’ Equity Association. Livy later teamed up with The Hanover Theatre Conservatory to present the same show on The Hanover Theatre mainstage for the entire 12th grade of the Worcester Public School system.

BrickBox Theater 2020 Poe Double Header Flickr Album
The Hanover Theatre Mainstage Poe Double Header Flickr Album

A Christmas Carol: Reimagined

Clapboard for A Christmas Carol: Reimagined, filmed November of 2020.

“God bless us, everyone!”

With the 2020 holiday season approaching, and the end of the pandemic nowhere in sight, Troy Siebels reimagined his annual staging of A Christmas Carol as a stripped down, filmed production. The final cut was available at home on demand, and at socially-distant screenings in the BrickBox Theater.

A Christmas Carol: Reimagined Flickr Album

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar performed on the steps of City Hall Plaza in Worcester.

“Et tu, Brute?”

As summer 2021 came into view, the prospect of an outdoor, COVID-friendly production came with it. After months of planning, THT Rep performed  Julius Caesar free and open to the public on the Worcester Common. The show was presented in partnership with the City of Worcester and the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District.

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Flickr Album

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