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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 to three sold-out performances October 27-29, 2022.

New Play by Katie Bender
Staged Reading Directed by Brendon Fox


What if Shakespeare had a sister?

Judith dresses in drag and heads to London to save her brother’s reputation. There, she pursues work as a poet, discovering the pleasures and pitfalls of passing in a patriarchal, politically charged, deeply divided nation. Gallivanting in and out of character, Judith is a solo show that questions identity, ambition and self-worth. Written during the pandemic, it is a love letter to the magic of the theatre.



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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