New Century (2000-2019)

2001-2002 marked TRP’s 50th season, an achievement for an arts group of any size. The theater celebrated this milestone with a special slate of titles and directors and the largest capital campaign in its history, transforming its home into one of the most attractive and accessible theatres in the area for audiences while improving technical shops and adding facilities for its artists.

 

Beginning in 2006, a new tradition of having an Agatha Christie mystery in each season was born. Christie fans from across the region came to know TRP as the place to see their favorite Christie characters come to life. In 2013, the annual mystery production was moved to the holiday slot and became a holiday-going theatre tradition for many patrons.

 

In 2019, the theatre achieved one of its longest-standing goals through the largest capital effort in its history — the Restoration and Mural Project, the first major exterior repair and renovation of its 100+-year-old building. This four-year project was completed in 2019, making TRP’s home structurally sound for its next century, with striking 3D murals that transformed the building itself into a work of public art.

 

The theatre commissioned artist John Pugh, who has won international acclaim for his work in trompe l’oeil, a style which uses realistic imagery, perspective, and other techniques to create a three-dimensional effect. In seeking a simple and iconic image to depict Theatre in the Round Players and its unique arena stage, Pugh imagined a show literally in-the-round — inside a globe.

2019-2020, TRP’s 68th Season, marked the anniversary of its 50th year on the West Bank. Tragically, the season was cut short right before the opening of Great Expectations.

SEASONS 49-67

49th Season (2000-01)

  • The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • Dark of the Moon
  • Absurd Person Singular
  • 2
  • Lettice and Lovage
  • The Tempest
  • Off the Map
  • Candida

SUMMER OF ‘00

  • Impossible Marriage
  • Shivaree

FESTIVAL

  • The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

50th Season (2001-02)

  • Ten November
  • Travels with My Aunt
  • She Loves Me
  • Proposals
  • Our Town
  • Pack of Lies
  • Night at the Black Pig
  • The Importance of Being Earnest

SUMMER OF ’01

  • Spike Heels

NEWS

The Golden Anniversary Season was marked by successful productions that set a 6-year record for attendance, a fantastic gala party — and a stunning transformation of the building through the most expensive renovations in TRP’s history.

51st Season (2002-03)

  • Terra Nova
  • Comic Potential
  • Merton of the Movies
  • Marvin’s Room
  • Macbeth
  • Book of Days
  • Dear Ruth
  • Broadway Bound

SUMMER OF ’02

  • The Rainmaker

52nd Season (2003-04)

  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Arcadia
  • The 1940’s Radio Hour
  • Fuddy Meers
  • Julius Caesar
  • As Bees in Honey Drown
  • The Rivals
  • See How They Run

SUMMER OF ‘03

  • The Mikado

53rd Season (2004-05)

  • The Cherry Orchard
  • Humble Boy
  • Bell, Book and Candle
  • Two Rooms
  • Measure for Measure
  • Apartment 3A
  • Arms and the Man
  • Wild Oats

SUMMER OF ’04

  • Angel Street

54th Season (2005-06)

  • Picnic
  • Wonder of the World
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Ghosts
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
  • Coyote on a Fence
  • Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage
  • H.M.S. Pinafore

SUMMER OF ’05

  • Moon Over Buffalo

55th Season (2006-07)

  • Foxfire
  • Shadowlands
  • The Mousetrap
  • Loot
  • The Voice of the Prairie
  • You Never Can Tell
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • Uncle Vanya
  • Fools

56th Season (2007-08)

  • The Dresser
  • Simpatico
  • My Three Angels
  • Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis
  • King Henry V
  • Sabrina Fair
  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • Harvey
  • A Murder Is Announced

57th Season (2008-09)

  • Power
  • A Plague of Angels
  • The White Sheep of the Family
  • The Ice Fishing Play
  • I Am A Camera
  • The Devil’s Disciple
  • The Price
  • The Unexpected Guest
  • Room Service

58th Season (2009-10)

  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Rebecca
  • Indian Blood
  • Panache
  • The Burial at Thebes
  • Enchanted April
  • Relatively Speaking
  • Quartermaine’s Terms
  • Come Blow Your Horn

59th Season (2010-11)

  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
  • The Melville Boys
  • Born Yesterday
  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
  • Ring Round the Moon
  • Hamlet
  • Anatomy of Gray
  • Beyond Therapy
  • The Fantasticks

60th Season (2011-12)

  • Bus Stop
  • The Reluctant Debutante
  • The Dining Room
  • Independence
  • The Lark
  • Ice Glen
  • Lost in Yonkers
  • The Hollow
  • Round and Round the Garden

61st Season (2012-13)

  • Lysistrata
  • Summer and Smoke
  • 84, Charing Cross Road
  • Rabbit Hole
  • All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Life and Beth
  • Treasure Island
  • In the Rest Room at Rosenblooms
  • Appointment with Death

62nd Season (2013-14)

  • The Imaginary Invalid
  • Morning’s at Seven
  • Spider’s Web
  • Six Degrees of Separation
  • Don’t Dress for Dinner
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone
  • Love, Loss, and What I Wore
  • The Beaux’ Stratagem
  • Godspell

63rd Season (2014-15)

  • The Underpants
  • The Marriage of Bette and Boo
  • Witness for the Prosecution
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • The Drawer Boy
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Bedroom Farce
  • Black Tie
  • Don’t Drink the Water

64th Season (2015-16)

  • The Farnsworth Invention
  • A Thousand Clowns
  • Black Coffee
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Richard III
  • Secret Garden
  • The House of Blue Leaves
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Jeeves Intervenes

65th Season (2016-17)

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Murder on the Nile
  • A View from the Bridge
  • Deathtrap
  • The Three Musketeers
  • 110 in the Shade
  • Private Lives
  • Red Herring

66th Season (2017-18)

  • Taking Steps
  • Suddenly Last Summer
  • And Then There Were None
  • Rhinoceros
  • Emma
  • The Canterville Ghost
  • The Metromaniacs
  • Postmortem
  • Jeeves in Bloom

67th Season (2018-19)

  • Wait Until Dark
  • Grand Opening
  • Go Back for Murder
  • These Shining Lives
  • The Government Inspector
  • Little Women
  • Red Hot and Cole
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Jeeves Takes a Bow