Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Nine classical plays set for 40th season of Spring Green company

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American Players Theatre, one of the state’s destinations for classical plays, opens next week with nine productions in the offing. Info: americanplayers.org.

The company is celebrating its 40th season this year.

An overview:

Hill Theatre (outdoor)

+ “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. Directed by John Langs, featuring Kelsey Brennan, La Shawn Banks and David Daniel. Starts June 8.

+ “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith. Directed by Laura Gordon, featuring Sarah Day and Josh Krause. Starts June 14.

+ “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare. Directed by James DeVita, featuring Melisa Pereyra and Marcus Truschinski. Starts June 21.

+ “Fences” by August Wilson. Directed by Ron OJ Parson, featuring Gavin Lawrence. Starts Aug. 2.

+ “The Book of Will” by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Tim Ocel, featuring Tracy Michelle Arnold, Colleen Madden and James Ridge. Starts Aug. 9.

Touchstone Theatre (indoor)

+ “The Man of Destiny” by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by James Bohnen, featuring Ridge and Cassia Thompson. Starts June 8.

+ “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur” by Tennessee Wiliams. Directed by Robynn Rodriguez, featuring Arnold and Madden. Starts June 14.

+ “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Marti Lyons, featuring Brennan. Starts Aug. 20.

+ “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath. Directed by Brenda DeVita, featuring Jim DeVita, Day, Madden and Pereyra. Starts Oct. 24.

Contact me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com. Watch for my on-air Critic at Large editions on WFRV-TV at 6:20 a.m. Sundays.

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