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Compiled by Robert Marchand, based on work begun by Dean Johnson and countless others.

1949 - 1950: Season 1

The Male Animal
Written by James Thurber & Elliot Nugent
Directed by Kim Talliaferro

Dear Ruth
Written by Norman Krasna
Directed by Bro Herrod

Angel Street
Written by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Arch McKillen

Outward Bound
Written by Sutton Vane
Directed by Mary Black

1950 - 1951: Season 2

Hay Fever
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by John Evans

The Pursuit of Happiness
Written by Lawrence & Almina Langer
Directed by Prof. John C. Reed

Ladies in Retirement
Written by Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Directed by Henry C. Goldman

Goodbye, My Fancy
Written by Fay Kanin
Directed by Barbara McGrath

Blithe Spirit
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Anne Trimmer

1951 - 1952: Season 3

Night Must Fall
Written by Emelyn Williams
Directed by Emily Barton Hall

Born Yesterday
Written by Garson Kanin
Directed by Barbara McGrath

Bertha, The Beautiful Typewriter Girl
Written by Charles George
Directed by Dorothy Emery

1952 - 1953: Season 4

The Philadelphia Story
Written by Philip Barry
Directed by Vivien Bunting

The Two Mrs. Carrols
Written by Martin Vale
Directed by Professor William H. Berry

Arms and the Man
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Mary Asplin Lamb

Dirty Work at the Crossroads
Written by Unknown
Directed by Kathy Asplin

1953 - 1954: Season 5

Bell, Book and Candle
Written by John Van Druten
Directed by Anne Trimmer

Guest in the House
Written by Hagar Wilde and Dale Eunson
Directed by Kathy Asplin

Pistol Pete
Written by Unknown
Directed by Patricia Kaiser

1954 - 1955: Season 6

Time of the Cuckoo
Written by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Kathy Asplin

Our Town
Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Kathy Asplin

The Miser
Written by Moliere
Directed by Richard Edelman

Written by Vera Caspary and George Sklar
Directed by Leonard Mann

1955 - 1956: Season 7

Written by Geogre Bernard Shaw
Directed Dr. Julian Jurand

Written by Jacques Deval
Directed by Edward Taliaferro

Written by William Inge
Directed by Leonard Mann

1956 - 1957: Season 8

Dial "M" for Murder
Written by Frederick Knott
Directed by M.R. "Bud" Evans

The Tender Trap
Written by Max Shulman and Robert Smith
Directed by Tony Donald

The Doctor's Dilemma
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed Frederick Chapman

Pygmalion (Special Production)
Written by Geogre Bernard Shaw
Directed by Dr. Julian Jurand

A Streetcar Named Desire
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by J. Fred Johnson

She Stoops to Conquer (Special Production)
Written by Oliver Goldsmith
Directed by Royal S. Pease

Juno and the Paycock
Written by Sean O'Casey
Directed by Ed Taliaferro

1957 - 1958: Season 9

Three Men on a Horse
Written by John Holm and George Abbott
Directed by Selden Lacey

Come Back Little Sheba
Written by William Inge
Directed by J. Fred Johnson

Ah, Wilderness
Written by by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by J. Fred Johnson & Edward Taliaferro

Hedda Gabler
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Allen Blow Cook

The Importance of Being Earnest
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Barton McGuire

1958 - 1959: Season 10

Written by Collette Dramatized by
Directed by Anita Loos & Fred Chapman

Appearance Is Against Them (Special Production)
Written by Mrs. Inchbald
Directed by Barton McGuire

Death of a Salesman
Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Ellen Jones

The Glass Menagerie
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Hank Larom

The Man Who Came to Dinner
Written by Moss Hart and George Kaufman
Directed by Pauline Meyer

The Taming of the Shrew
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ben Wills

Riders to the Sea (Special Production)
Written by J.M. Synge
Directed by Parker Fairlamb

The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (Special Production)
Written by J.M. Barrie
Directed by Lillian Fisher

The Country Girl
Written by Clifford Odets
Directed by J. Fred Johnson

1959 - 1960: Season 11

The Rainmaker
Written by N. Richard Nash
Directed by Hank Larom

The Potting Shed
Written by Graham Greene
Directed by Edward T. Jones

The Reluctant Debutante
Written by William Douglas Home
Directed by Ray Hamby

Summer and Smoke
Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Beth Whaley

The Solid Gold Cadillac
Written by Teichmann and Kaufman
Directed by J. Fred Johnson