Regional Theater Company 101

Terry Teachout of About Last Night gives theater-goers, and arts reviewers, a few guidelines on what to see off Broadway and in the regional theaters now that the Local One strike is still on.

The time has come for American playgoers–and, no less important, arts editors–to start treating regional theater not as a minor-league branch of Broadway but as an artistically significant entity in and of itself. Take it from a critic who now spends much of his time living out of a suitcase: If you don’t know what’s hot in “the stix,” you don’t know the first thing about theater in 21st-century America.