As You Like It
In May 2019, we introduced Jupiter Theater Company to Northern Virginia with our premier production: Shakespeare's As You Like It.
This classic comedy tells the tale of heroine Rosalind as she is exiled from her uncle's court to the forest of Arden.
Following Rosalind, we took As You Like It to the forest, performing in the round on a 600-acre campground.
Barber of Seville &
She Stoops to Conquer
After quarantine, we wanted to provide a sense of normalcy to our audience and give them an opportunity to smile.
In the late summer of 2020, we produced two socially distanced Renaissance-style comedies: Barber of Seville and She Stoops to Conquer. These plays were scripted, casted, rehearsed, and performed in a matter of weeks. The condensed rehearsal times harkened back to performances of the Elizabethan era and allowed the casts and crews to keep themselves safe and healthy while preparing.
Love's Labour's Lost &
Much Ado About Nothing
Come 2021, we felt comfortable reapproaching a project a year and a half in the making: a two-play season where both plays, having different tones and characters, were set in the same universe.
We took Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing and reset them. Our versions took place before and after the Napoleonic wars respectively.
By setting these plays in the same universe, we were able to explore how Shakespeare depicts youth versus maturity, romantic love versus platonic love, and joy versus grief.
The Importance of Being Earnest
In the fall of 2021, we revisited our Renaissance-style format, with the entire production timeline condensed to one month. This time around, we performed Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest.
An Inspector Calls
In winter of 2022, we presented our audience with an intimate murder mystery in J. B. Priestley's classic, An Inspector Calls. This was our very first age-appropriate casting, with actors ranging in age from the teens to 50s.
We finished off our 2021-2022 season with a theatrical rendition of Victor Hugo's classic novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This was the world premiere of an original script, written by one of our veteran actors. It was also Jupiter Theater's very first two-weekend show, and it included the largest set design in the Company's history.