National Open Captioning

National OC Performances

TDF is sponsoring open-captioned performances for the 2019-2020 season at the following venues, and we wanted to make you aware of these additional opportunities.  Each theatre listed below is in charge of its own ticket sales. To purchase tickets, please contact the theatre box office and request seating in the captioning section of the orchestra.

Long Wharf Theatre
222 Sargent Dr.
New Haven, CT 06511

Box Office: 203.787.4282


On the Grounds of Belonging:
 October 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

Pride and Prejudice: 
December 13, 2019 at 8:00pm

I Am My Own Wife:
 February 21, 2020 at 8:00pm

1st Year of Partnership Performances:

Claire Tow Stage:

The Roomate: October 18, 2018

Paradise Blue: November 29, 2018

Tiny Beautiful Things: February 21, 2019

A Doll's House, Part 2: May 9, 2019

Stage II:

Miller, Mississippi: January 17, 2019

An Iliad: April 4, 2019

The Second City
1616 N Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Box Office: 312.337.3992 


Algorithm Nation or the Static Quo: Second City Chicago's Mainstage show. Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:00PM

Show TBA in UP Comedy Club: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00PM

Grinning from Fear to Fear: Second City Chicago's e.t.c. Show: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00PM

Holiday Show in UP Comedy Club: Thursday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00PM

The Second City Chicago's 108th Mainstage Revue: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 8:00PM

Best of The Second City Tour Co show in Chicago's Mainstage: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:00PM

1st Year of Partnership Performances:

Gaslight District: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 8:00PM

She The People:
 Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7:00PM

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Sweater: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:00PM

The Second City's 107th Mainstage Revue:
 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:00PM (Cancelled due to weather)

The Best of Second City: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 8:00PM

Improv Comedy Hour: Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00PM

The Second City's 43rd ETC Revue: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 7:00PM

Merrimack Repertory Theatre
50 E Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852

Box Office: 978.654.4678


Tiny Beautiful Things, Sunday, September 29, 2019

Cambodian Rock Band, Sunday, November 3, 2019

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, Sunday, December 15, 2019

Nina Simone: Four Women, Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Lowell Offering, Sunday, April 5, 2020

Lullaby, Sunday, May 10, 2020

1st Year of Partnership Performances:

Native Gardens: September 30, 2018

Murder for Two: November 4, 2018

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley: December 16, 2018

Slow Food: January 27, 2019

The Heath: March 3, 2019

The Haunted Life: April 7, 2019

Cry it Out: May 12, 2019

Huntington Theatre Company

4606 264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Box Office: 617.266.0800


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, October 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, October 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

We All Fall Down, January 21, 2020 at 7:30 pm, Calderwood Pavilion.

We All Fall Down, January 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm, Calderwood Pavilion.

Our Daughters, Like Pillars March 31, 2020 at 7:30 pm, Calderwood Pavilion.

 Our Daughters, Like Pillars April 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm, Calderwood Pavilion.

1st Year of Partnership Performances:

Sherlock's Last Case, 2 performances 

Romeo and Juliet, 2 performances

Yerma, 2 performances 

The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe WAY
San Diego, CA 92101

Box Office: 619.234.5623


Noura: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:00PM, Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

Almost Famous: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00PM, The Old Globe

August Wilson's Jitney: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00PM, The Old Globe

Hurricane Diane: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00PMSheryl and Harvey White Theatre 

Little Women: Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 2:00PM, The Old Globe CANCELLED

Faceless: Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2:00PM, Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre CANCELLED

The Gardens of Anuncia: Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2:00PM, The Old Globe CANCELLED

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Saturday June 27, 2020 at 2:00PM, Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre CANCELLED

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
2590 Walnut St. #1
Boulder, CO 80302

Box Office: 303.351.2382


Tiny Beautiful Things: Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00PM

The Realistic Joneses: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00PM

A Christmas Carol: Saturday December 14, 2019 at 2:00PM

Bloomsday: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00PM

Oslo: Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2:00PM CANCELLED

Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Box Office: 626.356.7529


LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00PM

THE GREAT LEAP: Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00PM

THE FATHER: Winter 2020 TBD



New Repertory Theatre
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Box Office: 617.923.8487


Nixon's Nixon: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 3:00PM

Trayf: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:00PM

Oliver!: Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00PM

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 3:00PM

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill: Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 3:00PM

August Wilson's Fences: Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3:00PM

Portland Stage
25 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101

Box Office: 07.774.0465


The Clean House: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30PM

Read to Me: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30PM

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play: Friday December 13, 2019 at 7:00PM

Almost Maine: Friday January 31, 2020 at 7:30PM

Native Gardens: Friday March 13, 2020 at 7:30PM

The Children: Friday, April 17, 2020 at 7:30PM CANCELLED

Sabina: Friday May 15, 2020 at 7:30PM CANCELLED

American Conservatory Theater
415 Geary Street
San Francisco, 94102

Box Office: 415.749.2228


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Top Girls: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2:00PM

Wakey, Wakey: Saturday, February 8, 2019 at 2:00PM

Toni Stone: Saturday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00PM CANCELLED

Rocky Horror Show: Saturday, May 9, 2019 at 2:00PM CANCELLED

Poor Yella Rednecks: Vietgone Part 2: Saturday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00PM CANCELLED



Testmatch: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 2:00PM

Gloria: Saturday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00PM CANCELLED


"This was excellent! I had trouble with the ALD in the first half and wouldn’t have been able to follow at all without the captioning. The captioning made it easy to follow and extremely enjoyable. I bought an OC subscription. I can’t wait until November!” — Patron at Trinity Repertory Theatre, Providence, RI (TDF partner 2009 - 2011)