Hood College Theatre was revived after years of hiatus in 2004 by former program director Jen Plants. Her first show was Stop Kiss, by Diana Son. Following were
After and The Stronger, one-act plays by August Strindberg; Tartuffe, by Moliere; Return of the Fifth Sister; The
Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde and directed by Patrick Kilpatrick; The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds; Lysistrata by Aristophanes; and
Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello and directed by Tony Tsundias.
In 2008 the torch was passed to Professor Joe Brady, who began his debut at HCT with a steampunk
junkyard version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After breaking in the blackbox with
Shakespeare, Professor Brady moved on to a large-cast production of Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt
Brecht. Old Times by Harold Pinter was produced in the fall of 2010, and it was followed by an original
long form improv production, Mermaid Avenue. Cloud Nine by Carol Churchill was the fall production of
2011. The 2012 productions included Krapp's Last Tape and That Time, two one-act plays by Samuel Beckett, and Not Not An Option-Fuzzy Secrets and Miscommunication, an original comedy revue.