Robert Hunter's "Androboros" is the first play known to be printed in America
The first known theatre in America is built in Williamsburg
The first known theatre in New York is built.
The first known theatre in the South is built in South Carolina
Thomas Keon performs at Richard III in New York
Lewis Hallam's troupe arrives from England and performs "Merchant of Venice" in Williamsburg.
Lewis Hallam Jr founds the "American Company" and they perform "The Prince of Parthia"
Theatre was practically nonexistant during the War for American Independance
The Walnut St. Theatre, the oldest theatre still in operation is built in Philidelphia
The first gas lighting system is installed in the Chestnut St. Theatre in Philidelphia.
Yale's President Dwight states famously: "To indulge in playgoing means nothing more or less than the loss of the most valuable treasure, the immortal soul."
Violence breaks out between fans of two rival actors performing the same role and supporting opposing political views.