How do I cite the program of a theater performance?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
To cite the program of a theater performance, follow the MLA format template. Begin with a description of the program as the title and include any important identifying information in the description, such as the name of the theater where the performance took place and its location. Then provide the name of the program’s publisher and the publication date.
Program for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theatre, New York. Playbill, 2016.
Cite a contribution to a program, like an essay, as follows:
Simonson, Robert. “Marquee Player.” Program for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible at the Walter Kerr Theatre, New York, Playbill, 2016, pp. 4–6.