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- n. Theatrical productions of stock companies presented during the summer.
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- n. Plays put on at theaters during the summer, especially outdoors and during the summer vacation.
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- n. theatrical productions performed by a stock company during the summer
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I directed a summer stock company when I was a little boy in Red Bank, New Jersey; I also directed some theatre in the borscht belt and was a drummer-comic there.
They had attended a summer stock production of Cyrano de Bergerac at Elitch’s Gardens.
“Randolph Lawrence (a nom de guerre?), summer stock actor, the Ramona Pageant, August 30, 1922.