The Actress

Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Vesta Gleissner

Auditions July 20 – 21 2015

Performances Sept. 4, (5th is Private Benefit), 6, 11, 12 & 13, 2015

The Actress dramatizes the events backstage as a colorful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a  final embrace, and renew old battles.

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To Grandmother’s House We Go

Written by Joanna M. Glass
Directed by Peggy McQuown

Auditions Sept 7 – 8, 2015

Performances Nov 6, (7th is Private Benefit), 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2015

Grandie lives in a large Connecticut Victorian house with her witty brother; her elderly maid/companion, and her widowed daughter an artist. Inflation has taken its toll on their wealth, but Grandie’s exacting  standards remain unaltered. It is Thanksgiving and the three grandchildren visit. All have requests to ask of the matriarch.

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Leaving Iowa

Written by Spike Manton & Tim Clue
Directed by C.A. Conn

Auditions Nov 9 – 10, 2015

Performances Jan 8, (9th is Private Benefit), 10, 15, 16 & 17, 2016

The story of Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to his childhood home, as requested. But when Don discovers Grandma’s house is now a grocery store, he begins traveling across Iowa searching for a proper resting place for his father. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood. Don’s journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the US.

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2015-2016 Schedule

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 PM, Sundays 2:30 PM

Beginner’s Luck

Written by Barasch & Moore
Directed by Susan O’Connell

Auditions Jan 11 – 12, 2016

Performances Mar 4, (5th is Private Benefit), 6, 11, 12 & 13, 2016

Paul, after eight years of marriage, decides he wants a night out. He’s supposed to be going bowling, but it’s another sport – an affair with a girl from his office. He arrives at her apartment and everything goes wrong, ending with the building catching on fire – bringing firemen and photographers. His picture appears in the paper and that’s the end of his affair and his marriage. A year later he and his ex wife, Sally, accidentally meet and in a mishap, he injures his knee.  How will this end? Come and see.

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Norman, Is that You?

Written by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick
Directed by Thomas Berry II

Auditions Mar 7 – 8, 2016

Performances May 6, (7th is Private Benefit), 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2016

A father, whose wife of thirty years has left him, comes to New York to seek solace from his son and discovers his son is gay. Norman, Is that You? is considered to be the very first play to have dealt openly and comedically with homosexuality. Although it has been performed in over thirty-five countries, and is still going strong, the authors have now revised the script to give it a more contemporary feel. The new version, while just as funny as the the original, is now more in keeping with the times and is sure to be just as beloved by audiences – if not more.

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Barefoot in the Park

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Michael Tennant

Auditions May 9 – 10, 2016

Performances Jun 24, (25th is Private Benefit), 26, July 1, 2 & 3, 2016

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He’s a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she’s a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie’s loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn’t understand Corie, as she sees it. He’s too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running “barefoot in the park” would be a start…

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