Written by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by Susan O’Connell
Auditions August 14 – 15, 2017
Performances Sep 29, (30th is Private Benefit), Oct 1, 6, 7 & 8, 2017
Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine’s terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body—this time a woman’s—but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Written by Jahnna Beecham & Malcolm Hillgartner
Directed by C.A. Conn
Auditions October 2 – 3, 2017
Performances Dec 1, (2nd is Private Benefit), 3, 8, 9 & 10, 2017
The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be fighting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone from the terrified pint-sized shepherds to the furious church ladies are calling for first-time director Grace to cancel the whole thing. But it’s up to her and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic. Silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas.
My Old Lady
Written by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Vesta Gleissner
Auditions December 4 – 5, 2017
Performances Jan 26, (27th is Private Benefit), 28, Feb 2, 3 & 4, 2018
When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives on the doorstep and discovers, to his dismay, that the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law and she is not about to give them up. Because he has no other place to go, she invites him to stay in the spacious apartment. A spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady’s outspoken daughter, and some uncomfortable revelations about his unmourned father affect all in this poignant play with strong roles for all three actors.
Opening Night $10.00 & Single admission (everyone) $15.00
The Amorous Ambassador
Written by Michael Parker
Directed by Laura Robitaille
Auditions Jan 29 – 30, 2018
Performances Mar 16, (17th is Private Benefit), 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
“Hormone” Harry Douglas , the American Ambassador to Great Britain, tells his wife, Lois, that he has arranged a golf outing in Scotland for the weekend. She in turn tells him that she too will be gone for the weekend at a spa and that their daughter, Debbie, will be gone visiting a girlfriend. Each then tells Perkins, their newly hired butler, of their plans. He stoically watches as each of them leave for the weekend.
So, where’s the farce? Harry, secretly returns to the empty house, having planned a romantic rendezvous with a sexy, next-door neighbor Marianne. This is no ordinary rendezvous as they plan to act out their fantasies, she a French maid and Harry as Tarzan. Debbie returns with her boyfriend Joe, believing they have the house to themselves for the whole weekend. Harry’s secretary, Faye Baker, and Captain South of the U.S. Marine Corps arrive in the wake of a bomb threat at the embassy, and must set-up communications in Harry’s country home. Captain South places a squad of marines around the perimeter, and everybody is sealed in.
Written by Tom Smith
Directed by Michael Tennant
Auditions Mar 19 – 20, 2018
Performances May 11, (12th is Private Benefit), 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2018
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.