VerdictBy Agatha Christie
Oct 13-Nov 5
Directed by Elisabeth Cooper
Karl Hendryk, a brilliant professor, attends to his wife Anya, an invalid suffering from a progressive disease who bitterly regrets having been forced to move to England. When Karl's cousin Lisa moves in to assist in caring for Anya, tensions rise and feelings are quick to develop. The situation is further disturbed when a rich young student, Helen Rollander, takes on private lessons with the professor. Often misleadingly described as a murder mystery, the murder in Verdict happens on stage in clear view of the audience. The story becomes a whydunnit, as opposed to a whodunnit.
Professor Karl Hendryk - Rick Perera
Lisa Koletzky - Karina Balfour / understudy Madelayne Shammas
Anya Hendryk - Courtney Loner
Helen Rollander - Hannah Morris
Lester Cole - Taylor Ballard
Dr. Stoner - Adam Bailey /understudy Charlie Miller
Mrs. Roper - Victoria Wilson
Sir William Rollander - Stephen Banks
Detective Inspector Ogden - Sam Gresham
Police Sergeant Pearce - Horace Ceasar
A Christmas StoryA play by Philip Grecian
Based on the movie by Jean Shepherd
Nov. 24-Dec. 17 (With a possible extension through Dec. 23)
For Ralphie Parker, there is no greater Christmas gift than a genuine Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. Unfortunately, his mom, teacher and even the Santa Claus toiling away at Higbee's Department Store share the same reaction to his Christmas wish: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the classic motion picture are here, as the adult Ralph Parker recalls with fondness his family's hilarious holiday memories-exploding furnaces, a wet tongue on a cold lamppost, and that unforgettable lamp shaped like a woman's leg. Silly and sentimental, it's a heart-warming holiday treat for the entire family.
First DateBook by Austin Winsberg
Music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner
Feb 9-Mar 4
When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. Other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes, and protective parents, who sing and dance the couple through ice-breakers, appetizers and some seriously saucy chemistry. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Good PeopleBy David Lindsay-Abaire
Mar 15-Mar 30
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
Leaving IowaBy Tim Clue and Spike Manton
June 8-July 1
A hilarious, family-friendly comedy that is a loving toast to the "greatest generation," and their dedication to the family road trip. Don Browning, a middle-aged writer, returns home 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. As he drives those familiar roads, the story shifts back and forth between the present and memories of the annual, torturous vacations of Don's youth, and ultimately, he finds the unpredictable and perfect final destination.
Blockbuster Summer MusicalJuly 13-Aug 19
While we can't announce it yet, we have a blockbuster musical planned to close out our season! Stay tuned.