Accomplice by Rupert Holmes
directed by Bill Stewart
A refreshing twist on the classic British Comic thriller, Accomplice is riddled with black comedy and sharp humor, suspicion and intrigue. Accomplice received the highly-coveted Edgar Award (the "Oscar" of mystery writing) from the Mystery Writers of America and the Dramalogue Award for Best Play. One reviewer writes, "This play has all the trappings of an old-fashioned murder mystery written by, let's say, Agatha Christie, if Dame Agatha decided to ingest a hallucinatory drug before sitting down to her trusty Royal typewriter."
Dates: August 31, September 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2007 at 8pm and September 2 and 16, 2007, at 3pm.
A comic and creative tour de force, in which two actresses and two actors portray different aspects of the same two characters - a middle-aged, but still attractive divorcee, and her son's college roommate, to whom she is romantically drawn, despite the difference in their ages.
Dates: October 26, 27, November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10, 2007 at 8pm and October 28 and November 11, 2007, at 3pm. BOX OFFICE OPENS OCTOBER 12, PRICES: ADULT $25, SENIOR (62+) $22, STUDENT $15
A Tuna Christmas by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard
directed by Mary Cimino
It’s 24 hours before Christmas and all comic hell is about to break loose as 24 delightfully eccentric characters attempt to cope with seasonal traumas such as a disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol and a yard decorating contest that is being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom. Bring the whole family and join in the holiday fun!
Dates: November 30, December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15, 2007 at 8pm and December 2 and 16, 2007, at 3pm. BOX OFFICE OPENS NOVEMBER 16, PRICES: ADULT $25, SENIOR (62+) $22, STUDENT $15
Crowns by Regina Taylor
directed by Henry Clay Middleton
Sponsored by The Hat Ladies (click here to visit their website)
A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales to a young Northerner come South to stay with her aunt. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. Gospel music and dance underscore the narratives that concern everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning.
Feedback from a patron.....
"I just have to say, "Crowns" was so much more than I expected... a beautiful celebration of the wearing of hats, presented in a lively, fun, & empowering show. Often times when I'm at a live performance, I find myself looking at my watch, thinking "When is this thing going to be over!?!" With "Crowns," I was hoping it wouldn't end, & kept thinking how much my mother and grandmother would have enjoyed it. What a wonderful tribute to all the women who, unknowingly, passed down the elegant art of hat wearing. I LOVED that show!!"
The Violet Hour by Richard Greenberg
directed by Michael Hamburg
It’s April 1st, 1919, and the young independent publisher John Pace Seavering is setting up his office: a couple of dilapidated rooms in a romantic Manhattan tower. With only enough capital to put out one book, John finds himself besieged by two authors. Denny McCleary, John’s brash and gifted college friend, has produced a manuscript so unruly it lives in a trio of crates. Denny has a surprise imperative: He’s fallen in love with the enchanting heiress Rosamund Plinth, and if John doesn’t agree to publish his book today, he’ll lose her forever. But John is also being strenuously lobbied by Jessie Brewster, the popular black jazz singer who is also John’s very secret mistress. She’s written her memoirs and is determined to have her story known. As John temporizes with these two, another drama is playing out in the anteroom: A machine of mysterious provenance and purpose has arrived and is spewing out stacks of pages while John’s hapless assistant, Gidger, strives vainly to stem the flood. What’s written on these pages will throw John’s every hope and plan into disarray.
Dates: March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, 2008 at 8pm and March 9 and 16, 2008, at 3pm. BOX OFFICE OPENS FEBRUARY 22, PRICES: ADULT $25, SENIOR (62+) $22, STUDENT $15
The Full Monty by Terrance McNally
directed by Robert Ivey
Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, NY, come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun. There is great heart to The Full Monty, and the ultimate themes expressed in the show, about taking charge of one’s life and following one’s dreams, are lessons for all of us.
CAST: Karl Bunch (Tony Giordano); Anne Frazier (Wife); Shelly Goughour (Vicki Nichols); Connor Kilgallen (Nathan Lukowski); Joseph Kilgallen (friend of Nathan); Rebecca Knox (Georgie Bukatinsky); Mary Langston (Susan Hershey); Rob Maniscalo (Harold Nichols); Barie McCarron (Estelle Genovese); Biz Mitchell (Joanie Lish); Jan Moore (Jeannette Burmeister); John Murray (Worker); Tony Nappo (Teddy Slaughter); John Michael Perry (Buddy Walsh); Ryan Rensberry (Reg Willoughby); Randy Rischer (Malcolm MacGregor); Kay Shroka (Molly MacGregor); Jamie Smithson (Jerry Lukowski); Michael Teeters (Worker); Robbie Thomas (Ethan Girard); Paul Whitty (Dave Bukatinsky); Blake Witney (Pam Lukowski)
Dates: April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2008, at 8pm and April 27 and May 11, 2008, at 3pm. BOX OFFICE OPENS APRIL 11, PRICES: ADULT $30, SENIOR (62+) $25, STUDENT $20