I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick will be directed by Erin Gibbons “Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew’s series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew’s apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew’s life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor’s destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.” I Hate Hamlet is sponsored by Chevrolet of Troy and produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
- Auditions: July 22 and 24, 2023
- Performances: September 15-17, 22-24, 2023
Lysistrata by Aristophanes, will be directed by Derek Dunavent. “Lysistrata has planned a meeting between all of the women of Greece to discuss the plan to end the Peloponnesian War. As Lysistrata waits for the women of Sparta, Thebes, and other areas to meet her she curses the weakness of women. Lysistrata plans to ask the women to refuse sex with their husbands until a treaty for peace has been signed. Lysistrata has also made plans with the older women of Athens (the Chorus of Old Women) to seize the Akropolis later that day…. As the women sacrifice a bottle of wine to the Gods in celebration of their oath, they hear the sounds of the older women taking the Akropolis, the fortress that houses the treasury of Athens.” Lysistrata is sponsored by Chevrolet of Troy
- Auditions: September 18-19, 2023
- Performances: November 10-12, 17-19, 2023
Moon Over the Brewery by Bruce Graham will be directed by Steve Dietrich. “Miriam Lipsky, unmarried and living with her thirteen-year-old daughter, Amanda, works as a waitress to pay the bills, but it is her painting that really matters to her. Good subjects are scarce in the drab Pennsylvania coal town where they live, so Miriam dons a miner’s lamp and paints at night, when moonlight softens and transforms the stark landscape. Miriam is also desirous of male companionship, a need which the precocious Amanda (she has an IQ of 160) has discouraged by driving away suitor after suitor with her barbed comments…. Matters come to a head when Miriam brings home Warren Zimmerman, a rather unprepossessing, somewhat paunchy mailman who, at first, appears to be a perfect target for Amanda’s caustic remarks and demeaning intelligence tests….” Moon Over the Brewery is sponsored by Outlook Financial and is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc.
- Auditions: TBA
- Performances: March 1-3, 8-10, 2024
Godspell by John-Michael Tebelak, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, will be directed by Derek Dunavent. Based on the Gospel of Matthew, Godspell features an eclectic group of people who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new day and time. Godspell is sponsored in part by Chevrolet of Troy and is produced with special arrangement from Music Theatre international.
- Auditions: TBA
- Performances: May 3-5, 10-12,, 2024