See How They Run by Phillip King will be directed by Michael Schumacher. The English farce is set shortly after the end of World War II in the living room of the vicarage belonging to Penelope Topp, in the fictitious village Merton-cum-Middlewick. Penelope is an American former actress and now wife of the local vicar, the Rev. Lionel Toop. When the vicar leaves for the night, an old friend of Penelope’s, Lance-Corporal Clive Winton, stops by on a quick visit. To dodge army regulations while out on the town, he changes from his uniform into Lionel’s second-best suit, complete with a clerical dog-collar. Then Lionel, arriving back, is knocked silly by a Russian escaped from the local Army base, who takes the vicar’s clothes as a disguise. Add to the confusion a feisty cockney maid, the local busybody getting drunk for the first time, and both Penelope’s uncle, the Bishop of Lax, and Aurther Humphrey, a visiting vicar, unexpectedly showing up early. Chaos quickly ensues, culminating in a cycle of running figures and mistaken identities.
- Auditions: August 1, 2 2022
- Performances: September 30, Oct 1-2, 7-9, 2022
The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge by Mark Brown will be directed by Don Cambell. A new look at the Charles Dicken’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, takes us to a year after the Ghosts of Marley, Past, Present, and Future took Mr. Scrooge for the adventure of his lifetime. Did the miserly business man really change his ways, or has the Bah, Humbug returned to his being?
- Auditions: October 3, 4 2022
- Performances: December 2-4, 9-11, 2022
Neil Simon’s Barfoot in the Park will be directed by Steve Dietrich. Corie and Paul Bratter are a newlywed couple. For their first home, they live in an apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New York City. Corie is optimistic about their future together, while Paul, the more anxious and grounded half of the couple, worries about the various flaws in the apartment, such as a hole in the skylight, their leaky closet, and the lack of a bathtub. Shortly after moving in, Corie attempts to set her mother up with their eccentric neighbor Mr. Velasco. During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily ups-and-downs. Corie wants Paul to become more easy-going: for example, to run “barefoot in the park”.
- Auditions: December 12, 14 2022
- Performances February 24-26, March 3-5, 2023
Fireflies by Matthew Barber will be directed by Terressa Knoch. Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in Groverdell, Texas. That is, until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abe, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating her house and possibly her life.
- Auditions: February 27, 28, 2023
- Performances: April 28-30, May 5-7, 2023
Motherhood Out Loud , a collaborative collection of scenes and monologues, was conceived by Susan R Rose and Joan Stein, and will be directed by Beth Shrake. When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical play. Utterly unpredictable, Motherhood Out Loud shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.
Motherhood Out Loud will be presented as a staged reading, and is a season extra not included in season ticket packages.
- Auditions: TBA
- Performances: May 12-14, 2023