Season Schedule

September 19 - September 29, 2019

 

 

 

Steel Magnolias

 

by Robert Harling

 

Directed by Mike Lusk

Wise-cracking Truvy offers shampoos and free advice to the ladies of Chinquapin, Louisiana, including her eager assistant Annelle, town curmudgeon Ouiser, the eccentric Miss Clairee, and local social leader M’Lynn, whose daughter Shelby is about to get married. The group’s strength—and love—make them truly touching company in good times and bad.

 

November 7 - November 17, 2019

 

 

 

Relatively Speaking

 

by Alan Ayckbourn

 

Directed by Heiko Knipfelberg

After Greg proposes marriage, Ginny leaves for a day in the country, supposedly to visit her parents but actually to break things off with her married lover. Greg finds the address and decides to surprise his fiancée by arriving first – much to the hilarious confusion and dismay of her older lover, Philip, and his befuddled wife, Sheila.

January 9 - January 26, 2020

 

 

 

Ripcord

by David Lindsay-Abaire

 

Directed by James Thaggard

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her assisted living facility quarters with newly arrived Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the two senior women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals the determination of these worthy opponents. 

March 5 - March 22, 2020

 

 

 

Leading Ladies

 

by Ken Ludwig

 

Directed by Kelly Lynn Woodward

Two down-on-their luck actors, Jack and Leo, learn a nearby wealthy woman is searching for her sister’s children to include in her will. When they discover that long-lost "Max" and "Steve" aren’t nephews but nieces, they must continue their plot, now posing as "Maxine" and "Stephanie" for a chance at the multi-million dollar inheritance. 

April 30 - May 10, 2020

 

 

 

Death by Design

 

by Rob Urbinati

 

Directed by Preston Boyd

Mixing the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie, this mystery finds Edward and Sorel, a playwright and his actress wife, fleeing London after a disastrous opening night. But their weekend retreat with their comical servants is soon interrupted by the unexpected arrivals of four zany guests - each with a long-held secret. 

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