Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig; direction by Christopher J. Murphy
September 5**, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 2013
A hilarious new comedy from the writer of Lend Me a Tenor. Set on the day of the annual golf tournament between two private country clubs, Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel, this furiously paced farce is filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with... golf.
Mrs. Packard by Emily Mann; direction by Thom Hofrichter
October 24**, 25, 26, Nov. 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 2013
Mrs. Packard is put in an insane asylum by her husband, a Presbyterian minister, for questioning his interpretation of church doctrine. Based on historical events from 1861, this brilliant play explores the inspirational story of an extraordinary woman victimized by oppression based on gender, religion, and political beliefs. The events of her triumph over these forces point to present battles in which so many believe they know the mind of God.
A New Christmas Revue assembled by Jack Cantey, Thom Hofrichter, and Jim Mergenthal; direction by Thom Hofrichter; musical direction by Jim Mergenthal; choreography by Sara Black
December 5**, 6, 7, 8*, 13, 14, 15*, 20, 21, 22*, 2013
A brand new musical revue is being created during the summer of 2013. Although we don’t know the specifics, our intention is to entertain you with music and sketches that will put the joy of Christmas in your heart for the holiday season.
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhlry; direction by Louise Jones
January 9**, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19*,24, 25, 2014
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, this warm-hearted masterpiece has been delighting audiences for 25 years. From 1948 to 1973, Daisy, a wealthy Jewish southerner, employs Hoke, a soft-spoken, proud chauffer. Time makes them realize they have more in common than they ever believed was possible (and more than the times and circumstances of their lives would ever allow them to admit). Featured in the role of Daisy will be local favorite Kate Black.
Othello by William Shakespeare; direction by Thom Hofrichter
March 6**, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16*, 21, 22, 2014
Iago, Shakespeare’s portrait of evil incarnate, destroys Othello with insinuations, half-truths, innuendo, equivocation, and lies. Although jealousy is the particular poison with which Iago injects Othello, the play reveals how a voice one mistakenly believes to be trustworthy can corrupt society. The sense of shock, terror, and grief for an audience is overwhelming in this classic as the vice tightens around Othello, Desdemona, and everyone Iago’s web ensnares. Courtney White will be featured as Othello.
Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw; direction by Thom Hofrichter
May 1**, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18*, 2014
Shaw’s pithy social comedy finds a bored heiress trapped in an unhappy engagement. To her delight a plane crashes into her country estate, bringing a handsome man, a female daredevil, and new ideas that shake up a quiet weekend. This oft-produced witty comedy is a glowing example of Shaw’s unique examination of marriage, the emerging New Woman, and ultimately, the ups and downs of just being human.