Season 61~2018-2019

Written by Jason Williams, Jo Sears, and Ed Howard
Directed by Christine Crawfis
July 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 2018

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Between the holiday yard display contest and the Little Theatre’s Christmas Carol on the brink of cancellation, it’s a miracle anyone gets tinsel on a tree. Two actors play all 22 colorful citizens of Tuna. This satirical ode to the season is spiked with enough sass and shenanigans to make for one Texas-sized holly, jolly Christmas. Join us for Christmas in July!

Too funny . . . it’s far too good for just Christmas. – The New York Post

Written by Tom Dudzick
Directed by Bill Peckham
September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2018

Meet the Novak’s of Buffalo, N.Y.  Clara and her three grown kids have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! Since then, the neighborhood has looked upon the Novak’s commemorative shrine as a beacon of hope and faith amidst the urban rubble. And now daughter Ruth unveils her plan to write a play about the family miracle. However, as her plans unravel, the family’s faith is shaken to the very core by a deathbed confession. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.

A Sprightly, Gentle Comedy ~ The New York Times

Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Matt Andrews
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 2018

Our Town transports us to Grover’s Corners, a small New England town of dreams and disappointments, loves and losses, and where the people are eerily like the ones in our own lives. Our Town illuminates the powerful bonds that hold communities together through everyday life and in moments of crisis, as it follows the romance of George Gibbs and Emily Webb into one of the most famous scenes in the American theatre.

No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves. – New York Daily News

Written by Paul Elliott
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 2019

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you’ve ever done. You “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you’re truly living. Winner of the AACT NewPlayFest 2014.

 The Golden Girls meets Steel Magnolias ~ Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribute

Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Directed by Jeff Wilson
May 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2019

A parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s, the story concerns a middle-aged, musical theatre fan. As he plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, the show comes to life onstage. The plot incorporates mistaken identities, dream sequences, spit takes, an unflappable English butler, an absent-minded dowager, a Broadway impresario, comic gangsters, a ditzy chorine, a harried best man, and a “Drowsy” (i.e. “tipsy”) Chaperone, played in the show-within-a-show by a blowzy Grande Dame of the Stage. The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at the musical theatre genre.

 The Perfect Broadway Musical ~ New York Magazine