By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Collette Clavadetscher
September 29 - October 8, 2017
A glorious and biting comedy about friends, friendships and aging in the 21st century.
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.
RIPCORD is generously underwritten by Marion Blackmer,
in loving memory of her husband, John.
TIME STANDS STILL
By Donald Margulies
Directed by David Goldman
November 3 - 12, 2017
A gentle love story that blooms in the midst of a world gone crazy.
Time Stands Still revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb, and her reporter boyfriend James who is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone in Iraq. Their friend Richard, a photo editor, introduces them to his new, much younger girlfriend Mandy. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James' prospects for a more conventional life.
By Tim Firth
Directed by Candace Luciano
December 8 - 17, 2017
A slightly risqué comedy based on a true story of Women's Institute members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for leukemia research.
When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales.
AGNES OF GOD
By John Pielmeier
Directed by Paul Kloegman
January 12 - 21, 2018
Riveting and provocative, this drama about faith, spirituality and science raises old and new questions, and tests our thinking. Mysterious, otherworldly and ultimately captivating.
A young nun is accused of murdering an infant she gave birth to in a cloistered convent. The psychiatrist assigned to her case meets opposition in the convent’s Mother Superior, and all three women explore questions of Faith, Memory, and the meaning of Sainthood.
FIDDLER on the ROOF
Book by Joseph Stein; Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on stories by Sholom Aleichem
Directed by Dave McIntosh
Music Direction by Ann Swiston
Choreography by Flemming Halby
February 16 - 27, 2018
A musical for everyone! Iconic songs and lots of laughter!
Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway premier became the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a title it maintained for almost ten years. It is a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. Fiddler features such iconic songs as the beautiful “Sunrise, Sunset,” the boisterous “If I Were a Rich Man”, and the classic “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”
By David Lewis
Directed by Peggy Lord Chilton
Preseason Fundraiser: August 4 - 10, 2017
Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the death of one of Hollywood's most famous actresses, Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn's apparent suicide, like her life itself, continues to be a mystery, shrouded in rumor and political intrigue.
This show is now complete - and it was a great success!
For those who missed it, it was an entertaining and educational one-actor tour de force. Candace Luciano (see her as Marilyn here) gave her appreciative audiences a chance to share Marilyn's final evening, listening in as she remembered her triumphs and regrets, her many loves and her Faustian bargains for fame.
10 am to noon, every Wednesday & Thursday
Except May to Sept: only when advertised
10 to noon, every day of a Mainstage show,
1 hour before each
Mainstage & Playhouse show
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Evenings 7:30 pm
Matinees 3:00 pm