Our 2020 Season!
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
By Todd Kreidler (Based on the screenplay Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner by William Rose).
Auditions: November 18-19, 2019
Performances: February 14 – March 1, 2020
A progressive white couple's proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, Matt and Christina Drayton quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family--especially in 1967. But they're surprised to find they aren't the only ones with concerns about the match, and it's not long before a multi-family clash of racial and generational difference sweeps across the Draytons' idyllic San Francisco terrace. At the end of the day, will the love between young Joanna and John prevail? With humor and insight, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
The Belle of Amherst
Performances: April 17 – May 3, 2020
In her Amherst, Massachusetts home the reclusive 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, recollects her past through her work, her diaries and letters, and a few encounters with significant people in her life. Williams Luce’s classic play shows us both the pain and the joy of Dickinson’s secluded life.
A Red Plaid Shirt
by Michael G Wilmot.
Audition Dates: April 20-21, 2020
Performance Dates: June 12- 28, 2020
Two friends fill the void left by retirement in different ways; Marty decides he wants to explore the open road on a Harley while Fred decides to pay more attention to his health, inventing many new ailments along the way. With a little "subtle redirection" from their wives and a creative solution to a very unusual problem they find the right track... eventually.
by Ken Ludwig
Auditions: June 22-23, 2020
Performances: August 14-30, 2020
Set in York, Pennsylvania in 1958, this farce by the author of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, centers on two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors, Leo Clark and Jack Gable. The pair discover through a newspaper that Florence, an older ailing woman, has been unable to find Max and Steve, her sister's children who moved away to England as children in order to include them in her multimillion-dollar inheritance. They decide to pose as Max and Steve to claim portions of it. When they discover that "Max" and "Steve" are actually "Maxine" and "Stephanie," they continue on, undaunted.
Stranger in the Attic
by John Kaasik.
Auditions: August 24-25
Performance Dates: October 5-18, 2020
Stranger in the Attic is set in the country home of freelance writer Brian Hollander and his wife Dana, their quiet life is unexpectedly upset by the arrival of a stranger named Kendrick, who is offering an exclusive story to Brian about a murder that has not happened yet! Brian pursues discussions of the story with Kendrick, and meets his neighbors Douglas and Margaret Brendan who tell Brian and Dana a disturbing story about a stranger who may be stalking them. Detective Hal Nelson comes into the play to try and unravel these interlocking stories and prevent a murder from happening.