2020 Season


Bull in the china Shop



March 25-27th at 7 PM
March 28th at 2 PM & 7 PM





Plot

When a houseful of sweet little old ladies discover that a handsome bachelor lives across the street, they are delighted When they learn that he is none other than Detective Dennis O’Finn, of Homicide, they are faced with the problem of how to attract his attention The answer is simplicity itself - a nice, genteel homicide with a cup of tea as the murder weapon and when a brash young woman reporter begins to suspect the truth, she becomes the next target O’Finn is terribly embarrassed when at last he discovers that he himself is the motive for these madcap goings-on, and, in desperation, manages to solve the case But the dear old ladies are too fond of him and in they decide to turn the tables on him! First a short story in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, later a success on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and now a stage veteran of hundreds of performances, Bull in a China Shop continues to enchant audiences everywhere


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Cast




Dead Man's CellPhone



June 3-5th at 7 PM
June 6th at 2 PM & 7 PM





PLOT
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man – with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative new comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. A work about how we memorialize the dead – and how that remembering changes us – it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.





Cast


JEAN - a woman GORDON - a dead man

MRS. GOTTLIEB - Gordon's mother

HERMIA - Gordon's Widow

DWIGHT - Gordon's brother

THE OTHER WOMAN/THE STRANGER - has an accent



Girl's Weekend



July 8-10th at 7 PM
July 11th at 2 PM & 7 PM





PLOT


In this lightning-quick farce, four women travel to Dot’s Northwoods cabin to consume copious amounts of wine, laugh at their lives, trade stories and chat about their book club’s latest selection. However, after the third case of wine comes through the door, it becomes clear there will be more stewing than reviewing. Carol, who is monitoring her temperature for the best “window of opportunity” to get pregnant, gets a ride to the cabin from her husband, Rick, who is hoping the “time is right” for a quick tryst. She sends him home, frustrated, in a snowstorm, only to discover that her temperature shows she IS ready, and calls him to drive back and hide out in a shed until she can sneak him in with a special porchlight signal. Meg, recently widowed, is having a secret affair with Dot’s son, only to find he has shown up at the cabin unexpectedly and wants to further their relationship in stealth. Meg sends him to hide in a boathouse until he sees her special porchlight signal and the coast is clear to rejoin her in the cabin. Ellie, the youngest and Meg’s daughter, would rather not be a part of the weekend with her “elders” and meets a young townie, inviting him to hide out in a barn. When he sees her special porchlight signal, he climbs into her bedroom window and sneaks her out to a local bar after the other ladies retire. The only obstacle to each of the ladies’ secret endeavors is Dot, who wants to stay up all night and party with the girls. So they make sure they ply her with plenty of party favors, and Dot proceeds to pass out. The ladies move Dot’s lifeless body from floor to closet to room, as the bottles tip up, the secrets spill out and the men sneak in. The madcap, door-slamming chaos comes to a head when Dot wakes up and discovers her girls’ weekend is full of men!.




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Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story



August 12-14th at 7 PM
August 15th at 2 PM & 7 PM





PLOT


The clean, little house that Eliza Manning and her three teenagers have just rented comes with a

story, but the landlady and the ditzy neighbor aren’t telling. The Mannings may have wondered why the rent is so low, but they certainly never considered that the house is haunted. Who would have known that the ghost of Johnny Brooke, a young teenager who supposedly committed suicide in the early sixties, still resides there? But this is not your typical haunted house story! It’s a tender piece about relationships and life changes. Johnny appears only to Michelle, the oldest of the siblings, and the two of them develop a unique and supportive friendship. He helps her find the courage to adjust to her new life, coping with a new town, a new job, a new school and finding new friends. Michelle, in turn, unravels and solves the mystery of Johnny’s death, freeing his spirit. A nosy neighbor, sibling competition and an all-girl slumber party add fun and humor to this sensitive story..



Cast

Mrs. Wooden- middle aged owner of the house, Brooke Manor

Eliza Manning- Psychologist and mother of 3 teenagers

Michelle Manning- 17 year old girl

Megan Manning- 15 year old girl

Mark Manning- 14 year old boy

Mrs. Muriel Simmons- nosy nervous middle aged neighbor

Johnny Brooke- teenaged spirit

Linda- teenaged girl

Sarah- teenaged girl

Mary Beth- teenaged girl

Jason- obnoxious would-be boyfriend of Michelle

Carl- Nice boyfriend of Michelle

Police Chief- in charge of an investigation

Mr. Ken Lehr- auto tech teacher at the high school




The Dixie Swim Club



October 12-14th at 7 PM
October 15th at 2 PM & 7 PM





PLOT


Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and “perfect” life, and continues to be the group’s leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ’round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.







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December 4-6th at 7 PM
December 7th at 2 PM & 7 PM





PLOT

We are still looking for a director for December play. Please call the theatre if interested..




Cast