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Season 62: 2008-2009 [show more] [show all]

Philemon

by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt; Directed by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.; Music Director Bonnie-Jeanne Brault
  • Sep 17-20, 2008, 8:00 PM;
  • Sep 21, 2008, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 24-27, 2008, 8:00 PM

The musical takes place in the third-century Roman Empire, where Cockian, a clown, finds himself face-to-face with a rigid Commander who feels Cockian should be sent to his death. But because the Commander likes him, Cockian is granted life on one condition: that he impersonate a missing Christian leader, Philemon, to enable the Roman Empire[read full story]

Under Milk Wood

by Dylan Thomas; Directed by Robin Richard
  • Oct 16-19, 2008, 8:00 PM

This hauntingly beautiful radio play by Dylan Thomas presented as a dramatic re-creation of the original 1954 broadcast by BBC Radio. Under Milk Wood is an orchestration of voices, sounds and atmospheres, funny, bawdy, sad and sensual, that conjure up the intimate dreams and lives in the day of the inhabitants of an imaginary Welsh[read full story]

Round and Round the Garden

by Alan Aykbourn; Directed by Bob Gillet
  • Nov 12-15, 2008, 8:00 PM;
  • Nov 16, 2008, 2:30 PM;
  • Nov 19-22, 2008, 8:00 PM

A delightful British Farce-Comedy, the third in Mr. Ayckbourn’s trilogy The Norman Conquests. Sarah's desperate attempts to have a nice, civilized week-end culminate in disaster. Ruth, Norman's wife, is summoned but Norman still contrives to cause havoc involving, finally, all three women. Matters are not helped by such events as the slow-thinking Tom mistaking Ruth's[read full story]

The Christmas Quarter

by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr. ; Directed by Cynthia J. Messier
  • Dec 12-14, 2008, 8:00 PM

Special Holiday show for Children of all ages. The story is about a young girl whose family has had to move into a homeless shelter just before Christmas and is afraid Santa will not find her. Her spirits are lifted when she finds a quarter in her room. Discovering that the handyman has recently lost[read full story]

What I Did Last Summer

by A. R. Gurney; Directed by Robin Richard
  • Jan 21-24, 2009, 8:00 PM;
  • Jan 25, 2009, 2:30 PM;
  • Jan 28-31, 2009, 8:00 PM

A delightful American Comedy. The play looks at life on the home front during the waning days of World War II. In the summer of 1945, while his father is stationed in the Pacific, 14 year-old Charlie and his family head to their summer home in an effort to keep some normalcy in their lives.[read full story]

Doubt: A Parable

by John Patrick Shanley; Directed by Cynthia J. Messier
  • Mar 18-21, 2009, 8:00 PM;
  • Mar 22, 2009, 2:30 PM;
  • Mar 25-28, 2009, 8:00 PM

Doubt is set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964 and revolves about a strong-minded woman who wrestles with conscience and uncertainty as she is faced with concerns about one of her male colleagues. This play by John Patrick Shanley the Bronx-born-and-bred playwright and Academy Award-winning author of Moonstruck dramatizes issues straight from today's headlines[read full story]

Melted Lipstick

by Annie Hart Cool
  • Apr 2-5, 2009, 8:00 PM

Humorous and touching characters created and performed by Annie Hart Cool.[read full story]

The Curious Savage

by John Patrick; Directed by Edward J. Maguire
  • May 6-9, 2009, 8:00 PM;
  • May 10, 2009, 2:30 PM;
  • May 13-16, 2009, 8:00 PM

This warm-hearted tale centers on Mrs. Ethel Savage, a slightly eccentric widow. As the recipient of her deceased husband’s estate, she wants to make the best use of it, despite her stepchildren’s selfish attempts to get their hands on it. Mrs. Savage, however, has put her wealth into negotiable bonds in the hopes of establishing[read full story]

Doctor Banner's Garden

by Hugh Aaron; Directed by Margo Wilson-Beauregard
  • Jun 17-20, 2009, 8:00 PM;
  • Jun 21, 2009, 2:30 PM

A World Premiere of a new play by Hugh Aaron! The play tells the story of a retired elderly professor and her woman colleague who are rejuvenated when three young college students enter their lives. The students, marveling at what these women have accomplished in their revealed pasts, come to seek their counsel. It’s a[read full story]