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39 Steps

adapted by Patrick Barlow; from the novel by John Buchan; from the movie of Alfred HitchcockDirected by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Sep 12-14, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 15, 2019, 2:30 PM;
  • Sep 19-21, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Sep 22, 2019, 2:30 PM

A comedic spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 thriller, with only four actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, who meets a woman who claims to be a spy. When he takes[read full story]

A Pound On Demand

by Sean O'CaseyDirected by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • Oct 3-5, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Oct 6, 2019, 2:30 PM

A drunk and his somewhat sober sidekick must settle the matter of his account in a Dublin post office. They are after one more pound to spend at the pub. Their efforts are thwarted by a woman attempting to post a letter, and a clerk who is suspicious of the two men. This production is[read full story]

Trifles

by Susan GlaspellDirected by Stephanie LeBlanc
  • Oct 3-5, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Oct 6, 2019, 2:30 PM

John Wright has been murdered! The main suspect of the wicked crime? His wife. As the County Attorney, Sheriff Peters, and neighboring farmer Mr. Hale scour the home for clues, the real detectives turn out to be Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters. What they discover leaves lots of questions and few answers, not just about[read full story]

A Murder Is Announced

by Agatha Christie; adapted by Leslie DarbonDirected by Robin Richard
  • Nov 7-9, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Nov 10, 2019, 2:30 PM;
  • Nov 14-16, 2019, 7:30 PM;
  • Nov 17, 2019, 2:30 PM

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined[read full story]

The Gingerbread Lady

by Neil SimonDirected by Eric R. Paradis
  • Jan 9-11, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • Jan 12, 2020, 2:30 PM;
  • Jan 16-18, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • Jan 19, 2020, 2:30 PM

In the wake of Neil Simon's passing in 2018, what better way to celebrate his work than to stage one of his most uncommon gems, a dark comedy that finds the humor in life's biggest challenges. Our lead, Evy, has experienced her fair share of challenges, including a recent rehab stint, yet manages to take[read full story]

Two Rooms

by Lee BlessingDirected by Stephen R. Kay
  • May 7-9, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • May 10, 2020, 2:30 PM

* NOTE DATE CHANGE * After an American teacher is held hostage in a windowless cubicle in the Middle East, his wife, Lainie, finds herself (and the US Government) powerless to do anything about it. In order to symbolically share his ordeal, she strips a room in their home bare and holds a vigil for[read full story]

Finders Keepers

by George KellyDirected by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr.
  • May 14-16, 2020 7:30 PM;
  • May 17, 2020 2:30 PM

* NOTE DATE CHANGE - TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED * Mrs. Aldrid finds a purse containing four hundred dollars. Of course her husband thinks that she intends to return the purse, but Mrs. Aldrid offers Mr. Aldrid a distressing look into her true character when she announces that she will keep it. Even when they learn that[read full story]

The Flattering Word

by George KellyDirected by Mellanie Crowther
  • May 14-16, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • May 17, 2020, 2:30 PM

* NOTE DATE CHANGE - TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED * A pastor's wife learns that an old school friend, now a famous actor, is coming to town and would like to catch up with her. Unfortunately, her husband objects: Their church frowns upon theatrics. Meanwhile, a church volunteer is excited about the opportunity to promote the career[read full story]

The Torch-Bearers

by George KellyDirected by Suzanne J. Houbre
  • Jun 18-20, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • Jun 21, 2020, 2:30 PM;
  • Jun 25-27, 2020, 7:30 PM;
  • Jun 28, 2020, 2:30 PM

* NOTE DATE CHANGE - TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED * This comedy focuses on a hapless group of amateur theatricals as they rehearse, and ultimately perform, a show-stopping new play. Their leader, Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli, is a brilliant caricature of self-indulgent dilettantism. Her troupe is incapable of conducting a competent rehearsal, and their public performance collapses[read full story]