September 2018 – May 2019

 

Murder Room

by Jack Sharkey Directed by Ron Newell
Show Dates: September 14 – October 7, 2018
In this crime thriller spoof, Mavis and her lover plan to rub out her wealthy husband, and they seem to have succeeded all too easily. But have they? A sophisticated and witty gem of a play.

“Murder has never been this funny…it is good clean mirth all the way.” – Times

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photos by Terry Schordock

Here’s what the critics are saying…

 

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

By John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James FitzGerald Directed by Rob Gibb
Show Dates: November 9 – December 9, 2018 SOLD OUT!!
 

Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told. A madcap romp through the holiday season. “It makes for an irreverent and quite enjoyable evening.” DC Metro Theater Arts

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photos by Terry Schordock

 

Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz Directed by Fred Sternfeld
Show Dates: January 11- February 3, 2019

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence and announces that she is about to publish a memoir, dredging up a family tragedy from the past. The family, shaken by the news, tries to appeal to Brooke, but the writer has drawn a line in the sand. Note: Contains adult language. “Spending time with these messed-up, complicated people is a genuine pleasure.” NY Post    

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Review from Mark Horning: Talkin Broadway – Other Desert Cities

SUDS: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera

by Steve Gunderson, Bryan Scott and Melinda Gilb Directed by Jeff Lockshine Music Direction by Jayne Bartish-Kacik Choreography by Kaylea Kudlaty
Show Dates: March 8-31, 2019  SOLD OUT!

Set in a laundromat in the 1960’s, SUDS: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera is a delightful story of a young teenage girl and three guardian angels who come to teach her about finding true love. The show is loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy and over 50 well-known songs that topped the charts of the 60’s. “Fluffy, frothy, fun!” Louisville Tribune

 

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photos by Terry Schordock

Summerland

by Arlitia Jones Directed by Anne McEvoy
Show Dates: May 3-26, 2019

In the final play of our season, history meets mystery as the intriguing account of real-life spirit photographer, William H. Mumler unfolds. Mumler, a popular photographer in the post-Civil War era (when the country was mourning the loss of over 620,000 Americans,) built his reputation on his ability to capture images of departed loved ones in the pictures he took of the living who made their way to his studio. Mumler is aided by his mysterious wife and business is thriving…until they come under the scrutiny of Inspector Tooker who’s determined to expose the couple as the charlatans he believes them to be. But when Tooker sees the photograph Mumler’s taken of him, things get a bit more complicated for the inspector…and a whole lot more interesting for the audience. You’ll want to get your tickets early for this haunting little play that brings history to life, adding its own theatrical twists and turns along the way.

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“An engaging and unique historical drama with a supernatural bent.” Behind the Curtain Cincinnati

photos by Terry Schordock