September 2017 – May 2018

The Woman in Black
by Stephen Mallatratt and Susan Hill
Directed by Ron Newell
Show Dates: September 15 – October 8, 2017

This supernatural mystery centers around a mysterious specter – a woman in black – who relentlessly haunts a small English town. A genre classic, the play is a theatrical spine chiller which weaves storytelling and clever illusions to bring this Gothic tale to life.

“Provides a pleasurable ripple of fear down one’s spine…” – Time Out New York

Review from Mark Horning “The Woman in Black”

Our Cast:

Bob Goddard as Kipps
Jeremy Jenkins as The Actor
Claudia Lillibridge as The Woman

photos by Terry Schordock

 

Christmas at the Wiley Diner
by Margo Haas
Directed by Tyson Douglas Rand
November 10 – December 10, 2017 SOLD OUT!
no performance on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 

Set in present day Cow Creek, PA – this new Holiday tale is sure to become a classic.  A warm-hearted, humorous reminder of the many things, including our collective imperfections, that should be recognized, embraced & most of all, celebrated.  Rejoice with us over the unique little bits that make family, friends & community our strength as well as our comfort & joy.

“A charming, funny, warm-hearted holiday story.” – D.B. Gilles, New York


Review from Mark Horning
  “While Christmas tales abound this time of year, Christmas at the Wiley Diner is a gentle notch above the rest. It is a story of friendship, tradition, home and hearth that is told in a non-jarring way. This is a wonderful play to share with the entire family.”

Our Cast:

KYLE ADAM as Ryan Banks
MICHELLE DEYARMIN as Lily Flores
CHARLES HARGRAVE as Ben
COLIN P. McCAULEY as Jay Byrd
ANNE McEVOY as Sheila Banks
DARRELL STARNIK as Carter
LISA L WILEY as Kate Myers

photos by Terry Schordock

​Godspell – 2012 Revised Version
Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak (a Clague Playhouse alum!)
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by
EDGAR LANSBURY/STUART DUNCAN/JOSEPH BERUH

Directed by Michael Larochelle
Music Direction by David Bird
Choreography by Brenda Larochelle

January 12 – February 4, 2018   SOLD OUT!

A mega-hit on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and around the world, Godspell was radiantly revisited and revived in 2012 with crisp, new arrangements and an injection of contemporary references.
A clever retelling of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, Godspell takes its audience on a high-energy journey through the Gospel of Saint Matthew. The virtues and teachings of Jesus are explored through storytelling, song and dance. The tale of the Good Samaritan, Lazarus and the rich man, the Prodigal Son, the Beatitudes, and finally the Passion of Christ himself are poignantly and entertainingly depicted with humor, heart and a classic rock score that has delighted audiences the world over since its Off-Broadway premier in 1971.

Our Cast:
Isaiah Blue
Michelle Cha
Rick Dawson
Kiara Durbin
Noah Furin
Kara Mincik
Amber Revelt
Nick Salazar
Michael Stolar

photos by Terry Schordock

“Godspell brings a message of love.” – Orlando Sentinel

Here’s the link to Mark Horning’s Review of “Godspell”

Godspell – 2012 Revised Version
is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

 

Silent Sky
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Curt Arnold
March 9 – 31, 2018

SILENT SKY presents the real-life story of Henrietta Leavitt and the women working behind the scenes at the dawn of modern astronomy. Henrietta leaves her family in Wisconsin to join a group of women “computers” at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, where she is not even allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Balancing her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love, she makes a breakthrough discovery that enables astronomers to calculate the distance between Earth and remote galaxies and stars. A celestial romance and true story of discovery.

“Silent Sky is an intellectual epic told on an intimate scale. Bottom line – heavenly.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Our Cast:
Brittany Nicole Gaul as Henrietta Leavitt
Jill Kenderes as Margaret Leavitt
Andrew Keller as Peter Shaw
Pam Matthews as Annie Cannon
Molly Clay as Williamina Fleming

photos by Terry Schordock

A review from Cleveland Stage Alliance – Kevin Kelly:   “Silent Sky Gets A Beautiful, Touching, and Amusing Production at Clague Playhouse”

A review from Talkin’ Broadway – Mark Horning:  “Silent Sky” – Clague Playhouse

 

​​​​​The Explorers Club
by Nell Benjamin
Directed by Anne McEvoy
May 4-27, 2018

London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit, of all things, a woman (!), plus they are badly in need of a new bartender. This play is a witty spoof of Victorian adventurers who ravaged foreign lands in the name of science.

“You don’t have to be British to lose your composure and howl with laughter at THE EXPLORERS CLUB.” —Variety

Our Cast:
Curt Arnold as Professor Wallings
Mike Frye as Professor Cope
Robert Hawkes as Professor Sloan
Assad Khaishgi as Sir Bernard Humphries
Corey Knick as Lucius Fretway
Colin P. McCauley as Luigi
Mark Rabkin as Harry Percy
Tyson Douglas Rand as Beebe/Irish Rebel
Tiffany Trapnell as Phyllida Spotte-Hume/Countess Glamorgan

 

photos by Terry Schordock

Gwendolyn Kochur’s review:  Clague Playhouse’s ‘The Explorer’s Club’ is worth discovering