|Run for Your Wife – Feb 8-10 & 14-17 – A British Farce
Synopsis: This superb example of the British farce had audiences rolling in the aisles in London and New York! John Smith is a London cab driver who has worked out a meticulous method for maintaining two separate households and two wives. His first wife, Mary lives but four or so minutes away from the second household where John’s second wife, Barbara resides. John has a little book where he has carefully codified every day to coordinate his work schedule with his double life. As his perfect lie unravels, after he is banged on the head with a handbag while interceding in a mugging, the world goes topsy-turvy and the fun takes over like a runaway roller coaster. His upstairs neighbor Stanley becomes as involved as John, in the manic attempt to cover up the mess, ends up stoking the deceit and misunderstandings to the point of absurdity – at least in the audience’s point of view!
Auditions: Dec 1st
|Steel Magnolias – May 10-12 & 16-19 – A Touching Comedy-Drama
Synopsis (provided by Dramatists Play Service): The play opens with discussion of Shelby’s wedding day to her fiancé, Jackson, in the fictional northwestern Louisiana parish of Chinquapin at Truvy’s in-home beauty parlour where the women regularly gather. It covers events over the next three years with Shelby’s Type 1 diabetes and how the women interact at times with conflict but in the end resolved friends: Shelby’s decision to have a child despite the complication that can result from the condition, Clairee’s friendship with the curmudgeon Ouiser; Annelle’s transformation from a shy, anxious newcomer in town to a good-time girl then repentant revival-tent Christian; and Truvy’s relationships with the men in her family. Although the main storyline involves Shelby, her mother M’Lynn, and Shelby’s medical battles, the underlying group-friendship among all six women is prominent throughout the drama.
Auditions: Feb 25th & 26th, 6-8pm
|Lone Star / Laundry & Bourbon – June 14-15 – Two Single-Act Plays in Small-Town Texas
Synopsis (provided by theasy.com): Laundry and Bourbon was conceived as a companion piece to Lone Star, and the two scripts are tied together by the relationships between the characters. Lone Star focuses on unsettled Vietnam vet Ray and his goofy brother Roy drinking and wrestling behind a local bar. Fueled by beer, whiskey, and a run-in with his nerdy nemesis Cletus, Ray’s violence and rage crescendo until a confession from Roy leads to an all-out brawl. “Laundry and Bourbon” takes place back at Ray’s house where his troubled wife Elizabeth is drinking, fretting, and neglecting her laundry when her sassy, social-climbing friend Hattie drops by for gossip and highballs. These lifelong friends reminisce on the men and mayhem of their youth until gold-digging mean girl Amy Lee arrives to revel in her superiority and press her poorer friends to buy overpriced tickets to the Baptist Pancake Supper. As the ladies loosen up and liquor up, they snark and fight and reveal that none are in high cotton.
(Show on the Side)
Auditions: Apr 13, 2pm
Contains adult language and themes.
|Alice in Wonderland – Aug 2-4 & 8-11
Synopsis (provided by dramaticpublishing.com): As the curtain rises, Alice slides into view at the end of her long fall down the rabbit-hole. It is a more delightful place for the audience than for Alice, who is trying desperately to get back home. She tries to get help from the Mad Hatter, the Rabbit, and from the very nice Cheshire Cat. Long enough to contain the most delightful incidents, it is short enough to keep audience attention.
Auditions: May 28th & 29th, 6-8pm
|Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe – Oct 18-20 & 24-27 – A Chilling Drama
Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself and us that he is not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales that Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven”, “The Fall Of The House Of Usher”, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, and “The Tell Tale Heart”. Enter the world of Poe and watch him slip slowly into madness and his journey as he searches for some semblance of the world between dream and reality.
Nightfall will contain some strobe lighting and other light effects (for example, to simulate lightning).
Auditions: Aug 19th & 20th, 6:30pm
|How I Learned to Drive – Nov 22-23 – A Drama
Synopsis (provided by Stageagent.com): Paula Vogel’s groundbreaking and controversial play, How I Learned to Drive, tells the story of a young girl who grows up in a complex and sexually abusive relationship with her uncle in 1960’s Maryland. The play follows the young girl, Lil’ Bit, from her adolescence through college years and ends with her as a thirty-something adult. Although Lil’ Bit and her uncle share a mutual understanding and care deeply for one another, the years of manipulation and sexual confusion eventually drive them apart and wreak havoc on both of their psyches.
(Show on the Side)
How I Learned to Drive is for mature audiences only. It is being produced with the #metoo movement in mind.
Auditions: Sept 16 & 17, 6:00pm
|A Christmas Carol – Dec 13-15 & 19-22
Synopsis to be determined.
|Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam & Eve – Dates available on our Pop Up Productions page
Synopsis (provided by Samuel French): A uniquely American theatre piece, funny, beautiful, and deeply moving. David Birney has crafted a light-hearted look at the world’s first love story through the eyes of America’s greatest humorist, Mark Twain, whose Garden of Eden bursts with wit, laughter and the lyric poignance of the first love and the first loss.
Auditions: May 20, 6:30pm