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Biloxi Blues

by Neil Simon
directed by Michael Whitehill

Jan 19 - Feb 4
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

One of Neil Simon’s funniest plays, Biloxi Blues is the second chapter in what is known as the Eugene trilogy.  Winning the 1985 Tony Award for Best Play, it tells of the conflict between Sergeant Merwin J. Toomey and Arnold Epstein, one of many privates enlisted in the military stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, seen through the eyes of Eugene Jerome, one of the other soldiers.  Set in 1940s America, it sees characters struggle with ethnic differences, and search for a sense of purpose in their young and not-so-young lives, despite some raw language, it should appeal to all ages.

 

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

On Golden Pond

by Earnest Thompson
directed by Bonnie Hill

Apr 6 - Apr 22
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

Ethel and Norman Thayer return for the forty-eighth year to their summer home on Golden Pond. A retired professor nearing eighty, he remains a tart-tongued observer, as eager for life as ever. Ethel is ten years younger, and Norman’s perfect foil. Their divorced daughter and her fiancé visit, then depart for Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple has longed for. Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting literature at him, learning lessons about modern teenage awareness in return. As summer wanes, so does their idyll, and Norman and Ethel are ever closer together. 

 

Presented by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC., NEW YORK

Pippin

Book By Roger O. Hirson Music and Lyrics By Stephen Schwartz
directed by Sylvia Maloney

Jun 8- Jun 24
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

With an infectiously unforgettable score from the four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin has been a hit on stages ranging from high schools to Broadway. Sweeping the New York Awards circuit in 2013, Pippin continues to captivate and appeal to the young at heart throughout the worldwide.  It tells the story of the young prince Pippin who is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. Throughout all of his adventures he finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary, everyday moments.  Pippin's message is universal and will resonate with audiences of all ages across the age spectrum.

 

Presented by special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI). 

The Sisters Rosensweig

Wendy Wasserstein
directed by Shelagh Grasso

Sept 7 - Sept 23
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

Sara, who lives in London, represents a major Hong Kong bank and is about to turn 54. Her sisters, Gorgeous and Pfeni, arrive to help celebrate the birthday. Gorgeous has a radio advice program, and Pfeni is a world traveler. Various friends and boyfriends also arrive for the party. Wendy Wasserstein received the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in American Theatre for this portrait of modern life.  The Sisters Rosensweig offers the opportunity to showcase some of the incredibly talented female performers in our community, and brings us the perspective of women’s voices.

Presented by special arrangement with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC., NEW YORK

The Hostage

by Brendan Behan
directed by Pat Patterson

Nov 2 - Nov 18
Fri & Sat at 8:00 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm
Adults $20, Members $15, Students $10

Taking place during the troubles in 1950s Ireland, The Hostage centers on the fate of an Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoner sentenced to be hanged in a Belfast jail and the British conscript taken hostage by the IRA as a bargaining chip to save him. Set in a Dublin pub where the soldier is held by a host of Irish characters including ex-revolutionaries, IRA volunteers, and innocents, the pub acts as a sanctuary, a bawdy house, and in the end, a jail. An exuberant, dark comedy filled with song, and dealing with honor and betrayal, absurdity and fear, love and hate, and finally, life and death – The Hostage has it all.

 

 

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

BILOXI BLUES
ON GOLDEN POND
PIPPIN
THE SISTERS
ROSENSWEIG
THE HOSTAGE