2017-2018 SEASON

2017-2018 season


SEPTEMBER – BELLES by Mark Dunn

Directed by L. Bennett

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COMEDY/DRAMA — Told in “two acts and forty-five phone calls,” Belles visits six southern sisters, who, over the course of an autumn weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone, and in the process come to terms with their shattered family history. The six Walker sisters all hail from Memphis, but now they are scattered all over the country. Only Peggy still lives in Memphis, where she cares for Mama. When the play begins, Peggy is phoning her sisters with the latest about Mama… whether they want to hear it or not!


     NOVEMBER – A MINISTER’S WIFE by Schmidt, Tranen & Pendleton  

Directed by R. Sinesio

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MUSICAL – based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Candida,” is set in London in the swirl of a love triangle among energetic, admired Socialist clergyman, Reverend James Morell, his strong-willed and beautiful wife, Candida, and an idealistic young poet, Eugene Marchbanks, who, infatuated with Candida, aims to win her love.


JANUARY – SECOND TIME AROUND by Henry Denker

Directed by R. Spain

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COMEDY – Bernard and Marion haven’t seen each other in over twenty years when they meet by accident, and eventually get together to talk over old times and catch up on what has happened since they parted. And so begins a journey of memories: their first meeting, their love for each other, their marriages and children. All is underscored by a nagging question: why have they remained strangers for so long? Two actors portray Bernard and Marion at fifty and as younger people, as well as others from the past.


MARCH – CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES by Stowell/Zuelkhe

Directed by T. Gilbert

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MUSICAL – The church basement kitchen throughout much of America is often the heart and soul of any church. In  “Church Basement Ladies” we meet the pastor, three main kitchen cooks and one daughter who run the kitchen and care for the congregation by preparing and serving the food . Like any great kitchen, problems are solved here as well. We see the four women handle a Lutefisk Dinner, a funeral, an Easter Fund Raiser, and, of course, a wedding. The stave off potential disasters, have fun, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the pastor on due course.


MAY – SENIOR FOLLIES by Billie St. John  

Directed by T. DeNicholas

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COMEDY – The rocking is not done in chairs at the Pleasant Valley Retirement Home, especially since Howard discovered Viagra! The feisty divorcee and lovely widow who are constantly scurring out if his reach and refuse to play strip poker or skinny dip in the hot tub breathe a sigh of relief when a new resident actually seems to enjoy Howard’s advances. She turns out to be a con artist intent on fleecing Howard and, with the help of her brother, a shy spinster. Other roles for senior actors include a less than energetic wife and her husband, a gardening fanatic. Don’t miss the hilarity in this wonderful comedy.