2017/2018 Season: A SEASON OF TRUTH

This season, we present three intimate, dynamic, and compelling plays that ask our audience to consider: What is the truth? And how do you know it's true?


October 6 - 22, 2017

Described by dramatist Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town shares the simplest, but most important, truths about ordinary American life: birth, youth, love, marriage, family, death. The story is deceptively plain: in tiny Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, high school athlete George Gibbs falls in love with his neighbor, the optimistic young Emily Webb and - after a few bouts of cold feet - they marry. But love is never simple, and for every moment we enjoy of sunlight, there are shadows. Directed by Larry Snipes.

CAST:  Stage Manager: Geoffrey Nelson*, Emily: Taylor Schulz, George: Curtis Lipsey III, Dr. Gibbs: Joe Gatton, Mrs. Gibbs: Sherman Fracher*, Editor Webb: Ryan Briggs, Mrs. Webb: Alana Ghent, Rebecca Gibbs: Arden Stone, Wally Webb: Perry Mains, Mrs. Soames: Jess Cummins, Simon Stimson: Shayne Brakefield, Joe Crowell: Bobby Lowther, Si Crowell: Nate Kroehmer, Howie Newsome: Mark Smith, Professor Willard: Gregory Hancock, Joe Stoddard: Rick Wayman, Sam Craig: Leonydas Johnson, Constable Warren: Drew Sutherland, Woman: Lynn Hungerford.    * = member, Actors' Equity Association.

Click HERE to learn more about the play and its author, Thornton Wilder!

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BY BILL CAIN                February 9-25, 2018

The queen is dead, and Shakespeare is getting used to the newly-crowned King James. When he’s commanded to write a play about the recently-foiled “Gunpowder Plot” to blow up Parliament, he agrees only if he can interview the condemned suspects. But he learns that the plot was deeper than anyone suspected, and its secrets threaten to destroy him, his players, and all of England.   This fascinatingly comic drama is funny, touching, and   

troubling - and absolutely Shakespearean in itsscope andwit.            Directed by Jerre Dye (Failure: a Love Story).

 

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BY LUCAS HNATH                  April 13-29, 2018

Pastor Paul has an announcement. His beautiful mega-church is paid off, thousands attend every Sunday, and he’s had a revelation. But not everybody is happy to hear his revision of the Good News, and the bedrock of his community is shaken to its core. Can Paul’s church survive when he upends everything his followers thought they believed?   This provocative drama has been hailed across the social and political spectrum, earning raves from both Christianity Today and The New York Times

                                                                                                            Directed by Patti Heying, featuring Roger Leasor.


Marianne Miller, Shayne Brakefield, Garbrielle Miller, and Alexis Robinson in 2017's Failure: a Love Story

Marianne Miller, Shayne Brakefield, Garbrielle Miller, and Alexis Robinson in 2017's Failure: a Love Story