2018-19 Season: A SEASON OF LOVE
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Sponsored by Debra Hensley and Melissa Lebus Watt, State Farm Insurance, with Community Trust Bank
October 5-21, 2018
In this “Trivial Comedy for Serious People,” the charming Algernon and Jack both use the alias of “Ernest” to hobnob outside their stuffy social circles. But their harmless deceptions come to a halt when they fall in love with women more taken with their assumed names than with the men themselves – and the imperious Lady Bracknell doesn’t approve of either union. They can’t both be Ernest – or can they?
This classic comedy-of-manners has been thumbing its nose at “proper society” for over 100 years!
Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Sponsored by Ellee Ven and Groovalutionary
February 8-24, 2019
When George and Martha, a long-married couple in a New England college town, invite the idealistic young Nick and Honey over for a post-faculty party nightcap, an evening of casual cocktails descends quickly into an emotional brawl. Accusations, insults, and blame flow as freely as the drinks – until a terrible secret is shared that cannot be unheard.
Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, Albee’s often-hilarious and sometimes-horrifying play holds an unforgettable mirror up to the face of American marriage.
By Bekah Brunstetter
Sponsored by Betsy Campbell and Rich Mains
April 12-28, 2019 (no performance Easter Sunday)
Jen returns to her small, North Carolina hometown to plan her wedding and convince her dear family friend Della to bake the wedding cake - but when the
devout Della learns that there will be two brides and no groom, she politely declines. Both women struggle with their consciences, as they try to balance family and faith, and hope that they can have their cake and eat it too.
Playwright Brunstetter, writer and producer of the hit TV drama This is Us, has crafted a loving and heartfelt comedy that inspired the Los Angeles Times to proclaim “This is us as we could be, if we’d all just try a little harder.”