• Our Next Production of the 2016-17 Season

    by  • September 4, 2016

    The Outgoing TideThe Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

    Production dates: October 7-23, 2016

    An older couple, Gunner and Peg, live on Chesapeake Bay. Gunner now suffers from Alzheimer’s, and their grown son comes to visit them one autumn to help his mother with decisions that need to be made. Peg wants to move into a senior facility, but Gunner wants to leave his wife and son something other than the bitter memories and resentments he is sure they hold against him.

    Directed by Kathy Mola

    Run Time:  TBD by October 4, 2016

     

    Paperless Ticketing

    by  • August 19, 2016

    green ticketThis season, we continue our move to be more environmentally friendly and will utilize paperless ticketing.  If you attended a performance last season, you’re already familiar with the process.  However, just in case, we thought we would remind everyone how it works. When you place an order for tickets (season, individual performance, change, and/or open),  the only available shipping method will be “Theatre Check-In.”  Once the order has been submitted, you’ll still receive an email confirmation of your order along with the date and time of the performance. Don’t forget to add the performance to your calendar.

    When you arrive at the theatre, on the day of the performance, you don’t need to do anything special.  When the House opens, you’ll proceed to the auditorium and check-in with the “Ticket Taker.”  You’ll be asked for your name.  That’s the name under which the order was submitted.  So, if your friend gave you his/her ticket, use his/her’s name.  Then, proceed in, select your seat, sit back, relax, and enjoy the performance.

    Shop and Give

    by  • December 31, 2015

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    Auditions for

    by  • September 13, 2016

    The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson

    The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom DurninTom Durnin is a disbarred lawyer who has spent the last five years in prison for a fraudulent investment scheme. He returns to his family, envisioning a happy reunion and catching up on lost time. What he finds instead is a son (James) who is struggling with a job he hates, a marriage that has failed, and resentment towards his father for much of it. While James reluctantly allows Tom to camp out on his couch, the rest of the family is even less thrilled about Tom’s return. His now ex-wife Karen has moved on to another marriage, unbeknownst to Tom, and his daughter will not allow him to see his grandchildren, though her husband Chris, who owes his job to his father-in-law, is caught between competing loyalties. The family, still hurting, has managed to move on, but Tom’s return to them in hopes of reclaiming a happier past dredges up even more pain.

    In a 2015 interview about his work as a whole, Levenson notes: “I do find the dynamics in the family to be fascinating and endlessly variable. Family is, obviously, among the most universal experiences. We all come from some kind of family, for better or worse, healthy or not. Family has always been very important to me and has always been something that is such a rich part of our experience. I guess people living together is always a fraught enterprise, filled with so much beauty, so much joy and so much sorrow.”

    Production Dates: November 18 – December 4, 2016
    Director: Marjorie Strader
    Producer: Barb Jorgensen

    Audition Dates: Monday October 10 and Tuesday October 11 at 7 PM


    Luna Gale 3Luna Gale, by Rebecca Gilman

    A veteran social worker believes she has a typical case on her hands when she meets two teenaged drug addicts accused of neglecting their baby daughter. She places the six-month-old baby in the care of her maternal grandmother, who requests permanent adoption. Is it better for the child to be reared by a rabidly evangelical grandmother or eventually to be reunited with the rehabilitated
    parents? This very contemporary play is about moral dilemma, faith and forgiveness.

    Production Dates: January 20, 2017 – February 5, 2017
    Director: Debra Kent
    Producer: K.L. Storer

    Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Nov 21 & 22, 2016, starting at 7:00 pm both nights


    The Elephant Man, by Bernard Pomerance

    the-elephant-manBernard Pomerance’s Tony Award-winning classic, The Elephant Man, is based on the real life of Joseph Merrick, an afflicted 19th century British man who became a star of the traveling freak show circuit.  When the renowned Dr. Treves takes Merrick under his care at the London Hospital, he is astonished by Merrick’s brilliant intelligence and unshakable faith.  Treves introduces Merrick to the beautiful actress, Mrs. Kendall, who is struck by his loneliness and understanding. Soon all of Victorian high society becomes fascinated by Merrick.  But with Merrick’s new life comes new complexity for all involved, and a “normal” existence begins to seem all but impossible.

    Production Dates: March 17 – April 2, 2017
    Director:  David Shough

    Audition Dates:  Monday and Tuesday, January 23 & 24, 2017, 7-9:30pm

     


    For more information, visit our Auditions page.

    Congratulations to the cast of…

    by  • August 24, 2016

    The Outgoing TideTHE OUTGOING TIDE By Bruce Graham

    Barbara Jorgensen as Peg
    Peter Wallace as Gunner
    Matthew Smith as Jack

    Directed by Kathy Mola
    Produced by Rick Flynn

    Production dates: October 7-October 23, 2016