• Our Next Production of the 2016-17 Season

    by  • October 25, 2016

    The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson

    Tom Durnin is a disgraced lawyer who returns to his family seeking redemption after serving time in prison for a white-collar crime. He is determined to win back the respect he believes he The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnindeserves, even if that means ripping apart the new life his family has so carefully put together in his absence. This play is about the price we pay for defaulting on those we love.

    Note: Contains Adult Language

    Runtime will be available approximately November 15, 2016

    Director: Marjorie Strader
    Producer: Barb Jorgensen

    Production Dates: November 18 – December 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.

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    by  • December 31, 2015

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    Auditions for

    by  • October 13, 2016

    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  • October 13, 2016

    The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson

    Tom Durnin – Ray Geiger
    James Durnin – Tim Madden
    Katie Nicholson – Ryan Kelly
    Chris Wyatt – Ryan Shannon
    Karen Brown-Canedy – Karen Righter

    Director: Marjorie Strader
    Producer: Barb Jorgensen

    Production Dates: November 18 – December 4, 2016