• Our 2021-22 Season

    DAYTON THEATREGUILD

    ANNOUNCES ITS

    20212022 SEASON


    MORNING’S AT SEVEN
    by Paul Osborn

    Production dates: August 20-September 5, 2021

    Directed by Rick Flynn
    Produced by Christina Tomazinis

    This 1939 comedy tells the story of four aging sisters who live in a small mid-western town, and their long-standing sibling rivalries. Three of them — Ida, Cora and Arry — have lived next door to each other for fifty years, and Esther, the eldest, lives only a few blocks away. We quickly learn that living so close to one another has taken its toll. Some start to question their lives and decide to make some changes before it’s too late. In 1980, MORNING’S AT SEVEN was nominated for the Tony award for Best Revival of a Play.


    WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!
    by Wendy MacLeod

    Production dates: October 8-24, 2021
    Auditions: August 23 & 24, 2021

    Directed by Margie Strader
    Produced by Deirdre Bray Root

    Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new boyfriend, who is just plain creepy. He’s a dentist with a copy of Silence of the Lambs in his waiting room and an antique dentistry collection in his basement — and worse, he may be a serial killer! His missing hygienist was just found dead, apparently murdered by a dental instrument. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend before it’s too late.


    THE ROAD TO MECCA
    by Athol Fugard

    Production dates: December 3-19, 2021
    Auditions: October 11 & 12, 2021

    Directed by Scott Madden
    Produced by Debra Kent & Brian Buttrey

    Helen Martins is a South African woman living in a Christian community. She realizes she is getting older, and her neighbors expect her to move into a nursing home. Pastor Byleveld comes to her house to collect the papers approving her move, but Helen refuses to sign. Her friend, Elsa comes to visit from Cape Town, hoping to help settle the situation, and Helen’s neighbors are concerned about the odd sculptures Helen is creating in her yard.


    THE NORWEGIANS
    by C. Denby Swanson

    Production dates: February 4-20, 2022
    Auditions: December 6 & 7, 2021

    Directed by David Shough
    Produced by Christina Tomazinis & Rick Flynn

    The Norwegians is a strong comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the nice gangsters —- Norwegian hit men —- they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them were prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. Olive attempts to hire Gus and Tor to do in her ex-boyfriend who did her wrong.


    THE PRICE
    by Arthur Miller

    Production dates: March 25-April 10, 2022
    Auditions: February 7 & 8, 2022

    Directed by Debra Kent
    Produced by K.L.Storer

    Years after an angry breakup, two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, are reunited by the death of their father. As they sort through his possessions in an old brownstone attic, the memories evoked by his belongings stir up old hostilities. THE PRICE is about family dynamics, the price of furniture and the price of one’s decisions. It premiered on Broadway in 1968, and has had four revivals since. THE PRICE was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1968, including best play.


    THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
    A Play With Music
    Book, Music, and Lyrics by Pigpen Theatre Co.

    Production dates: May 27-June 12, 2022
    Auditions: March 28 & 29, 2022

    Directed by Jeff Sams
    Produced by Debra Strauss & Brian Buttrey

    The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them —- and us —- of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best, and a lesson about the inevitability of change. It reminds us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.