Directed by Michael Fusco
Produced by Sarah Merkey
Stage Manager Jenn Shively
Sept. 19 & 26, 2021 at 2:00PM
Allison Fagan (Clair), Barbe Helwig (Sylvia), Brian Henry (Tom), Dave Killinger (Delivery Man), Nancy Meyer (Vera), Al Minor (Schmidt), Samantha Norman (Heather), & Rachel Wiltshire (Bridget)
Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she'll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her nana get arrested - or worse - evicted?
Directed by Coreen Janetske
Stage Manager Allison Fagan
Oct. 31 Nov. & 7, 2021 at 2:00PM
Sarah Bender (Elizabeth), Brian Henry (Detective Rough), Jeff Kemeter (Police Officer), Rachel Luther (Bella Manningham), Kyle Smith (Jack Manningham), & Meaghan Torres (Nancy)
As the curtain rises on the Manningham's residence in 19th century London, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility -- except for items going missing, an injured dog, and Mrs. Manningham, who keeps hearing footsteps that aren't there. She thinks she's going mad, until an Inspector from Scotland Yard starts asking questions about Mr. Manningham's past, and she begins to suspect that her husband's insinuating kindness masks more sinister motives. A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight, this tale of mystery and murder boast one of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.
Directed by Heather Schultz
Produced by Debb Miller
Stage Manager Wendy Brinker
Dec. 12 & 19, 2021 at 2:00PM
Sharifa Andrews (Lord Darby and more), Hope Bailey (HSN Hostess and more), Ashton Brammer (Emily Ostergaard and more), Julie Emmert-Silvius (Mother and more), Briana Harger (Jessica), Lynn Hull (Gwen), & Colleen Underwood (Barista Actress and more)
Hamlet's a challenge for any actor, but when Jessica is cast as the titular character in a New York production, it sends her into an existential tailspin. It doesn't help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she's too young for the role. Or that she's somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. Not to mention the fact that she's a woman. How can Jessica figure out "to be or not to be," when she can't even figure out herself? Featuring an all-female cast performing multiple roles, Women Playing Hamlet is rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike.
Directed by J. Damon Barnett, Jr.
Feb. 6, 13 & 20, 2022 at 2:00PM
In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie, interviewing more than 200 citizens in the aftermath of Matthew's murder. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
Directed by Bethany Schoeff
Apr. 3 & 10, 2022 at 2:00PM
In this richly comic play that the New York Times calls "sharp, withering and funny," world-weary dilettante and matinee idol Garry Essendine sits at the centre of his own universe: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa, the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered. And all hell breaks loose. Noël Coward's Present Laughter originally premiered in the early years of the Second World War just as such privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change.
Directed by Stephen Grinch
May 13 & 22, 2022 at 2:00PM
It's Christmas Eve in the tropical prison colony of Cayenne, French Guiana, where the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Hopeless shopkeeper Felix Dulay has hired three convicts - two of them murderers, the third a swindler - to fix his roof. But when Felix's evil cousin arrives to oust Felix and his family from their business, the three convicts realize the Dulays need a few guardian angels, and decide to use every criminal art they possess to set matters right.