2015-2016 Season

Zombies from The Beyond

Book, music and lyrics by James Valcq
Directed by Heather Schultz
Musical Director by Kate Cremean
Produced by Kirsten Peninger
Stage Manager Kirsten Peninger

Sept. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, & 26, 2015 at 8:00pm
Sept. 20 & 27, 2015 at 2:00pm

Sean Brinker, Laura Dachenbach, Dan Hildebrand, Tony Ludovico, Joyce Patrone, Julie Cremean Russell, & Cody Schmid

The Cold War and space race paranoia threaten the good folks at the fictional Milwaukee Space Center when a flying saucer lands in the city. Taking its cue from pulp movies popular at the time, this musical comedy brings the 1950s nostalgically and hilariously to life.

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The Outgoing Tide

by Bruce Graham
Directed by James F. Petsche
Produced by Kirsten Peninger
Stage Manager: Stephen Moore

Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31, Nov. 6, & 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Nov. 1 & 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Sean Brinker, Dave Morgan, & Eve Nordyke

In a cottage on Chesapeake Bay, an aging and ailing man hatches an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. An Ohio premiere.

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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

adapted by Joe Landry
from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, & Jo Swerling

Directed by Mark Passerrello
Produced by Natalie Cooper
Stage Manager Sarah Merkey

Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, & 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
Dec. 13 & 20, 2015 at 2:00pm

Randy Benge, Patrick Cline, Allison Fagan, Lindsey Fisher, Heather Schultz, & Molly Watson

The beloved holiday motion picture classic – the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve – comes to the stage as a live 1940s radio broadcast.

Suitable for all ages.

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Simply Staged

Readers theatre presentations of original unproduced plays
Produced by John Grote
Jan. 7, 8 & 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Jan. 10, 2016 at 2:00pm

Original plays written by our own Curtain Players and presented in a readers theatre format.

Curtain Players provides the playing space, rehearsal space, and very basic stage lighting, with the selected playwrights taking creative license with directors and actors of their choosing to bring their stories to life.

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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

by Ed Graczyk
Directed by Mark Blessing
Produced by Deborah Blessing
Stage Manager Melissa Herrera-Ortiz

Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 20, 2016 at 8:00pm
Feb. 14 & 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

Caitlin Brosnahan, Kate Charlesworth-Miller, Erin Daily, Kasey Meininger, Patrick Petrilla, Sara Priest, Adriana Pust, Kathylynn St. Pierre, & Carly Young

A group of women reunite for a meeting of their James Dean fan club, trading memories and memorabilia of the famous screen star to compensate for their own unhappy lives. A 40th anniversary revival of the Broadway and motion picture drama that had its world premiere in Columbus.

Recommended for adult audiences.

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You Can't Take It With You

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Kate Tull
Produced by Ronda Sly-Jones
Stage Manager Stephen Moore

Mar. 18, 19, 25, 26, Apr. 1, & 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
Mar. 20 & Apr. 3, 2016 at 2:00pm
Please note, the first matinee performance will be performed during the first weekend, instead of the usual second weekend.

Sharifa Andrews, Doug Browell, Sean Hazen Coffman, Larry Cole, Julie Emmert, Jeff Eyerman, Linda Goodwin, Stephen Grinch, Jeff Kemeter, Madison Lee, Randy Lenhart, Jack Miller, Kurt Mueller, Kirsten Peninger, Bethany Schoeff, & Jay Stiger.

In one of Kaufman and Hart's most enduring comedies, an eccentric family allows each member to pursue his own ambition in the home, but their routine is disrupted when a daughter with a regular job brings her fiancé and his Wall Street family to dinner.

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The Skin of Our Teeth

by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Danielle Mari
Stage Manager Kent Halloran

May 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21, 2016 at 8:00pm
May 15 & 22, 2016 at 2:00pm

Isaac Barnes, Heather Fidler, Brian Henry, Martina Holbrook, Kasey Meininger, Casey Merkey, Lizzy Merkey, Frank Peter, Heather Schultz, JJ Sheehan, Molly Watson, & Jessica Weislogel

The modern-looking Antrobus family and their seductive maid, Sabina, survive many ancient disasters, including the Ice Age, Noah's flood, war and famine, always able to start over and begin anew in this Pulitzer Prize winning dark comedy from the author of Our Town.

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