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The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Jeb Bigelow
Produced by Booth Muller
Stage Manager Jay Rittberger

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Christopher Chene, Laura Crone, Brian Henry, Bronwyn Hopton, Mackenzie Leland, Jill Taylor, Phil Wells, & Susan Wismar

Two wealthy London bachelors each pretend to be a fictitious man called Earnest in order to win over two eligible young ladies, despite the ladies' avowed preference for that name alone — and the interference of the intimidatingly proper Lady Bracknell — in Wilde's "trivial comedy for serious people."

Suitable for audiences of all ages.

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett,
newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman

Directed by Marla Williams
Produced by Lisa Billing
Stage Manager Kirsten Peninger

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Doug Browell, Kate Charlesworth-Miller, Julie Emmert Silvius, Jessica Greenwald, Mackenzie Joseph, Randy Lenhart, Casey Merkey, Patrick Petrilla, James F. Petsche, & Molly Watson

In this gripping new adaptation, newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create a contemporary impassioned story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule.

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

Anne of Green Gables

adapted by Peter DeLaurier
from the novel by L.M. Montgomery

Directed by Jason Speicher
Produced by Keely Kurtas-Chapman
Stage Manager Kate Hawthorne

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Monty Almoro, Maggie McCann, Nancy Meyer, Booth Muller, Cheryl Muller, Joshua Pearson, Ashley Schuliger, Maggie Szabo, Jessica Weislogel, Mckinley Witt, & Alice Young

When aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert send to the orphanage in Nova Scotia for a boy to help them on the farm, they get more than they bargain for. Due to a mix-up, they are instead left with 11-year-old Anne Shirley. Over the course of six years, this romantic, hot-headed, and energetic girl wins their hearts and turns the stodgy, rural Canadian community into a bright world of kindred spirits.

Suitable for audience of all ages.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

by Alan Ball
Directed by Heather Schultz
Produced by Kirsten Peninger
Stage Manager Wendy Brinker

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Sharifa Andrews, Lindsay Brooks, Alli Loeffert, Susie McGarry, Colleen Underwood, & Aaron Long

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit.

Due to strong language, adult humor and situations, this show is recommended for mature audiences.

Rabbit Hole

by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Kate Tull
Produced by Ronda Sly-Jones
Stage Manager Stephen Elliot Moore

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Camille Bullock, Frank Gallo, Kathryn Miller, Mary Trapp Gray, & David Tull

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Recommended for audiences 13 and older. Contains adult language.


by Nick Jones
Directed by Michael Fusco
Produced by Sara Weaver
Stage Manager Jennifer Shively

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Cory Baker, Linda Goodwin, Kate Hawthorne, Jeff Kemeter, Tony Ludovico, Sarah Merkey, & Patrick Petrilla

Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly… at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.

Suggested for audiences ages 13 and older.

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