KidSpeak – YOUTH THEATRE – General Admission $10
Saturday, April 29th, 3 pm – Sunday, April 30th, 7 pm
Our 2nd Annual KidSpeak Youth Playwriting Competition and Production offers local young people the opportunity to write, direct and produce their own original short plays, performed as a staged reading by an adult cast of experienced actors! Travel into the imaginations of our winning playwrights and discover the magic that can occur when kids create original theatre!
Burn This by Lanford Wilson– ADULT DRAMA – General Admission $10
Friday, May 12th, 8pm – Saturday, May 13th, 8 pm
The place is a Manhattan loft shared by Anna, a lithe young dancer-choreographer, and her two gay roommates—her collaborator, Robby, who has just been killed in a freak boating accident, and Larry, a world-weary, caustically funny young advertising executive. As the play begins Anna is recovering from attending Robby’s funeral, comforted by her wealthy, well-meaning boyfriend, Burton, a sci-fi screenwriter whose persistent proposals of marriage Anna finds herself unable to accept. Then, with sudden, unexpected explosiveness, Robby’s older brother, Pale, bursts on the scene. He has come to collect his brother’s belongings—but stays on to transform the action of the play and the lives of those in it. Menacing, profane, dangerous and yet oddly sensitive, Pale is both terrifying and fascinating and, in the end, the one who brings to Anna the unsettling but compelling love that, despite her fears and doubts, she cannot turn away.
A powerful, electrifying work by the playwright whom many regard as our theatre’s finest living writer. Presented both in Los Angeles and on Broadway to critical and popular acclaim, the play probes deeply and with great dramatic and comic effect into the lives of its singular characters. “Quite simply, Lanford
Wilson’s BURN THIS is superb writing transformed into brilliant theatre…” —Drama-Logue. “BURN THIS is Lanford Wilson’s masterpiece.” —LA Herald Examiner. “Broadway has finally gotten masterfully into its stride with a new American play—BURN THIS…” —NY Post. “John Malkovich’s entrance in Lanford
Wilson’s BURN THIS is probably the most sensational since the young Brando’s in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” —Newsweek.
A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner – COMEDY – General Admission $10
Friday, May 26th, 8 pm – Saturday, May 27th, 8 pm
This benchmark of Broadway comedy produced one of the theatre’s most beloved roles: unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for “Chipper the Chipmunk”, a children’s television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his…pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother Arnold and hounded by “the system”, Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own. Filled with laughter, warmth and inspired daffiness. A quintessential New York comedy.
A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking by John Ford Noonan – COMEDY – General Admission $10
Sunday, June 4th, 7 pm – Sunday, June 11th, 7 pm
This two-character comedy takes place in suburban Westchester County, New York kitchen of Maude Mix, who is having a tough day: her husband is off on a weekend spree with his secretary and she can’t get rid of the pesky neighbor who has just moved up from Texas. Hannah Mae Bindler badgers Maude
into friendship and the two eventually join forces against their errant and erring husbands. This long running Off-Broadway hit starred Susan Sarandon and Eileen Brennan and features terrific roles which may be played by actresses from twenty to fifty. “Dandy.- The New York Daily News. “A lighter than air comedy.”- Time Magazine
Agnes of God by John Pielmeier – DRAMA – General Admission $10
Sunday, July 9th, 7 pm – Sunday, July 16th, 7 pm – Friday, July 28th, 8 pm – Saturday, July 29th, 8 pm – Sunday, July 30th, 3 pm
Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions further. Who killed
the infant and who fathered the tiny victim?