Almost, Maine by John Cariani – ROMANTIC COMEDY – General Admission $10
Sunday, January 15th, 7 pm – Sunday, January 22nd, 7 pm
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —The New York Times. “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect.
AMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —New York Daily News. “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town.
Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler – ADULT COMEDY/DRAMA – General Admission $10
Friday, February 3rd, 8 pm – Saturday, February 4th, 8 pm – Sunday, February 5th, 3 pm
The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to
look at it.” Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry, The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them – and the audience witnessing them.
The Laramie Project – DRAMA – General Admission $10
Sunday, February 19th, 7 pm – Sunday, February 26th, 7 pm
Written by Moisés Kaufman, The Laramie Project is a critical play that addresses the brutal murder of openly gay teenager Matthew Shepard in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming, an incident that sparked national debate back in 1998. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming. Divided into three acts, the play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members’ own journal entries, and published news reports.
RAUNCHY LITTLE MUSICAL – Belle Barth is BACK! – ADULT MUSICAL – General Admission $25
SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF A NEW MUSICAL HEADED TO NEW YORK
Friday, March 10th, 8 pm – Saturday, March 11th, 8 pm
By Ilya Levinson, Owen Kalt and Joanne Koch, Directed by Jimmy Ferraro. Sara DelBeato as Belle Barth
Belle Barth burst onto the 1950s Miami Beach scene as the “female Lenny Bruce,” with dirty jokes and an attitude that made her off-limits for Ed Sullivan. Her nightclub act and records were the forbidden fruit of the 1950s. This is an evening with this bold pioneer of edgy comedy, offering non-stop hilarity mixed with poignant moments from her private life and loves. Featuring original songs by Grammy-nominated composer Ilya Levinson and lyricist Owen Kalt, with a masterful script by Joanne Koch.
The Divine Sister by Charles Busch – ADULT COMEDY – General Admission $10
Sunday, March 12th, 3 pm – Sunday, March 26th, 7 pm
An outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns, The Divine Sister tells the story of an indomitable Mother Superior (played by a man) who is determined to build a new school for her convent. Along the way, she has to deal with a young postulant who is experiencing “visions,” sexual hysteria among her nuns, a sensitive schoolboy in need of mentoring, a mysterious visitor, and a former suitor intent on luring her away from her vows. This madcap trip through Hollywood religiosity evokes a wild and unforgettable comic theatrical style that is not to be missed!
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?