**Due to the pandemic, our season is subject to change in response to health and safety concerns.**
SOUP by David Zarko February 24 - March 13, 2022 Directed by Kara Gold-Harris
In what seems like a perfect solution, Fran’s energetic friends, Isabel and Ignacio, bring Felicity in to take care of Fran when she is laid up with a broken foot. Alan, Fran’s serious-minded lawyer son, isn’t so sure about the arrangement, especially after it comes out that Felicity is homeless and has a checkered past. It’s up to Fran to bring the two of them together, in what her mother’s instincts tell her might work out to be a mutually beneficial relationship.
Mary Kay Cyrus
THE SUGAR RIDGE RAG by Philip Middleton Williams April 28 - May 15, 2022 Directed by Caroline Jett
Dave and Pete Granger, age 17, are twin brothers in rural Ohio in 1970. Dave enlists in the Army as a combat medic and is sent to Vietnam. Pete, a piano prodigy and gay, goes to Canada to pursue his education in music and avoids the draft. Their parents; Hal, a veteran of the Korean War, and Deb, a nurse, are left to deal with the consequences of their sons’ actions and their future as a family. Over the next five years, their lives are changed forever by the war and the choices each of them has made.
The Comedic Shorts
An Awkward Conversation in the Shadow of Mount Moriah • by John Bavoso
Defiant Man • by Mark Harvey Levine
Emoji Me Not • by Vivian C. Lermond
My Darling Tortue • by Jeff Dunne
Read the Sign, Florida Man! • by Ricardo Fernandez
Seriously, Really Our Parents Are What!? • by Adam Szudrich
Shelter in Comfort • by Rex McGregor
That Time Mrs. Mackelhaney Almost Ruined Christmas • by Michael Gioia
Weight of the World • by James McLindon
IT STARTED WITH A KISS Book by James Rayfield
Lyrics & Music by Mike Deeson July 7 - 24, 2022 Directed by Owen Robertson
Music Direction by Miles Randolph JULY 7 - 24, 2022
JULY 21 - AUGUST 4, 2022
Ruth Ann and Earl are young and in love and decide to join their lives in marriage. But this is a story that rides on the melodies of country music so, they do not live happily ever after, instead they face starting a family, struggling with their jobs, and the heartbreak of infidelity. Their youthful love is intense and deep, but marriage changes many things. Ruth Ann gives all she can to raising a child and being a wife, but Earl is trapped in a thankless job and has a roving eye that finds the women who hang out at the Dew Drop Inn most attractive. What’s a wife to do when she has a cheating husband? How many times can she take him back? Can they renew their past love? Country music was made to tell this story.
CREATING MONSTERS by Owen Robertson August 25 - September 11, 2022 Directed by Roz Potenza AUGUST 25 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
SEPTEMBER 1 - 15, 2022
It is 1816, the Year without a Summer, and the greatest ghost story of all time is about to begin. But in order for that to happen, Mary must work through her self-doubts of womanhood, her place as a writer, her conflict with her dead mother, and Clara, always Clara there in her life, not to mention Percy, Byron, and the boyish advances of Dr. John Polidori. Tucked away in Byron's villa in Switzerland, these five people are present at the inception of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly's Frankenstein. Discover how a young girl becomes an independent woman, a free thinker for the ages, navigates a complicated love life, and establishes herself as one of the greatest female storytellers of all time, not to mention dealing with the ultimate bad boy, Lord Byron.
THE ABBEY OF THE HOLY LONESOME by Andra Laine Hunter October 20 - November 6, 2022 Directed by Katie Calahan OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 6, 2022
NOVEMBER 3 - 17, 2022
Mary-Larkin just wants a glimpse into her future--just a tiny peek of what her life is gonna be. But when she makes a deal with Granny Binding to tell her fate, there are strings attached: She's bound to a tragic path that means she'll run away and leave her three baby girls to fend for themselves in the wild, lonesome holler of a terrible, greedy God. When Laurel, Lily, and Lilac come of age, they, too, must face Granny Binding's powerful magic. Spiders and snakes converge on their tiny cabin, and the howl of the death-dog haunts their dreams. Can the sisters counter Granny's dark workings with nascent powers of their own, or are they doomed to live out their lives like sister nuns?
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