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2017 Shows


Mama, the Musical
By Nancy S. Munger playwright and lyrics; Jennifer Scriggins Brummett, music; Adam Wright, arrangements

There is much joy when a child is born – and trepidation and fear. And then, the parent experiences the emotions of watching that child grow up, become independent, and leave home. A parent has such a huge effect on the child’s life – no matter how old the child! Through words and song, laughter and tears, Mama, the Musical explores the wonderful joys and the overwhelming sorrows of the mother/daughter relationship from both points of view – that of the parent and of the child.

Cast: Mira Are, Cori Andrew, Megan Bellinghausen, Debbie Deverich, Karen Jordan, Robin Liesenfelt, and Darla Meek



One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Dramatic ComedyBy Ken Kesey,Dale Wasserman
July 21-Aug 6

A mordant, wickedly subversive parable set in a mental ward, the play chronicles the head-on collision between its hell-raising, life-affirming hero Randle Patrick McMurphy and the totalitarian rule of Nurse Ratched. McMurphy swaggers into the mental ward like a blast of fresh air and turns the place upside down, starting a gambling operation, smuggling in wine and women, and egging on the other patients to join him in open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Nurse Ratched and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle with shattering results.


Savannah Sipping Society
Comedy By Jones, Hope, Wooten
September 8-24

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate - and an impromptu happy hour - and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years.


Thriller By Patrick Hamiton
Oct 27-Nov 12

For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the "fun of the thing," Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate, a perfectly harmless man named Ronald Raglan. They place the body in a wooden chest, and to add spice to their handiwork, invite a few acquaintances, including the dead youth's father, to a party, the chest with its gruesome contents serving as a supper table. The horror and tension are worked up gradually; thunder grows outside, the guests leave, and we see the reactions of the two murderers, watched closely by the suspecting lame poet, Rupert Cadell. Finally they break down under the strain and confess their guilt.


'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Comedy By Ken Ludwig
December 8-31 (no performances on Dec. 24/25)

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." But wait! A mouse is stirring - because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say "Merry Christmas!", we're off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season!


Arsenic and Old Lace
Comedy/Farce By Joseph Kesserling
February 3-19

Directed by Rachael Lindley; Stage Manager: Leigh Wyatt Moore; Assistant Stage Manager: Wyatt Moore
Cast: Josh Bangle, Jon Doege, Elaine Erback, Fradonna Griffin, Rusty Harding, Karen Jordan, Julia Kendry, Budd Mahan, Ben Richardson, Dan Slay, Richard Stephens Jr., Richard Stephens, Sr., and Lloyd Webb

We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother—these require no further description or amplification here.

Review for Arsenic and Old Lace


Death By Design
Comedy By Rob Urbanati
March 17-April 2

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingénue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime.

Director: Rachael Lindley
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Collin Miller
Cast: Elaine Erback, Hal Heath, Brittan Monroe, Gustavo Rodriguez, Richard Stephens, Jr., Blair Taylor, Patrick Vincent, and Glynda Welch

Review by Dean Lindsay, Associate Critic for John Garcia's THE COLUMN


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