2014 Current Season

Present Laughter

A Classic Comedy by Noel Coward
Directed by Franklin Myers

 

The hero of the play, Garry Essendine, is a matinee idol who finds himself tangled in a web of seductions, bizarre encounters, and mid-life crises as he prepares for an acting tour of Africa. His studio is a minefield of adoring women, aspiring writers, and rebellious servants who simply will not allow him any peace. This light-hearted romp by Noel Coward offers a parade of characters who are at once engaging and outrageous.

 

May 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17, 2014 - All Shows 7:30PM

 

Be My Baby

A Contemporary Comedy by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Dave Neuhart

 

Take one irascible Scotsman and one stuffy Englishwoman, and send them on a journey “across the pond” to adopt a newborn baby for their younger relatives. What ensues is a trip laced with mishaps and misfortunes. The unlikely couple meets a rogue’s gallery of Americans as they face obstacle after obstacle in their adoption process. In the end, they discover the magic of Elvis, pizzas, Rob Roys, and one tiny infant who can – and does – change their world.


July 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 2014 - All Shows 7:30PM

 

Born Yesterday

A Classic Comedy by Garson Kanin
Directed by Patti Ross and Brandon Fowler

 

Against the landscape of Washington D.C. in the 1940s, ruthless junk yard millionaire Harry Brock arrives with his showgirl mistress Billie Dawn. Because Billie is a poor fit for the sophisticated capital crowd, Brock hires a young journalist to transform her into a lady of culture and breeding. But the transformation turns out to be more than Brock has bargained for. Billie discovers an inner core of strength and self worth that allows her to finally break free of Brock’s tyranny.

 

September 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 – Please Note all shows 8:00PM

 

A Bench in the Sun

A Season Special Comedy by Ron Clark
Directed by Erin Berger

 

The setting is a retirement home named Valley View Gardens, where there is no valley, no view, and a poor excuse for a garden. Reluctant residents Harold and Burt are two old friends who pass their time by constantly bickering. Then enter Adrienne a fading movie star who lights up the home – and the guys – with stories of a glamorous Hollywood that no longer exists. Suddenly Harold and Burt are would-be suitors, rivals for the hand of this woman who is not all that she appears.


December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30PM, December 7 at 2:00PM