2016-2017 Upcoming Season
Driving Miss Daisy
Written by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Wanda Mason
Show Dates: Sept 29-Oct 1, Oct 6-8 & 13-15 2016
Audition Dates: Monday & Tuesday August 1st & 2nd
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice.
A Little Princess, the Muscial
Written by Vera Morris
Directed by Carolyn Myrick
Show Dates: Dec 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17 2016
Audition Dates: Monday & Tuesday Oct 3rd & 4th
Separated from her father, and the openhearted people who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue - helping to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery.
Written by Larry Shue
Directed by Leah Flecher
Show Dates: Feb 9-11, 16-18, & 23-25 2017
Audition Dates: Monday & Tuesday December 5th & 6th
At a fishing lodge in rural Georgia, "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base, has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should and all of these damaging revelations are made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said.
Look Homeward Angel
Written by Ketti Frings
Directed by Vicki Carter
Show Dates: April 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 2017
Audition Dates: Monday & Tuesday February 13th & 14th
Look Homeward, Angel traces the coming of age of Eugene Gant, as well as the lives of his family members. It takes place in the town of Altamont, North Carolina. Eugene's mother, Eliza, runs a boarding house, "Dixieland", where boarders often interact with and affect the lives of the Gants. His father, William Oliver, runs a marble sculpture shop, where his prized possession is a statue of an angel.
This Pulitzer Prize winning play captures the sardonic humor and the grief, both private and universal, of Thomas Wolfe's semi-autobiographical novel.
The Dixie Swim Club
Written by Jones, Hope, Wooten
Directed by Micaela Eagle
Show Dates: June 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 2017
Audition Dates: Monday & Tuesday April 10th & 11th
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives.
As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
For Her Che-ild's Sake
Written by Paul Loomis
Directed by Jennifer Hargis
Show dates: August 10-12, 17-19, & 24-26 2017
Audition Dates: Monday & Tuesday June 12th & 13th
The pure but persecuted heroine, the rascally villain, the manly hero who arrives in the nick of time- they're all here. Hilary Paine decides to return home with his young, beautiful wife Pansy and their baby Heliotrope. When Hilary dies suddenly of a heart attack, Pansy is left to face the unwelcome attentions of scoundrel Gaylord Duckworth, who is after the Paine fortune. You will cheer, boo, hiss, and throw popcorn as you watch Pansy overcome all and win the heart of dashing Fairfax Kisslebergh.