Barefoot in the Park
Sep 4-6, Sep 11-13, Sep 18-20 2014
Director: Evelyn Callaway
This romantic comedy focuses on newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny 5th floor walkup apartment in a mid-Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit. The young couple must contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie's well-meaning mother. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy! The first act of Barefoot dramatizes a making of a new life, and its second builds to a near-breakup of the marriage
The Miracle Worker
Nov 6-8, Nov 13-15, Nov 20-22, 2014
Auditions: Sept 22-& 23, 2014
Director: Vicki Carter
Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: water.
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
February 12-14, Feb 19-21, Feb 26-28, 2015
Auditions: Nov 17 &18, 2014
Director: Leah Fletcher
In a small town dime store in West Texas, the Disciples of James Dean gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies' congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.
The Diary of Anne Frank
April 16-18, Apr 23-25, Apr 30-May 2 2015
Auditions: Feb 16 &17, 2015
Director: Myrna Everhart
In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through. This is a new adaptation for a new generation.
June 4-6, Jun 11-13, Jun 18-20, 2015
Auditions: Apr 19 & 20, 2015
Director: Cathy McWhorter
A hilarious comedy that considers some of the questions and challenges facing parents when their "baby birds" fly back into the nest. George and Helene Butler have just shipped their youngest son off to college. The couple now looks forward to the restful pleasures of being Alone Together after thirty years of faithful parenthood. But their dreams of carefree days and passion-filled nights are shattered when their eldest son Michael sneaks back into their home and sets up housekeeping in his old room.
Dirty Work at the Crossroads
July 30-Aug 1, Aug 6-8, Aug 13-15, 2015
Auditions: June 8 & 9, 2015
Director: Jennifer Hargis
This play tells in laughable style the tear jerking story of Nellie Lovelace, an innocent country girl. Munro, the viper, has a wife in Ida Rhinegold, belle of the New Haven Music Halls, but that does not prevent him from pursuing Nellie and tearing her from the arms of her dying mother (whom he has poisoned). Nor does it prevent him from driving Adam Oakhart, the blacksmith's son, to drink, or from blackmailing rich Mrs. Asterbilt, or even from bewitching her daughter, Leonie. Dastardly villains, evil vixens, handsome heroes and wholesome heroines are all here to cheer at or hiss!