2015-2016 Season (Our 70th Anniversary Season!)
Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore
Due to a necessary upgrade to our electrical equipment, Breaking the Code, will not be performed in our 2015-2016 but will appear in a future season.
Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley July 13 – 24, 2016 Rating: PG
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.
[title of show] Lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell August 10 – 14, 2016 Rating: MA
Two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. Problem is, the submission deadline is a short three weeks away. Jeff eventually suggest to write about what to write about. They agree to write up to the festival deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] – taken from the space on the festival application form which asks for [title of show] – follows Hunter, Jeff and their friends through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes, they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is above all a love letter to musical theatre – a uniquely American art form – and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award nomination for “Best Book of a Musical” in 2009.