“Over the River and through the Woods” by Joe DiPietro runs January 14th thru the 24th.
Directed by Vonda Newby-Schuster.
Please make reservations 316-686-1282 due to limited seating for social distancing.
Wearing of masks per government officials are required.
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THE STORY: Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.
Chris Loucks as Nick
Crystal Meek as Aida
Bob Lancaster as Frank
Jami Thomas as Emma
Joe Parrish as Nunzio
Julia Miller as Caitlyn
**Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
A Valentine’s weekend Special Fund Raising Event!!
Featuring Performances by:
Bob and Dona Lancaster – February 12, 2021
Joe Parish and Mary Tush Green – February 13, 2021
John K. Reel and Elisa Balleau – February 14, 2021
Friday – Saturday 8:00 pm / Sunday 2:00 pm
Please note: Dessert Bar Available / All tickets are $15 (no special pricing for this fund raiser).
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
Charlie’s Aunt By Brandon Thomas
Directed by Jered Becker
Thursday thru Sunday / February 25th thru March 7th, 2021
Cast = 4F/6F
THE STORY: Jack Chesney loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue. They invite the ladies to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil, “where the nuts come from”. Cancelling her visit at the last minute, the millionaire aunt sends the boys into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now? The problem is solved by drafting their feckless Oxford undergrad pal into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig. As “Charley’s Aunt”, this charming frump is introduced to the ladies, to Jack’s father and to Stephen Spettigue, Amy’s guardian. When the real aunt turns up, classic comic confusion ensues as Fancourt Babberley, posing as “Charley’s Aunt”, tricks Spettigue into agreeing to the marriage of his ward, the real aunt marries Jack’s father, Jack gets Miss Verdun, and Fanny Babs regains the fortune he lost at gambling as well as the girl he loves.
Jack Chesney – Kinsey McDaniel
Charlie Wykeham – Ava Graves
Lord Fancourt Babberley – Jonathan Lane
Col. Sir Francis Chesney – Mark Barlow
Stephen Spettigue – Jeremy Buoy
Kitty Verdun – Chelsea Daniel
Amy Spettigue- Julie Williams
Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez – Mary Tush Green
Ela Delahay- Amy Brown
Brassett – Jami Thomas